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  • February Axbridge Deanery Synod Gathering
    Emily Scott | 12.01.19

    February Axbridge Deanery Synod Gathering

    A gathering to discuss ways in which we can communicate our story. 

  • Christian Aid January 2019
    Brian Foakes | 12.01.19

    Christian Aid January 2019

    The unexpected tsunami in the Sunda Strait in Indonesia has probably become a news item of the past to most of us. It is still very much a reality for those who were affected.

    There are 2 upcoming events: AGM on 2nd Feb and Collection at Tesco on 22nd Feb.

  • Christmas 2018 at St. Andrew's
    Rev'd Graham Witts | 11.12.18

    Christmas 2018 at St. Andrew's

    Christmas is a busy time at St Andrew’s Church with the Christmas Tree Festival, Light up a Life Service along with all the other special services held this time of year.

  • Mother's Union December and January Dates
    Janet Chalmers | 01.12.18

    Mother's Union December and January Dates

    Mother's Union and Knit and natter as usual in December. No knit and natter in January but there is Mother's Union. 

    I wish everybody a Happy Christmas and many Blessings in 2019.

  • Vicar's Letter December 2018 / January 2019
    Rev'd Graham Witts | 01.12.18

    Vicar's Letter December 2018 / January 2019

    During this Advent season and into 2019 we are all given a Bible verse to carry around with us, these are available in church. The bible verse is:
    "All of us, with unveiled faces seeing the Glory of God as though being reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit." 2 Cor 3v18

  • November Events in the Community
    Rev'd Graham Witts | 31.10.18

    November Events in the Community

    There are a lot of events coming up in November in Burnham-on-Sea so we thought we'd provide you with some helpful information.

  • World War 1 Concert
    Rev'd Graham Witts | 29.10.18

    World War 1 Concert

    A Concert and Commemoration to mark the Centenary of the Armistice.

  • Mission to Seafarers
    Liz Roost | 29.10.18

    Mission to Seafarers

    Did you know that there are 1.5 million Seafarers who risk their lives to bring us the vital goods we need to survive? Do you ever think about the challenges faced daily by those working far from home for long periods at sea?

  • The Magic of Christmas Concert

    The Magic of Christmas Concert

    Friday 14th December in Church at 7.30 pm

  • St. Andrew's Winter Fair

    St. Andrew's Winter Fair

    Please note that the date has been changed from the 24th November to 17th November.






    Shared lunch in the hall from 12 noon onwards. Coffee will be in church. A list for food to bring is on the church crossing. Bring your own drinks.

  • Christmas Tree Festival 2018
    Rev'd Richard Allen | 03.10.18

    Christmas Tree Festival 2018

    As a quick look at the shops will tell you, “Christmas is coming.” Saint Andrew’s is planning to hold another Christmas Tree Festival with life size Crib Scene, in 2018.

  • The Children's Society Events in October
    Nicky Henning | 03.10.18

    The Children's Society Events in October

    The Children's Society are holding 2 events in October:

    Coffee Morning - 13th October

    Beetle Drive - 26th October


  • Vicar's Letter October 2018
    Rev'd Graham Witts | 03.10.18

    Vicar's Letter October 2018

    “May God bless us with just enough foolishness to believe we can make a difference in the world”.

    We recall the life and ministry of St Francis in October, and his quote bears pondering upon.

  • 1st Anniversary of Dementia Service | 25.09.18

    1st Anniversary of Dementia Service

    Our Third Thursday group celebrated their first anniversary last week with help from the town's MP, James Heappey, and the Mayor of Burnham and Highbridge, Cllr Bill Hancock. 

  • Christian Aid Quiz 2018
    Brian Foakes | 16.09.18

    Christian Aid Quiz 2018

    I hope you have made a note to come to the Christian Aid Quiz on Friday 19th October – 7.00pm for 7.30pm.  Last year we raised over £1000 and we are trying to do the same this year. 

  • Coffee Morning
    Liz Roost | 29.08.18

    Coffee Morning

    To be held on Saturday 29th September 2018.

