News and Events
Work on the Spire
A video of the work on the spire, kindly produced by our friend and neighbour, Michael Rodd.
Pictures from Monday 8th June
A chance to have peek at the inside of the spire, whilst the shingles are off. Working is progressing well on the outside with the new oak shingles.
Pictures from Thursday (28th)
Starting to put the new oak shingles on one side.
Update on Tuesday (26th)
The Weathervane is down; with good social distancing from the team on the ladder! Also from 'David the Steeplejack' and 'David the Church Warden' whilst carefully carrying it to rest in Church Gate House whilst the main work on the spire is done.
We are delighted that the work on the Spire started today (Friday 22nd) and will continue for 10-14 days, when we are anticipating a refurbished spire and weather vane. The work begins.....
Harvest Giving - October 2020
Sunday 4th October is Harvest Sunday. Sadly, we can’t join together in person to bring our harvest offerings and give thanks in song for God’s goodness. But there is still much we can do to celebrate our blessings. We had looked into holding a Foodbank ‘drive-in’ collection in our car park, but the social distancing logistics proved too much, and we have been reassured that for the time being, Foodbank stores are holding up. So this year we are going to focus on ‘a Harvest for the World’. There are many places in the world where the pandemic has caused great suffering, even starvation. Two of the charities we support at St Andrew’s strive to bring relief – the Garden Route Children’s Trust in South Africa, and OM in Nepal. This Harvest Sunday we invite everyone to give money instead of food to these two charities.
To give to Operation Mobilisation in Nepal:
Account Number: 76971465
Sort Code: 60-16–04
To give to the Garden Route Children's Trust click here
Lonely? Need a chat or prayer?
Are you feeling lonely? Maybe self-isolating or simply missing your usual social activities? Wanting someone to chat to? Or worried about someone or something and would like to pray with someone about it?
Cobham Churches are working together to provide a line you can call, whether simply for a chat or for prayer.
Call 01932 910184
or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
For urgent needs or prescription collection, call Community Coronavirus Care on 0800 307 7111
Kids Church Resources
18th October Kids' Church will be meeting on Zoom, details have been sent to the registered families, contact the Elaine if you need the details. This week we will look at the second part Moses' story and will be making this craft.
11th October Kids' Church will be meeting on Zoom, details have been sent to the registered families, contact the Elaine if you need the details. This week we will look at the first part Moses' story and will be making this craft.Here is the template for the craft, registered families have been sent this
4th October is our Harvest Festival Family Service on Youtube so
Kids' Church will continue on Zoom. We will be making medals as our craft this week - please bring with you some paper or card, string or ribbon, something to draw around, colouring pens and scissors.
Kids Church will continue this week on Zoom, when you have been asked to come dressed as a superhero or bring a superhero toy with you to the call.
Kids' Church is back this week at 10am - Zoom details have been sent to the KC families, if you still need the details please contact Elaine (Elaine@sac.church). If you are joining the call please print this sheet ready for the craft this week.
The activity sheet and colouring sheet for the gospel reading on Sunday are here:
Kids' Church will be back online at 10am on the 13th September when we will be looking at what Jesus taught Peter about forgiveness. Hope to see you then - zoom details will be sent to registered families.
The activity sheet and colouring sheet for the gospel reading on Sunday's service are here, hope you enjoy them;
The activity sheet and colouring sheet for the gospel reading on Sunday's service are here;
Please don't forget to reply to your invitation to the Kids' Church Family Picnic.
2nd AugustWe won't be holding Kids' Church zoom sessions during August but will be back in September.
Please save the date for some Kids' Church Family Fun on the afternoon of Saturday 22nd, when we will be having a 'family bubbles', socially distanced picnic.
If you are looking for material to support the weekly readings for some boredom busting material during August please consider:
- Virtual Sunday School channel on Youtube - lots of fun presentations of bible stories
- Rootsontheweb.com provide, free, each week an activity sheet and colouring sheet based on the gospel reading for the Sunday.
- biblesociety.org.uk/explore-the-bible/homeschool-resources - some lovely telling of bible stories and downloadable crafts and worksheet.
- Spiritual Union online holidays - some great themed sessions for 8 - 18 years.
