Welcome to St Andrews
Updated: April 2021
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.
St Andrews Church is open and you are very welcome to worship with us either in person at any of our services or online through our online worship which can be accessed every Sunday from 9am on our YouTube Channel.
We have a Covid-19 risk assessment in place and we have made every effort to make sure that our church building is as safe as possible.
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.
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
Annual Parish Council Meeting (APCM)
In preparation for the APCM, you can find out more about our Annual Report and joining us for our APCM.
1st Sunday of Lent – 21st February 2021
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?
Different church schools in Bolton now have different policies and the situation regarding attendance for school admission is subject to change in light of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
Some schools (e.g. Canon Slade) have decided that for the period until all churches are fully open, weekly church attendance will not be taken into account for school admission.
Other schools have requested that we continue to record church attendance or intent (i.e. you would like to attend church but are unable to because you are shielding, or the service is fully booked etc) to attend church from 6th December 2020.
We would like to assure you that in the current circumstances, your future church school application will not be affected if you do not feel for any reason that you can attend church.
If you wish to register your intent to attend church or you have any further questions then do speak to Vinny.