St Andrew’s is a Christian Church in the liberal Catholic tradition of the Church of England.We are generously orthodox in faith, community and justice orientated in outlook and we enjoy the rich symbolism of traditional liturgy in worship. We seek to give a warm welcome to all people, irrespective of race, age, gender, physical ability, way of life or sexual orientation. We are an inclusive church. In the light of God’s call, and our situation here, our vision is for St Andrew’s to be an open, welcoming and thriving church serving our diverse community by caring for the spiritual, social and physical wellbeing of all. Our church hall is one of few large community buildings in the parish and as such is valuable community resource. We aim to maximise both the use of the church and the hall for the community and by community groups, with regular activities including worship & music, table top sale, supper nights, senior’s activity and fellowship group, Fairtrade sales and activity, joint activities with the neighbouring Hindu Temple, a nursery, karate classes, art classes, and a local councillor’s surgery. St Andrew’s Church has a significant heritage; a Grade II listed building designed by renowned architect Sir Arthur Blomfield. The site is also recognised for its connection to a well-endowed local philanthropic family, the Cotton Family, whose land the church stood on.
St Andrew’s is an important heritage asset and a valuable community resource, hosting a wide range of community groups and activities for all ages, backgrounds, interests and needs. Our open approach is reflected in the diverse range of people of all faiths who use the building. It is regularly alive with activity, but whilst this is a good news story, the future of the building is at immediate risk. We also need to increase our capacity to ensure St Andrew’s is “investment ready”, with a project that will build in-house skills, capacity and understanding to successfully prepare and deliver a major capital project. Completion of our major capital project will see the building repaired and better equipped for the community, and St Andrew’s strengthened and prepared to secure our future. We are appointing an Admin and Campaign Manager to work with us during our crucial Foundations for the Future project; funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund Resilient Heritage Grant programme, and during the first preparatory phase before the major project is launched. The appointed person will play an important role in helping us to prepare for the future.
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