St. Andrew's Episcopal ChurchAyer, Massachusetts


For 125 years now, St. Andrew's has welcomed people into a community of faith "beside the tracks" in downtown Ayer, Massachusetts.  When people describe St. Andrew's they use words like: 'welcome,' 'relaxed,' and 'accepting.' We believe that a church should be a community that embraces the uniqueness of each individual.  We welcome and care for all people at every stage of their spiritual journey, and we seek to create opportunities for faith in God to be discovered, renewed and put into action.


We seek to grow in faith as individuals and as a community, to glorify God as revealed in Jesus Christ and to nurture those around us. We reach out to share His Word and His Love with all people, especially those in need.

  • Services

    Learn about our services including Eucharist, weddings, funerals and baptism.

  • Education

    We offer Sunday School for all students Preschool through High School. As well as Adult Formation.

  • Calendar

    Our calendar... the best place to keep track of a very busy parish!

  • Ministries

    Learn about our ministries within St. Andrew's and out in the community.

  • Outreach

    Learn about our outreach programs and how they support the community.

  • Sermons

    Listen to our weekly sermons online.

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Church Services

Sundays @
9:30 AM

Kids are always welcome!

Welcome message from
Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

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Happening this week

Parish News

Come & See In A Manger

Come & See our exhibit of over 450 nativities from around the world.  See how people from other countries and cultures tell the story of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Exhibit Hours:

Saturday, December 7th: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 8th: Noon - 4:00 PM


For more information contact us at

  • Sunday School begins Sunday, Sept 22 in the Parish Hall.

  • In accordance with the policies established by the Diocese of Massachusetts, St. Andrew's maintains compliance with the Safe Church training standards for all clergy, employees, wardens, vestry members, lay eucharistic visitors, pastoral visitors, youth leaders, acolyte leaders, choir directors, church school teachers and volunteers working within our parish.  Contact The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock with any questions on this subject.

  • Esperanza Academy Head of School to Preach at St. Andrew’s on Sunday, 9/22: Jadihel (Jadi) Taveras, Head of School for Esperanza Academy will deliver the sermon at the 9:30 am service on Sunday, September 22.  He will also lead the Adult Forum after the service and coffee hour.

  • It's back to Sunday School time at St. Andrew's.  Join us on Sunday, September 15th after the regular service at 9:30am for the All Parish Barbecue to kick-off the new Sunday School year.

  • Sunday School Open House is September 15th. Come & See the classrooms and register your kids for 2019-2020.

  • Choir begins August 29th! Come & See what choir is all about. The choir is preparing for the 2019-2020 season under the direction of Daniel Francois, Organist and Choir Master. The group begins rehearsals at 7:00 pm on Thursday, August 29.

    The choir rehearses every Thursday evening to prepare the music for the following Sunday. Additionally, they rehearse music for upcoming holidays and holy days. They practice chants as well as study anthems in various styles of sacred music.

    St. Andrew’s Choir is a non-audition group and new members are always welcome. Singers for all voice parts are needed.

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7 Faulkner Street
Ayer, Massachusetts 01432

Disability services

St. Andrew's is handicap accessible. We also have large print bibles and Book of Common Prayer available upon request

BSA Pack 32

St. Andrew's is a proud sponsor of Cub Scout Pack 32. Contact them at ObscureBSA for more information.