St Andrew's Church South Hayling

St Andrew’s is a lively, friendly modern church with an informal atmosphere based in South East Hayling Island near Eastoke Corner on Southwood Road, PO11 9QD 
 

Accessibility

St Andrew’s has pedestrian access from Southwood Road and we have onsite car parking available. There is a disabled ramp from the car park for ease of wheelchair access  and we have toilet and kitchen facilities available. 
We welcome visitors of all ages to St Andrew’s, nursing mothers are welcome to breastfeed. 
Please also see our downloadable Accessibility Leaflet. 
 

Services

We use modern language worship. On the second Sunday of the month there is usually a less formal service with worship songs rather than hymns, and a music group leading the worship. On fourth Sundays, there is either a Service of the Word or an Iona-style Communion. When there is a fifth Sunday in the month, the service that day is normally a Communion with healing. On Tuesday evenings, we have a said reflective communion service or Compline (Night Prayer), interspersed with recordings of Taize or similar music.

 

Safeguarding

If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact the priest in charge, Jenny Gaffin (tel. 023 9307 0178)
or one of the safeguarding officers:
St Andrew’s – Vicky Evans
St Mary’s – Jill Kingston
St Peter’s – Jo Hawley
 

Young People and Families

Besides services, most weekdays there is something for toddlers, young children and their parents/carers. 
Please see our Young People and Families page for details of regular clubs and events.
 

Church Hall

St Andrew’s has a modern, spacious Church Hall with kitchen facilities attached to the main Church Building. The Church Hall is available for hire for events that finish by 9pm, please contact the Parish Office for more information.
 

Scrabble

There are monthly Scrabble evenings, normally on the first Friday of the month, in the church hall, with play starting promptly at 7.30 pm. Entry is £3, which includes light refreshments, and there is a raffle with small prizes. It is advisable to arrive by about 7.20 pm, to give time to settle down before the first game. The evenings generally end between 9.45 and 10 pm. 
Newcomers are warmly welcomed, and there is no need to be an expert Scrabble player: these are light-hearted social occasions.
Please contact: Michael Cayley on 023 9246 0169 or Robin Cole on 023 9246 6345.
 

CAP Money Courses

St Andrew’s Church has partnered with the Hayling Baptists and Christians Against poverty to offer CAP Money courses in our community. The service is completely free. 
CAP Money is a simple yet highly effective money management course that teaches people budgeting skills and a cash based system that really works. The course will help anyone to get more in control of their finances so that they can save, give and prevent debt. 
The courses are held at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Southwood Road, PO11 9QD. 
For more information please contact David Smith on 023 9246 9563 or email furze.hill@btinternet.com
 
Our last CAP Money courses were held in May this year, please see our What’s on Page for details of upcoming courses. 
 

Link with Hayling Baptists

Since the autumn of 2012, we have shared our premises with Hayling Island Baptist Church.
 

Font

One unusual feature of the church is the font, which is in the shape of the prow of a boat – see the picture on the right. This was made by one of our congregation, and is highly appropriate for a church dedicated to St Andrew, who was a fisherman.
 

Ghana Link

As part of the Portsmouth Diocese link with Ghana, St Andrew’s is linked with St Andrew’s, Assesewa in the eastern region of Ghana, and the congregation of Ayiesu. For more information about the diocesan link with Ghana, please click HERE.
 

Further reading on St Andrew’s

During the second world war permission was granted for monthly services to be held in the community centre of Eastoke, the SE peninsula of Hayling Island. That led to a desire for a church to be built in this part of the island, where the amount of housing was expanding. In 1964 St Andrew’s was dedicated as a daughter church of St Mary’s, with services initially held in what is now the church hall. Funds were then raised to build the current church. In 1996 Eastoke became a separate parish, with St Andrew’s as its church.