The bible at St. Andrew's Church, Holt, Norfolk

The role of celebrant and preacher is usually shared between the Rector Fr. Howard Stoker and the Asst. Curate Fr. Stephen Graham.


Almighty and ever-living God, clothed in majesty, whose Son was this day presented in the Temple, in substance of our flesh: grant that we may be presented to you with pure and clean hearts, by your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, one and for ever.


O God, you know us to be set in the midst of so many great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: grant to us such strength and protection as may support us in all dangers and carry us through all temptations;  through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


Almighty God, who alone can bring order to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity: give your people grace so to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, among the many changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Bible Study

The St Andrew’s Bible Study takes the form of Lectio Divina (meaning divine reading). This is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer, intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of his Word. It does not treat scripture as texts to be studied but as the living word.
Meet usually on the 1st and 2nd Thursday of each month: 1st Thursday at 11.00am at High Kelling and 2nd Thursday at 5.30pm at 4, The Beeches, Station Road, Holt. All are welcome. Please ring David and Eleanor Sidgwick to check times or if you would like transport. Tel 710617

The Society of Our Lady of Walsingham Cell Group

The group meets in the Meeting Room on the fourth Monday of every month following the 6:30pm Eucharist in Church.
Contact: Fr. Roger Hawkins
elephone (01263) 710004

Julian of Norwich Prayer Group
A Julian of Norwich contemplative prayer group meets in the house of one of its members on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:15am, for an hour.
Contact: Jean Smith, telephone (01263) 712934.

Fellowship group
A house group meets for fellowship on the 1st Thursday of each month, following the 10am Eucharist at All Saints, High Kelling.

A week’s programme of Services, Prayer, Bible study and Lenten lunches is organised during Lent.

Parish Retreat
A Parish Retreat is organised every other year, alternating with a Parish Holiday.


St Andrews Church, Holt, Norfolk

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