We are a Church within the Church of England, falling within the Diocese of Ely. We meet to worship God together each week on a Sunday morning. We share our Priest-in-Charge, Sarah, with St Michael's Chesterton and Christ Church in Orton Goldhay. Full contact details can be found for Sarah, our Assistant Curate Alexandra and our Churchwardens here.
Where to find us:
Church Street, Alwalton, PE7 3UN
Our Parish covers Alwalton, Orton Wistow, Orton Northgate and Orton Southgate, but geography is no barrier to attending our services. All are welcome, and we look forward to meeting you!
Frequently Asked Questions:
We'd love to welcome you to our Church, for services, for our coffee mornings, on our heritage days and more. We know coming to Church can be daunting sometimes, and so we've collected some of the questions people ask us below with their answers!
How long do services last?
About an hour for non-Communion services and about an hour and a quarter for services of Holy Communion.
Is it easy to follow the services?
Yes, most of our services use the projector and screen system, so all of the words will be on the screen to follow. If you have sight-needs, please do email us and we will do what we can to support you.
What about children?
Children are welcome in any and all our services. We recognise that children have specific needs and so St. Andrew's, Alwalton has toilet facilities and refreshments.
Children tend to make noise and we accept that as an esential part of being the family of God when we meet together, please don't worry about bringing little people into our services.
How accessible is the Church?
We have a lovely historical building, but this does mean that we have some accessibility issues. That said, we have made some adjustments to be as accessible as we can.
We have a ramp that we put down on the steps for those that need. We also have an accessible toilet which is large with some support bars. We have also begun a journey of becoming dementia-friendly, which means that we are making adjustments when we can (eg bright lights, clear diagrammatic signage). We also provide for those who are visually impaired and guide dogs are very very welcome! Please get in touch if you are concerned about access - we'd love to do what we can.
What should I wear?
Please come as you are, we don't expect "Sunday best" and would much rather that you were comfortable than "properly attired". We have folk who turn up in jeans, suits and everything in between.
Are people friendly?
If you have any questions regarding any of these answers, please do be in contact via our contact us page.