St Andrew’s opened in 1962 as a church and community centre. There is also a small adjacent building known as the STAC (St Andrew’s Centre).
St Andrew’s Dean Court is going to be rebuilt because the building is now wearing out, and we have planning permission to replace it. What will the new building mean for all of us?
Dean Court is an area where there has been lots of new housing over the past decades, and as we reach out with God’s love from these new facilities we are really excited by the mission opportunities that the rebuilt St Andrew’s will make possible.
As a church, our primary aim is to celebrate and share the practical love of God seen in Jesus. In our increasingly secular and consumerist world, many are spiritually hungry. We hope the new building will be a place of prayer and friendship where people will find real ’wellness’, hope and encouragement.
Our aim is that it will be for everyone in the local community, providing great facilities and friendship — not just for church members and activities.
The new building will have a fully equipped kitchen to increase our hospitality with scope for lunches and a coffee shop. We are planning a main hall to seat up to 100 people, plus extra rooms to allow several activities to take place at the same time.
People have given generously towards the rebuilding, and we are about halfway to our target. Your support and prayers for this exciting project will be welcomed.
For a look at our plans as approved go to https://www.standrewsdeancourt.org.uk/rebuilding-plans
The main service is at 9.30am on a Sunday. It is informal and relaxed in style, and follows the Common Worship services of the Church of England. The congregation, who number between 35 and 50, is a friendly mix of older members and younger families. There is time after the service to chat over a cup of coffee, or to find a quiet corner for prayer with a church member.
A wide range of church and community activities takes place on the St Andrew’s site each week. You can find out more about St Andrew’s at www.standrewsdeancourt.org.uk.