The Confidential Prayer Group
for the sick, the bereaved and those in particular distress or need will be meeting ‘virtually’ on Thursday 6th August. If you or someone you know would like to be included in our prayers, please contact Marion Archibald on 020 8445 4408.
All information is treated as strictly confidential, and known only within the group.
St. Andrew's Church & Office
The Parish Office and St. Andrew’s Church is closed until further notice.
The national church Daily Hope phone line
This free national phone line was launched last Sunday, aimed particularly at the over 75’s who do not have access to the internet. The line is available 24 hours a day on
0800 804 8044.
The publicity explains that this is a simple way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed. Callers will hear a special greeting from the Archbishop of Canterbury before choosing from a range of options, including ‘Prayer During the Day’, ‘Night Prayer’ and a recording of the Church of England’s weekly national online service. A section called Hymn Line will also offer a small selection of hymns, updated daily.
Latest Information Regarding Weddings, Baptism & Funerals
Weddings & Baptisms
It is with great regret that further to government advice, we will not be able to conduct any weddings or baptism within St. Andrew’s Church until further notice.
Funerals may continue to be conducted at St. Andrew’s, but only in the churchyard, not in the church itself, or at local crematoria, and then only if the following conditions are observed:
Mourners must be limited to close family only.
Older family members should be strongly discouraged from attending.
Hymns cannot be sung as this aids the spread of the virus.
Those attending should observe social distancing and refrain from embracing.
No Order of Service should be printed. These may be produced but must be distributed via electronic means prior to the service and printed for close family only at home.