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
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.
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 – Debbie Newbound
St Mary’s – Debbie Newbound
St Peter’s – Jo Hawley
Young People and Families
Please see our Young People and Families page for details of regular clubs and events.
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 – The first Friday of each month
One unusual feature of the church is the font, which is in the shape of the prow of a boat. This was made by one of our congregation, and is highly appropriate for a church dedicated to St Andrew, who was a fisherman.
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.