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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Parish News

Come for an Old Fashioned HYMN SING!

Saturday, February 9th from 7pm to 9pm.  Organist and Choirmaster, Daniel Francois, will take requests from the Episcopal Church's 1982 Hymnal for some good, old fashioned, congregational singing.  Requests can be submitted in advance to Isabel Geller at, or may be proposed onsite during the HYMN SING.

This event is free and open to the public, although a free-will offering to Loaves & Fishes, a food pantry located at Devens, is encouraged and would be greatly appreciated.

See our news section below for a list of items most needed at the pantry.

  • 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.

  • Advent 4:  For the 4th week of advent on December 23rd, we offer you this prayer as you finish your preparations.

    God, help us remember that you are Love, that you are beyond description. Help us remember that you love us. Help us live out your call to love you and to love others as Jesus loved us, became one of us and died for us.

  • Advent 3: A nativity scene (sometimes called a crèche), is another way to highlight the season of Advent. Instead of putting out the whole set at once, try building the scene slowly. Begin with the manger.  Gradually add animals, Mary and Joseph. On Christmas Eve add the baby Jesus and any additional figures. This increases the feeling of anticipation that is Advent.

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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.