About St Andrew’s Church
We are a City Centre church located on the hill to the north of Nottingham and overlooking much of the city.
Our regular worshippers are gathered from a range of locations around the Mansfield Road and Hucknall Road – Carrington, Sherwood, Mapperley Park, Daybrook and beyond – as well as those who live in the Parish of St Andrew.
We seek to welcome all who wish to join us in praising God and witnessing to His love through his son Jesus Christ.
A brief history of the building is available here:
We believe that the Bible is Holy Scripture, given to us as a resource for living.
We believe in its words as history, poetry, hymns and psalms, literal, figurative and metaphorical truth.
We acknowledge that the Bible is silent on many things: technological advances, medical dilemmas, etc … and is based on an agricultural economy from many thousands of years ago.
Yet, it still reveals the unchanging nature of God characterised by steadfast love, judgement and mercy, always involved in human relationships, never able to walk away from the creation He formed.
Who was St Andrew?
We do not have any particular affinity with St Andrew as the Patron Saint of Scotland and have no specific Scottish connections.
However, we do connect with St Andrew who was one of the first disciples called by Jesus on the shores of Lake Galilee.
Jesus Calls the First Disciples
As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake—for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, ‘Follow me and I will make you fish for people.’ And immediately they left their nets and followed him.”
(Mark 1: 16-18 and also Matthew 4: 18-19)
In John’s Gospel, Andrew recognised Jesus as the Messiah of God (God’s anointed one) and he brought his brother Simon (Peter) to Jesus.
“Andrew found his brother Simon and said to him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (which is translated Anointed*). 42He brought Simon* to Jesus, who looked at him and said, ‘You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas’ (which is translated Peter*).”
(See John 1: 35-42 for the full story.)
Andrew is named as one of the twelve disciples who were with Jesus during his earthly ministry.
(See Matthew 10: 2, Mark 3: 18 and Luke 6: 14.)
Andrew is also present in Jerusalem after the death and resurrection of Jesus. He is mentioned as being in the upper room, where they were staying, locked in for fear of the Jewish authorities and he would have been present when the Holy Spirit came upon them all.
(See Acts 1-2)
- The Church on the Rock – and the rock is Jesus Christ.
- The Church on the Hill – to be a sign in the world of Jesus as the Light of the World
- The Church at the Crossroads – to be a place of encounter where people meet with God and lives are changed.