Clubs & Activities


Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Parish Safeguarding Officer: Tony Hall – Tel 601392

Sue Pratt - Tel 248266
Revd Gary Ingram – Tel 241645

Other Contacts:
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Colin Perkins
Tel: 01273 425792 Mobile: 07500 771210

Social Services West Sussex:-
    Adult      Tel: 01243 642121
    Children Tel: 01403 229900
In Emergency Tel: 999
Safeguarding Policy Statement 2018 PDF

A copy of the Diocesan Policy “The Care and Protection of Children” is available in hard copy at the Vicarage and in the Vestry, and on-line at the Diocesan Website:

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Social Life at St. Andrew's Church

As well as the opportunity for fellowship each Sunday at worship and at the informal refreshments after the 9.30 am service, we have an active and varied calendar of events, sometimes these are for fund-raising and sometimes merely for pleasure!

We hold occasional Sunday lunches and Parish Teas which are extremely popular.

Other events include Quiz Nights, Poetry and Puddings evenings, tea in the Vicarage Garden, barn dances, promises Auctions – almost anything that includes food and the chance to meet, chat and have fun!

Each year group bookings are made for theatre trips to Worthing and Chichester and between 40 and 100 folk participate.

For details of specific events, contact Margaret Metcalf (01903 244420)

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Church Transport

We offer a free transport service to enable local people to attend St. Andrew's Church, either for services or social events. All our drivers are volunteers.

Contact: Christopher Tams on 07575550300

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Pathway Group: Friendly and supportive Bible Study Groups for women, held on mid-week afternoons and evenings in private homes.

Contact: Linda Lestourgeon on 01903 500009

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Seedlings: Seedlings is open to all Mothers/Carers/Grandparents of babies and toddlers in the Ferring and Goring areas only.

We meet every Friday during school term time in the Church Centre for two hours 9.15 – 11.15 a.m., where the children engage in playing and interacting with each other. A planned and varied craft activity is provided and there is always singing with actions including the use of musical instruments.

The cost of each session is £1.50 per adult which includes coffee/tea/squash and biscuits served by our wonderful kitchen team.

Contact: Lynn Stevenson on 01903 241839

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St. Andrew's Table Tennis Group: The Thursday Table Tennis Group is a mixed group (both in terms of ability and gender!) and although quite competitive, we primarily meet for the exercise and the friendship.

If you’d like to see if it’s your 'cup of tea', either pop into the Church Centre on a Thursday between 7.30 and 9.30 in the evening, or ring Margaret Metcalf (see below).

We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact: Margaret Metcalf on 01903 244420

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Trefoil Guild: The Guild represents 'Guiding for Grown-ups' and is part of the Girl Guiding movement. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in guiding, but it does not matter whether you have been a previous member of either guiding or scouting. Our current membership is all female, but husbands and partners join us on many occasions.

We currently meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 2:30-4:00 in the afternoon in the Church Centre.

Contact: Ruth Sims 01903 243212

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Other group contacts

Organisation Contact Telephone
Men's Group Rev. Gary Ingram W 241645
Bible Reading Fellowship Rev. Gary Ingram W 241645
Julian Meetings Janet Birchall W 504337
Group Scout Leader Stib Dommett 07766 055091
Sea Scouts Paula Cooke 07736 676037
Cub Scouts Helen Lumley 07443 608618
Beaver Scouts Karen Keen 07766 055091
Rainbows Christine Trimmer W 246382
Brownies Pat Clark W 249639

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