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!

Thank you to Glenn & Graham for hosting the ‘Molecey Mill at Christmas’ event on Saturday, 14th December. It was a great success and enjoyed by more than 300 guests who enjoyed seeing the house decorated for Christmas, the traditional festive music and seeing the waterwheel turn. More than £1,500 was raised towards the Church toilet/servery project.

Friends’ Group. Thank you to everyone who is supporting the church toilet/servery project and for your amazing generosity. See the folder below for more information. If anyone would like to donate to the project or simply join the Friends’ Group, please contact colin.blagrove@ntlworld.com.

Coming Soon

  • Sunday 16th February All Age Service 'Selfless Love'. 11:00 am for 45 minutes. Music with Andy, Jules & Katie. Light refreshments after. 
  • Tuesday 11th February an Alpha course starts in the Uffington Group.  This is for youIt’s also for people who you think might want to find out more about the bigger questions in life. The course will run on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm up until Easter.  Food will be served at the start of the evening followed by a talk and discussion. This course is for you, and anyone you know. Please email aran.beesley@gmail.com or call  07590055905 to reserve a place (and help prepare just enough food!).
  • The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held at Uffington Church at 12:15 pm on Sunday 5th April 2020. Further details to follow

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: Colin Blagrove.  Mobile: 07946004893

Page updated 03/02/2020