2020 motto: In Christ's name the nations will put their hope (Mat 12:21)
St. Andrews Online Services
31st May - Pentecost Sunday: 11am live service on Zoom; or watch onYouTube.
7th June - Sunday service: 11am live service on Zoom; or watch onYouTube.
14th June - Sunday service: 11am live service on Zoom; or watch onYouTube.
Our YouTube services become available during the morning of the service, and will continue to be available for several days afterwards on our YouTube channel.
You can join in our Zoom services by video link from your PC or tablet, or by audio link from a telephone. Please contact our Vicar, Rev. Christopher Hobbs (0161 291 9134), for instructions.
St Andrews is holding online meetings every day
We can't meet - but we're staying in touch:
Daily online prayer meeting - 7 p.m. each day, led by Rev. Christopher Hobbs, our Vicar using Zoom. Please contact Christopher in advance (0161 291 9134), for details of how to log in. You can join this meeting by video link on PC or tablet - or if someone can only use the telephone, they can still join in by calling a special phone number, available from Christopher.
I-Sing-Along - A weekly opportunity to join together using Zoom, in an informal singing of hymns and worship songs, at 8pm on Tuesdays. The words are displayed on the screen, and you can join in from your own home! Contact Christopher for the details to log in.
Bingo! - On Friday 5th June, at 7pm, we will be holding a Bingo night, using Zoom. If you'd like to join in, contact Christopher (0161 291 9134) for details).
Housegroups - Obviously, our housegroups can't gather in houses at the moment - but we have restarted our meetings, where we will be looking at the book "Bible Matters". They meet in different ways - phone conferencing and Zoom, for example. There is a Zoom meeting on Wednesdays at 8pm from the Vicarage. Contact Christopher if you'd like to join it.
St Andrews Sunday service - prerecorded on our YouTube channel - or, live at 11am on Zoom.
Youth Meetings - Our youth group has been meeting via Zoom. Contact Christopher (phone number above) or Ruth Drury for information.
Our Facebook discussion group. This is a place to share shopping tips, prayer requests and anything to encourage each other during these times. It is often the quickest way to hear about what we are organising at church.
During the current Coronovirus troubles, the Church of England is continuing its ministry of prayer and serving others, but for the time being, public services will not continue. Therefore St. Andrews will only have online services until further notice.
We intend to follow any advice from the Government and the Church of England. This means that all gatherings are sadly now cancelled, including the Holiday Club.
Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme Community Support Service
If anyone in the local community needs support, please do get in touch and we will try to help! We have joined with other local churches (St. Cuthberts and All Hallows), our Councillors, and volunteers to form a new support group covering the Cheadle Hulme North ward (our local council area).
For non-medical help (or to support our service), phone 0161 428 3983. This helpline operates from 8am to 8pm every day, with an out-of-hours answerphone.
Remember, for medical help you should use the NHS Coronavirus serviceonline if possible, otherwise call the NHS on 111, or in an emergency, 999.
Stockport council has a coronivirus helpline for vulnerable people: 0161 217 6046. Click here for more information.
Pastoral Letters from our Vicar, Christopher
Christopher is sending out Pastoral Letters to encourage and help our congregation through these challenging days. You can read them below:
It really helps people if they can stay in contact with others. Please phone people - especially the elderly and vulnerable. You might want to tell people how to find our church website. We now have a new, short, forwarding web address which will direct people to this page. It is: standy.uk
Click on the link below to listen to our latest audio files: