We are a congregation of diverse ages and backgrounds, who gather to worship at St Andrew’s Church on Garratt Lane. We are part of the Church of England Diocese of Southwark. Some of us have lived in Earlsfield all our lives, others have moved here much more recently. We aim to be:
a welcoming church: Earlsfield is an area of high mobility, with people moving in and out all
the time. We offer a warm welcome to newcomers.
an inclusive church: We
welcome people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, marital status or
a church concerned to
build community: Life in a big city can be very impersonal. As a Christian
community we work for the well-being of the whole of our neighbourhood.
a church that nurtures
spirituality: As well as giving of our best in worship, we try to help each
other relate the Christian faith to the whole of our lives.
a church concerned
for peace and justice: Jesus came to bring good news to the poor, and we
aim to keep his concerns high on our agenda. We tithe [give away 10% of] our
voluntary income to support missionary and charitable projects, and in
addition we support a number of organisations through fundraising and
collections throughout the year
a church concerned to reach out to others: Most people have no contact at all with a church. We know that we cannot expect them to come to us unless we go out to them.
St Andrew's was selected as the May 2013 Parish Profile in The Bridge - the monthly newspaper of the Anglican Diocese of Southwark. Read the full article here.
St Andrew's Parochial Church Council (PCC) recently identified that music was the most important element for the parish community to address in the agenda for 2013. As a first phase, an audit of the music currently used in worship was commissioned - the document links are below which contain the action recommendations.
On 7th November 2010, all churches in the Kingston Episcopal Area invited their congregation to complete a 'Signs of Growth' survey. Below are links for: