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Our Mission and Values


Towards the end of 2014, the PCC and members of the parish worked together to formulate a renewed mission and vision, which was launched in the Parish in February 2015:

Our Mission:

We exist to worship, love and serve God; to be a generous church, sharing God’s love with each other and the wider community, committed to prayer, fellowship and mission.

Our Vision:

We aim to be a Christ-centred, Spirit-led church, demonstrating the love of Jesus by:
  • Growing and Nurturing disciples to become a worshipping community of 300 people.
  • Serving each other and the wider community.
  • Supporting Mission locally and globally.

Our core biblical values:

We are committed to Prayer 

We believe that prayer is an expression of our dependence upon, and our relationship with, God our Father. We are determined to make prayer a priority in everything – individually, in groups and as a church. We know that God works by his Holy Spirit when his people pray.   (1 Timothy 2:1-4)

We are committed to Biblical teaching 

We believe that the Bible is essential for knowing God and for life-changing transformation. The Bible is our standard for faith and conduct in all things and leads us to honour Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

We are committed to being God focused

We believe that the basis for God’s relationship and covenant with His people is the biblical truth that He alone is Lord and that our faithfulness to Him involves every part of our being. We seek to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength; placing God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit at the centre of all we are and all we do in His name and for His kingdom.   (Matthew 22:36-38)

We are committed to Loving people and serving others  

We believe that the commandment to love our neighbours as ourselves should be the basis of all our relationships within the church family and our wider community. We seek to ensure that our relationships and service bring honour to God and serve as an identifying mark of our Christian faith and witness.   (Matthew 22: 39-40, 1 John 4: 7, 1 Peter 4: 10-11)

We are committed to Meeting together as members of God’s family

We seek to be a community that meets together regularly for praise and fellowship and where every member is cared for pastorally and spiritually. We want to be recognised as a community of faith where each and every member is valued, inspired and equipped to grow as a Christian and to contribute as a team member in the church’s task.   (Hebrews 10: 25)

We are committed to Forgiveness 

We believe we are called to teach and reflect the forgiveness of God. We seek to live out our Christian faith by responding to the grace given freely to us by God; being gracious towards others, especially those times when people fail in areas of their life.   (Ephesians 4: 32)

We are committed to Spiritual Growth 

We believe that in following Jesus, we are called into a life-long process of spiritual growth and discipleship. We seek to create an environment whereby everyone can develop their faith and grow more like Jesus every day; through bible study, fellowship groups, corporate worship and other mid-week activities that are designed to cater for all ages and stages of life.   (John 15: 4-5, Ephesians 4: 15-16, Philippians 1: 6, Colossians 2: 6-7)

We are committed to Godly Servant Leadership 

Following the example of Jesus - and with training, nurture and modelling - our leaders seek to selflessly nourish and guide those in their care.   (John 10: 11, 1 Corinthians 3: 5-7)

We are committed to Stewardship

We believe that the Bible calls us to a grateful and responsible use of God's gifts in the light of God's purpose, as revealed in Jesus Christ. Christian Stewardship involves sharing with God in seeking justice, peace, and the integrity of creation in an interdependent universe. We are committed to sharing the resources we hold and giving them in service; providing for future generations; sharing generously in the life, worship, and responsible stewardship of the Church and of its mission.    (2 Corinthians: 8 & 9)

We are committed to Evangelism 

We believe the responsibility to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others is central to our calling. Whether locally or globally, by going, giving, or praying, the great commission remains the task of every believer and follower of Jesus. A call to mission will inevitably impact our daily lives as followers of Christ.   (1 Peter 3: 15)
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.
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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.
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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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