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Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here for years, we hope our website will tell you everything you want to know about St Andrew's.

If you have more questions, please contact us here.

Better still, you are welcome to come to any of our services and check us out for yourself.

Key information about the church

Where & when does the church meet?

We meet every Sunday at 8:00am, 9.45am, and in the evening usually at either 5.30pm or 6.30pm

For more information about the different Sunday services look here or at our calendar.

We meet at St Andrew’s Church at:

Mingle Lane
Stapleford
Cambridgeshire CB22 5SY

You can see a map here

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our welcome team who will be able to answer your questions. They will give you a service sheet and anything else you need for the service. Our different types of services are explained here.

I am not a Christian, am I welcome?

Absolutely! We welcome everyone without any obligation on their part, and would love to meet you. We will help you explore Christianity if that is what you want.

Where can I park?

There is no car park at the church, but plenty of on-street parking in Mingle Lane, Gog Magog Way and neighbouring streets.

Is there a dress code?

No! Please just be yourself and come dressed as you like.

Is there a toilet?

There is, in the vestry, and it may be used at any time before, during or after the service. There are also toilets in the Johnson Hall and Verger’s Cottage for the groups taking place there. 

Is the church accessible for wheelchair users?

The church is, but unfortunately currently the toilet is not.

I have visual or hearing impairment. Can I take part?

Yes! We have large print versions of books and service sheets, and we have a loop system.

Will I have to pay?

No! We do not pass round a collection during services, and whether you make a donation or not is entirely up to you. You are welcome at St Andrew's either way, though we do appreciate all donations, large and small.

If you do want to make a donation there is a collection plate, usually on a table near the church entrance.  Alternatively a wall safe is on the right as you enter the church. Regular members can give by direct debit. If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid envelopes are available near to the collection plate table. We can also take payments by card or phone.

You can also make a donation online here.

Will I have to join in?

Not at all! You are free to simply observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.

What happens to babies and children at church?

They are always very welcome at St Andrew’s.

We have a great junior church, creche and groups for school students. Click through for more information about our groups for children and young people.

If any babies or young children need entertaining at any point during a service there are toys, books and colouring materials in the Lady Chapel and they are welcome to play there at any time during services.

Will my children be safe in their groups?

Yes! St Andrew's adheres strictly to the Diocese of Ely and Church of England safeguarding procedures. Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Lisa MacGregor.

What happens after a service?

Some people just want to leave quietly, and that's fine. Mostly people stay and chat, but there is no pressure to do so. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the 9.45 am service where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions. We often celebrate birthdays and other events, and everyone is welcome to stay and join in.

What is the church's attitude to women?

Women and men are included equally in all areas of St Andrew's ministry and church life.

What is the church's attitude to LGBTQ+ people?

LBGTQ+ people are very welcome, accepted and safe here.

Who works for the church?

Lots of volunteers and a few paid staff. If you want to know more about the church leaders, check out our Who's Who page.

I have more questions. How can I get in touch to ask them?

Please feel free to contact us here.