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 what St. Andrew's is all about

Sundays @ 9:30 a.m.

7 Faulkner St. - across the railroad tracks from the Town Hall.

Do you have a question about activities at St. Andrews? email us @

  • It’s time for the Backpack Drive! 
    Would you like to help us with our next Outreach project? The Union Congregational Church in Groton has taken over the Backpack drive from Loaves & Fishes.  The drive provides much needed school supplies to children in Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton, and Shirley.  Supply lists are in the Parish Hall and donations can be dropped off in the Peabody Room or the Parish Hall no later than Sunday, August 11.  

    We also need volunteers to help bring the backpacks and supplies from St. Andrew’s to the Congregational Church on Sunday, August 11th.  Additionally, volunteers will set up for the drive on Wednesday, August 21 starting at 9am at the Congregational Church and/or Distribute backpacks and supplies on Friday, August 23 starting at 8am at the Congregational Church.

    There's a sign up  sheet available in the Parish Hall if you would like to join us for any of these tasks. Questions? Contact Jenny Outman

  • Join us for an afternoon of music on Sunday June 9th at 3pm.  Learn more and purchase tickets at

  • 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

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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.