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Sunday 17th January – The Second Sunday of Epiphany

  Here is the news sheet for Sunday 17th January The service starts at 9.30am and is live-stream only. To view the service, please click the link below just before 9.30am: https://www.facebook.com/St-Andrews-Church-Livestreaming-622668981691566       A  recording of“Go forth into the world in peace” by Alexander L’Estrange sung remotely by the church choir[…]

Our in-person services are now suspended – please join us online instead

Although we have continued to provide worship in church for as long as we can, we now believe the time is right to move to online streaming of services only. This follows the decision of our Cathedral to move to online worship and the Bishop Steven’s recent email to churches[…]

Please sponsor a stop!

The PCC has now installed a digital pipe organ from Viscount Organs  which is of a bespoke design, expertly customised for the acoustics and beauty of our building. It was needed as our Victorian pipe organ was failing to meet the needs of our busy parish church and had been[…]

What was STAY doing during lockdown?

In an attempt to continue keeping the local young people engaged and positive during lockdown, Westy introduced his ‘Teach Westy’ series:   Harry teaches Westy the art of cup stacking! Click here         Shardé teaches Westy to do a handstand!  Click here         Oliver[…]

Virtual Messy Church!

Hello all. In this period of change and uncertainty Messy Church won’t be able to happen as planned in July. However, I am excited to let you know that I am videoing some fun Messy craft ideas for you to do at home – hopefully using items you already have[…]

St Andrew’s Virtual Choir

Our Director of Music, Chris Goodwin with the help of our Organ Scholar, Nathan, has put together some hymns sung remotely by several members of the choir.  You can listen to them here: My song is Love Unknown: Thine Be The Glory: Jesus Christ is Risen Today: Also our Head[…]

Follow Us on Facebook

The St Andrew’s Church has an active Facebook group.  Here you can find photographs of recent and upcoming events. https://www.facebook.com/SaintAndrewsChurchSonning/

Christmas Fayre Success!

Many people joined us on Sunday 9th December for our candlelit Dickensian Christmas Fayre. Over £1,450 was raised for the Karun School and Orphanage in Southern India. Thank you to everyone who supported the Fayre by helping set up, running stalls or clearing up afterwards. The Trustees of Karun are[…]

New Youth Minister appointed

NEW YOUTH MINISTER APPOINTED! Chris West has been appointed as our new Parish Youth Minister and he will join the Ministry Team in September. Chris has been Director of Youth Work at St Laurence’s Church, Reading since 2007 and his work there has included overseeing the safe delivery of all[…]