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There has been a Christian presence in Kinson for some 1000 years and many believe that a Saxon church would have stood where the current building stands today.

Over the centuries, St Andrew's in Kinson has sought to contribute to the local community with prayer, gospel ministry and active service for those who are in need.

We continue with that same aim - 'to be a Church that is building community and living for God; reaching out to our neighbours, sharing God's transforming love in Kinson, Northbourne and beyond.’

As well as offering weekly gatherings for prayer and worship, St Andrew's is actively involved in operating the Kinson and West Howe Foodbank. We also provide a great space in our community centre, offering a place where local groups can meet and pursue their interests. To that end we seek to offer discounted rates for non-profit organisations seeking to provide support and encouragement to people from all ages and stages of life.

Naturally, all vision and mission, needs to be ‘resourced’. This includes our prayer, time, energy, use of our talents and our financial giving.

Those who call St Andrew's home are committed to giving financially to the work of the local church here: an expression of thanks to God for all He has given us. an act of obedience, submitting to the Bible's teaching.
...because we trust God to provide for all our needs.
...and to support the work of the church, locally and globally.

We are thankful that through the commitment of so many individuals, our shared mission is possible.

If you would like to partner with us, as we seek to build a sustainable Christian presence for generations to come, please feel free to click on the link below to make your one-off or regular donation.


You may also wish to consider making a donation in your will. Legacies have been important in providing our generation with the facilities we enjoy. Our legacies will help to meet the needs of those who follow in our footsteps. Leaving a legacy to St Andrew’s Kinson is easy to do, can reduce the tax paid by your estate and will make a significant contribution to the work of our Church. Please ask the Church office or your solicitor for more information.

“But just as you excel in everything...see that you also excel in the grace of giving”

- 2 Corinthians 8:7

Thank you so much for your financial support. We could not fulfil our God-given vision without the generous offering of your time, talents and finance. We encourage regular members of the church to contribute to the vision of the church and the activities associated with it.

You can give in many different ways...

1) On Sundays. On arrival or departure in offertory plates available.
2) Regular Giving Online. Click on here for online giving. You can choose a  one off payment, monthly or both.

For more information, please get in touch with us on our Contact page.

Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

A Warm Hello 

The following information is specifically for those planning a visit, so that you know, beforehand, what to expect on a Sunday morning.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details here) for our Sunday Service starting at 9:30am. For your first visit, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early to ensure you get a parking space and find somewhere to sit before the service begins. When you arrive, you should be greeted by someone on our Welcome Team.

We serve tea, coffee and biscuits from 11am, after the service ends. It is a great way to meet people, or simply take time to find your bearings. All refreshments are free.

Accessibility: There is wheelchair access, and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There are disabled toilets in the main foyer.

Our Gathering

The main gathering begins at 9:30am with a warm welcome from one of our team members. We then share news and notices, usually about what’s going on in the life of the church. After a bible reading, one of our leaders will then give a sermon that is bible based and that we can apply to our everyday life. There will be an opportunity to share in the Lord’s Supper where we use bread and wine to remind us of the final meal that Jesus shared with his disciples the night before he died, the unity we share through faith and the future to which we move with hope. Our gathering concludes with an opportunity to share what our children and youth have been learning and a final worship song.


What about my kids?

We have a great programme lined up for kids of all ages:

  • Little Discoverers - Creche (0 months to Reception). Children under 6 months are welcome but must be accompanied by their parent/grown-up at all times.
  • Explorers (Years 1 to 3)
  • Pathfinders (Years 4 to 6)
  • Illumin8 (Years 7+)

Children stay with their parent or grown-up at the start of our gatherings for the welcome, songs and notices. We really value worshipping God all together as a family. At the end of the notices someone will announce that it’s time for the younger members to go to their various groups. You will need to go with your children to their groups and we will ask that register them as part of our child safety policy.

The kids group activities vary depending on the age but usually there is a friendly welcome, bible stories, testimonies, praying, music, craft, drama, fun games and free play. We will let you know when it is time to pick your children up so they can return in time to share in the Lord’s Supper with all those in attendance.


Getting Connected

LIFE Groups

While Sundays are a great way to meet new people, it is often in smaller gatherings that you can really get to know someone. Being part of one of a LIFE group allows you to make new friends, share together and support each other. Our groups meet throughout the week, some afternoons and some evenings.

Serving and Volunteering

If you want to get involved in the life of the church and help us make Sundays run smoothly, you can sign up to serve on a team. 

Other Ministries

We also run the following ministries:

  • Morning Prayer on weekdays
  • Monthly Prayer Gathering on first Saturday of every month
  • Foodbank
Get in touch with us to plan your visit
If you would like to come and visit the church beforehand you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
Email Address:
Comments / Questions or anything you would like to say?

Next, we will contact you by email to say hello and help arrange anything necessary for your visit.


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Reverend Lee and Rachel Shirvill   Reverend Elaine Galliott
Team Rector (Lee)   Assistant Curate

When we first arrived in Kinson in July 2014, we found a welcome unlike any other awaited us at St Andrew's Kinson.

I know I am biased, but if you are looking for a place of belonging and community, you need look no further.

If you are searching for a family church that is home to a diversity of ages and stages of life, who gather in one congregation, centred around the risen Lord Jesus, to hear God's Word, sing His praises and serve His mission - we would love to welcome you to join our church family.

Please make yourself known to one of our Welcomers, our Curate - Reverend Elaine, or to myself, Reverend Lee. We look forward to getting to know you.

With every blessing
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