Welcome to St. Andrew’s! We are pleased that you are here to explore our website, and we hope that you will join us for worship and fellowship.
We are a small but diverse congregation. We come to St. Andrew’s from communities throughout central and eastern Niagara County. Some of us have been members since the 1950s, when the congregation was first formed, and some of us have just joined within the last two years. We have always brought different perspectives and gifts to the vision we share of being the Body of Christ in this place. To learn more about our history, click here.
Our central worship together is the service of Holy Eucharist (also called “Holy Communion”, or “mass”) on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Our worship style is simple, but reverent; our choir and congregation sing traditional hymns from our Episcopal hymnal and our choir sings anthems that are both traditional and contemporary. We do not use incense, but we do celebrate a Choral Eucharist (in which the congregational responses are sung) on special occasions such as All Saints’ Sunday (the first Sunday in November), Christmas Eve, Epiphany, Easter, and Pentecost. On a typical Sunday, about 80 of us gather for worship, and our volunteer choir includes about 15. To learn more about our choir and other liturgical ministries click here.
Our congregation shares deep bonds, forged through our commitment to support one another and to serve our community. We study and pray together in our monthly Bible Studies, in our Women’s Spirituality Group (twice a month), and in our Spiritual Reflection Groups (which meet for 4-6 weeks, several times a year). We also help each other with household chores and repairs through the God Squad. We serve the community through the St. Andrew’s Community Store, monthly Community Lunches, Habitat for Humanity, The Newfane Community Food Pantry, and special events to raise funds for community organizations. To learn more about our pastoral and outreach ministries click here.
St. Andrew’s is part of the Niagara Deanery (the group of Episcopal churches in Niagara County) in the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York (www.episcopalwny.org), the group of Episcopal churches west of Rochester, bound by the Pennsylvania border to the south and Lake Ontario to the north. To learn more about the Episcopal Church in the United States, see http://ecusa.anglican.org