Welcome


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St. Andrew’s Church has been serving God in the community of Eastern Green since 1875 and more recently Allesley Green and Bannerbrook Park. Our purpose as a church is:

  • To encounter the life changing God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, through prayer, worship and bible study
  • To make disciples of Jesus
  • To serve those in need especially in our own local community as if they were Jesus

St Andrew’s is open for Sunday Services and on Thursdays for private prayer. All services are currently available online.

St. Andrew’s Church, Church Lane, Eastern Green, Coventry CV5 7BX, England


Church Guidelines
The PCC met on Monday 2nd August and have agreed the following changes. These changes will start from week commencing 16th August 2021, this allows time for preparations to be made to the church:

People are requested to:

  • use the sanitiser when entering church.
  • Social distance
  • Use a face covering when in church.
  • Singing – will now be allowed but requested to be done behind a face covering.
  • Move to a 1 metre distance – therefore all pews will be open, but only 2 people (related or formally in a bubble) are allowed to sit in each pew. People will be asked to sit at the opposite end of the pew from the people in the pew in front/behind. This is to achieve the 1 metre social distance. 
  • Upstairs will now be open on Sundays to increase capacity.
  • If people, due to mobility or preference, wish to sit downstairs for the Sunday service you will need to contact Julie to book a place. Otherwise, the booking arrangements will be suspended, and people will be seated on a first come first served basis, utilising both the main body of the church and upstairs. The capacity of the church will be 60 people.
  • People will still be encouraged to record via the track and trace app.
  • We will continue with the current arrangements for sharing the peace.
  • Communion – will be administered in the pews as now. We will follow the option to administer the bread only at this time. We will request that people continue to wear a face covering when receiving Communion to protect both themselves and visiting clergy.
  • Coffee will not be available after any service at this stage.
  • The last online service taking place on 19th September.
  • Wednesday Service Wednesday service at 10:00am will start again from the 18th August.
  • Life Events Weddings/Baptisms/Funerals The church can accommodate 68 people utilising upstairs, downstairs and choir stalls. The number able to attend will be at the discretion of the person officiating at the service. Singing will be requested to be undertaken behind face coverings.

As you can imagine trying to get the balance right is very difficult, but we will keep the guidance under review. We will continue to take our steer from the Church of England and Public Health England guidance to make sure that we are keeping us all as safe as possible.

The church will continue to open on Thursdays and Sundays from 9am until 5pm.

Nick Tooby – Churchwarden
On behalf of the PCC


Annual Sponsored Walk

Last Saturday, 18th September, Steve, Veronika and Linda joined with Greg for a sponsored walk. Those of you who have been coming to church a long time will know this annual event, started about 15 years ago with a 40 mile walk across Wales. I, (Linda), only supported at this event along my husband, but have walked since. All these years later, and our hips, back and feet have aged somewhat and so we limit our walks to about 20 miles now.

This year, we joined with Greg Smith and a number of his congregation, who were raising money for the historic churches trust in Shropshire. However, with all the good works throughout the pandemic that St. Andrews have done, we decided that all the money we raise will go directly to St. Andrews church to enable us to continue our good work.

The walk started from St. George’s church in Pontesbury at eight in the morning. It was an early start for us as we needed to travel there, and so we set off at six o’clock. In itself it was a difficult walk as those who know the area will testify. It is really hilly and sometimes the terrain was quite tough underfoot. One particular area, going up stiperstones to nearby devils chair was particularly steep and it was rocky underfoot. The first half of the walk seemed all uphill, and the second part, when the feet were sore, seemed mainly downhill. We called into a number of churches along the way, and had a short reading and a prayer at each. The fellowship was wonderful, as was the hospitality as we were served refreshments and cakes at most churches and as facilities were not always available, one very kind lady opened up her home to us so that we could use her toilet too. In total about 25 people or slightly more participated in the walk. Only nine of us completed it all. This would not have been possible but the amazing support from my husband Paul, and Jeremy, who ferried people back and forth and gave moral support and encouragement as well as ensuring everyone had whatever was required. Finally, we ended up at the Nags Head, for a well-deserved drink and rest before returning home.

It is still possible to sponsor us using one of the following methods:

  • Sponsorship form is in church
  • Use our specific online giving page, which is secure and offers a receipt, just follow the link – https://givealittle.co/campaigns/5f369064-5669-4be8-94e1-86e6e23fbef8
  • You can telephone Lin direct for her to record you’re her number is 0247468535
  • Give your donation to one of the Churchwardens

A big thank you to you all.

Linda Chylinski


Vicar
Jo Joyce – appointment date to be confirmed

Parish Safeguarding Officer and Children’s Advocate:

Linda Chylinski

 

Tel No:  024 7646 8535 

 

or Diocesan Safeguarding Team 024 7652 1345

 

Click here for the parish safeguarding page

Linda Chylinski – Parish Safeguarding Officer


Church Wardens

Becky Crowe

Nick Tooby

Tel: 07875 552518

Tel: 07951 925772

Email: rebecca.crowe@ourfaith.online

Email: nicktooby@btinternet.com

Becky Crowe
Nick Tooby

Youth Worker:

 

Emma Wildman

 

Email: standrewscovyouth@gmail.com

 

Tel No: 07714 167944

 
Emma Wildman

Parish Administrator: Julie Crow
Te No: 07756 918847
Email: administrator@standrews-eg.org.uk
(Mon & Wed 8am – 2pm & Fri 8am – 12 noon for baptism enquiries, all general enquiries and church bookings)