St Andrew, Wickhambreaux
The church of St Andrew stands at the heart of the village by the Green. There is a Communion service at 9:30am on the second and fourth Sunday of the month, and at 8:00am on the first Sunday. A small robed choir helps lead worship at the 9:30am services.
'Children's Church' takes place on the 2nd and 4th Sundays - children leave the service after the first hymn to take part in their own activities in the Tower Room. They rejoin the congregation during the communion so that they can come forward to receive a blessing at the altar rail. The two leaders, Michael Keeler and Amanda Thompson, are both checked for safeguarding purposes.
Originating in the 13th Century, with restoration during Victorian times, the church is open to visitors, many of whom admire the fine Art Deco East Window and remarkable wall decoration. Click link to find out more about the history of the church and the church's links to the Dambuster's squadron.
Wickhambreaux: St Andrew
1st Sunday 8.00 am Communion service
2nd Sunday 9:30am Parish Communion
3rd Sunday No service (9.30 Matins service at Ickham)
4th Sunday 9:30am Parish Communion
(5th Sunday Joint Benefice service at 10:00am held in different churches in turn)
Wickhambreaux hosted two events and these photos provide a glimpse into them. Photos courtesy of Brian Maxted.
The first of these events on 18th December, was our Carols on the Green service which was held on the Green and was attended by about 100 people. We enjoyed a service of nine lessons and carols, expertly conducted by Tina Burton.
The second event was the Midnight Mass held on Christmas Eve when
the service was taken by the Archbishop of Canterbury assisted by Rev Nigel
Hale. The church was beautifully decorated, we had a large choir and our bell
ringers provided a warm welcome to the service. It was a lovely service
attended by more than 150 worshippers and a memorable occasion for all those
Classic Cars and Fete
In May 2017 we had a really excellent event last weekend joining forces with the Parish Council Playing Field Committee for a Classic Cars and Fete extravaganza on the Wickhambreaux playing field.
It was jointly run and the proceeds are to be shared between the Playing Field Committee and St Andrew’s church. While the total amount raised is not yet clear we do expect it to be one of best events in recent times. Please enjoy some of the photographs supplied by Brian Maxted.