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The Parish Church of Immanuel and St Andrew, Streatham

Registered Charity 1131245
452 Streatham High Road · London · SW16 3PY  ·  Tel: (020) 8679 6888


SERVICES and other regular activities

In our services we worship Jesus and get to know him better. Our services are one of our principal activities as a church.

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CAIAS - our weekly get-together for over-60s.
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SUNDAY SERVICES

The normal pattern:

Our main service each Sunday is at 10:00 am.

1st Sunday of each month 10:00 am Holy Communion, with Junior Church groups for young people*.
2nd Sunday of each month 10:00 am Holy Communion, with Junior Church groups for young people*.
3rd Sunday of each month   9:00 am Holy Communion.
  10:00 am A Service of the Word - A more informal Service, without Communion. Baptisms** usually take place at this Service.
4th Sunday of each month 10:00 am Holy Communion, with Junior Church groups for young people*. Prayer Ministry***.
5th Sunday of each month (if there is one) 10:00 am Holy Communion, with Junior Church groups for young people*.

*Our young people's groups - Junior Church - cover ages up to 14 years, with a crèche for the very young. They meet in school term time and are normally closed during school holidays, including half term. When the Junior Church groups do not meet the main 10:00am Holy Communion Service may include an activity or talk for the younger people. Please note that, in line with our Safeguarding policies, all adults who teach or assist with Junior Church groups have been subject to DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly CRB (Criminal Records Bureau)) clearance. Visit the Safeguarding policies page to find out more. New helpers who have not yet received clearance, or others whose clearance needs to be renewed, are not permitted to have any Junior Church involvement until clearance is received.

**To arrange a Baptism please contact the vicar. Meetings for those wishing to bring their children for Baptism are held from time to time, usually subject to demand. Please contact the vicar to arrange to attend.

***Prayer Ministry is an integral part of the ministry offered at Immanuel and St Andrew. You are invited to receive prayer in the context of Holy Communion on the fourth Sunday of each month. This is an opportunity to ask one or two other members of the Church to pray with you about something that concerns you - which may be an issue such as healing or a personal problem but not necessarily. Prayer ministers, either one person or two ministering together, will be seated in our hall just beyond the screen from the beginning of the Administration of Communion. You are invited to seek them out after you have received Communion or God’s Blessing. If someone is already being prayed with when you get there you will find a row of seats so that you can sit and wait until they have finished. Anyone is welcome to ask for and receive prayer ministry - you do not have to be a regular member of the congregation or a committed Christian.



There is no regular Sunday Evening Service.



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SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES - our Worship Pattern.

On all except the third Sunday of each month our main service at 10:00am is a service of Holy Communion. Junior Church members start in Church with the adults for the opening of our worship and then, in term time, go to their various activities divided up by age groups, which cover ages up to 14 years. Our Junior Church uses a programme of teaching called 'Seasons of the Spirit' which has been developed internationally in the English-speaking world and is based on the Revised Common Lectionary (and which the Church of England 'Common Worship' lectionary largely follows).

The adults then continue with the Communion Service, which follows 'Common Worship - Services and Prayers for the Church of England' Order 1. The sermon is generally traditional in format and is usually based on one or more of the readings in the 'Common Worship' lectionary. The preacher may invite the congregation to have a time of quiet or 'sacred space' at the end of it.

The service continues and the children and young people rejoin the adults during the sharing of the 'Peace'. The children may be invited to show what they have been doing, either then or later in the service.

Following the sharing of the 'Peace' we take up our 'Thankoffering' collection - our gifts of money. We have separated this from the Offertory (the bringing up and offering of the bread and wine) to emphasise that our monetary gifts are not just something we do to help the church pay its bills but a response we make to God's gifts of grace and love. We sit as the collecting baskets are passed round and stand as they are brought forward. A prayer of thanks and dedication is offered. Those who give through the bank or who give other than weekly are invited to place a small card in the basket (cards are obtainable from the stewards) to show that they are joining in the offering even though they have nothing to put in that time. After the prayer we usually sing a hymn as the Offertory (bread and wine) is brought up and the altar table is prepared for Communion.

On the third Sunday of the month there is a 'Common Worship' Service of the Word (i.e. a service without Communion) suitable for all ages. If there are any baptisms they normally take place at this service. There are no separate groups for children on this Sunday. The service is preceded at 9:00am by a short celebration of Holy Communion ('Common Worship').

You can go to the table above to see how the arrangements work each week. Details of services in the next week or two are normally in our weekly news and notice sheet OPEN DOOR, available at the Church and downloadable from the What's on page.

