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. 

Thank You!

Friends’ Group Cheese & Wine Social – Friday 13th September. Thank you to everyone who supported this social in aid of the church toilet/servery project and appreciation for the amazing generosity of all who donated. Thank you too to Amy and Ian from The Red Lion for hosting. If anyone would like to donate to the project or simply join the Friends’ Group, please contact colin.blagrove@ntlworld.com.

Bike Ride & Stride - Saturday 14th September. Thank you to all those who participated this year’s event – riding, striding, welcoming in church and sponsoring. The money raised will be divided equally between our church and Lincolnshire Churches Trust who award grants for projects like our facilities improvement. A win-win!

Harvest Festival - Sunday 22nd September. Thank you to all those who came to celebrate Harvest at our All Age Service. The church smelled amazingly fragrant with the beautiful flowers so lovingly arranged by those from our congregation. The service was led by Reverend Stewart Shaw, Padre RAF Wittering and, with the aid of a seed sower, explained how 'one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully'. Andy and Katie McCormack, and Jules Morgan played keyboard, violin and guitar leading us in our favourite harvest songs including 'We Plough the Fields with Tractors' and - the children's favourite - 'All Things Bright and Beautiful'. Generous food donations and our collection will be given to Deepings Foodbank.

Thank you too to all those who supported the Afternoon Harvest Tea on Saturday 21st September. Proceeds from the raffle and the cake stall will contribute to our church toilet/servery project.

Coming Soon

  • The service on Sunday 29th September will be a said Holy Communion with Father Aran.
  • Sunday 20th October at 11:00am: All Age Service continuing the theme of 'What's it like to Walk on Water'. You are very welcome to come along - there will be light refreshments after the service.
  • Saturday 30th November (St Andrew's Day) Holy Communion at 10:00 am followed by light refreshments starting at 11:00 am. 
  • 'Molecey at Christmas' hosted by Graham Magee and Glenn Fuller on Saturday 14th December 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Further details to follow.
  • Christmas All Age Carol Service Sunday 22nd December at 11:00 am.

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

Churchwarden:

Colin Blagrove

Tel: 07946004893

Email: colin.blagrove@ntlworld.com 

Deputy: Allan Crowson

Parochial Church Council:

Secretary: Mr Colin Blagrove.  Mobile: 07946004893

Page updated 06/08/2019