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Our congregation welcomes everyone and wants to meet you! Don’t be afraid to ask questions important to you – we will do our best to answer them.
We are part of a global church located in more than 165 countries.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is a vibrant mid-sized parish located in downtown Edwardsville, Illinois – a rapidly growing university community. Our parish was founded in 1841 and is dedicated to serving God and our community through worship and the work of our ministries.
We are one of 40 congregations that make up the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield. The Bishop of our diocese is The Right Reverend Daniel Hayden Martins and the Diocese offices are in Springfield, Illinois. The Diocese of Springfield includes the area east of the Illinois River and Woodford, Livingston, Ford, and Iroquois counties.
The Episcopal Church is comprised of 109 dioceses in 16 nations. As part of the Jesus Movement, the Episcopal Church is following Jesus into loving, liberating and life-giving relationship with God, with each other and with the earth. The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church is The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry.
The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, which traces its heritage to the beginnings of Christianity. Today the Anglican Communion comprises more than 80 million members in 44 regional and national member churches in more than 165 countries. At the head of the Anglican Communion is the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.
Summer flowers at St. Andrew's
The work of St. Andrew's Gardening Angels group creates a wonderful display during the summer months!
We are a gathering of people from various places, backgrounds, experiences, and yet we gather in this place to be together in Christ, and to share the love of God poured into our hearts with fellow members.
We offer the opportunity for deep human connections, welcoming whole family participation in all ministries and many opportunities to serve in the community where we live. We…Read More »
St. Andrew's is currently without a rector due to the retirement of Fr. Joel Morsch. Until a new rector is called, Fr. John Thorpe will be officiating at services this fall.
Candidates interested in applying for the position of rector at St. Andrew's should contact Kevin Babb, chair of the search committee.
Questions regarding pastoral care should be made to the church office at…Read More »
Our nine-member Leadership Team or Vestry constitutes the lay leadership of our parish and they act under the bylaws of our parish. The leadership team meets monthly on the second Wednesday evening and the Rector serves as the presiding officer.
Each year at the parish annual meeting in January, three vestry members are elected by the parish to three-year terms. One member is ch…Read More »
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Edwardsville was established in 1841 under its first rector, The Reverend Joseph Darrow. The present site has been occupied by St. Andrew's since the early 1870s, but the cornerstone of the current structure was laid in 1916 and the building completed the following year. The new addition, including a spacious parish hall, classrooms, choir rehears…Read More »
Church services, office hours, and events are posted in the parish online calendar regularly. The church office is closed on Monday but normal office hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Fr. Morsch accepts appointments during these times.
The St. Andrew's weekly parish email newsletter brings the latest news and announcements to you! Links to recent newsletters are listed below. To start receiving our weekly parish email, send us a message through this website and we will subscribe you to our weekly newsletter.
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