The Parish Church of St. Andrew,

Southgate

  Aspiring to be a Welcoming and Inclusive Church

 

St. Andrew’s is a parish of the Diocese of London, within the Church of England; a part of the Anglican Communion.

 

Our Patron is St. Andrew (the name is Greek for ‘brave’), brother of St. Peter and like him, a fisherman by trade before meeting Jesus who said that he would make them “fishers of people”.  He is usually pictured with an X-shaped cross – a saltaire, commonly known as the ‘St. Andrew’s Cross’  – as a symbol of his being put to death by crucifixion.  Today he is the Patron Saint of Scotland, Ukraine, Greece, Russia, the Philippines, Prussia, Amalfi and Luqa in Malta.  He is also the Patron Saint of Fishermen, Fishmongers, Ropemakers, Golfers and Performers.  His feast day is 30th November

 

Prayer to St. Andrew

God, our loving Father, St Andrew introduced Peter,
the Greek visitors and the little boy with loaves and fishes, to your Son, Jesus Christ.
May we be like him in sharing friendship and hospitality, and in faithfulness to Jesus and his Kingdom of justice, love and peace.
May our country be a community in which everyone matters,
everyone has an honoured place, and the dignity of each is assured
by our faith in you as Father of us all.
We ask this through Christ our Lord

AMEN.

(Ecumenical Prayer to St. Andrew)

 

 

St. Andrew’s Church was originally founded in 1875 in Old Farm Avenue as a place for worship, prayer and focus.  Its aim was to be a community of Christians where women and men from all backgrounds were welcomed.

 

 

Over the years St. Andrew’s has changed and developed to meet the needs of an ever changing community but this mission of welcome and inclusion is one which we try to keep at the core of our life together.  As a community we are made up of women and men of all ages, marital and economic status and many nationalities.  In our diversity is our unity and we believe that this reflects the God we seek to worship. 

“Though we are many, we are one body.”

(St. Paul’s letter to the Romans 12:5)

 

 

As a body of Christians our spiritual life centres on our growing closer to God; doing this especially through prayer and worship. We come together for worship throughout the week, but especially on Sundays where we aim to provide Services in which we encounter the Divine in Scripture, Sacrament and each other. We want to make our worship as beautiful and as inspirational as the God who is at its heart. 

“Put on the mind of Christ”

(St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians 2:5)

 

 

 

To those here for the first time and visitors:

We aim to speak to you first, but please come and talk to us if we don’t.  We want you to feel as at home as possible.

 

 

Other Activities:

We seek to put our prayer into action by caring for each other; sharing and enjoying each other’s company.  There are several groups and activities throughout the week that enable us to do this.

 

 

Toddler Group

Fridays (Term time) from 10am - 12.00.

All parents and carers with children aged four years and under are welcome.  Play, fun and songs in a safe and supportive environment.

Just come along or telephone John Tarrant on 020 8886 4661.

 

 

Mother’s Union

This is the St. Andrew’s branch of a world-wide charitable organisation which aims to support Christian marriage and family life.  It is open to all – women and men – irrespective of marital status.  Our monthly meetings cover a wide range of topics with visiting speakers, discussions and activities. 

For further details telephone Jean Tarrant on 020 8886 4661.

 

 

Bible Study

We have regular meetings whose aim to explore the Bible

in order to appreciate its relevance for our lives. 

For further information please telephone Richard Hilditch on 020 8882 1453.

 

 

Music at St. Andrew’s

Our Director of Music, Adam Dickson, leads our choir in singing at our main Sunday Service and on other celebration days.  New members are always welcome; beginners as well as the experienced. 

Please contact Adam via the Parish Office or see him after the 10.30 Sunday Service.

 

Socialising at St. Andrew’s

We enjoy each other’s company and so make time to laugh, dance, celebrate and eat with each other.  Our Social Committee organises various events throughout the year which are publicised in our weekly bulletin and on our website.

 

St. Andrew’s Primary School

Our parish school is at 297 Chase Road, Southgate and aims to nurture, care for and educate our children within a Christian framework. 

For further information please telephone the Head Teacher, Miss Louise Whitaker, on 020 8886 3379.


Opportunities for prayer, thought and refreshment:

 

We seek to keep our church building open throughout the week as a resource both for the church and local community.  You are welcome to call in and use it as a place of prayer, thought or refreshment.

 

Regular Services punctuate our week:

Sunday:

 8.00am               Eucharist (Holy Communion)

This is without hymns and is in traditional language

 

10.30am             Eucharist

With hymns and in contemporary language.  A crèche, with helpers, for 0-4 year olds and a Sunday Club for 4-11 year olds [term time] also takes place during this Service.  On the first Sunday of each month our service especially focuses on our children.

 

 

For times of weekday events please see the notice boards or our web site.

Special Services and enquiries:

 

For Baptisms, Confirmation, Weddings, blessings, enquiries about the Christian faith and pastoral care, please contact us.


Who to Contact

 

Parish Office:                                    020 8447 8108

 

Parish Administrator                        Lynda Capstick

                                                            lynda@sandrewsn14.plus.com

 

Office:            St. Andrew’s Church Chase Side London N14 5PP

Opening Times:

Mon    10am – 4pm;

Tues   10am – 1pm;

Fri       10am – 4pm


 

To book the Church Halls please call into the Office during opening hours (the entrance in down the steps between the church and the halls) or telephone Lynda on the Office number (there is an answerphone out of office hours).