Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Tampa, Florida

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    “Not-So-Spooky Haunted House” FUN-draiser: will take place Friday, October 28, from 6:30-8:30-pm on the 6th floor. (All those volunteering please arrive at 5:00pm.) We will make use of all of our wonderful Halloween decorations, enjoy fun & fellowship together, community outreach, and raise money for St. Andrew’s youth!


    The Outreach Committee is once again asking for donations for our Thanksgiving Boxes of Hope initiative to support Metropolitan Ministries. This year we are asking for donations based on your family’s last name:

    A - G: Gravy, Cereal, Canned Fruit, Canned Yams, Bagged/Boxed Rice

    H - O: Cranberry Sauce, Bagged/Canned Beans, Peanut Butter, Boxed Macaroni &   Cheese, Cake/Brownie Mix

    P - Z: Bagged/Boxed Stuffing, Canned Vegetables, Canned/Boxed Potatoes, Cookies

    Boxes for your food donations can be found in the Parish Hall. We also hope you will consider providing a gift card for turkey ($20-$40) or a check to St. Andrew's with “Metropolitan Ministries Turkey Dinner” in the memo. Gift cards and checks can be placed in the offertory plate or delivered to the office between 10am-4pm. Thanksgiving Boxes of Hope packing and transporting our donations to Metropolitan Ministries will take place on Saturday, November 17 at 10:00am. Hope you will consider supporting this worthwhile mission and joining us for the turkey dinner delivery.

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