The present Church of St Andrew was opened in 1968, replacing the original church in Freeman Street which was closed and demolished in 1961/62.
On entering the Church, passing a large figure of St Andrew, visitors are immediately welcomed warmly. There is a holy water stoup at the entrance and a large, unique crucifix in the form of an anchor at the East end. This was transferred from the old St Andrew’s Church and is testimony to the mariners who historically have adopted this church as their own. A white sanctuary lamp declares the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.
Crossing to the north aisle, you will find a large image of Our Lady beside the warm glow of flickering votive candles in the votive stand. There is a lovely Lady Chapel.
The congregation comprises folk of many backgrounds and age groups. People from various races and countries of origin are to be found here and made welcome. The Church has a well-used hall, with an adjacent fully equipped catering kitchen. Leading out of the double patio hall doors into a lovely large enclosed safe garden, all of which forms a hub for local social life and can be hired for a modest price.