Note that the pattern normally changes around the time of major feasts and festivals such as Christmas and Easter to allow us to hold the special services appropriate to the occasion. We may adopt a special summer programme from late July to early September. Details will appear at the time in our weekly news and notice sheet OPEN DOOR, available at the Church and downloadable from the What's on page.



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WEEKDAY SERVICES

'Start the Day Right'. Based around traditional Morning Prayer, 'Start the Day Right' offers 20 minutes or so of peace and quiet at the beginning of the day to stop and reflect on the needs of the world and the day ahead. It normally takes place on weekday mornings Monday to Thursday (excluding Bank Holidays, etc, and some holiday periods) at 9:00am in the Church. Everyone is welcome. It is timed for parents dropping children off at school.

To arrange a Wedding or a Funeral, please contact the vicar.

Additional Weekday Services are normally arranged on or around Principal Feasts, Holy Days, some Festivals and other special occasions - e.g., at Christmas and Easter. See the What's on page and our weekly news and notice sheet OPEN DOOR, available at the Church and downloadable from the What's on page, for details.



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FURTHER INFORMATION about our services

Sometimes we need to change from the regular pattern, particularly around Christmas and Easter and in the Summer holiday period. The What's on page will give details of changes and additional services. See also our weekly news and notice sheet "OPEN DOOR", which is normally available in the church entrance hall and is downloadable from the What's on page. A copy is posted beside the church door.

The Getting there and access. page will tell you where we are, how to get there, and what provision there is for disabled people.

All our activities are subject to our Safeguarding policies, covering safeguarding of children, vulnerable adults and victims of domestic abuse. Visit the Safeguarding policies page to find out more.

On most Sundays there are refreshments available after the service. Newcomers and visitors are encouraged to stay for the refreshments and make themselves known to clergy and other members. We welcome offers of help to serve the refreshments and any member willing to be on the rota is asked to contact either Win Fuller or a churchwarden.

On many Sundays we have flowers to brighten the church at our services. These are arranged by a small group, to whom we are very grateful. Any member who would like to help, either with arranging the flowers or contributing towards their cost, can find out more by visiting the Church flowers page.



To protect individual privacy, private addresses and telephone numbers are not normally shown.
If you need help finding the venue for a Service or event, or if you want to contact an individual and do not have the information you need, please refer to the Home Page or the "Who's Who" page for general contact details, or call the Parish Office on 020 8679 6888 (24-hr answering service).

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OTHER CHURCH ACTIVITIES

CAIAS - which stands for "Coffee at Immanuel and St Andrew" - is a weekly get-together for the over-60s. It is for anyone and everyone over 60 in the community - it is not restricted to members of the church or congregation. It takes place on most Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30am in the Common Room at Immanuel and St Andrew church, and is an opportunity to chat, share concerns and develop friendships over a cup of coffee (or tea!). Further details from Maureen Boothe, our Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary. You can contact her via the Parish Office.

Our Fair Trade stall normally opens on the second Sunday of each month, in the hall after the service. The stall sells a range of fairly traded goods from Traidcraft - for more information visit the Fair Trade stall page.

House groups for study, prayer and fellowship, normally meeting in the homes of members, are arranged from time to time. Details appear in OPEN DOOR and on the What's on page. For more information contact the vicar.

Anyone who would welcome or knows of someone who would welcome a visit from a member of the pastoral team at Immanuel should contact the vicar.

The Parish Office is normally open on Tuesdays and Thursdays during school hours for hall hire and other enquiries. Occasionally it may be open at other times, and opening days and times may vary during school holidays. Telephone: 020 8679 6888 (24-hr answering service). There is an answering machine on which you can leave a message when the office is closed - the answering machine is checked regularly. The office is located on the first floor of the tower, above the chapel; callers may need to knock or ring the bell for attention.

Other activities, including social events, are arranged from time to time and details will appear on the What's on page and in OPEN DOOR.



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OTHER INFORMATION

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'Love Streatham' is the collective name for the many churches in Streatham, including Immanuel and St Andrew, who have come together to find ways of bringing the Christian Gospel - and Christian care and concern - to the people of Streatham. It was formed in 2008. Further information from the Love Streatham website www.lovestreatham.org.


To protect individual privacy, private addresses and telephone numbers are not normally shown.
If you need help finding the venue for a Service or event, or if you want to contact an individual and do not have the information you need, please refer to the Home Page or the "Who's Who" page for general contact details, or call the Parish Office on 020 8679 6888 (24-hr answering service).


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Page last updated 02 August 2017.

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Morning Service at Immanuel and St. Andrew.
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