St. Andrew's Episcopal ChurchAyer, Massachusetts

Welcome

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.

Mission

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

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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 we're all about.  Join us on Sundays at 9:30am, 7 Faulkner St, Ayer, MA.

  • Services During Holy Week:

    Palm Sunday, March 25, 9:30am, Procession of the Palms and Dramatic Passion Gospel, Celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
    Maundy Thursday, March 29, 5:30pm in the Parish Hall.  Agape Meal.
    Good Friday Liturgy and The Way of the Cross, March 30, noon in the Church, Starts at St. Andrew's and ends at the Federated Church.
    Easter Sunday, April 1, 9:30am, Celebration of the Holy Eucharist with Choir and Instrumentalists.


  • Can you hear me now?  Bob Stains, Conflict Transformation Specialist, will be our guest speaker at this Sunday's Adult Forum (March 11). Bob will explore the topic of connecting with others through being curious about each other's stories. Adult Forums are held each Sunday in the Parish Hall right after the service and coffee hour (approx 10:45am).

  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will welcome Bob Stains, a leader in Conflict Transformation, on Sundays March 11 and 18 at the church’s weekly Adult Forum following the Sunday service. Stains’ topic for March 11 is Connecting through Curiosity: Receptive Skills, in which he will teach the audience listening skills when hearing each other’s stories.

    Stains is the founder and principal of Bob Stains and Associates, Conflict Transformation, has over 37 years of experience in consulting, coaching, training, facilitating, mediating and non-profit management. He has trained over 20,000 people in dialogue, conflict resolution and communication skill-building and worked with clients from across the US and 17 other countries.

  • Early Christians observed "a season of penitence and fasting" in preparation for the Paschal feast. The season now known as Lent (from an Old English word meaning "spring," the time of lengthening days) has a long history. Originally, in places where Pascha was celebrated on a Sunday, the Paschal feast followed a fast of up to two days. In the third century this fast was lengthened to six days. Eventually this fast became attached to, or overlapped, another fast of forty days, in imitation of Christ's fasting in the wilderness. assembly. In the western church the forty days of Lent extend from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday, omitting Sundays. The last three days of Lent are the sacred Triduum of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Today Lent has reacquired its significance as the final preparation of adult candidates for baptism. Joining with them, all Christians are invited "to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word".

  • Join us Sunday, February 25th after the service for Come and See Forum #2 where we'll learn how we invite someone in to see our church.  We'll talk about how to let go of some of those fears we have when faced with talking about our faith and what words we can use to encourage others to Come and See a place we care so deeply about.

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Contact

7 Faulkner Street
Ayer, Massachusetts 01432
978-772-2615
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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.

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