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A Warm Welcome to St Andrew's Church
A joyful, daring, diverse and generous Christian community, setting the world alight with the love of God!
St Andrew’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in the diocese of Southwark. We have been serving God through prayer and worship since 1914. The illuminated cross on our tower is a famous landmark, reminding us of God’s continued presence in our lives.
Each Sunday we meet together at 09.45am to celebrate Christ’s risen presence in the Eucharist (also known as Holy Communion or Mass). Our worship is in the broad catholic tradition with hymns [new and old], beautiful choral music from a versatile robed choir and, what we hope is, a lively and relevant sermon by one of our ministry team. Our church family is made up of people aged from 0 to 100+ and we believe that God loves variety!
There is a small Junior Church for younger members which runs at the same time as the Parish Eucharist. Children start off in Church, leave for their own activities at the time of the bible readings, returning for Communion and their “show and tell”.
On the 3rd Sunday of the month, our young people lead a less formal Renew Service with more modern songs and accessible story telling of the Gospel.
After service we head over to the Church Hall for refreshments and a catch-up. Our church hall is a buzzing, busy hub for us and the community. Frequent parties, regular exercise and dance classes, parent&toddleer groups, children's activity groups, 6th Coulsdon Guides, rub together with our own:
- Messy Church, every 3rd Tuesday from 3.30 to 5.30 pm. The hall is buzzing with conversation. Around a table adults and children burst into laughter as they wrestle with metallic tubing and googly eyes and their teenage helpers despair of ever creating the promised artefact. A toddler slaps green paint on a huge sheet of card under the watchful eye of a Granny (not sure if they're related or not - it doesn't really matter). A five-year-old watches wide-eyed as an enthusiastic leader shows her how to bang in a nail. All the while there's a delicious smell wafting out of the kitchen. This is not to be missed.
- Contact Group and Pop-In Teas, every 2nd Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm. Our volunteers share Christ’s love in practical ways by being a friend, help with shopping, offering lifts for medical appointments, organising outings and Pop-In Teas with delicious cakes, sandwiches, quizzes and entertainment, all for a modest donation.
- Mother's Union, every 3rd Tuesday at 8 pm. We provide Christian care and support for families, no matter how the family is configured. Our fellowship is around 35 members and our meetings start with Holy Communion followed by an evening programme of talks, social events or a quizzes. Our annual “fish and chip” supper and quiz, is a hit with our parishioners.
Other annual events include our African-Caribbean summer evening, Harvest festival in September, Autumn Fair in October and St. Andrew's Players production in November. You can keep up-to-date with what's on at St. Andrew's via our website.
We love to celebrate baptisms and weddings at St Andrew’s - occasions to celebrate God's loving presence in our human relationships. Promises this big need to be made in church! We also help at times of sadness through prayer, bereavement support and our funeral ministry.
We are St Andrew's Church - shining a light in Coulsdon for over 100 years. Why not come along and see what we have to offer? A very warm welcome awaits you in Christ’s name.
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|St Andrew’s Church Hall is available for use by the wider community. Currently many clubs and organisations meet on a regular basis here including Guides, Over 50’s dance group, Scottish Country Dancing, Weight Watchers, Little Kickers, etc.The Hall is available for regular bookings or for one-off hire for special events. The large room of the hall can accommodate about 70 people for a ‘sit-down’ event around tables, or a bit more for stand-up or ‘performance’ events. Amenities in the hall include: full disabled access including toilet facilities; a servery, a small kitchen with microwave, two ovens and refrigerator, stage, fold out tables, smaller square tables, chairs, cutlery and dishes. St Andrew’s is a Fair-trade Parish and groups using the facilities are encouraged to use fairly traded foodstuffs (tea and coffee in particular) whenever possible. There is also a Committee Room in the Hall for smaller meetings and events.For information about costs and availability contact: Gail Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org|
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