St Andrew's, Grafham
St Andrew's, Grafham is a beautiful country church, designed, built and lavishly decorated by Henry Woodyer. Although we are a small congregation we love God, we love our church and we try to love and serve our neighbours.
Our weekly worship on Sundays at 11.15am is from the Book of Common Prayer, compiled in the sixteenth century by Thomas Cranmer, and modified in 1662. Our services, of either Holy Communion or Mattins (Morning Prayer) have been familiar to generations of Christians for the wonderful language - dignified and memorable phrases that speak so clearly to our human condition.
We very much look forward to meeting you.
St Andrew’s Church Grafham on a late September evening.
When coming to St Andrews you can always be assured of a very warm welcome. A welcome to those from all walks of life; the young, the elderly, the rich and poor, a welcome to those over 60 but not grown up yet, and a welcome to children and teenagers growing up too fast!
The beautiful Chancel in St Andrew's Church
August, what a month - wet and cold, farmers and their
machinery stretched to the limit and beyond, with both
suffering from breakdowns!
Now September, with the mellow days and cool nights of
autumn. Late harvests give way to ploughing and preparation for the next year. It will soon be time for the church mice to move back in for the winter.
At St Andrew's we continue to maintain our churchyard. Two pine trees have had to be removed for safety purposes, one leaning dangerously and the other
diseased. On the plus side this has allowed more light to reach the flora and
fauna beneath and gives space for other species to flourish. After our clearance of some of the brambles and saplings in the lower churchyard earlier in the year we were rewarded with displays of orchids and other wild flowers.
Looking forward, we warmly welcome everybody to our traditional Prayer Book services this autumn and especially our Patronal Festival on Sunday 26th
November at 11.15 am. Details of services can be found on the inside cover of the Parish Magazine and on the Holy Trinity and St Andrew's website.