A Message from Father 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,
The Rev’d John Reese