St Andrew's is the parish church for north Deal, Kent. We are a friendly church of the Anglo Catholic tradition, within the Church of England. The church was built from 1849 as 'The Boatmen's Church', to offer a spiritual home to the boatmen who mainly lived in the north of the town.
Deep in the heart of the community of North Deal, St Andrew's offers a wide range of events throughout the year in which to participate, - the annual Blessing of the sea in May, our free world class Monday morning coffee concerts, Messy Church and fun days for our children, so there will be something for all ages and interests.
It costs £1318 per week to keep our church alive. Our current income, made up from collections, coffee mornings, fundraising and church hall hire leaves no margin for unexpected emergencies. Even just a small donation can make a difference.
Mass will be offered on every Wednesday morning at 9:30AM until we can build up to a daily Mass again. Thanks to some very committed lay folk Morning and Evening Prayer with the Angelus or Regina Coeli will be offered. Please check for times.
We extend a warm and sincere welcome to everyone to join us in worship this coming Sunday morning March 14th at 10:00AM. How good it will be to be back in Church and gathered around the table of the Lord again in person.
Our new interim Priest-in-Charge, Fr Paul Blanch, introduces himself and, hopefully, you will see him around and in church very soon. It is hoped that this letter will be seen by as many people as possible in the parish and further afield. If you know of anyone who does not have access to the internet or does not have an email address perhaps you would kindly pass a copy of Fr Paul’s letter to them.
Coronavirus update: Our next Mass will be on Wednesday 2 December when we will start again with Morning Prayer at 9:00 followed by Mass at 9:30. The church is open for private prayer only on Wed & Sundays between 10 and 11 am.
It is lovely to be able to tell you that we shall be reopening St Andrew’s from Sunday 12 July 2020. This decision has been made following a meeting of the PCC on Saturday 4 July, where we discussed the advice and guidance we have received this week and the procedures we should adopt in order to comply. We shall start with one service a week and this will be a Low Mass at 10 o’clock on Sundays only. We may in future weeks extend this to a Wednesday morning mass as well.
Note: The period of consultation has now passed. The Faculty is to reopen a Quatrefoil above the stained glass window on the south wall of the Sanctuary which was blown out by bomb blast during WW2 and was just bricked