St Andrew's is the parish church for everyone in Halstead.
Whether you come to worship here regularly, just once or twice a year, or even if you haven't yet been here - this is your church. We are here to mark the important stages of life with you, through baptisms, weddings and funerals; to help you find out more about the Christian faith, and grow as a Christian; to serve our community through showing God's love in practical ways; and to provide a focus for worshipping God together. We work closely with the other churches in Halstead, and with other Anglican churches in the villages nearby that make up the Halstead Area Team.
We are a friendly bunch, and we'd love to meet you!
Welcoming families and children at St Andrew's:
We've got some exciting developments in our ministry to children and families here at St Andrew's.
Firstly, our popular Messy Church is now a joint venture with the United Reformed Church of Halstead, meaning that we will be offering monthly sessions (usually on the third Saturday of each month, but keep an eye on our Facebook feed for exact dates). The venues will alternate between the two churches. This is a great step forward, and we're really enjoying working with the team at the URC. The next Messy Church is on Saturday 18 May, 3-5pm, at the URC on King's Road (behind the library).
And secondly, on 2 June we'll be starting up a Sunday School here at St Andrew's. It's been a while since we've had a Sunday School and we're so pleased to be able to offer one again. Initially, it will be on the first Sunday of each month, running as part of the 10.30am morning service. It's open to primary and pre-school aged children (we do ask that each pre-school child is accompanied by a parent or carer please). The children will be in church for the start of the service at 10.30am, leaving to go to the hall during the first hymn, and then joining the adults in church in time for communion. For more information, please contact the parish office.
First Sunday - Sunday School
Second Sunday - Family Service
Third Saturday - Messy Church
Midweek - Edward Bear Club for toddlers and carers on Tuesday mornings