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

Keeping a Holy Lent...How will you observe Lent this year?

We invite you to the observance of a holy Lent--the season of penitence, reconciliation and renewal that leads to Easter.  

Join us for our Adult Forum Series and other activities on Climate Change led by parishioner Faith Salter. Learn more at 

Care and justice for all creation is a core value of The Episcopal Church. Creation care ministries seek to heal, defend, and work toward justice for all God's creation and to respect the kinship and connection of all that God created through education, advocacy, and action.

  • Join us on Sunday, March 17th at 9:00 am when we will reconsecrate the church before the regular service at 9:30 am.  Worship will begin with a procession and prayers.

  • Take part in our Lenten Program for Creation Care. As part of your daily Lenten discipline, get outdoors everyday. Read Earth Gospel everyday along with us. Attend our Adult Forums each Sunday during Lent, and join in our series of Sunday afternoon outdoor walks.

    Learn more about this series at 

  • Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry - Most Needed Items:

    Feminine Care Products, Diapers – Pull Ups, Reusable Grocery Bags, Pasta Sauce, Tomato Paste, Canned Whole or Pureed, Tomatoes, Canned White Tuna, Baked Beans/Canned Chili, Salad Dressings, Canned Fruit Cocktail, Applesauce, Canned Pineapple, Canned Corn, Boxed Flavored Rice, Grape or Strawberry Jelly, Cake Mixes, Canned Pasta, Hamburger or Tuna Helpers, Ketchup, Mayonnaise, Toothpaste, Shampoo/Conditioner, Dish Detergent, Poise Pads.

    Visit The Loaves & Fishes web page for additional details.

  • ATTENTION: Due to the forecasted inclement weather, our regular Sunday Service for January 20, 2019 is CANCELLED.  This is a great time to check out the the National Cathedral's live streaming services at

  • It's a Choir Workshop! All are welcome to participate in our choir workshop on January 26, 2019, 9am - 4pm.  The workshop will cover the basics of choral singing - breathing, tone, range extension.  Limited to the first 25 registrants. Contact Tina Simpson at

  • The Advent Wreath:  The circle of the wreath and the evergreens that make it up both signify God’s endless mercy and undying love. Three purple candles and one rose-colored (pink) candle are evenly spaced around the wreath. There is one larger white candle in the center of the wreath. The wreath can be as simple as four candle holders with greenery laid around them to form a circle.

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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.