St Andrew’s Garrison Church


Service Times:

Normally, the Sunday service begins at 11am, except Remembrance Sunday starts at 10.45am, the Christmas Eve Watchnight Service starts at 11.30pm and the Christmas Day Morning Service either starts at 10am or 10.30am, depending on the year.

If unable to attend the service and needing Zoom login details please contact the church, at

Communion is not celebrated as frequently in the Church of Scotland as in other denominations.  In St Andrew’s church there are normally four Sundays per year set aside for communion. These are the second Sundays in each of January, April, July and October.  However in recent years communion has often been held on Easter Sunday, rather than the second Sunday in April.

St Andrew’s - An Introduction

Three Views of Church
As an army church, St Andrew’s is not officially part of the Church of Scotland; however it has strong links with it. During its history, most of its ministers have been ordained Church of Scotland ministers. The main hymn book is Church Hymnary 4, the current Church of Scotland’s hymn book. The structure of the service is a traditional Church of Scotland one.

In addition to being a church used by a number of regiments and corps of the British army; a church for Church of Scotland and presbyterian members of the armed forces, both current and retired; and a local church for those in Aldershot, the church also draws many of its congregation from non-military people who come from various parts of North Hampshire and West Surrey for the Church of Scotland style service.

St Andrew’s is also a place of remembrance.  The church was built in the 1920s, with money raised by fundraising, to the Glory of God and as a memorial in remembrance of soldiers of the Church of Scotland and kindred churches who lost their lives in the First World War.  Within the church building there are a number of individual memorials.

Three Interior Photographs

Baptisms, Funerals:

For baptisms or funerals please contact the church using either -
St Andrew’s Garrison Church, Queens Avenue, Aldershot, GU11 2BY; or
01252 328581; or


For weddings, if either the bride or the groom are serving, a veteran, a member of the Reserves, or a daughter, son, step-daughter or step-son of any of the above (Marriage Act 1949, Section 68(2)) then please contact your unit Padre directly or the church using the contact details on this website.  

We are sadly unable to conduct Civilian weddings as this is a Military Chapel under the Marriage Act 1949.

Four Photographs


Order of Service     List of this Month’s Hymns
Order of
Service (PDF)

List of
Hymns (PDF)

Service Times       Collection of Photographs
Times (PDF)

Album (PDF)

Guide Book     Stained Glass Guide Book
Church Guide
Book (PDF)

Stained Glass
Guide Book (PDF)


St Andrew’s Garrison Church’s first website was created and maintained for many years by John West and this version is continued in his memory.