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St Andrew's Parish Church


St. Andrew’s Parish Church is the Church of England place of worship in the ecclesiastical parish of Wickham Skeith; it is part of a group of churches known as the "Bacton Benefice" which includes Bacton, Cotton, Wyverstone, Wickham Skeith, Old Newton and a chapel at Gipping.

All contact details and further information about services in St Andrew’s and other churches in the Bacton Benefice can be found on their web-site

Rural Dean: Rev Canon Diane Williams 720316, mobile 07714016554

Readers: Helen Matter  780379,   Elaine Miller  770337,  Sheila Wright  766392

Elders: Peter Paine  767897,  Janice Shea 781263,  Jean Willoughby  766621



Services for May 2019 

Every Sunday morning at 9.30am, in the Village Hall this month, unless otherwise stated


5th – Easter 3,  Holy Communion & prayers for Healing – Rev Canon Sally Fogden       

12th - Easter 4, Morning Worship - ‘The Home Team’

19th, 10am – Easter 5, Benefice Communionat Wyverstone - Ven John Cox

23rd, Wednesday 7.30pm – Admission of new churchwardens at Great Barton

26th – Easter 6,  All-Age/Family service - ‘The Home Team’

30th, Thursday, 7pm – Ascension Day, Benefice service at Wyverstone

Many thanks to those who decorated the church so beautifully for David & Hazel’s wedding, flowers which we were all then able to enjoy for Easter Sunday. Thanks too to those who helped on Good Friday with the cleaning.  Our workmen had done an excellent job of tidying up and cleaning for us so our main task was to eliminate some of the dust, which was achieved in good time, leaving the building looking as smart as possible for all the visitors.  We will now avoid using the church during May to allow uninterrupted work on the church floor, so all our May services will be held in the village hall.

Wyverstone will host two Benefice services this month, the regular 3rd Sunday Benefice service, and also the service for Ascension Day.  All are always welcome at these services so please ask if you need a lift. 

The service for the Admission of new Churchwardens in our Deanery, for those elected at this year’s Vestry meeting, will take place at Needham Market on 14th May at 7.30pm, however that date is not convenient for Margaret & Liz so they will go to the service at Great Barton on 23rd.  If you would like to support your churchwardens at this service please let us know as lifts will be available for those who would like to attend.

Only existing PCC members attended the Annual Parochial Church Meeting.  At the Vestry meeting Liz Davidson & Margaret Jones-Evans were again elected to serve as churchwardens.  During the main AGM reports were given on the work & events of the past year and thanks were expressed to all who help in any way, especially all those who stepped in to help with the churchyard maintenance.  The PCC for the coming year remains unchanged:  Jean Willoughby (lay vice-chair), Philip Cutting (treasurer), Liz Davidson, Margaret Jones-Evans, Peter Paine, Mary Paine (secretary), Ron Wright, Sheila Wright, Lesley Holland & Alice Palmer.

The Monday Morning Group will continue this month but as there is a Bank Holiday on the first Monday, the group is meeting on April 29th and there will only be one meeting in May, on 20th. 


Flower & Cleaning Rota

As all our services this month will be in the Village Hall to allow the work on the church floor to proceed without interruption, our cleaners for this month have time off!