ST ANDREW'S CHURCH

St Andrew's Church, West Deeping

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St Andrew's Church, West Deeping

West Deeping and its neighbouring parishes, Tallington, Uffington, Barholm with Stowe, Greatford, Wilsthorpe and Braceborough are all members of the Uffington Group of Churches, in the Deanery of Stamford

St Andrew’s Church, West Deeping has a story to tell of village life over more than 750 years. As you walk round from the entrance, you will see the following features which outline the story:

  • The Font dates from Edward III in the 14th Century. In the octagonal top there are 8 crests to commemorate local nobility of the time. Five crests have known lineage: the other three are unsolved.
  • The Tower and Spire, which date from 1370, house 6 bells dating from 1673. There are several notable bell-ringing achievements recorded on the tower walls.
  • The Nave dates from the 13th Century and was extended upwards with a Clerestory in the 15th Century. Names of early churchwardens are carved into the beams.
  • Through the Nave, into the 14th Century Chancel, is the altar. The ceiling of the Chancel is decorated with gold-leaf symbols and the stained glass windows show different saints including St Andrew after whom the church is named.  

There is much more to see: the more you look the more the story unfolds. Feel free to call in at any time – the church is open every day of the year … and please sign the visitor’s book.

Church Services

FROM SUNDAY 7th APRIL 2019, SERVICES WILL START AT 11:00 AM 

Morning Prayers

Every first Sunday at 11:00 AM for 1 hour: a friendly traditional service with hymns.

Holy Communion

Every second and fourth Sundays at 11:00 AM for 1 hour: a friendly traditional service with hymns and communion.

All Age Service

Every third Sunday at 11:00 AM for 45 minutes followed by light refreshments. A friendly service for people of all ages, with a mix of modern and traditional hymns and a simple address plus activity suitable for children. 

Coming Soon

  • Sunday 26 May at 11:00am: All Age Service 'The Fruit of the Spirit' with Padre Stewart Shaw and music from Andy, Jules and Katie. You are very welcome to come along - light refreshments after the service.
  • Thursday 30th May at 7pm: Ascension Holy Communion service with Father Aran Beesley. The Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, also called Ascension Day, Ascension Thursday, or sometimes Holy Thursday, commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Holy Communion will be offered during the service or you’re welcome to come forward for a blessing, either way please come along and enjoy the service. Incense will be used during this service.
  • Sunday 16th June at 11:00am. Celebration of 50 Years of Ministry for Canon David McCormack. You are very welcome to come along to this special all age service including Holy Communion with Canon Haydn Smart preaching and music from Andy, Jules and Katie. Light refreshments after the service.

Further Information

From the Churchwarden or see the weekly Pew Sheet available in the church which details the latest services in the Uffington Group.

Contacts

Rector:  

Father Aran Beesley, ‘The Rectory’, Main Rd, Uffington, Nr. Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 4SN

Tel: 01780 481786

Mobile: 07590 055905

Email: aran.beesley@gmail.com

Churchwardens:

Colin Blagrove

Tel: 07946004893

Email: colin.blagrove@ntlworld.com 

Deputy: Allan Crowson

Parochial Church Council:

Secretary: Mr Colin Blagrove.  Mobile: 07946004893

Page updated 08/05/2019