Service Schedule (see complete calendar)

Weekly Services

8:30am Sunday Book of Common Prayer
10:30am Sunday Book of Alternative Services

Monthly Services

10:30am 2nd Thursday Royalcliffe Residence Service
10:00am 4th Thursday Waverly Residence Service
7:00pm 2nd Wednesday Beer and Bible

News

All things are created new in Christ

Mar 27 2014
Sadly, one of our sister parishes is closing. Christ Church on Wellington Road has voted to divest and close its doors. It was a very difficult decision after over 150 years of ministry. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the congregation during this difficult time of transition. However, part of that transition will be the rebirth of the breakfast program that Christ Church has been operating for years. On the last Saturday of the month, guests from the Soho neighbourhood are invited into...
Sadly, one of our sister parishes is closing. Christ Church on Wellington Road has voted to divest and close its doors. It was a very difficult decision after over 150 years of ministry. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the congregation during this difficult time of transition. However, part of that transition will be the rebirth of the breakfast program that Christ Church has been operating for years. On the last Saturday of the month, guests from the Soho neighbourhood are invited into the church to share a meal with our neighbours free of charge. Working in concert with Christ Church, St. Andrew Memorial is pleased to announce that the breakfast program will make a seamless transition to the St. Andrew Memorial campus and will continue to operate well into the future. Providing vital mission work in our neighbourhood is at the core of who St. Andrew Memorial is. Working with our volunteer partners from Christ Church, we will be able to keep this program operating and serving the community of Soho. If you are interested in being part of the team that prepares the breakfast or are interested in donating to the breakfast program, please contact Father Marty at 519-434-5281 or by email at rector@standrewmemorial.org

2013 missions report

Jan 27 2014
Over the course of the year the parish community of St Andrew Memorial undertakes many mission outreach projects. This past year saw the community raise money or donate items in the following manner: Toiletry drive for the Daily Bread Food Bank Eat Simply so others may simply eat, daily reflections during Lent Paper drives of toilet paper for the Daily Bread Food Bank Community Garden produce donated to the Fellowship Centre Harvest Thanksgiving food donated to the...
Over the course of the year the parish community of St Andrew Memorial undertakes many mission outreach projects. This past year saw the community raise money or donate items in the following manner:
  • Toiletry drive for the Daily Bread Food Bank
  • Eat Simply so others may simply eat, daily reflections during Lent
  • Paper drives of toilet paper for the Daily Bread Food Bank
  • Community Garden produce donated to the Fellowship Centre
  • Harvest Thanksgiving food donated to the Fellowship Centre
  • The Mitten Tree, donated hats and gloves to the Fellowship Centre
  • Christmas Share Reverse Advent tree, collection of gift cards for the Christmas share program at social services at St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Weekly food offerings for the Daily Bread Food Bank
  • Pennies from Heaven, collection of pennies donated to Huron Church Camp
Throughout the year we undertake these small projects in an effort to reflect daily on the many blessings of God’s abundance that we have received and how we can share that abundance with our brothers and sisters who are in need. TeepeeAfter counting many rolls of toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo and soap; after weighing hundreds of pounds of fresh produce and counting toques and scarves; rolling pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters; and counting up the gift cards going to Christmas share, it is with great joy, humility and awe at the generosity of the community at St Andrew Memorial we are pleased to report that our mission endeavors to the wider church and the city of London totaled in economic value delivered… over 6% of the regular financial offerings of the church community. This number also doesn’t take into consideration the partnership ministries at St Andrew Memorial in the London Consistory Club or the Learning Centre. The Consistory has over 9000 pieces of recycled and refurbished handicap equipment loaned out for free and the Learning Centre offers free after school tutoring to over 30 children with learning disabilities. It was a great year of reaching out to others in service and we are looking forward to another great year of making Christ love known through our actions daily right here in London On.

A New Tradition

Dec 12 2013
There are many ways to celebrate the patronal saint of a parish. There is of course the worship, special anthems, and parish dinners. A patronal feast is a great opportunity in the life of a parish community to come together, celebrate their past in the present while eagerly anticipating what the future may hold. Each year parishes around the Diocese of Huron and throughout the Anglican Church of Canada look to new and inventive ways to celebrate their patronal saint. And most look for...

There are many ways to celebrate the patronal saint of a parish. There is of course the worship, special anthems, and parish dinners. A patronal feast is a great opportunity in the life of a parish community to come together, celebrate their past in the present while eagerly anticipating what the future may hold.

