The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.
Where and When
Our church services and many of our events take place at St Andrew's, Whitehall Park (details here).
We are located off Archway Road, on the corner of Whitehall Park and Gladsmuir Road.
Nearest tube station: Archway
Buses: 43, 134 or 263 to Waterlow Road
Free on street parking is available around the building on weekends and evenings
Sunday Service start at 10.30am. For would encourage you to arrive 5-10 minutes early to ensure you find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team who will help you feel at home.
Accessibility: There is wheelchair access for anyone who needs it. There are disabled toilets off the main hall.
The main service begins with a welcome from one of our service leaders. This is followed by a time of sung worship, led by our band with a mix of songs and hymns. We typically have 2 or 3 songs, often including an action song that the children help lead. We then share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church. One of our team will then give a talk that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. This is followed by some led prayers. We then finish with a final worship song. Sometimes there is an opportunity to receive prayer at the end of the service.
We have a mix of prayer and informal liturgy throughout the service and share communion together on the 2nd & 4th Sunday in the month
What about my kids?
We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:
Creche (0 months to 3 years). Our creche room is an unsupervised space where parents can be. A live video link is available so you can join in with the service and toys are provided for toddlers.
Kids Church (4-10 years) A fun mix of Bible stories, games, craft and prayer. Children can be dropped off with our dedicated kids team.
Youth Church (11+ years) This groups is ideal of secondary aged children and is an opportunity to explore the scriptures in a fun and relevant way, through questions, interactive bible study and discussion.
Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of the service as we worship (sing songs), together for the first part of the morning. After we have shared the peace together we announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. You will need to go with your children to their groups and register them as part of our child safety policy.
The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, praying, craft, fun games and free play. Children are collected as soon as the service finishes.
Sundays is just one expression of our. church life. There are other ways to get connected
While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of our life groups allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. We have a couple of groups that meet throughout the week, with some happening online. Check out Life Groups and see if there’s one that you could join, or we can put you in touch with a small group leader who will be more than happy to invite you along to their group.
We regularly run a couple of courses that helps people explore faith and grow in their relationship with God:
The Alpha Course is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life.
The Prayer Course is an opportunity to go deeper in your relaitonship with God.
Serving and Volunteering
If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team.
We also run the following ministries:
Hand-In-Hand (Refugee welcome & english classes)
St Andrew's Meals
Get in touch with us if you have any questions
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
We will contact you by email to say hello as soon as possible
Rev. Steve Clarke
Steve is the vicar of St Andrew's and has been here since 2014
I hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.