We are a living church and a growing church

The life of St Andrew's, however, does not lie in the past. We are a living church and a growing church.

We celebrate Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer on every Sunday at 11 am and every Thursday lunchtime at 12.30 pm. On the first Sunday of the month during term time we hold Matins followed by reserved sacrament.

We of course regularly say prayers and conduct special services on other days during the Christian year.

The Northumbrian Deaf Mission is also based here offering services in British Sign Language

Our Parish

The growing congregation is made up of people who come to worship from all areas of the city as well as many visitors who are staying in the city or passing by and students who join us in term-time while resident at the universities.

St Andrew's is the largest of the original four town parishes and, although smaller than it was, still contains within its boundaries:

So quite a varied parish!

There is lots of interesting work going on, especially with the people who flood into the Parish on a daily basis for work, leisure, special events and celebrations.

St Andrew's Church Prayer

But, because it is God to whom we witness, we need no less a constant detachment, a will to go apart and wait upon God in quiet, in silence, lest by our very busyness we should only rob ourselves and rob others of the realisation of God's presence; 'Be still and know that I am God'.

Would that everyone whose heart God has once touched would guard times of quietness amid our noisy, bustling life to let God touch the heart again.

Our Services

Our regular worship of Holy Communion on Thursday (12.30 said) and Sunday (11.00am Sung) continues, with Communion available in both kinds (bread and wine)

Coffee/seasonal refreshments and fellowship are offered, together with a warm welcome after the Sunday service in the lower hall.

Sung Matins is at 11am on the following Sundays: October 1st; November 5th; December 3rd; February 4th 2024 ; March 3rd; April 7th; May 5th; June 2nd; July 7th.