Bromley: St Andrew
Please note: St Andrew’s Hall remains open to certain users under very strict conditions. For further information or if you wish to enquire about hiring the Church Hall please contact Frances McAlaney Phone: 07474 009644 or email: [email protected] Further hall details can be found on the left hand side menu of this page.
Please do not contact the vicar about Hall Hire.
Friends, as we begin to slowly come out of lockdown, St Andrew's will continue to open on a Sunday Morning for worship at 10am. We must continue to maintain social distancing.
Anyone who decides, after very careful consideration, that it is safe for themselves and others for them to attend church, MUST have masks in place over both nose and mouth before entering the building and must keep them fully in place at all times.
There is to be no mixing of households or general chatting while inside and outside guidelines say we can only meet in groups of 6 and must stay at 2 meters. Masks are still recommended when in groups.
Once inside, with your mask on, you must sanitise, go straight to your seat and remain there until asked to leave, you cannot wander around to chat to anyone.
The wearing of face coverings will continue to be mandatory in places of worship. Please can you wear a face covering when entering St. Andrew's and keep it on throughout the service until you leave the building. These precautions are in line with the Governments restrictions in order to prevent rising cases and transmission. I am sorry but we will not be able to allow you entry unless you are wearing a face covering. Thank you for your cooperation.
As we meet, we must remain vigilant and be careful. Please remember to arrive promptly for services to help with this.
We will still need to ask you for a name and phone number for Government track and trace purposes.
We continue to offer sermons and thoughts as well as Bible studies and helps on this website. Please use the side menu to navigate these resources.
At all our services we do need you to follow this guidance:
Please arrive promptly for worship as we will have to seat you appropriately, once seated please remain in your seat unless directed otherwise.
We ask that you obey all social distancing rules and we will provide hand sanitiser by the door and request that you use this as you come in and as you leave.
Toilet facilities are limited and will need to be cleaned with the wipes provided if you chose to use them.
There will be candles to light near the front of the church, but we cannot provide matches or lighters under current circumstances so please bring your own and take them away with you.
We will have single paper pages available for you to record names of loved ones you may have lost during these past months. These names, and dates if you wish to put them, will be recorded in church and placed on the altar in loving memory. Please could we ask you to bring a pen with you to write down any names and then take it away with you. We are very sorry for your loss and pray that God will be with you in your grief. Thank you.
Use of books, Bibles, service sheets etc will be limited and most services will be displayed on a screen or on a single use paper which we ask you to take away with you when you leave.
We would ask that you would refrain from touching things around the church as extensive cleaning will need to be done as people come and go.
Thank you for your cooperation as this will allow us to remain safe and Covid secure.
If we can help with prayer or in other ways, then please use the contact details on this page. Please do look after yourself and others and if you want some spiritual input please look at Thought for the Day, Prayer and Worship Resources, Bible Study and the Weekly Sermon, links on the left of this page, as well as The Church of England website.
We are a friendly and welcoming church situated at the heart of our community in the northern part of the borough. We seek to provide accessible worship conducted in a relaxed style which enables those who come to feel included and close to God in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. We want to be of service to people in our neighbourhood so please feel that you can come and engage with us or ask us to come and see you.
The parish of Bromley St Andrew 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) Mr Dewi Williams phone: 07837 037393 or email: [email protected] Please click on "Safeguarding Policy" on the side bar to access the Policy. The Diocese of Rochester’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. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.