Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Tampa, Florida

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    CHOIRS OF ST. ANDREW’S AND ST. JOHN’S
    TO SING EVENSONG ON FEBRUARY 1

    The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple, also known as the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary and commonly called “Candlemas,” will be observed with a service of choral Evensong at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 906 S. Orleans Ave., on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. The combined choirs of St. Andrew’s and St. John’s will sing music of Richard Shephard, Charles Wood, Johannes Eccard, and others. A reception will follow.

    Adult Inquirers’ Class
    Are you new to the Episcopal Church and want to know more about it?  Are you a long-time Episcopalian who wants to brush up on the faith? Then join us for a five week study on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm beginning January 8. We will be utilizing Those Episkopols, a slim (69 pages) book written by The Rev. Dr. Dennis Maynard, a parish priest with almost four decades of experience in ministry. Bring your questions and come join us. This class will provide the required preparation for Confirmation/Reception into the Episcopal Church. This sacramental rite will be administered by Bishop Barry Howe  at the 10:30am service  at St. Andrew’s on Sunday, February 8. Bishop Howe is an assisting bishop to Bishop Smith.

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