This week saw our national government announce a number of new pandemic guidelines.
Fr Mike with the Churchwardens have decided on the following.
We shall maintain the current form of Worship (Thursdays and Sundays) and the one-way system/PHE guidelines that supports this until the feast of SS Micahel & All Angels (29th September 2021).
At the end of September 2021 (after our twelve-month anniversary of faithful perserverance) we can review the situation carefully once again together.
Meanwhile, we will consult widely so that we can accurately reflect the mood of our people and the staus of the pandemic before acting accordingly. To that end, we shall use 'survey-monkey' (for those with internet) and send a hard copy questionare (for those without internet) so that you may all have time to reflect and then register your feelings in good order between now and the end of September. Going forward, this will help us make the right choices to keep everyone safe, in a landscape that unfortunately still changes by the week!
At the moment, our lavatories are avaible in an emergency. The only significant 'change' being that from Sunday 25th July our church toilet facilities will be routinely made available to the congregation (via the outside access route from the main south doors) where necessary, and supervised by churchwardens.
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 will continue offering them, together with regular pastoral updates and mailings, and review things at the end of September as explained above (see Monitoring).
Although we are still not able to sing we are sometimes using some music recorded especially for us by Music Scholars at Newcastle University.
We are open for Holy Communion(said) in one kind only.
Sunday 11am-11.30am (with live organ music)
The Church will be closed, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
For further information or pastoral care:
Please feel free to contact Fr Mike Hills on 07384427494 or email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Revd Mike Hills I 07384427494
Carol Butler, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor I 07825167016 email@example.com
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.