Mission and Social Justice
'he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’
(Luke 4:18-19, Jesus quotes Isaiah 61)
The mission of the Church is the mission of Christ:
To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom;
To teach, baptise and nurture new believers;
To respond to human need by loving service;
To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation;
To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth.
(The Five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion)
We give 15% of our income from stewardship and plate collections to local, national and international charity partners, whom we uphold in prayer, and whose work we are privileged to share
BELIEF is an ecumenical Christian charity, based at St Andrew's, which offers events and short courses to explore Christian faith in our time
Fairtrade at St Andrew's
St Andrew's supports Faitrade. For farmers and workers, Fairtrade means workers’ rights, safer working conditions and fairer pay. For shoppers it means high quality, ethically produced products.
Our Fairtrade stall is open every Sunday in the church centre foyer between 10.30 and 11.30. We also offer a delivery service.
St Andrew's Church is determined to pursue ecological values and reduce our carbon footprint.
We have signed up to the A Rocha Eco Church programme of self assessment and are currently working towards the bronze award.