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Click HERE to read 'Four churches' statement on Syria' (2 Dec 2015)




          Click HERE to be taken to their website




St Andrew's is currently raising money for the


 three  charities below.


Click on each to learn more about them.


Alzheimer's Society



The Turning Point Trust




Click HERE for April 2020 news.


Devizes Food Bank




Emergency food for local people in crisis


Foodbank clients bring their voucher to be redeemed for three days emergency food.  Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea and can signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.


The Devizes Foodbank is a Christian charity and part of the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network.  It works with supporters and beneficiaries regardless of their faith or lack of faith.  As a result of the growth in its activities throughout the Kennet area and the retirement of some long-standing volunteers it is now seeking people for the following roles:

            Trustees to join the Board of Trustees to provide strategic direction and use their skills and knowledge to ensure that it meets its responsibilities as it seeks to expand its operations.  They will have a desire to help people in crisis through dealing with food poverty. People with communication/IT skills and experience in fund-raising activities will be particularly welcome.


            Volunteer Administrators. Ideally they will have a knowledge of using spreadsheets and simple databases.  Training will be provided.




One of the many people I have admired for a long time is Eddie Askew. Eddie spent thirty-seven years with the Leprosy Mission, first in India and then as the International Director, based in Peterborough. He took early retirement in 1987 to focus on writing and painting ministry.

His books of meditations on biblical passages, often accompanied by prayers have been best sellers. As well as writing Eddie also drew and painted and illustrated his writing.

The Church Library has six of his books- No Strange Land, Music on the Wind, Slower than

Butterflies, Cross Purposes, Facing the Storm and A Silence and a Shouting. You will find them in the Prayer section. In the Autobiographies and Biographies section of the Library you will also find Eddie's autobiography "The Edge of Daylight".

In the 1990's Eddie broadcast many of the Thought for the Day slots for BBC Radio Nottingham.

Sadly Eddie died in 2007, but he leaves a wealth of writings for us to still enjoy. I for one will continue to read and use them.

Eileen Robinson


Click HERE to see some previous and some of the latest books added to our Church Library.


We have just over two hundred books, so a lot from which to choose.  They cover Prayer, World Religions, Bible History, Translations, Interpretations, Study Guides, Spirituality, Autobiographies, Biographies and lots of real-life stories.  If it's not there let me know.


All books are marked as belonging to St Andrew's Church Library, so if you find one that isn't please

tell me.  I might have missed it.


Please sign in the books when you borrow them. then we will know who to chase if you hold on to them for too long.


Some of you may be moved to write a paragraph about a book you have read, which has moved you or impressed you.  Thank you.


Lastly, enjoy a good read.

Eileen Robinson




Market Lavington

Coffee House, 1 Church Street, Market Lavington, SN10 4DT

(Arguably the best coffee in Market Lavington!)


Tel: 01380 816145



Opening hours 2020

Mon:   1.30 p.m.  - 4.30 p.m.

Tue:   10.00 a.m.  - 4.30 pm.

Wed:  10.00 a.m.  - 1.00 p.m.

Thu:     2.00 p.m.  - 4.30 p.m.

Fri:     10.00 a.m.  - 4.30 p.m.

Sat:    CLOSED


Parking is available at the Community Hall.

Flexible layout to accommodate wheelchairs & pushchairs.

Free Wi-Fi

Beth Warren


The shop on the corner of Church/White Street in 1904  

and in 1914  

Rowdey Cow Ice Cream

Ready to serve you!

     Lunchtime Menu

Mug of Soup & a Bread Roll.

Toasted Sandwiches.


Casual Cuppa 10.30 a.m. - noon

Every 1st Friday morning.


Ash & Bob's

Breakfast Baps

9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Every 1st Saturday (usually)

Toasted sandwiches

Filled rolls

Cake & coffee

Hot drinks

Ice Cream

(Soya milk & Decaf coffee available)

No plastic straws; cardboard cups for take-away;  free WiFi





Devizes Opendoors continues to support the vulnerable and homeless of the Devizes area. It offers three drop-in sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at St John's Parish Rooms. At these sessions our service users receive meals, fellowship, counselling, personal hygiene (showers) and the use of a laundry which is just to be upgraded thanks to a grant from The Gannett Foundation.  We see around 20 people at an opening.  These will be homeless, sofa-surfers and those struggling to keep a roof over their head.

Devizes Opendoors could not operate without the strong support of the Christian community of Devizes team, particularly on the Friday shift from 16.30-19.00.  These volunteers have the key roles of cooking or counselling (sometimes both).  We are always looking to strengthen our team.

A key worker as Acting Co-ordinator for many months has been Christopher Sloane from Sheep St Baptist Church.  Without his stalwart work recently, when our Co-ordinator moved on to take a promotion, it would have been difficult for us to continue without his organisation and front-line skills.

To strengthen Opendoors we particularly need people with the confidence and skills to be Team-leaders at and run openings to support our new co-ordinator Nadia Mitchell.  If you are interested in supporting the work of Devizes Opendoors please send an email to recruitment@devizesopendoor.net or text the Chair, Eddie Sims on 07968983660.  And please continue to support our work with your prayers.



There is a Traidcraft stall at St Andrew's after the service on the first Sunday of the month.

Don't expect things to be cheap!  Being fair to the producers means paying more - but you can enjoy your purchases with a good conscience!

Why not take a look at the catalogue for craft items as well as food, or look at their website -  www.traidcraftshop.co.uk  


Items not on the stall can be ordered through the church and not incur any delivery charge.




I can order sweatshirts for 15 and short-sleeved polo shirts for 12.50.  

Available in many colours & all sizes.

     Christine Madigan




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