Staying Connected Through COVID-19

Monday, June 15th, 2020 | Tags:

As lockdown continues and our church buildings remain closed one thing has been very clear – our church has remained very much open for all.

Although not physically together, members of St. Andrew’s Church have continued to share in worship and fellowship with one another. They have embraced new technologies and learnt new ways to communicate and share with each other.

Not only do we have our weekly Sunday service but we meet (virtually) after it for a short time to have a chat with others. On top of that there are also our weekly ‘home groups’, prayer groups and other groups that all meet virtually!

Just because this is all happening remotely doesn’t mean you have to have any fancy technology; in fact, you don’t need any!   Our Sunday service and mid-meek meetings can all be accessed by using your telephone.

If you do have the technology; whether a computer, tablet or smartphone then you can see and hear what is going on and see who else is joining in.

We have put a list together of everything that is happening within the church. If you would like more information or joining details for any of our mid-week meetings please contact the church office.


We have produced a basic Zoom ‘How-To’ guide that can help you join your first Zoom session. To view the document, click here.

If you need any technical help you can email our tech team, alternatively you can call the church office and they will pass your details to the tech team, who will get in touch.

Sunday 26th April 2020

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 | Tags:

This Sunday we are going to do things a bit differently and experiment with an interactive service.



We will have a short time of worship from 10.30am; followed by the second episode of the Alpha film series at 11am. After we have watched the film we will gather together, ‘digitally’, to talk about what we have watched.


To save any confusion we will have simple steps available on our website on Sunday. All you will need to do is click the ‘live’ banner at the top of our website from 10.30 and all the information will be there for you.



In the meantime, you can download zoom to your device now (mobile/tablet/pc/mac) either by downloading from zoom’s website or from your mobile app store. You don’t have to create an account if you don’t want to, zoom will work just the same. Click here to see the ‘Getting Started’ information on zoom’s website.

The ‘meeting’ ID will be made available on Sunday.

COVID-19 Information

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 | Tags: ,

With great regret, we have to announce that with immediate effect and until further notice, all worship services and groups associated with our church and buildings are suspended – this is in line with the instructions coming from both Westminster and Holyrood and, in our case, from the Church of Scotland.

Who would have thought such a day would come and yet protecting vulnerable people must be the absolute priority.

We will continue to do three things as best as we are able:

  1. Each Sunday morning at 11am we will stream a short service of prayers and readings and reflection. We might not be able to gather but we will continue to worship.
  2. We will offer such practical and pastoral support as we are able, especially to the most vulnerable, though by definition this will be limited by the requirements of ‘social distancing.’ We might not be able to gather but we will continue to care.
  3. We will continue to pray for our community and country and wider world and, again, especially for those who are most vulnerable in these days. We might not be able to gather but we will continue to pray.

Follow us on Facebook or check this page regularly for up-to-date information regarding this situation.

May God be with you all.

Martin (Minister)  &  Joan (Session Clerk)