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.

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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 and See

Join us on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. for the 
Celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

Wednesdays at noon

Find us at 7 Faulkner Street, Ayer, MA 01432

  • Come and See what our children's education program is all about. Our Sunday School classrooms will be open for tours. 

    Sunday, August 12 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Tuesday, August 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

    Come and See what our Montessori-based Christian education program is all about. Staff will be on hand to answer questions.

    St. Andrew’s uses The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd curriculum for children ages 3-10 years old. The program is based on Montessori principles of individual hands-on learning, which helps young children to develop and enjoy a relationship with Jesus the Good Shepherd through prayer, movement, and stories about Jesus. Older children are exposed to the breadth and depth of the Bible and its purpose. They also actively explore prayer and worship.

    Each age level meets in its own room, called an "atrium", in our remodeled Sunday School. The curriculum encourages children to explore and deepen their understanding of God and our worship. Children are taught and guided by a well-trained teaching staff.

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  • Join us on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 during the summer months for weeding, reading and fellowship.  This month's reading and reflections are on the book Accidental Saints.  Don't worry if you haven't read the book or can't pull weeds. Come anyway for the fellowship.  We meet in the Peabody Room next to the church.

  • Dear Women of St. Andrew's, The women of Christ Church, South Hamilton have invited us to join them for a retreat at the Barbara C. Harris Camp September 21-23. This is a great chance to get away for some quiet, meditative time. The cost is $150 for the weekend and includes meals and lodging. 

    The deadline for signing up is Friday, August 10.  Contact Isabel Geller ( for details on how to register.

  • Pick up your green bag and fill with items for Loaves & Fishes.  Return your green bag on or before September 9th for the next Outreach donation cycle.  How about filling your next bag with school snacks for the fall. Drop your bags off in church or at the parish hall.

  • Would you like to revisit the sermon delivered by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry at the Royal Wedding? Visit

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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.