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St Andrew's Church

St. Andrew's Church is situated on the edge of the village in Vicarage Lane West. It was built as long ago as 1330 on the site of a former church, and exists to serve the Parish of North Weald, which today includes Hastingwood and Thornwood. We are part of the Diocese of Chelmsford in the Church of England.  

The walls were built using flints and old Roman bricks which can be clearly seen today.  The Tower was added in 1500 and is the only building surviving in North Weald since Medieval times. After a fire in the early 1960’s the interior of the church was extensively rebuilt and the “modern” layout contrasts with the timeless appearance of the church building set in the Essex countryside! The large churchyard also contains significant graves and a memorial, maintained by the War Graves Commission, which reflects the importance of the former RAF North Weald during World War II and especially the Battle of Britain. Our church community maintains strong links with the RAF, groups such as the RAFA and Royal British Legion and also the work that continues today on North Weald Airfield.

St Andrew's Church, North Weald

The Parish is currently in an interregnum period and our school is being supported by the Epping St John's Ministry Team.  

You can find out more about the Epping Ministry team here: 

For more information visit their website

Christingle Services - Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th December 2021

On Tuesday 14th and Thursday 15th December 2021 we visited St Andrew's Church to lead our Christingle services. Year 1 and 6 took part on Tuesday and Year 2 and 5 on Wednesday. Here are some photos from the service.

christingle service december 2021.pdf


Revd. Jaimee taught us about the Christingle  

Year 5 Worship leaders collected money raised for the Children's Society

Reading - Luke 2: 8-20

Christingle Prayers


St Andrew's Day - Tuesday 30th November 2021

Children across the school had a special celebration day for St Andrew. In KS1 children visited Revd. Jaimee at the church and learn about the different parts of the church and why they are to special to us as Christians through some fun activities. They also went on a search for images of St Andrew at the church. 

KS1 Children visited St Andrew's Church and learn about our church with Revd. Jaimee


Back in school KS2 had a brilliant day exploring different parts of St Andrew's life, our school history and the different parts which make up our school badge. There was some brilliant art work where children explored still life looking at fish and some Scottish shortbread baking and country dancing to complete our day. 

KS2 Children learning the story of St Andrew

EYFS Children making St Andrew's flags and learning about St Andrew's cross


Harvest Festival - Friday 22nd October 2021

The children in year 3 and 4 prepared and delivered this year harvest festival at St Andrew's Church with Revd Jaimee Summers. We were so pleased to welcome so many parents to the church to join in our celebration. We would also like to thank our children and parents for all of your kind donations to Epping Foodbank. We have so many donations which will be put to good use by the foodbank and families in our community. Below are some photos and details about the service. 


Order of Harvest Service - 2021

Welcome - By Revd Jaimee Summers

Song - 'Think of a World Without Any Flowers'

Harvest Poems - Written and Read by Year 3/4

Bible reading by Children - Genesis 41:46-49 and 53-57

Song - 'We Plough the Fields and Scatter'

Sharing Harvest Artwork

Bible reading by Children - Psalm 104

Song - 'Cauliflowers Fluffy'

Thanksgiving Prayers - Led by Revd. Jaimee Summers

Prayers - Written by and read by children

Song - 'Harvest Samba' signed in Makaton 

Visits to St Andrew's Church

All children visit St Andrew's Church throughout the year. Sometimes this is linked to work in their RE lessons and sometimes this is to take part in and lead church services. These are some of the visits we have already organised for this academic year (2021-2022):

Harvest Festival

Friday 22nd October 2021

Year 3 and 4

(Willow, Pear and Birch Class)

St Andrew's Day

Tuesday 30th November 2021

Year 1 and 2 Visit to the church

(Whole school activities in school)

Christingle Service with Carols

Tuesday 14th December 2021

Year 1 and 6

(Ash, Hornbeam, Beech and Pine Class)

Christingle Service with Carols

Wednesday 15th December 2021

Year 2 and 5

(Lime, Rowan, Sycamore and Oak Class)

Easter Church Visit

Tuesday 28th March 2022


(Apple and Cherry Class)

Easter Service

Wednesday 30th March 2022

Year 5

(Sycamore and Oak Class)

Leavers Service

Tuesday 19th July 2022

Year 6

(Beech and Pine Class)

St Andrew's Church, North Weald