I'm new here

If you've never been through the doors of a church building before, the prospect can be daunting, particularly on Sundays.  If you're considering coming along to a Sunday worship gathering (which is a good place to start), we'd love to welcome you!  If you've never been before, here's what you can expect, which we hope will help make it easier for you to come and join us.  We've included a short video giving a little flavour of the St Andrew's family, and some info further down the page of what you can expect on Sundays.  If you'd like to have a chat with someone before coming along, please get in touch with us (all our contact details can be found on the Contact Us page of this website).

On Sundays, as we meet together as a church family, we worship God through singing, prayer and the teaching of His Word (the Bible).  We meet every Sunday morning at 11am and on some Sunday evenings at 6:30pm.  Our worship gatherings are contemporary, thought-provoking, pratical, interactive and they also provide opportunities to reflect on our relationship with Jesus Christ.

We welcome children of all ages each week, and provide various ministries for different age groups during Morning Worship.  These include Praise and Play (for babies and toddlers), Kids 4 Jesus (for 3 year olds to Primary 7's) and Bible Class (for Year 8+).  Every other Sunday evening from September to June, there is also an opportunity for young people to come along to Youth Fellowship - this is a great time for teenagers to learn more about Jesus in a creative and relaxed setting.

Our worship gatherings are open to all, and the dress code is informal.  You are more than welcome to join us on any Sunday, without obligation.  And do stick around for a cuppa afterwards!  We'd love to see you at St Andrew's!

Here are a few basic hints and tips about our worship gatherings on Sundays:

  • Our dress code is simply that you have to wear clothes - whatever you are comfortable wearing.  This could be shorts and T-shirt or a shirt and tie.
  • We normally stand up to sing, but if you're not able to, you're welcome to stay seated.
  • The seats in the church are ‘first come, first served’. There are no reserved seats unless there is a special event.
  • We love the fact that St Andrew's is an intergenerational family - so we love hearing the sounds of little children throughout the service (parents, please don't get stressed out if your kids want to wander around or make joyful noises) and seeing young people engaging with the Lord and those around them too.  It's a constant reminder that we're a family that spans the generations.  We have children's and youth programmes each week throughout the worship gathering also.
  • Many of the words for the songs are projected onto a large screen at the front of the church.  There are bibles in each of the seats, to help you follow the bible readings.
  • There is a loop system in place for those that are hard of hearing.  The layout of the church complex allows easy access for wheelchairs.
  • You do not have to give any  money. It is an optional freewill offering each week.
  • There are a team of people welcoming you at the door each morning, and they are there to help you and answer any questions you might have.
  • If you are new to the church family, then please introduce yourself to the Minister or to one of the people welcoming you at the door.  We'd love to get to know you more!
  • We're never in any rush home afterwards - we serve tea, coffee, juice and refreshments at the back of the sanctuary at the end of every worship gathering, and this provides a great opportunity to get to know others in a relaxed environment.  Prayer support is also available.
  • Please come as you are - we look forward to meeting you very soon!