Welcome to the St Andrews Church website. We have tried to give you a flavour of life at this church but you will need to come along and meet us to fill in the gaps. We are situated towards the north end of Taunton just beyond the railway station.
Ours is a relatively traditional church with good links with the church school opposite.
Have a browse through this site and if you want to find out more please get in touch with us. No church is perfect, but feel free to come along and be imperfect with us.
Focussing on God
The main focus of any church is the worship of God. Here at St Andrews we celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday.
The 8 o’clock service is said (rather than sung) and the 10 o’clock is with vestments and a robed choir.
We provide worship for children through our Sunday school, which we have called the Railway Children, and offer a simpler Communion service on a second Sunday.
The uniformed organisations attend up to 4 times a year and worship is adapted to suit the occasion.
For those who visit us and are not used to worship or who come from different traditions the services may hold a degree of confusion or mystery. Please feel free to ask any questions about the service afterwards over coffee.
Linking it to life
In all our worship we seek to make connections between what we profess and the way in which we live and work. We relate Bible readings to real experiences so we can understand their message for us today.
Our worship is an offering to God, but also a time when we can be nurtured and strengthened, ready for another week in which we can "go in peace to love and serve the Lord".
An open invitation
We invite baptised Christians of all denominations to receive Holy Communion. If you would prefer to receive a blessing just come to the altar rail with everyone else, and hold a service leaflet so that we know what to do.
Children are always welcome at St. Andrew's and, besides the Railway Children, there are toys and books at the back of the church and a toilet with baby changing facilities.
In this parish we offer the sacrament (bread and wine) to baptised children before Confirmation but we like to give some informal “instruction” beforehand. Please see the vicar if you would be interested in this aspect of worship for your children.
There is access for wheel chair users to both the main part of the church and the Lady Chapel.
An inductive loop system is installed to assist those with hearing aids and we can provide large print copies of the Order of Service and newsletter for those who need them.