Welcome to South Warnborough

Introduction

 

St Andrew’s church is the oldest building in the village and people have been worshipping there since the 12th century.  It is a beautiful church which stands in the centre of the village, surrounded by a spacious churchyard with views of the rolling hills of Hampshire all around.  St Andrew’s was extended by the Victorians in 1870 and more recently it has undergone a re-ordering and this has included the installation of cloakroom and kitchen facilities and the creation of a Heritage Room for small group meetings. 

St Andrew’s was judged The Best Village Church for the Community by ‘Country Life’ magazine in 2009.  To mark and celebrate St Andrew's winning this award, a seat was installed on the newly refurbished village green and a window inside the church was etched by the glass-engraver and portrait painter Philip Lawson Johnson. This etching depicts important landmarks around the village.

St Andrew’s church is a focal point of the village.  Please feel free to drop in for a few minutes of quiet reflection or come to one of our services which provide an opportunity to meet other local people.  We are a very informal, friendly community and children are especially welcome at all our services.  Even if you are not a regular church-goer, do come along to one of our services.* 

Our church is one of the 12 churches that together form a network of churches in the North Hampshire Downs.  The clergy team is headed by Rev’d Simon Butler and the network’s website is www.moretolife.com   This website will be the central place where you can find out about services, events and all the information you may need about the North Hampshire Downs network of churches.  

Please contact admin@moretolife.church for information about baptisms, weddings and funerals in St Andrew’s church.

St Andrew’s church also runs various social events throughout the year.  Details of these and all the regular South Warnborough church services can be found on this South Warnborough web-site and in the monthly Parish Magazine which every household in South Warnborough receives.

* CORONAVIRUS ALERT*   Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, St Andrew’s church will remain locked every day. BUT WE PLAN TO RE-OPEN FOR SERVICES ON A SUNDAY IN MID SEPTEMBER. You can, however, worship at other churches in the network and also online via the network’s News page and YouTube channel.

St Andrew's Church, South Warnborough

St Andrew's Church, South Warnborough