Weekly News and Prayers for the Parish and community

Sunday 25th October – Bible Sunday

2 Colossians 3: 12 – 17
Matthew 24: 30 – 35


APCM meeting

This meeting normally happens in April but has been held over until now. The meeting will take place on Thursday 22nd October 7.45pm in St Andrew’s Church. Remember numbers are limited due to Covid restrictions. If you wish to attend in person or you wish to join/view by zoom please email PCC Secretary to register your attendance or to request the Zoom link. To view the Trustees’ Report and Accounts 2019 and Agenda and reports APCM 2020 please go to our Latest News page for the respective links.  Please DO NOT go to St Andrew’s without informing the PCC secretary or you may be turned away if there are too many people already in church.

Operation Christmas Child – Shoebox Appeal 2020

Usually we collect the boxes over a period of weeks from various sources and last year had 525 boxes. A wonderful thing which we still wish to support. However, this year we need to do it differently, please read the article about how to get involved on our latest news


Christian Hope International

St Andrew’s is not collecting the knitted items at the moment.  Christian Hope International is open in Romford on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9 – 5pm to accept any new knitted items you may have.  Their address is  Unit 10 Elms Industrial Estate, Church Road, Romford RM3 0JU


Please pray for these people who are on our parish prayer list:

Peter Scott, Mike Wenborn, Carol Coales, Carol Chamberlain and Reg, Marion and Susie Popkin.

Parish Prayer List  – We are updating the parish prayer list so if you have referred anyone for prayer, and wish prayers for them to continue, please could you send an update to the office labelled “Prayer Network Update” by Sunday November 1st. Many thanks


Regular Giving and the Parish Giving Scheme

If your method of giving is via the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) or standing order, this will continue during the current Covid 19 crisis. If you give via plate collection or the envelope scheme, please consider using Just Giving.  Alternatively, sign up for the Parish Giving scheme via their website or by a dedicated telephone number  0333 002 1271, operating weekdays between 9 – 5pm. Sign up normally takes around 15 minutes. Please have to hand the following information:
• Personal bank account details
• The name of the parish you wish to donate to
• Confirm if  eligible for Gift Aid
• The PGS codes for the parish are:

St Andrew’s 080608077

St George’s 080608078

St Matthew’s 080608079

We appreciate that these are challenging times and are pleased that you want to help us continue to do God’s work within our community.