Welcome to St Andrew's Church
A warm, friendly and inclusive community that meet and worship at Saint Andrew’s. We invite you to join us for any of our services or events. The church is set in a peaceful and beautiful area of woodland on Ham Common, near to Richmond Park. For details of how to find us see here.
COVID- 19 / CORONAVIRUS.
It is always our priority to care for each other, particularly the most vulnerable. St Andrew's will continue to review all its worship gatherings, events and practices every day in accordance with the most current guidelines. We receive up to date guidance from the Church of England which draws on advice about best practice from the NHS and Public Health England.
From today 17/3/20 the Church of England has suspended all public worship. This means there will be no Sunday or Wednesday Services for the time being. We are now implementing our pastoral care plan for supporting members of the congregation and other local people. Most meetings and events are now cancelled until further notice. Though we can no longer gather together we will continue to care for our local community, in prayer, with practical acts of care and service, with spiritual resources and keeping in contact with people by post, phone and online. The latest details, as well as prayer resources for those in self-isolation, will be posted on our Covid-19 page here.
Though the church building is closed and public worship is suspended, a Priest will continue to celebrate Holy Communion behind closed doors on a Sunday and Wednesday morning.
We can also say prayers individually at home, knowing that at the same time, over Ham, Kingston and further afield, the congregation are joining with us. Bishop Christopher has invited us to pray for our nation and those affected by coronavirus and say The Lord’s Prayer at 1pm and 7pm each day.
This is a challenging and uncertain time, but our goal as a church community remains the same, to love God and love each other, to respond to whatever we face with love and not fear, and to be good news to our neighbours and our world.
A joyful celebration of love and commitment. To be married at St Andrew’s you need to either live within our Parish, be on our Electoral Roll, or have a Qualifying Connection with the parish.
A rite of initiation into the church involving a declaration of faith and commitment to the Christian life, either by the adult being baptised,
or by parents and godparents
on behalf of a baby or child.
We would be pleased to discuss how we might help. Whether the service is at St Andrew’s and/or a Crematorium we will work with you to plan a service which reflects and celebrates the person who has died.