There are a large number of groups meeting at St Andrew's covering all age ranges. Details of the various groups can be found using the links on this page, and a summary of the many groups and activities is given below.
Sunday Morning Groups
On Sunday mornings during our 10.00 am service we run a crèche, Sunday School and 10+ Group which cater for youngsters virtually from birth until they reach confirmation. There is also a Junior Choir.
Weekday Youth Groups
During the week we run four youth groups for young people from the age of about nine onwards: 10+ Youth Group, 12+ Youth Group, 14+ Youth Group and 16+ Youth Group. These programme-based youth groups give our young people and those from the community a chance to meet together in a church setting with Christian leaders for a variety of activities. Each term these youth groups meet together for a Youth Service, which is usually followed by a disco, barbecue or 'wide game' depending upon the time of year.
St Andrew’s also supports three uniformed groups of Rainbows, Brownies and Guides who meet regularly during term time and attend our monthly Family Service.
We also run an after school discussion group, entitled 'Chatroom' for those who have been or are thinking of being confirmed. This group meets to discuss God, life and stuff and covers a wide variety of topics. The group also has a big input to the termly Youth Services.
For parents with pre-school children, our Parents and Toddlers Group meets during term time. This very popular group caters for children up to 3 years old, and is registered with the PPA. Also, our Thursday Morning Communion is a popular weekday service for those with babies and pre-school children.
In the Summer for four days, and also for one day earlier in the year, we run our Holiday Club, which operates for about 160 children and gives them a variety of activity, games and crafts wrapped up with singing and learning about characters and stories from the Bible.
There are a number of groups for adults, ranging from House Groups for Bible study through to social groups and lunch clubs like "Food for Thought". For details, see the Adult Groups page for more details.
St Andrew's supports a wide range of music groups from a formal robed choir and junior choir, to a more informal music group and a youth band. See the Music Groups page for more details.