WELCOME to St Andrew's! Coronavirus Update
We shall maintain the current form of Worship (Thursdays and Sundays) and the one-way system. From Sunday 17th October as a trial, we will be able to sing the first and last hymns which will be printed on a disposable weekly notice sheet for those who wish to sing. Out of respect for your neighbour, you are still asked to wear your mask/face shield until further notice.
In order to accomodate those who currently prefer to sit further away from others, we shall designate the North Aisle specifically for this purpose.
Votive candles will be available, using the stand provided in the Lady Chapel (south aisle).
Coffee/light refreshments will be offered at the North Aisle using disposable cups after the Sunday service, to briefly regain an opportunity for much-requested fellowship. This may not happen every week as we may have baptisms following the service.
The Gallowgate access will re open.
We will review after Easter 2022, at the Annual Parish Church Meeting, Hopefully by this time we shall be living in easier times. If things change for the better earlier than this, then we shall obviously be in a position to relax things further.
Toilet facilities will be routinely available via collecting an access fob from the churchwardens at the back of church, then exiting the main door (south). Returning by the same route and placing the fob in the basket for sanitising by the wardens.
Sermons and Homilies.
Many people have commented that they appreciate these being produced in written form in these circumstances of pandemic, especially by those who are prayed for during our weekly intercessions. Consequently, we may offer a 'live' Homily where appropriate; and will be based on the more full (written) version published in advance.
We are open for Holy Communion(said) in one kind only.
Sunday 11am-11.45am (with live organ music and hymns)
The Church will reopen to the public on Tuesday 19th October 2021. Opening times will be 10.00am to 2.00pm Monday to Saturday, inclusive.
Mattins will start again at 11.00am from Advent 2021 until Advent 2022, utilising the months of the church year which contain a fifth Sunday .
January 30th, May 29th, July 31st and October 30th.
N.B. On completion, Holy Communion (via reserve sacrament in one kind) will be available to anyone who wishes to receive.
For further information or pastoral care:
Please feel free to contact Fr Mike Hills on 07384427494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the website for the Parish Church of St. Andrew which is in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. We are a traditional parish church and our worship reflects this. We are pleased to talk with you about baptism, weddings and other church services.
One of our main areas of ministry is workplace chaplaincy which involves caring for people at work, discussing issues and taking action with others to make the city a more humane place to live and work. We are home to community organisations such as The Northumbria Deaf Mission.
Please enjoy looking at our website and we pray that God touches each of our lives and brings us peace.
We celebrate Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer on every Sunday at 11 am (except the 2nd Sunday when we hold a Mattins service) and every Thursday lunchtime at 12.30 pm. On the 3rd Sunday of the month there is an afternoon service for Deaf People at 2 pm, the Northumbria Deaf Mission having its base here.
Our Churchwardens are Mrs Rosemary Hall and Mrs Barbara Porter.
The Parish Church of St Andrew is committed to the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and vulnerable adults.
If you have a safeguarding concern you can contact:
Mr Andy Lie, Church Safeguarding Representaive I 077201186036 email@example.com
Revd Mike Hills I 07384427494
Carol Butler, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor I 07825167016 firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about safeguarding is available on the diocesan website: www.newcastle.anglican.org/safeguarding/
We believe in inclusive Church—church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.