Service Trip 2013 – New Life Center & Boy’s Home in India

Support St Andrew's Service trip to India 2013
St Andrew’s Service Trip 2013
Dehradun, India
April 5-11
Support St Andrew's Service trip to India 2013
For age 14+
Cost: AED 2,999 all inclusive
Click the button to download the application form

You can also make a donation to support those who wish to go on the trip but may not be able to raise the entire cost – and to help pay for the materials that will be necessary to carry out the various tasks while they are there – by enclosing your gift in an envelope marked “Dehradun 2013” and placing it in the collection bag or giving it to any member of the Clergy or Pete Rizzuto, or handing it in to the Church Office.

All gifts will be receipted. Cheques should be made payable to St Andrew’s Church.

Christmas Greetings from St Andrew’s

Dear friends of St Andrew’s,

2012 has been an an amazing and eventful year – the launch of our building work and the ordination of Jo Henderson are but two highlights which stand out in particular in the past months.

During this joyful Advent season Navina and I and the whole St Andrew’s team send you our Christmas Greetings, with much thankfulness for your friendship and generosity. Just last Friday at the end of our Christingle Service for example, we asked for your help to raise AED 10,000 to prevent a young disabled girl becoming homeless. In the space of five minutes you gave over AED 12,000 – Thank you!

We are glad to be a part of St Andrew’s Church and it is encouraging to see what the LORD is doing in this place and through you.

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas and praying that the New Year of 2013 will be one marked by the deep, deep love and grace of Christ our Lord.

Andy & Navina

A Service to remember those who have died

Sunday 18th November 2012 at 6.30pm

A Service to remember those who have died

A Special Service is being held  to remember loved ones who have died.

During the Holy Communion Service there will be time for quietness, reflection and prayer.

Those who have died will be remembered with symbolism, with the lighting of candles.

One of the minister’s from St Andrew’s Church comments:

“Living as expats away from home, we are often unable to attend the service of a friend or family member who has died, and even if we can, it can be easy to assume that the funeral service is enough to help us to come to terms with our loss.

But life isn’t as simple as that; it can often take more than one service for people to come to terms with the death of someone they loved and treasured. We hope this service will be helpful to all those who have been bereaved or wish to remember.”

For more details call 024461631 between 9:00am and 3:00pm, Sunday to Thursday.

We Will Remember Them

St Andrew’s Church was packed – upstairs and downstairs – for the annual Service of Remembrance held at St Andrew’s in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, 11 November.

We are, as always, very grateful for the Al Khubairat Singers and Players joining us for the service.  They performed movements from Johannes Brahms’ German Requiem and their contribution is greatly appreciated by St Andrew’s and all who attended the service.

A guard of honour was paraded by the Uniformed Youth Services of Abu Dhabi and their flags were presented and laid up during the service.


Micah 4: 1-5  HE Mr Dominic Jeremy, UK Ambassador

Philippians 4: 6-9  HE Mr Michael Corbin, US Ambassador

Mark 1: 14-20  Canon Andrew Thompson, MBE


Dear Lord and Father of mankind
Words: John Whittier 1872
Music: Frederick Maker 1887

I vow to thee my country
Words: Sir Cecil Spring-Rice 1859-1918
Music: Gustav Holst 1874-1934

Organist:  Mrs Hanneke Willson


The offertory was divided equally between St Andrew’s and the Earl Haig Poppy Appeal for ex-servicemen and women.


Distinguished Guests

HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and guests

HE Mr Dominic Jermey (United Kingdom)

HE Mr Michael Corbin (United States of America)

HE Mr Arif Lalani and Mrs Lalani (Canada)

HE Mr Alain Azouaou (France)

HE Mr János Gyuris and Mrs Gyuris (Hungary)

HE Mrs Ase Elin Bjerke (Norway)

HE Mr Yarslov Ludwa (Czech Republic)

HE Mrs Clara Martinez Thedy de Safa (Dominican Republic)

HE Mr Dato’ Ahmad Anwar Adnan (Malaysia)

HE Mr Ikka Pekka Simila (Finland)

HE Mr Mohammed Nazmul Quanine (Bangladesh)

HE The Ambassador of Pakistan

HE The Ambassador of Tunisia

The Defence Attaches of the United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands

Dr Sam Shaw and Mr Kamiel Gabriel (visiting Zayed University from Canada)

Mr Muttahir Salim (MEA Resilience, Security and Risk)



Carols in the Desert 2012

You are warmly invited to attend this wonderful annual community event – bring your friends and family and join in the Christmas spirit.

Harvest Festival 2012

Harvest 2012

‘What did Jesus do when it was harvest festival?’ Asked a young member of the congregation. Jesus probably spent a week living in a shelter or Sukkot, surrounded by fruits and branches that show how God provides for us. This year in our Harvest festival service we made our own shelter and learnt how Jesus might have celebrated the Feast of the Tabernacles. Readings and prayers were led by the youth group.

Our congregation brought along gifts of food which have been donated to the Filipino Shelter

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