St Andrew's Presteigne

St Andrew’s is the Church of England Parish Church for Presteigne. There has been a church building on the site for over 1000 years. This ancient place of prayer is open to visitors as much as possible. The benefice or group of churches also includes St Michael's, Discoed; All Saints', Kinsham; St Michael and All Angels', Knill; and St Michael and All Angels', Lingen.

Presteigne and Discoed are in Powys, Wales; Kinsham, Knill and Lingen are in England, but all our churches belong to the Church of England Diocese of Hereford.

Rector: The Revd Prebendary Stephen Hollinghurst
Associate Minister: The Reverend Debbie Venables

Our main Sunday morning service is generally at 11 am.
The style of that service varies from short informal family services to Holy Communion from Common Worship or the Book of Common Prayer.  Visitors are always welcome. Covid-19 restrictions have eased, but we will continue to follow guidance from the UK and Welsh governments and the Church of England on mask-wearing, social distancing, etc. Details of all services can be found on notice boards in the church porch and by the Broad Street gate; and in the Parish Magazine.

We are an inclusive church and extend a welcome to everyone in the name of Jesus Christ.

Get in touch

Rev Steve Hollinghurst

The Rectory
St. David Street

Rector of the Presteigne Benefice
(01544) 267777
What's on

11 am Sunday morning service

Every Sunday at for 1 hour
St Andrew's Presteigne
Broad Street Presteigne, LD8 2AF, United Kingdom

Sunday services at St Andrew's Presteigne take place each week at 11 am, with very rare exceptions. They alternate between Holy Communion and Morning Service, and between using Common Worship and the Book of Common Prayer. In 'normal times' they usually include a monthly Family Service.
We are currently following strict Covid-secure guidelines for services in the church, which means seating is distanced (though the chairs are not so far apart as they were earlier in the year); everyone attending is asked to wear face coverings for the duration of the service unless exempt, and to sanitise their hands on arrival and departure; and Communion is distributed in one kind only (wafers), from the chancel step. We also request that people try not to chat to one another within the church building. We know this is hard, but hope the regulations won't last too much longer. And we can now sing hymns!

Those who are unable to attend services in person may like to download the texts of services to say at home, together with weekly readings and collects, from this website – they are posted regularly on the News and notices page.

Collect and Reading for 28 July Trinity 9 2024.docx

11.00 Morning Service (CW Presteigne

6.30 Holy Communion (CW) Discoed


The parish of Presteigne w Discoed is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer, PSO. The Diocese of Hereford’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA, Mandy McPhee, using the link below. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Diocese of Hereford Safeguarding team