St Andrew's Methodist

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St Andrew's Methodist Church
The Stow, Harlow, CM20 3AF

www.standrewsharlow.org.uk
Church office: Revd Blair Kirkby - 01279 443400 - bkirkby@msn.com
Services
  • Apr 18th, 10:30 am - Mr Ruzive Mhiribidi (Morning Worship)
  • Apr 25th, 10:30 am - Mrs Susan Swindale (Morning Worship)
  • May 2nd, 10:30 am - Rev'd Blair Kirkby (Holy Communion)
  • May 9th, 10:30 am - Mrs Efua Sey Koi Larbi (Morning Worship)

Sunday Worship at 10.30 am

We are pleased to announce that our church building is open for Public Worship — Services are also live-streamed on Zoom.

Please wear a face covering (unless you are exempt) and observe the social distancing and hygiene measures that have been introduced to keep everyone safe. Do not come to church if you are unwell or exhibiting any coronavirus symptoms

  • Our weekly worship is 10.30am every Sunday. Holy Communion is celebrated monthly.
  • We, as Methodists, enjoy a fairly free and informal approach to worship, but we aim to offer worship that is dignified and which is characterised by a sense of joy and thankfulness.
  • Sometimes, the Minister of the Church or another Minister from our group of churches (the Area, HAEBEA) will lead worship. At other times, a Lay (Local) Preacher will be the leader. Other members of the congregation take part in various ways and all are encouraged to use their gifts for the glory of God.
  • Sometimes we have special services and these are announced in our weekly notices. We also have worship in which members of the Junior Church take part.

Above all, we worship as a family and, since we are God's family, nobody is excluded.

On-line Worship

If you are unable to make it to church you can join the service via Zoom.
Please contact the Zoom Controller via email at: contact@standrewsharlow.org.uk

Minister with Pastoral Charge

Reverend Blair Kirkby
Tel: 01279 443400
Email: bkirkby@msn.com

About us

We are a welcoming, friendly church family, worshipping God and sharing the good news of his love for all. We worship, pray and learn together about following Jesus Christ. We also meet for fellowship, fun and helping the local community.

St Andrew's Methodist Church is situated at The Stow and is opposite the Nuffield House Health Centre. The church is on the corner at the junction with Howard Way.

A Brief History of St Andrew's

The Methodist congregation that now calls itself 'St Andrew's' started in 1952 with the arrival of its first minister, Rev Eryl Hughes. The church hadn't been built, so the services took place in the Moot House at The Stow. Harlow New Town had a growing population and soon the congregation had grown to over thirty full members. It was then that the construction of the present buildings was started. The Foundation Stone was laid on 27 June 1953 and the Grand Opening was on 30 October 1954. As a building, St Andrew's hasn't changed much in its 60-year history. The buildings you see above were Phase I of the project. Phase II was never implemented and a block of flats (St Andrew's House) now stands on the land on which Phase II might have stood. Finding our facilities too small to meet the demands of the twenty-first century, we were able to begin building work in 2008, starting with the demolishing of the original hall, and had the improvements finished in 2009. We now have a hall nearly double the former size, and the enlarged kitchen is much more functional.

About the Methodist Church

The Methodist Church is one of the largest Christian churches serving Great Britain, with nearly 230,000 members and regular contact with over 512,000 people. It has 5,023 churches in Great Britain, and also maintains links with other Methodist churches with a worldwide total membership of over 80 million. Its activities, both alone and with ecumenical and secular partners, are based on four aims known as Our Calling:

  • To increase awareness of God's presence and to celebrate God's love
  • To help people to grow and learn as Christians through mutual support and care
  • To be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice
  • To make more followers of Jesus Christ.

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