Church of England Diocese of London Enfield

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

We have toilets for male and female and also a disabled access toilet. The female toilets and the disabled access toilet have baby changing facilities.

We have baby changing facilities in the female toilets and the disabled access toilet.

We have 4 bike ra cks outside the main entrance to the Parish Centre.

Our Car Park can host 45+ vehicles. The barrier is raised on a Sunday for free parking. During the week, it is Permit Holder/Visitor parking only, operated by a fob entry system. This is in place until 3.45pm. Thereafter, the barrier is raised until about 9.30pm so that evening Hall users can access their clubs.

The accessible toilet also has baby changing facilities.

We have about 5 spaces near to the entrance of the Parish Centre for accessible parking

The Parish Centre has a ramped entrance. There is also a ramped entrance to the church. This is located at the base of the Bell Tower. Access to this is by a path, to the left of the main entrance to the church.

We have a hearing loop in the church, but not in the Parish Centre rooms.

Our weekly service sheets in church are available in large print.

Assistance dogs are permitted in both church and Parish Centre.

We have soft-play books, created by different textiles and materials, that people with Additional Needs can look at and play with during the service. Whilst these are generally used by children with Additional Needs, we have found that some older people with dementia have benefitted from them too.


Our Building

St. Andrew's is a Grade-II* listed building.


Music and Worship

We have a keen band of bellringers that practices on a Thursday evening. They play for all 10.00am services and other services throughout the year. The bellringers are very welcoming to newcomers and St. Andrew's is a recognised Training Centre for bellringing.

We hold occasional concerts throughout the year. These are always advertised on the front page of our website.

Our organ was installed in 2014 and is a world-class instrument. We have a number of organists who play for us. We also hold regular organ recitals throughout the year.

We use the BCP every Sunday at 8.00am. We average 25-40 people in attendance. The service has a sermon and lasts approximately 50 minutes.

We have a regular choir every Sunday (except during August). They number 8-10 each week. The choir leads the hymns and also sings Anthems each week during Communion. There are occasional Introits sung at Festivals. The choir is augmented by visiting singers for our Carols by Candlelight service each Christmas.


Groups, Courses and Activities

We have a very active Youth provision; Sunday Clubs, midweek activities, one-to-one mentoring through our local schools, trips, a Haven Quiet Space open at lunchtimes for older school children, toddlers groups and much more. Contact us for more details, or see the website.

St. Andrew's has some beautiful brasses dating back hundreds of years. Brass rubbing can be arranged by appointment.

We have two Bible Study Groups that meet fortnightly. We have another Study Group that meets monthly. We also have regular Short Courses running throughout the year. Please see the website for more details.

We have two Bible Study Groups that meet fortnightly. We have another Study Group that meets monthly.

We have a range of Uniformed Organisations, including Brownies.

We have a 'Pop-In' coffee morning every Tuesday and Friday in the Parish Centre.

There is a Cubs Group associated with the church.

These are run regularly throughout the year. Please see the website for more details.

At the Parish Centre, we host a range of exercise groups each week, including: Yoga, Pilates, Martial Arts, Circle Dancing and Line Dancing.

We have a Guides group active and associated with the church.

We do what we can to support the homeless on an individual need basis.

We offer Parenting Classes and one-to-one mentoring across a range of life issues.

We have Messy Church once per month on a Sunday at 4.00pm. This is usually (though not always) on the 4th Sunday of the month. We have about 40 children and 40 adults in attendance. See the website for details on each service.

We have a full-time Children and Families Worker who provides extensive support for parenting.

Our Mosaic Parents and Toddler Group meets each Monday (except for the 1st Monday of the month) and Friday morning during term-time from 9.45am. Please arrive early, because we are regularly full up by 9.45am!

We have an active Rainbows Group associated with the church.

We have an active Scouts Group associated with the church.

We have a large Children, Youth & Familes Project called MABS. We employ two full-time workers and one part-time worker. We have about 30 volunteers across a wide range of weekly activities. See the website for more details.


Help for Visitors

There is free Wi-Fi in the Parish Centre but not the church.

We have History Booklets about the church available.

The 'Pop-In' cafe is open on a Tuesday and Friday morning, used manily by our more senior citizens.

At the moment, due to a spate of vandalism and thefts, this is by appointment only.


Other Features

We have a Fairtrade Stall once per month after the Sunday 10.00am service.

We take a weekly collection for the North Enfield Foodbank. Also, our Harvest collection is donated to this Foodbank.

We have a PA system that is used during Sunday worship. In the Parich Centre, there are TV screens in the various rooms that can be used for projection purposes.

The church is situated in a Conservation Area.

We have a Parish Centre with a Main Hall, two smaller rooms, and a kitchen that are hired out every day of the week. For more details to hire, please see the website.