We are a group of ordinary people who aim to be open to God. We want to be real rather than phoney and welcoming not cliquey. We trust God’s word, the Bible and try hard to link our faith with the real world. We love communicating how fantastic we think Jesus is to those in our community.
The people who attend our Community Church are made up of different age groups, so our services reflect a mix of old and new styles of music and worship patterns. One of our aims is to develop authentic ways for people of all ages to be able to connect with God.
We are part of the Dronfield and Holmesfield Team (5 churches: St Andrew’s Community Church, Dronfield Woodhouse LEP (Anglican/Methodist/URC); St John the Baptist Church Dronfield (Anglican); St Swithins Church, Holmesfield (Anglican); St Phillips Church (Dronfield) and St Mary’s LEP (Methodist/Anglican) Unstone)
Our church is outward looking and has had strong links with other churches from the beginning. In addition to our work within the Parish, we are an Ecumenical Partnership within the Anglican, Methodist and United Reformed Churches. We also support and share in the activities of other Christians in our town through Churches Together in Dronfield and District.
You will find a friendly welcome at any services or events.
'KNOWING AND GROWING IN CHRIST
SERVING AND SHARING CHRIST'
From the Church Wardens
We are the St Andrew’s church wardens and find ourselves in the unenviable position of overseeing the interregnum.
Ruth left us in the middle of July and so we are now looking for a new minister. We will miss Ruth, her leadership and her wonderful giggle very much and pray for her as she settles in to a new life in London. 23 of us travelled down to Battersea on the 4th September to attend her licensing service. It was a wonderful day and good to be able to see where Ruth will be living and working. Ruth is joining Battersea Fields Parish at a very exciting time; it is an energetic and diverse parish, home to numerous well-established communities and host to London’s largest regeneration project. The urban regeneration in the parish is dramatically changing the place in which Ruth is going to minister. Ruth will therefore be sharing in the work of growing the local church in area experiencing huge change. It will be an exciting but challenging job so please keep her in your prayers. (Take a look at the photographs of the event in the Gallery)
We have both been involved at St Andrews for many years and have been so encouraged to see how the Church has developed in the time Ruth was here. We are daunted by the task but have been wonderfully supported by the church family as we all seek to continue to be a blessing to the community of Dronfield Woodhouse.
Jenny Whittaker and Keith Brook
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