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        St Andrew's Church           

 

A message from the Rector

Please find below a list of services for the rest of June, July and August, all are at 10am.

20th June Harlestone plus live

27th June Norton plus live

 

4th July Whilton and zoom

11th July Brampton and zoom

18th July Brington plus live

25th July East Haddon and zoom

 

1st Aug Harlestone plus live

8th Aug Norton plus live

15th Whilton and zoom

22nd Aug Brampton and zoom

29th Aug Brington plus live

 

Rev Andrea Watkins.

01604 771338

(14 June)


Zoom links

Sunday morning worship at 10am  

Simply click:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87321834309?pwd=czR4bktuS3NGSUJxMUY0eGZuZlFVQT09

Or go to the zoom website and enter:

Meeting ID: 873 2183 4309

Passcode: 882020

Or by phone

Dial by your location

            0203 051 2874 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 873 2183 4309

Passcode: 882020

If you are joining us by phone, please ensure the number is covered by your billing plan to avoid extra charges.

Wednesday Morning Prayer

This week's prayers: Morning Prayer (Contemporary) on Wednesday 5 May 2021 | The Church of England

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87985012082?pwd=TWRzSVRpUHVqbHJTYjVCeG8vWng2UT09

Meeting ID: 879 8501 2082

Passcode: 667559

Or by phone (check your phone bill to make sure it's included)

       0203 481 5240 United Kingdom      

Meeting ID: 879 8501 2082

Passcode: 667559

Coffee and Chat, Mondays at 10:30am

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83807565255?pwd=Qkc1dy9Kait6N0N5VWpaSW9udWh6UT09

Meeting ID: 838 0756 5255

Passcode: 747089

 
 
 History of the Church

Dedicated to St Andrew, the parish church is one of six within the Spencer Benefice of the Diocese of Peterborough. Built in the 12th/13thcentury the only original parts of the building remaining are the base of the tower and parts of the nave. The remainder of the nave and the upper parts of the tower were built in the later part of the 18th century. A ring of 6 bells was given in 1777 by the patron of the time ~ William Lucas Rose ~ who also paid for their installation and the building work. In 1779 he also gave a gift of communion vessels which are still in use today.

Considerable restoration work was carried out in 1878/9 when the chancel was reconstructed and the vestry and organ aisles added. Most of the existing windows were also restored. The tower and nave roofs were restored in 1957/8.

The east window contains the only stained glass in the building – the subject is Christ’s Crucifixion and dates from 1878. It is believed to be the work of Burlerison and Gryll – the purple/blue colouring being typical of their work and the stained glass designs used based on those of Germany and the Netherlands around 1500.

The Reredos behind the altar is a picture in mosaic depicting the Last Supper – a copy of the painting by Leonardo da Vinci, with the inscription beneath “Do this in remembrance of me”. The mosaic continues on either side depicting on one side ears of wheat, and on the other a grapevine.

The church clock is unusual as it was originally a one handed clock divided into ¼ hours and therefore does not have 60 minutes.

The church is surrounded by a churchyard of 0.649 acres with lovely country views looking eastwards. The earliest known gravestone is that of Thomas Embry Woolwinder who died in 1687.

In April 1994 the 6 bells and the frame were removed. The bells were taken to Whitechapel foundry in London, recast, and 2 new bells added to make a ring of 8.Tenor weight 13-1-5.

All the bells have inscriptions on them. The treble having “The Rose Bell, in memory of William Lucas Rose who gave the original six bells in 1777”. The new bells were rung for the first time on August 13th for a village wedding and were dedicated by the Bishop of Peterborough at a special service on September 29th1994.

The Bellringers practise on Monday evenings 7.45 to 9.00 pm.  Anyone from 10 years can learn to ring – contact Justin Baker on 01327 844263 (e-mail) or Janet Bowers on 01327 842851 (email).

Visiting bands of ringers please contact the tower correspondent Janet on 01327 842851 (email).

St Andrew's is a small church with a friendly atmosphere which welcomes you to any of the services.

Special services include Pet Blessing, Christingle and others which rotate around the Benefice.