St Andrew’s is the Church of England parish serving the villages of Longton, Hutton and parts of Walmer Bridge. There has been a site of Christian worship in Longton for at least 500 years and St Andrew’s has a wonderful history. Now, we pray by the grace of God that we might have an even brighter future!

Our History

There was probably a chapel in Longton by the sixteenth century, though the parish was not established until over a hundred years later when it was taken from Penwortham. The parish has always had strong ties to the historic Hutton Grammar School. It is likely that the establishment of the sixteenth-century school and chapel were concurrent. The first chapel was rebuilt in 1770, a picture of which hangs in the present church. In 1887, the church was rebuilt and dedicated to St Andrew. The parish hall was added in the 1960s.

The church is much more than its buildings, and in the recent past, St Andrew’s has established a proud reputation as a lively church with a full complement of Uniformed Organisations, busy Sunday School, a church choir, parish players, and an annual pantomime. As much as any building, it is the people who have made this parish a joyful and vibrant place through the years. A living witness to the goodness and grace of God.

Our Vision for the Future

At St Andrew’s, we are praying for renewal! We have a great history but we want an even better future! Sadly, many parish churches are declining and closing their doors. At St Andrew’s, we are throwing them open and seeking to welcome everyone in our community and beyond. We want people to know and experience the love of God.

Throughout 2024, we are intentionally reviewing our mission and ministry from top to bottom. We are praying for God’s guidance as we seek to grow as a welcoming and caring community for every individual in our community. We want to welcome more young people into church and provide worship that works for all the family.

Ultimately our vision is to follow in the footsteps of Andrew, the apostle whose name we bear. In the Bible, we are told that when Jesus called Andrew to become his disciple, he laid down his fishing nets and followed immediately. Two thousand or so years later, we are seeking to follow in the footsteps of St Andrew as we give our lives to following and serving Jesus.

Will you join us?