At St Andrew the Great there are a number of ways we seek to reach out and engage with both our immediate community in Cambridge, but also further afield through the support of mission workers in the UK and around the world.
We believe that the good news of Jesus is simply too good to keep to ourselves! As a result of this, over the last 20 years we have planted new churches in other locations in and around Cambridge in an attempt to share the love of Jesus with new communities.
In September 2018, our most recent church plant - Christ Church Huntingdon - launched. This is a really exciting venture, in partnership with Ely diocese and other local churches. You can watch a short introduction to Christ Church Huntingdon below or visit the website: christchurchhuntingdon.co.uk, for more information.
Being located in the heart of the city of Cambridge, St Andrew the Great seeks to engage with its immediate community, including local businesses, market stall traders and residents. We seek to engage in personal relationships with local people, aiming to be an encouragement and support by sharing the love of Jesus. As well as visiting people in their homes or place of work, we put on a number of events in the church building throughout the year designed for those who live and work in the city centre. If you live or work in the centre of Cambridge and would like to talk to one of our parish outreach team then please contact us.
Once a month (11am -1pm) we run a Saturday cafe in the church building, serving free tea, coffee and homemade cakes. We welcome all sorts of different people from the local community; shoppers, tourists, workers and the homeless. Why not pop in for a cuppa and a chat, you will be very welcome! For dates of the next cafe please see our church calendar.
At St Andrew the Great we maintain links with a number of local homelessness charities as well as church groups to co-ordinate a Christian response to the homeless. The focal point of our work with the homeless is an annual Homelessness Sunday, at which a collection of food, clothing and other items is taken for distribution amongst the city's homeless. Click here to find out how you can contribute to this year's collection. If you would like more information or find out how to get involved please contact us.
We aim to support gospel work in the UK by giving money and encouraging prayer. We generally support projects and individuals with whom we have some personal link, making gifts towards Bible teaching and pastoral ministry in a number of UK churches, and contributing towards the costs of about a dozen individuals training for ministry. For more information please contact the UK mission committee.
We also support members of our congregation who are overseas in gospel work with financial support and by encouraging the whole church to support them in prayer. We support mission partners working around the world, as well as helping members of the congregation to think through if God is calling them to serve overseas.
You can watch videos introducing some of our mission partners and their work here.
Each year many congregation members set aside a week of their summer holiday to volunteer with a Christian summer camp. Camps are a fantastic environment for children and youth to have loads of fun, make friends and learn and study the Bible. If you would like to find out more about summer venture camps please contact us.