Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Tampa, Florida

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    English “Cream Tea” to follow May 17 Evensong

    On May 17 at 5:00pm, the St. Andrew’s Choir will sing a service of Choral Evensong for Ascensiontide. The service will include music by Ayleward, Stanford, Finzi, and others. The guest organist for the service will be Simon Morley, Organist and Choirmaster of St. John’s.

    Last year’s English High Tea reception received such rave reviews that Martha Cobb and Janet Noroña have offered to stage a repeat performance: Tea with scones, clotted cream, and strawberry jam, as well as savory finger sandwiches and assorted sweets. Wine, coffee, and other non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

    Please bring your friends to this special service that has been called “the crown jewel of the Anglican tradition.” So that Martha and Janet may prepare sufficient food, RSVP to the church office by May 11 if you plan to attend the reception following the service: 813-221-2035.

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