ATiC (All Together in Church)
ATiC is an exciting, monthly church service which isn't much like a traditional church service at all! Using powerpoint, drama, a live band and plain language, ATiC services put a fresh spin on faith. With such a welcoming atmosphere, you'll fit right in, so come along and have a look for yourself!
ATiC services are normally on the last Sunday morning of each month, but check our new website for details.
It'd be great to see you there!
Why not … Worship at St Andrew’s?
You’ll find a friendly welcome, from the moment you step inside the door.
As a Church, Worship is central to our life and activities. We meet every Sunday at the following times:
10.30 a.m. Family Service
6.15 p.m. Evening Service
- details of the current month’s ‘programme’ are posted on the notice-board outside Church and elsewhere on this website.
What can you expect to find?
Morning Worship …
The morning Service caters for all ages (we have a congregation ranging from just a few months to 90+!), attracting a congregation of 80-100 each Sunday.
What is there for children? Sunday Club and Monthly Mayhem!!
Children are in Church for the beginning of morning service before leaving for their activities which are Bible-related, but thanks to our Sunday Club leaders, injected with a sense of fun! On the first Sunday morning each month it is ‘Monthly Mayhem’, a time of multi-age, fun-packed activities which takes place in one of the community rooms. All Sunday Club leaders have gone through the necessary child protection screening and the Church has a ‘safeguarding’ policy.
There is a crèche for very young children (parents can choose to stay with the children or leave them with experienced helpers while they themselves stay in Church).
Our Young People meet at the same time so if you are between 12 and 16 and want to know more about Jesus come and find out. You will be welcomed.
How long does it last?
Morning Worship lasts, on average, for an hour, after which you’re welcome to stay for tea/coffee and biscuits in one of the adjoining rooms.
Evening worship …
The evening Service is perhaps a little more ‘traditional’, with a smaller congregation of 25-30, also lasting for approximately an hour. There are no special children’s activities during the evening Service, but they would, of course, be welcome to attend.
What can I expect during a normal Service?
Both morning and evening Services include a mix of hymns or songs, prayers, readings (taken from the Bible and other sources) and, more often than not, a sermon (a ‘talk’ or ‘address’). Rest assured, the sermon won’t go on too long! – it lasts no longer than 15 minutes or so.
Hymns are a mixture of old and new: we have a traditional hymn book and also a St Andrew’s songbook, containing some of the newer choruses which have become more popular in recent years – we use both, and also take advantage of new technology, projecting the words onto a screen (wall) during morning Service. St Andrew’s likes to mix the best of old and new!
Who leads Worship?
St Andrew’s is fortunate in having a Minister, Roger Hides. In addition to his responsibilities at St Andrew’s, Roger also looks after Hurst Hill Methodist Church and is sometimes required to lead Worship at other Churches in the local Methodist Circuit. On such occasions, worship is led by visiting Ministers or local preachers – but the format of the Service remains the same.
We celebrate Holy Communion twice a month and our normal pattern is as follows:
1st Sunday in month at the evening Service
3rd Sunday in month at the morning Service
Sometimes Communion is taken kneeling at the rail, at other times it is brought to you in your seat. All are invited to share, but there is no obligation to do so.
Additional Services are also arranged at Christmas and Easter.
St Andrew’s, there for you at both happy and sad times
There may be times in your life when you look to the Church for support and guidance – St Andrew’s will be happy to discuss baptism, wedding or funeral requirements. Please contact the Minister, Revd Roger Hides on 01902 663632 or 679879
Morning at 10.30 Evening at 6.15
Oct 2nd Revd Roger Hides (Parade) Revd Roger Hides (HC)
Harvest festival services
Oct 9th Mr David Brown Revd John Rammell
Oct 16th Revd Roger Hides (HC) Revd Roger Hides
Oct 23rd Revd Roger Hides (ATiC) Mr Alan Black
Oct 30th Revd Fransiska Herring Mr Keith Flinders
Nov 6th Revd Diana Cullum-Hall Revd Roger Hides (HC/Healing)
Nov 13th Revd Roger Hides (Parade) Revd Roger Hides (HC)
Nov 20th Revd Roger Hides (HC) Revd Roger Hides
Thanksgiving for Loved Ones
Nov 27th Revd Roger Hides (ATiC) Advent carols
HC = Holy Communion service ATiC = All Together in Church
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