11 am Sunday morning service
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.
Presteigne Platinum Jubilee Flower Festival
Events in Presteigne to mark the Platinum Jubilee of HM The Queen include a Flower Festival in St Andrew’s Church, organised by the Presteigne and Borders Floral Art Society. The church will be full of glorious displays, arranged by local organisations on two themes: Queen Elizabeth’s long life and reign, and recycling. Entry is free, and there will be musical performances at various points during the four days of the festival. The church will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Thursday 2, Friday 3 and Saturday 4 June, and from 2 to 4 on Sunday 5 June. Refreshments will be served in St Andrew’s Church Hall, on the opposite side of the churchyard from the hall, while the exhibition is open.
On the morning of Sunday 5 June there will be a special Jubilee Festival Service at 11 am, which all are very welcome to attend.
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St Andrew's Coffee Morning
Roll up, roll up! Do come along to St Andrew's Church Hall and join us for refreshments and conversation, a small selection of things to buy and the all-important raffle, in aid of church funds. The hall is in the churchyard opposite the west end door of the church, between the bottom of St David's St/Church St and the bottom of Broad St / The Scallions. Depending on the weather the coffee morning will take place either in the courtyard or in the hall. We ask you to be aware of social distancing and to sanitise your hands on arrival, but otherwise our popular coffee mornings are very much back to normal and everyone is very welcome to attend.