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Each year parishes around the Diocese of Huron and throughout the Anglican Church of Canada look to new and inventive ways to celebrate their patronal saint. And most look for some ways to live into the legacy of the saint, which their congregation bears their name, whether that is St Paul, St Peter or St Andrew.

For St Andrew Memorial we thought we would do something different this year. While we still came together in worship, had special anthems and a time of fellowship, we choose instead that the best way to celebrate St Andrew was to go out, serve others and perhaps fish for a person or two.

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On November 25th (I know, a few days earlier then St Andrew Day) the parish community descended upon the Fellowship Centre at St Paul’s Cathedral. We came in shifts.

The first team arrived around 9:30 and began to prep and make the food for the soon to arrive guests. Two giant pots of soup simmered on the stove, hundreds of pieces of bread to be buttered and sandwiches to make. In all over 160 sandwiches awaited the arrival of our lunch guest.

The second shift arrived at 11:30 to serve the guest and to take in trays, bowls and coffee cups. We served, cleaned and laughed with our guest. As the morning turned to early afternoon we ran out of soup, and then ran out of sandwiches. We pulled out more bread and began making sandwiches as each additional guest came. In all we prepared 185 sandwiches for our brothers and sisters.

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The third shift (cause we are Christians we had a trinity of shifts) came when lunch was done, around 1:30. We cleaned the Fellowship Center, moped the floors and washed tables. Mugs were put back, trays stacked and the hall made ready for the next day.

As I think about St Andrew and what it means to serve as Christ served this new tradition of St Andrew Memorial is by far the best way we could celebrate our patronal feast.

St Andrew Memorial Wins Grant

Oct 15 2013
A bowl of soup and a desire to change London. Sounds like an interesting combination doesn't it. This is exactly the idea behind London Soup. The Soupsters gather every couple of months to hear of local, sustainable food projects in or around London Ontario. And they vote one up. The winning pitch receives the proceeds from the night. On October 10th, the Soupsters gathered again at Saffron's Restaurant in Fanshawe College to hear 5 pitches. One of those pitches was the St Andrew Memorial...
A bowl of soup and a desire to change London. Sounds like an interesting combination doesn't it. This is exactly the idea behind London Soup. The Soupsters gather every couple of months to hear of local, sustainable food projects in or around London Ontario. And they vote one up. The winning pitch receives the proceeds from the night. On October 10th, the Soupsters gathered again at Saffron's Restaurant in Fanshawe College to hear 5 pitches. One of those pitches was the St Andrew Memorial Community Garden. Interested parties listened attentively while dining on organic soup, either vegan or carnivore, nibbled on gluten free bread and weighed the merits of the 5 pitches, looking at their sustainability and impact across London On. When the time came to vote, the Soupsters rise from their tables, soup spoon in hand and place the spoon in the bin of their favourite pitch from the night. And as the spoons were counted, St Andrew Memorial was the winning pitch that night and received a grant of $1000 from London Soup. Our pitch surrounded the St Andrew Memorial Community Garden. The growth of the garden from its modest beginnings in 2011 and the evolution and growth that our RENEW project has taken each year. How we have grown from 8 plots to 10, built garden boxes around our plots, added composters and fruit trees to begin circling the garden and creating an orchard in the heart of London. LondonSoup

We listed how the neighbourhood has access to the garden and how as a parish community St Andrew Memorial grew over 250 lbs of fresh produce for the Fellowship Centre this past season. How it was the fresh vegetables from the garden that made up the ingredients for the soup that serves 3000 hot meals each month in London. And how these ingredients helped provide the basis for over 12 000 bowls of nutritious soup for London's most vulnerable.

Thanks to London Soup the garden will grow again in 2014 as 4 new plots can now be constructed, area residence can grow their own organic food and St Andrew Memorial can once again change the face of poverty in London through nutritious fresh produce for the cities most disadvantaged.

Sunday October 6th

Oct 04 2013
Please remember we will be having only one service on the morning of Sunday October 6th at 8:30 am. It will be a said BCP service. The 10:30 is cancelled to allow us to gather in the garden for a celebration of all that God has provided at 4:00pm in the afternoon. Don't forget your lawn chair!!...
Please remember we will be having only one service on the morning of Sunday October 6th at 8:30 am. It will be a said BCP service. The 10:30 is cancelled to allow us to gather in the garden for a celebration of all that God has provided at 4:00pm in the afternoon. Don't forget your lawn chair!!
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