We will be at 12noon on Zoom on the 12th families have been sent the code, contact Elaine if haven't got it and want it. During the session we will be looking at story Jesus told of farmer sowing the seeds. Members of KC have been sent a pack of seeds in the post (which we hope will arrive before the weekend). We will be planning the seeds during the session. Lots of fun planned - hope you can join us.
We will be at 12noon on Zoom on the 5th families have been sent the code, contact Elaine if haven't got it and want it. During the session we will be looking at story Jesus told of the wise and foolish builders. Please bring a box of lego, pack of cards and pens and paper to the session.
We will be at 12noon on Zoom on the 28th families have been sent the code, contact Elaine if haven't got it and want it. During the session we will be looking at doing what God tell us to do via the story of Jonah. Please bring paper and pens to the session.
21st June (2nd Sunday after Trinity)
We will be meeting at 12 on Zoom on the 21st, families will be sent the code. During the session we will be looking at Noah's Ark. If you can, please, print this picture of Noah's Ark before the session.
Here are some pictures of Charlotte releasing the 'painted lady' butterflies she has watched grow and transform and enjoying a butterfly cupcake for her 6th birthday.
14th June (1st Sunday after Trinity)
We will be meeting on Zoom at 12 noon on Sunday (14th), families have been sent the code, if you need it contact:
We will be using these footprints during our craft part of the session, please print them ready to use.
Here is a sheet that families can do together during the week - Living Out Your Faith
7th June (Trinity Sunday)
Older members of Kids' Church will be running the 10am Youth Service on Sunday 7th, so we won't have a Kids' Church session on zoom this Sunday.
Here is a sheet that families can do together - Living Out Your Faith
Pentecost (31st May)
Many congratulations to Marcus, from Kids's Church who won the Virtual Junior Bakeoff organised by Kim Plumpton at Cobham Combined Church, Stoke Road this weekend.
Marcus with his winning cake.
For Sunday 24th - please make an A4 poster showing the name of Jesus in Lights, like a poster outside a theatre. Here is a simple example but yours can look like anything that shows Jesus' name in light or glowing colours. On Sunday we will be learning about glorifying God.
For Sunday 17th May - please cut out 2 'badge sized hearts' - one white and one red or pink. We will be learning about the commandments Jesus taught his disciples.
Hope you enjoy them. Look forward to making the heart craft on Sunday.
For Sunday 10th May - please make a footprint - if you would like to a messy version paint the bottom of your foot and then stand on a piece of paper or card - then let it dry. If you would like a simple version just ask someone to draw around your foot. Examples of the footprints are below.
This Sunday we will be learning about when Jesus said he was The Way, The Truth and The Life
For Sunday 3rd May, please make a simple sock puppet sheep, roughly looking like:
We will be looking at Jesus as the Shepherd caring for his sheep.
Here is the craft for next Sunday (26th) -
We would like you to make a diary of what you do for 6 days (easier to divide a piece of paper into 6 than 7!).
Thank you for making the example Lyn.
We will be looking at the story of Jesus meeting some disciples on the road to Emmaus during our KS session on Sunday.
EASTER SUNDAY 2 (19th April)
Here is the craft of Jesus for the KC Zoom Session.
Here is the Easter Quiz that we did some of the questions from in KC this morning. What not test your family?
Thank you for Charlotte and Marcus for sharing their palm pictures and Marcus' cross made from ribbons.
Messy Church have sent some ideas to do at home during Holy Week running up to Easter, click here to download.
Here are some Powerpoints with ideas for the Last Supper remembered on Maundy Thursday and some ideas for activities on Good Friday - we would love to see some creative crosses for Good Friday for example - collect some sticks in the garden or plait some ribbons or finger paint a cross.
Here is a Powerpoint for Palm Sunday with ideas for crafts and activities around Palm Sunday. We are looking forward to showing examples of these crafts and activities on this page.
Monthly Prayer Diary
The Prayer Diary for St Andrew's can be downloaded - click here. The monthly prayer diary can be kept on your fridge or in your bible to prompt you about the things to pray about with the life of St Andrew's.
FAMILY Magazine for St Andrew's
APCM 2020 Zoom Details and Documents
The APCM will be held on Zoom at 8pm on Friday 16th October here are Zoom details
Meeting ID: 824 4713 9555
or click on this link
To access by telephone call 0203 481 5237 and use the ID and Passcode above when prompted to enter.
The agenda for 2020 APCM is available here.