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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!

Regular and Occasional Worship

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.

Occasional/Special Services

 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

Details of current events are no longer updated on this website. To see what's happening at St. Andrew's Church, Sedgley, visit our new website: http://www.standrews-sedgley.org/

Weekday events

Tuesdays at 9.30 a.m.  a group of people meet for prayer and reflection in room 2.
Room 2 is often available for private prayer. If you have someone you wish to pray about or remember, why not spend a few minutes quiet in there. You could light a candle if you wished or write a prayer request and place it in the box. Names and situations are prayed about at Tuesday Prayers.

Drop in for coffee and a chat on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10.00 - 12.00 noon.
Drop -in, stay a while and chat!
Ladies Fellowship meets Tuesday afternoons at 2.30 p.m. The Ladies Fellowship welcomes anyone who wishes to join them on Tuesday afternoons.

Services in September, October and November

                 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)
Remembrance day

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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