In this section, we keep archives of many of our services. As you browse here, we hope you'll get a flavour of our worship, including the themes we look at, our hymns and our sermons.

Service Date: 4 March, 2018

Worship was led by The Revd. Robert Beard who instead of preaching a sermon, led the congregation to consdier and discuss the meaning and significance of the Temple. Firstly, the significance of our bodies as the Temple of the spirit; secondly the significance of the Temple to the Jews - it was the place where God was present, and it housed the Ark of the Covenant which in turn held the tablets on which were written the Commandments; thirdly, Jesus as a temple, destroyed and rebuilt after 3 days. The idea of a physical Temple is restricting - the whole world is a Temple where God is present.We considered who Jesus loved, whom we love and whom we should love. As members of the Church and body of Christ, God is within us. But - what kind of Temple is the world - how does it reveal God's...

Service Date: 25 February, 2018

Worship was led by The Revd. Margaret Herbert who preached on the anticipation of Lent, and the anticipation by the Jews of the long-promised Messiah who would establish God's reign over the nations.But Jesus preached a different story - he spoke of rejection, suffering and death. Anyone who wants to follow him must take up the cross. Do we have the faith of Abraham and Sarah to travel into the unknown, metaphorically as well as literally, trusting in God and his promise? God's love is given to us in a new relationship. During Lent can we follow Christ and play our part in easing the suffering around us?

Service Date: 18 February, 2018

Worship was led by The Revd. Robert Beard who preached on the importance of focussing on Jesus.

Service Date: 11 February, 2018

Worship was led by The Revd. Canon Adrian Alker who also introduced the themes of Racial Justice and Church Action on Poverty alongside the main theme of transfiguration. Just as Elijah ascended, so we need to descend where we see lives disfigured, even as we long for the transfiguration of our world. Jesus never promised an easy task; we need to fight again and again. But, every act of compassion which we carry out is moving the world nearer to that transfigured sate.

Service Date: 4 February, 2018

Worship was led by The Revd. Dr. David Stec who preached on God's challenge to the Judaean exiles in Babylon - ''To whom then will you compare me?'' God is incomparable because of hs work in creation and his control of the events of history. He  has a purpose to fulfil and as part of that he brings his people back from exile. A new phase in the fulfilment of God's purpose is seen in Jesus' acts of healing.

Service Date: 28 January, 2018

The service was planned by St. Andrew's Worship Group and led by the Revd. Robert Beard. The guest speakers were Karen Awdhali and Coral Sanderson from NOMAD.

Service Date: 21 January, 2018

Worship was led by The Revd. Sue Hammersley who preached on unity and the contemporary issues which enslave us. She described the work of Caribbean Churches working together to heal in the face of extreme social and economic problems. The Bible readings speak of change and the Revd. Hammersley reflected on how difficult and challenging change can be, especially changing mindsets to reach a unity where we can relate well even to people with whom we profoundly disagree. A current challenge to the church is that of atttitudes towards human sexuality. We must accept that God challenges us in those who are most unlike us, those with whom we most profoundly disagree.

Service Date: 14 January, 2018

Worship was led by the Revd. Robert Beard who preached on 'Identifying Jesus.' John's gospel reveals the identity of Jesus. It asks the question, 'what are you looking for?' and answers 'come and see'or 'come and you will see.' We must not only tell people about the love of God but show it in action. Jesus is the link between heaven and earth and if we follow him we will see.

Service Date: 7 January, 2018

Worship was led by The Revd. Canon Adrian Alker who preached on the nature of God.

Service Date: 31 December, 2017

Worship was led by The Revd. Margaret Herbert  who spoke of the real joy of Christmas - the love and hope given in Jesus. Simeon and Anna expressed that joy and saw hope in the young Jesus. While we live in a dark world we must not forget that Jesus too was born into a world where there was war, cruelty and suffering. We have a task to do in our world to show that God is with us and trust the future to Him


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