Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Tampa, Florida

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    New Sexton
    Our new sexton is Alvaro Quesada, who joined the St. Andrew’s staff on Wednesday, June 17. He just retired after 20 years in the Navy (with the rank of Petty Officer First Class). He was a cryptological specialist who worked in Naval Intelligence. Alvaro was born in Boston and raised in northern California. While with the Navy, he had many billets, including a tour in Iraq. Alvaro resides in St. Petersburg with his wife (who hails from Miami) and six-year old daughter. He is bi-lingual (Spanish). Alvaro will be working Sundays from 7:00am to 1:00pm (replacing our Sunday parking lot attendant) and Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00am until 3:00pm. Please make it a point to meet and welcome Alvaro when you see him on campus!

A Message from Father Reese

Rev. John Reese

Welcome to Saint Andrew’s website. I am glad that you have discovered us in cyberspace and invite you to come and see what we have to offer. We are a diverse group of Episcopalians who live in all parts of Tampa, ranging far and wide from South Tampa to Westchase to Wesley Chapel to Valrico. We come together in downtown Tampa to worship God in the beauty of holiness in a lovely, historic Spanish mission-style structure (built c. 1904).

While having a variety of theological viewpoints, we enjoy traditional worship according to the Book of Common Prayer of the Episcopal Church. At Saint Andrew’s we strive to do liturgy decently, reverently, and in order, as Saint Paul directed. Our music program is second to none and we uphold the great Anglican choral tradition. We offer many educational opportunities for everyone, from Sunday School for all ages to youth groups to Tuesday night and Thursday morning adult classes. We place much emphasis on outreach. Being a downtown church, we are well aware of the many homeless and transients in our immediate vicinity and seek to reach out to them. For example, we distribute free bag lunches to 50 people every day, Monday through Friday.

We seek to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ through worship, learning, and service. I invite you to come and visit us on a Sunday morning. I trust that you will find Saint Andrew’s to be a place of hope, healing, and hospitality in the midst of downtown Tampa.

Yours in Christ,
Father John Reese's Signature
The Rev’d John Reese