What to expect?
You are very welcome to join us at a Sunday service. It can be daunting walking into a new church for the first time, whether you are used to church or new to the whole experience. We seek to keep our faith in Jesus Christ at the heart of everything we are about and do. We want to do our best to make it as easy as possible for you to settle in, to get to know people, and to get involved.
Where does St Andrew’s meet?
We’re located on Pilkington Avenue Westlands ST5 3RE; there’s a car park at the rear and plenty of on-street parking round the square too
When should I arrive?
Why not aim to arrive 5-10 or so minutes before the meeting begins. Be sure to look for our welcomers as you come into the building. As well as welcoming you, they’ll try to answer any questions you may have.
What to wear?
We want you to feel comfortable joining us, but there is no set dress code. Some dress moderately formally; others wear shorts and t-shirts even in winter, so feel free to come as you are – church is about meeting with God and his people, not the clothes you’re wearing.
What about Covid precautions?
The pews are still spaced a bit wider apart than they would normally be in order to reduce the risks of transmission, and we are also mainiting much higher levels of ventilation (with apologies if this means that it may not be quite as warm as we’d ideally like it to be) However mask-wearing and 2m social distancing is now only requested for our 9am service, and we don’t sing then either – in order to offer a very low risk environment for those who would prefer this
Will I feel uncomfortable?
We don’t want visitors to our church to feel uncomfortable. As a visitor, you won’t be singled out or asked to do anything you don’t want to do. You can feel free to arrive at the last minute, take a seat and listen in. You can leave whenever you like. We want you to remain as anonymous as you want to be, but we encourage you to introduce yourself to us – we’d love to meet you.
What will happen?
At the heart of everything we do is a trust in the living God, who we believe has revealed himself through his word, the bible. A main component of our 10.30 and 6.30 services is singing – often a mixture of contemporary songs and traditional hymns. You’re welcome to sing along, or just listen (the words will be provided). We hear about and pray for church family news (again, you can just listen); passages from the Bible will also be read and then explained to us in a talk. You can find some of our recent Bible talks as a component of our online services on our youtube channel ; and our archive of separate sermons from previous years can be found here.
What about children?
Babies, children and young people are very welcome at our churches. Visit our Youth and Children’s work page and scroll down to Sunday Groups for more information.
What happens at the end?
It’s a good time to meet others – and after the 10.30 service tea, fresh coffee & cold drinks are served in our church hall (all free of charge).
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