Welcome to 

St Andrew's Church 

Handsworth, Birmingham

An oasis of Peace, Calm and the living spirituality of Christ in the vibrancy of Handsworth

St Andrew's Church is a multi-racial community of Christians made up of all ages - toddlers to teenagers,

young adults to seniors. St Andrew's is the  closest church to the Birmingham City University's Hamstead Campus,

and it belongs to the Handsworth Group of Church of England Churches.

Please take time to see our latest articles on the stations of the cross

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If you have any articles that you would like included in our -bi-monthly Parish Magazine, please send them to Eileen Lawrence by email to :-

ParishMagazine@standrews-handsworth.org.uk

Next Issue - June 2017

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting churches to pray for the evangelisation of the nation during the week before Pentecost Sunday. The Archbishops have written to every serving parish priest in the Church of England expressing their longing “to see a great wave of prayer across our land, throughout the Church of England and many other Churches” from 25th May - 4th June. The week of prayer will culminate in ‘Beacon events’ around the country over Pentecost weekend, where people will pray for the renewal of the Holy Spirit and the confidence to share their faith. From Ascension Day, Thursday 25th May and Pentecost, Sunday 4th June 2017,

Everyone is encouraged to say 'The Lord's Prayer' once a day, every day!  Wherever we are,  Whatever we are doing, What ever the time of day,

just take a moment to say:-

Click here to visit the "Thy Kingdom Come" Website

Services
at St Andrew's Church

May 2017

Sunday 7th May 4th Sunday of Easter

8.00 am Said Mass

10.00 am Sung Mass

Sunday 14th May - 5th Sunday of Easter 

'Family Mass'

8.00 am Said Mass

10.00 am Family Mass

Sunday 21st May 6th Sunday of Easter

8.00 am Said Mass

10.00 am Sung Mass

Sunday 28th May 7th Sunday of Easter

8.00 am Said Mass

10.00 am Sung Mass

We also have a service each Tuesday afternoon at 2.30 pm before the St Andrew's Fellowship Meeting and a service is held each Thursday morning at 10.00 am at St Andrew's Sports and Community Centre, College Road, Handsworth

( Just around the corner from St Andrew's Church).

Feast of the Ascension

(Thursday 24th May 2017)

The Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, also known as Ascension Thursday, Holy Thursday, or Ascension Day, commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven.

It is one of the ecumenical feasts (i.e., universally celebrated) of Christian churches, ranking with the feasts of the Passion, of Easter, and Pentecost. Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day of Easter (following the count given in Acts 1:3), although some Christian denominations have moved the observance to the following Sunday.

In the Book of Common Prayer of the Anglican Communion, "Holy Thursday" is listed as another name for Ascension Day.

In Western Christianity, the earliest possible date is April 30; the latest possible date is June 3. In Roman Catholicism, the Ascension of the Lord is a Holy Day of Obligation and in the Anglican Communion, Holy Thursday is a Principal Feast.

The three days before Ascension Thursday are sometimes referred to as the Rogation days, and the previous Sunday — the Sixth Sunday of Easter (or the Fifth Sunday after Easter) — as Rogation Sunday.

Ascension has a vigil and, since the 15th century, an octave, which is set apart for a novena of preparation for Pentecost.

“Almighty God, who’s blessed Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, ascended far above all heavens, that he might fill all things: Mercifully give us faith to perceive that according to his promise he abideth with his Church on earth, even unto the end of the world; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”