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St Andrew’s Garrison Church


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.

There is a crèche room with toys for young children.

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


Service Times - Sunday 11am

With the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day (when it falls on a day other than Sunday) and Remembrance Sunday, services commence each Sunday at 11.00am and last approximately one hour.  The Remembrance Sunday service begins at 10.45am.  There is also an additional Christmas Eve service at 11.30pm, plus a service on Christmas Day at 10.00am when Christmas Day falls on a day other than Sunday.

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.


Weddings, Baptisms, Funerals:

For weddings, baptisms or funerals please contact the church using either -
St Andrew’s Garrison Church, Queens Avenue, Aldershot, GU11 2BY; or
01252 328581; or
standrewsgc@btconnect.com
Both military weddings and civilian weddings can take place at St Andrew’s.

Four Photographs


Downloads:

Order of Service front and back pages (PDF)
Order of Service contents (PDF)
List of Hymns (PDF)
Service Times (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.