  • Vicars Letter September 2018
    Rev'd Sharon Eldergill | 29.08.18

    Vicars Letter September 2018

    My youngest Grandson, knowing me to be a fan of Winnie the Pooh, asked me to take him to the cinema to see the new film ‘Christopher Robin’. So we set out, him a very excited little boy, who brought his own Winnie The Pooh toys so that they could enjoy seeing themselves on the big screen.

  • Soup Lunches
    Rev'd Graham Witts | 02.07.18

    Soup Lunches

    During Lent and following Easter we have held a number of Soup lunches and devotional services. They have proved to be very popular so we will be holding some more. Watch this space!

  • Confirmation at St. Andrew's
    Rev'd Graham Witts | 02.07.18

    Confirmation at St. Andrew's

    On Friday 14th September there will be a Confirmation service at 7.00 pm. At this service candidates from across the deanery will make the promises of baptism for themselves and confirm their belief. The service will be conducted by the Right Reverend Ruth Worsley, the Bishop of Taunton.

  • Sea Sunday 2018
    Liz Roost | 02.07.18

    Sea Sunday 2018

    We are delighted that our own Revd. Richard Sigrist will be speaking at our annual service. St. Andrew’s is a great supporter of the work of the Mission to Seafarers, both locally and globally.

  • Edithmead Flower Festival 2018
    Rev'd Graham Witts | 02.07.18

    Edithmead Flower Festival 2018

    The Edithmead Flower Festival will take place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July.

  • Vicar's Letter July / August 2018
    Rev'd Graham Witts | 02.07.18

    Vicar's Letter July / August 2018

    You will read elsewhere in another article about a Confirmation service to be held in St Andrew’s in September. It seems a good time then to ponder on our own Confirmation – however long ago it might have been.

  • Christian Aid Week 2018 - Results
    Brian Foakes | 16.06.18

    Christian Aid Week 2018 - Results

    Thank you to all who were involved in Christian Aid Week this year, your gifts of time and money are greatly appreciated.

  • Rev'd Graham Witts was welcomed as a Prebendary
    From the Bishops | 05.06.18

    Rev'd Graham Witts was welcomed as a Prebendary

    A special celebration took place during Evensong on Tuesday 8 May at Wells Cathedral as Tony Cook and the Revd Graham Witts were welcomed as Prebendaries and took their place on Wells Cathedral Chapter.

  • Your Invitation to celebrate 40 years of friendship
    Bishop's Peter and Ruth | 05.06.18

    Your Invitation to celebrate 40 years of friendship

    Bishop Peter and Bishop Ruth are inviting everyone to join in the celebrations of the 40 years of friendship on 14 July for the ‘return fixture’ with a ceremony at Wells Cathedral and an after party at the Bishop’s Palace, as we welcome a group of Zambian guests to Somerset.

  • Filling the gaps
    The Right Reverend Ruth Worsley | 05.06.18

    Filling the gaps

    We all know the old adage, one volunteer is worth 10 pressed (wo)men. As we celebrate Volunteer Week 2018 (1-7 June) I want to give thanks for and to the thousands of volunteers across Somerset who love and serve our communities.

  • Mothers' Union turns 100
    Janet Chalmers | 05.06.18

    Mothers' Union turns 100

    On May 15th we had our annual Cream Tea, with strawberries and cream. Our 100th birthday cake was made by Gill Miller and, at Graham’s suggestion, she used the Queen Mother’s favourite recipe, printed in ‘Families First’. Mary Witts made the delicious scones.

  • Vicar's Letter June 2018
    Rev'd Sharon Eldergill | 05.06.18

    Vicar's Letter June 2018

    Last week I had the privilege of attending a special service in the centre of Derby, to celebrate and commemorate the birth of Florence Nightingale in May1820.

  • Midweek Soup and Reflection
    Rev'd Graham Witts | 20.05.18

    Midweek Soup and Reflection

    The Midweek Soup and Reflection will take place on the following Wednesday's:

    May 16th & 30th
    June 13th & 27th