Welcome to St Andrews! Updated: Wednesday 2nd December 2020
Welcome to St Andrew’s! We are an evangelical church community of all ages who are at the heart of our community here in Over Hulton. We are part of Deane Parish and the wider LAMB Mission Partnership.
We are delighted to announce that from Thursday 3rd December, we are resuming our worship within the church building.
Each week we will be holding the following services which you are very welcome to attend:
- Sundays 10:45 am – All Age Family Worship
- Sundays 6:30 pm – Evening Service
- Thursdays 10 am – Holy Communion
Sadly our 9 am service on a Sunday will not resume just yet. We’ve written some frequently asked questions you may find useful.
If you wish to attend the 10.45 am service, you do need to book your place, as our seating capacity at St Andrew’s has been reduced to ensure social distancing. To book your place please contact Elaine Almond our administrator by Friday afternoon each week.
There is no need to book for 6.30 pm or our Thursday morning services.
If you are self-isolating or you have any sign of symptoms of COVID-19 you should not enter the building.
For those unable to attend worship in the church; our online worship continues on our YouTube channel (St Bede’s and St Andrews Church) which is available from 9 am every Sunday.
If you have any further questions do contact Vinny or one of the team contact us. and we look forward to welcoming you to St Andrew’s Church
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Frequently asked questions
1) Do I need to wear a face mask?
Yes, it is the law that you need to wear a face-covering when you enter and are inside a place of worship unless you come under the Government exemptions. You will also need to follow social distancing guidelines.
2) What will the services be like?
Obviously, there are some changes to how we normally worship in church. There will be no hymns or singing and you will need to remain in your seats during the service. Everything you need for the service will be on the screens. However many things will be the same; we will study God’s word together, we will pray and we will share communion.
3) What is happening regarding church attendance for school admission?
From Sunday 6th December 2020 schools have requested churches to begin recording church attendance for church school application or intention to attend church.
Due to our Covid-19 risk assessment, we will not be signing attendance records at the 10.45 am service and instead, we will be logging your attendance each week through our booking system until further notice.
If for any particular week you cannot attend church because we are fully booked and there are no places left, or you cannot attend because you are self-isolating or you are in a vulnerable category, you need to register your intent to attend church by e-mailing Vinny ([email protected]). This will then count as an attendance so please do not worry if you find yourself in a position where you cannot attend church. Of course, if you are not able to attend church you can always worship with us online.
Please note that church attendance between 15th March 2020 and 29th November 2020 will not be taken into account by schools for church school applications.