Where to find us.
St. Andrew's Church is on the A518 Stafford Road, Weston.
Welcome to St. Andrew's Church in Weston.
Our lovely 12th century church has a welcoming congregation, fully committed to sharing and spreading the word of God within our village and the wider community. We are equally committed to maintaining the beautiful building and welcoming visitors whether it be for the first time or a return visit.
Services at St Andrew's take place either at 9-30am (first and fourth Sunday of the month) or 11-15am (third Sunday of the month). The second Sunday of the month is reserved for our Café Church. This service is open from 9-30am where a full English breakfast is on offer, there are also healthy options available. The Lay Led Service starts at 10-00am and is a shorter, more relaxed occasion (no communion). Messy Church is held on the 4th Thursday of each month in the Village Hall, from 3-30pm until 5-00pm.
An activity table and toys are available for children in Church during all services.
Large print service and Hymn Books are available. Our church is accessible to all, with ramps at the entrance and the Chancel. An audio and loop system is in place. There is a toilet in the church room, however it is not accessible to all. Ample parking is available.
Special services take place at St. Andrew's, including Christmas services, Christingle, Easter, Harvest Festival and Nine Lessons and Carols. An outdoor Remembrance Day service takes place at the War Memorial within Weston Village and is always well attended, with hot drinks served in the local pub afterwards.
To see our Sunday Services in detail please click this link.
Meet our P.C.C.
Church Warden: Gill Titley
tel: 01889 - 270594
Gill is a local primary school classroom assistant.
Church Warden: Alan Hopkin
tel: 01889 - 200002
Alan has retired from his role as a retailer.
P.C.C. Secretary: Pat Hopkin
tel: 01889 - 200002
P.C.C. Members: Doreen Hynam
Organist: Roger Titley
Safeguarding Officer: Rose Rae
Compass Contact: Alan Hopkin
tel: 01889 - 200002
About our church.
St. Andrew's is a Norman church built of local sandstone. Subsequent restoration means it is now in a style typical of the early thirteenth century, and the bell tower dates from that period. The tower holds two bells, Ave Maria dated 1402 and a much more recent addition, Ann Shaw. The north aisle, demolished in 1685, was replaced in 1825 when major restoration work was undertaken and the chancel rebuilt. Four years later the spire was rebuilt and the interior of the church restored. The church underwent further restoration and enlargement in 1872 and it is largely the result of that work that we see today.
What we believe.
Our church mission is that on our journey through life we pray for God's help, to be aware of the world around us, and to be sensitive to the needs of others. May we not be afraid of new beginnings and to search for ways of strengthening our faith, to reach out and to share God's message. May we always remember the presence of God as our guide. He is our map, our way and our final destination. Amen
Our life in the community.
We have a small church room at present, (soon to be extended) and a local Village Hall.
Fundraising plays a big part in the life of the Church - not only for maintaining the Church itself, but also to raise money for worthwhile charities. Fundraising at present is focused on raising funds for an extension to the Church Room.
Social events are an important part of our Church life, both in Church and out. At Church, Lent Lunches, Flower Festivals, Arts & Crafts shows, Musical Concerts, Harvest Auctions & Lunches take place. Quiz nights, Singing Suppers and an Open Gardens event with a Scarecrow Fest and Vintage Car rally also take place, along with BBQ's and Afternoon Teas at congregation members' homes.
Be assured, a warm and friendly welcome awaits you at St. Andrew's Church Weston.
Weddings at St. Andrew's.
Weddings can be booked during Office Hour which is 7-00pm until 8-00pm every Tuesday in the church room.
We are fortunate to have a talented organist, choir and team of flower arrangers to make your day even more special. Please speak to Gill Titley or Doreen Hynam to discuss your requirements.
Baptism at St. Andrew's.
Baptisms are usually conducted during the 11-15am service on the third Sunday of the month.
Please note that they must be booked at the Office Hour.
Funerals at St. Andrew's.
If you are a resident of Weston Parish you may be burried in the churchyard.
Funerals can be booked through our Team Vicar, Clergy or Administrator.
Alan Hopkin will be able to give any advice or guidance you may require.
Lifts to Church:
If anyone is unable to get to church and would like a lift, please contact Alan on: 01889 - 200002 or Gill on: 01889 - 270594 for one to be arranged.