St Andrew’s Church is a place where people from all sorts of different backgrounds, age groups and cultures meet to worship.
Some people have been Christians for many years, others are starting their journey of faith, everybody is welcome in our Church. We expect to see the transforming power of God at work in people’s lives and this is the basis of our preaching. We try to keep things fairly relaxed at St Andrew’s but not forgetting that we come into the presence of almighty God. We see St Andrew’s as “an accepting community through the grace of God”.
Our parish straddles the Caledonian Road and is home to different communities. We love the diversity of our parish and that people from every area of the local community join together for worship at St Andrew’s. There is a lot of mobility and we are used to a situation where people come to our church for a fairly short period of time before moving to another part of London. Those who have made their permanent home in our church family see their role as ministering and supporting people who are here for a short time. So whether you have taken up residence in our neighbourhood, or are just here for a short while, then you would be most welcome to join us for worship on Sundays.
Team Rector: Revd Michael Learmouth
Michael became a Christian as a teenager when he was a member of the Boy’s Brigade. He worked initially as a Chartered Accountant until he was called to the ministry in 1992. Although Michael grew up in London his current appointment is the first time he has worked in London, having previously worked in parishes in Essex.
Church Administrator: Sarah Wall
Sarah lives in Poplar, East London and is married with a daughter. She has previously lived in the Caledonian Road area for 14 years. She has been working at St Andrew’s Church for seventeen years. Sarah works/lives in the Church Office at St Andrew’s Church on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays (8.45am – 4.30pm) – if you have any questions she is the first person to ask!