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ABOUT ST ANDREW’S

St Andrew’s is a progressive Christian Community found in the heart of Epsom. We are committed to growing God’s people, through worship, education for children and adults, and loving service in our community. We worship and pray together, we enjoy each other’s company, and sometimes we disagree. There is room for many points of view at St Andrew’s!

Since what we believe emerges from an ever-deepening understanding of God, ourselves, and our tradition, we prefer to think of ourselves on a journey rather than having arrived at any universal set of beliefs. Following Jesus Christ and led by the Holy Spirit, we believe we are being drawn into “all truth.” Therefore, our belief is continually informed by: our experience; a deep respect of the Bible; respect for the experience and tradition of the Church; and the need to use our minds with creative imagination. As Anglicans, we draw on centuries-old traditions in liturgical and sacramental worship, and also hope to be relevant and contemporary in our engagement with current social issues and our involvement in our local community. We are an Anglican church in the Diocese of Auckland, and thus a part of the Anglican Communion, a world-wide fellowship of self-governing churches in communion with the Archbishop of Canterbury.

OUR REGULAR SERVICES

Due to the COVID-19 Lockdown our doors are now closed but we certainly do not stop being church.  The staff, clergy and vestry of St Andrew’s are working hard to ensure that pastoral care is available and that you are resourced with prayer ideas and resources to nourish and strengthen your spirits in this challenging times.

WEDDINGS, FUNERALS and BAPTISMS

We will be delighted to talk with you about planning your celebration or time of remembrance.

Baptism in the Anglican tradition is how we welcome new members into the Christian community.  For this reason we conduct baptisms during a 9.30am Sunday Service so that our community is present to witness this important occasion.

While we are unable to conduct these services at this time, our Vicar, Sarah Stevens-Cross is happy to make plans with you which we can action after the shutdown is lifted. If you wish to talk further about a Wedding, Funeral or Baptism please use the contact details below. Please include your phone number when emailing or leaving a message.