Usually on the first Sunday of the month, 7.00-8.00pm, in The St Andrew's Centre
Are you looking for something different in a church?
Perhaps you're new to St Andrew's or maybe you've been coming for a while and want to explore different aspects of faith. If so, why don't you try something new and join us at our monthly cafe-style service. We call it Soul Food
Our contemporary café-style evening service is a chance for
worship, creative prayer, time for reflection
We meet for roughly an hour in the St Andrew's Centre behind the Church on a Sunday evening. We have a cup of coffee, pass around the biscuits (optional) and chat about an issue related to Christianity and modern living. Often we share our personal experiences in small groups (this is also optional, you can just listen if you prefer). We throw in a Bible reading and sing a few songs and go home with something to think about. More than anything, our meetings are informal, relaxed and friendly.
Please join us
Everyone is welcome, whether you have a faith or not. If you have any questions, please speak to Alan (01992 582726).
Our Soul Food dates for 2018 are:
New Year, New You
Understanding God’s timing
Self-reflection - 'half full or half empty?'
The Walk to Emmaus
Heroes who draw us closed to God
Crossing thresholds - the God who walks through closed doors
'Love thyself as your neighbour' - what does it look like to love ourselves as Christians?
[not in Aug]
'A Faith of risks' - Does God ask us to take risks in our lives? Does this stretch us in our faith? What risks have you chosen or been forced to take?
(on 4 Nov Soul Food and TMM join the Bonfire at Port Hill)
These were our themes in 2017...
January 8th A New Year's Covenant
An opportunity to reflect on the past year and entrust the new year to God
February 5th The Eucharist of Hospitality
In an increasingly inhospitable world, we will gather to affirm God's hospitality towards all. Please join us in solidarity with all who feel unwelcome in this world as we share Christ's meal of grace and freedom. it will be a mix of informal worship and a liturgy called 'The Eucharist of Hospitality'.
March 5th Into the Desert
In introduction to the season of Lent. Reflecting on the dry and difficult times of our lives.
April 2nd ‘He set his face…’
Exploring God’s vocation for each one of us
May 7th Everyday Resurrection
Finding resurrection at the heart of life. During Easter it’s easy to imagine that the resurrection of Christ is all about one day. Sometimes we need reminding that it should influence our lives every day of the year.
June 4th Birth, Wind and Fire
The power of the Spirit in our lives
July 2nd Presence and absence
Where is God?
September 10th ‘I can resist anything… except temptation’
October 1st The Mystery of God
November 5th Prayers around the bonfire
Church Bonfire 6pm @ 39 Port Hill. Soul Food goes to the bonfire! Food, songs and worship around the bonfire, led by our youth group. With games for the children. For ticket information, please see the Notices page for updates.