The Parish Church of St. Andrew's, Medstead, Medstead

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Welcome to Saint Andrew's, set in the heart of the village of Medstead, in the high downland of north-east Hampshire.

We are an Anglican church in the Diocese of Winchester and part of the united Benefice of Bentworth, Lasham, Medstead and Shalden.

We always give a warm welcome to newcomers as well as encouraging visitors to your church, so please join us in worship or simply come and visit your beautiful, historical building.

In a world characterised by rush and bustle, St. Andrew's Church stands as a place of Christian peace and love. Here we seek to worship God and care for our neighbours, as Jesus the Messiah commanded us. Whilst the oldest part of the church dates from around 1160 AD, the first known reference to a church in Medstead mentions the year 1086 AD. Consequently, for over 900 years St. Andrew's has served as a focal point for the Christian faith right at the heart of your community.

Our prime focus is the worship of God, through a combination of traditional and modern approaches, reflecting the development of Christian worship right up to the present day. A range of worship styles are offered, mainly focused on the Book of Common Prayer and Common Worship.

As the Bible reminds us, Christian Service is a necessary requirement for all members of the worldwide Church. At St. Andrew's we seek to equip our whole community for service: through youth work, regular adult discipleship programmes and study groups. Preaching rooted firmly in the Bible is also an integral part of our life of worship, keeping Christ's teachings relevant to our changing everyday lives.

Our fellowship as a congregation, as much as our church building, provides the parish with a healthy life of worship, prayer, study, community activities and events. Services for births, confirmations, marriages, and deaths, along with all the spiritual celebrations of life and the church year, are carried out at the heart of the village as they have been for hundreds of years. Your church is a place where, in the quiet and cool of a summer's day or the warmth and boisterousness of a nativity service, the still, small voice of God can be heard.

Above all, St. Andrew's is a place for your spirit to be at ease.

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The Reverend Canon Ed Pruen
The Rectory
Trinity Hill
GU34 5LT
01420 561154 or 07752 569794

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Holy Communion (Book Of Common Prayer)
Every second Sunday at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Holy Communion (Book Of Common Prayer)
Every fourth Sunday at 8:00 AM for 1 hour
Book of Common Prayer
Parish Communion (Common Worship)
Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Family Service (Common Worship)
Every second Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Refreshments Common Worship
Parish Communion (Common Worship)
Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship
Morning Prayer (Common Worship)
Every fourth Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour
Refreshments Common Worship



Wheelchair accessible toilets
Stained Glass


Messy Church, Every Second Saturday 4.00pm Jubilee Hall, Bentworth
Church Open Dawn to Dusk daily.

Foodbank or foodbank collection point
Hall for Hire Our Church Hall is provided as a community facility, and is regularly hired for childrens parties, weddings, christenings, coffee mornings and community events, also by groups, classes, clubs and societies from Art to Yoga, via Line Dancing, Pilates, WI Teas, and more.Our Hall can accommodate up to 80 people and our hiring fee includes the use of a large, fully equipped kitchen. We also have an Entertainment Licence. If you would like to use the Church Hall for your event, for information on availability, or for a booking form, please contact the Bookings Secretary:Pat MitchellTelephone: 01420 562331A booking form needs to be completed and accepted before the event is advertised.
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Priest in charge: The Revd Canon Edward Binney PRUEN
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 8036
Built: 1086
Archdeaconry: WINCHESTER (411)
Deanery: ALTON (41102)
Parish Legal Name: Medstead (410040 )
CofE Church Info: (641040 41/40)
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The current editor is: Paul Adams

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This page was last updated on Sunday 25th September 2016
The Parish Church of St. Andrew's, Medstead : Wield Road, Medstead, Hampshire, GU34 5LX - Centre of the village

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