Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Tampa, Florida

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    Adult Christian Education:

    Discussing Mere Christianity: A DVD Study Exploring the History, Meaning, and Relevance of C.S. Lewis's Greatest Book

    In this 8-session video group study, we will discover why Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis is one of the most read and beloved Christian books of all time. But seventy years later from when it was first delivered on radio, what relevance does it have to our world today? Host Eric Metaxas and a variety of Christian leaders (e.g. N.T. Wright, Alister McGrath, Tim Keller, Lauren Winner, Devin Brown, Paul McCusker, Douglas Gresham) help us understand the timeless message of C.S. Lewis in fresh ways for a new generation.

    Thursday Morning Bible Study 10:30
    Thursday Morning Bible Study is on summer hiatus until September 17. We will be using a study guide called “The Minor Prophets: God Still Speaks Today,” which leads us through the ministries and teachings of ten of the minor prophets. Come join us in the library on the 3rd floor of the Parish Building at 10:30am on Thursdays. Classes are led by Alice Prucha.

    Christian Education for Children & Youth begins on
    Sunday, September 13th at 9:30am on the third floor
    of the Parish Building, Children’s Chapel follows at 10:30am.

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