St Andrew’s is a Methodist and a United Reformed Church, and we have been united for about 30 years. As such we are part of the Methodist Church of Great Britain and also the United Reformed Church (URC) in England & Wales. This widens our horizons and gives us opportunities to learn from, and benefit from, both parent Churches. Locally, we have been pleased to share our resources as we have grown together as the people of St Andrews.
We are united for a purpose, which is that we might share through worship and service, the love that God has for all people – a love that is revealed uniquely and completely through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
Because we cannot exist on our own, St Andrew’s Church belongs to the ‘Wiltshire United Area’, which embraces all the Methodist and URC Churches in quite a large area. Some of these churches are United, others are one or another denomination but we all work together. The area includes Corsham, Melksham, Calne, Devizes, Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon, Warminster and Westbury as well as the villages around these towns.
The Area is overseen by the Executive Committee, which is made up of both Ministers and Lay people. Revd Gary Gotham (Devizes) is the Area Chairman and Mrs Beryl Hill is the Area Co-ordinator.
Back in 2019, St Andrew’s were awarded the A Rocha Silver Eco Church Award. You can learn more about this here: https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk/how-eco-church-works/