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


St Andrew's has moved online payments and donations to Breeze, a company similar to PayPal. Breeze integrates with our financial systems and allows us to keep records fully updated and access funds more quickly.

Using Breeze will not incur any extra charges for you, however, like PayPal, they do charge us the church a 3% fee on each transaction so if you can afford to include a little extra to cover the fee we would greatly appreciate it. You can also choose to support St. Andrew's with a once a month payment of your pledge instead of weekly if you prefer.

You don't need a Breeze account to pledge/donate, just enter your debit or credit card information and your email address. By including your name and email address, we will be able to credit your tax deductible pledge/donation to you account. If you encounter any difficulties please let us know by clicking here. If you encounter any difficulties please let us.

Parish News

  • Blessing of the Animals - Sunday, October 2, 2022

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is excited to welcome parishioners and the greater community for a Blessing of the Animals. A joyful way to recognize the Feast of St. Francis, everyone is invited to bring beloved pets and stuffed animals alike for a Blessing. The service begins at 9:30am.

    Pets should be leased or in a carrier.  Refreshments will follow.  

  • Sunday School Kickoff - September 25, 2022

    St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will kick off the new church school year with its annual cookout on the lawn complete with a kids’ bouncy house and sidewalk chalk art. Parents can tour the classrooms and meet with teachers about the fall curriculum. Come and see what St. Andrew’s can offer you this Fall. It’s never too late to get started.

  • Our DOORS Are OPEN! Sundays @ 9:30am. Come in-person or join us on Facebook Live.

  • Annual Nativity

    Every year at this time St. Andrew's has hosted a Nativity Display, showcasing Nativity sets from around the world as well as Parishioners' own precious sets.  This year over the course of the coming week and next we will present a number of these special Nativities for your viewing pleasure on our Facebook page.  

    A video Rob Mitchell put together in 2017 can also be seen here

  • Melanie Hickcox's Stewardship Talk.  

    This talk was presented at our Sunday Service on November 15th, however due to technical difficulties most people were unable to hear the talk.  This was a great talk and well worth watching!

  • Prayers at the time of death and dying can be said as you gather together with your loved one.  Use this guide to get started.

Read more news stories by clicking here.



Physical address
7 Faulkner Street
Ayer, Massachusetts 01432

Mailing address
St. Andrew's Church
PO Box 298
Ayer, MA 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.