Vicar's Welcome

Hello! Welcome to the website of St Andrews and St Bartholomew's. We hope you find this website helpful to navigate your way around what goes on here in our church.

Sometimes life can be very confusing, anxiety producing - even painful. Many people are searching for  spiritual answers. We at St Andrew's and St Bartholomew’s believe that God is bigger and better and closer than we can imagine.‘Without vision the people perish’ says the writer of Proverbs. Any church needs to know what it is there for and what it is aiming to achieve. In a sense, Jesus has already given us our vision statement: ‘Love God, and love your neighbour as yourself.’ From this we have worked hard to produce a strategy to achieve that vision.

Bill Hybels, leader of the 25000 strong Willow Creek congregation, believes passionately that the local church is the ‘hope for the nations’. The people of Churchdown will only find their hope in Christ through the local church. Our vision is for us to offer that ‘hope for all ages.’ Hope for their families, for themselves, for their healing, for their future, for their security, for their marriages, and for their eternal salvation. This hope is for all age groups, young and old, as well as for both this age and the age to come. 

We hope you feel like you belong here. Do click on the video below for a message from Jonathan: