St. Andrew's Episcopal ChurchAyer, Massachusetts


For 125 years now, St. Andrew's has welcomed people into a community of faith "beside the tracks" in downtown Ayer, Massachusetts.  When people describe St. Andrew's they use words like: 'welcome,' 'relaxed,' and 'accepting.' We believe that a church should be a community that embraces the uniqueness of each individual.  We welcome and care for all people at every stage of their spiritual journey, and we seek to create opportunities for faith in God to be discovered, renewed and put into action.


We seek to grow in faith as individuals and as a community, to glorify God as revealed in Jesus Christ and to nurture those around us. We reach out to share His Word and His Love with all people, especially those in need.

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Church Services

Sundays @
9:30 AM

Kids are always welcome!

Welcome message from
Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

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Happening this week

Parish News


Join us on Saturday Oct. 13 at 7:00 PM for a Cabaret with the Amethyst Chamber Ensemble.

They will play a selection from Bernstein, Piazzolla, Weill, Piaf, Gershwin and more...

Tickets are $12/adult, $8 student

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

  • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Holiday Fair will be held on Saturday, November 17th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. This is a great place to get a head start on your holiday shopping - perennial favorites include Handmade Crafts, a Silent Auction, Cookies by the Pound, Holiday Pies and Baked Goods, fabulous Gift Baskets and a Raffle.  Lunch on St. Andrew's famous beef stew and apple pie or bring some home for dinner. Craft Vendors this year include natural handmade soaps and beauty supplies, handmade jewelry, beautiful bags, sweaters, soft toys, bird baths, and animal portraits, as well as other goodies.  Local Scouts will be taking orders for wreaths and trees at the Fair.

  • Sunday School begins Sunday, September 23rd at 9:15 in the Parish Hall.

  • The Fall Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, September 16th (rain or shine).  Come and join us after Sunday Service.

  • The Adult Choir will begin preparing for the Fall worship season.  Under the direction of Daniel Francois, organist and choir master, the group will begin rehearsals at 7:00pm on Thursday, August 30.

    The choir rehearses every Thursday evening in the Sanctuary of the church. The choir is a non-audition group and new members are always welcome.

  • In accordance with the policies established by the Diocese of Massachusetts, St. Andrew's maintains compliance with the Safe Church training standards for all clergy, employees, wardens, vestry members, lay eucharistic visitors, pastoral visitors, youth leaders, acolyte leaders, choir directors, church school teachers and volunteers working within our parish.  Contact The Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock with any questions on this subject.

  • Come and See what our children's education program is all about. Our Sunday School classrooms will be open for tours. 

    Sunday, August 12 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Tuesday, August 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

    Come and See what our Montessori-based Christian education program is all about. Staff will be on hand to answer questions.

    St. Andrew’s uses The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd curriculum for children ages 3-10 years old. The program is based on Montessori principles of individual hands-on learning, which helps young children to develop and enjoy a relationship with Jesus the Good Shepherd through prayer, movement, and stories about Jesus. Older children are exposed to the breadth and depth of the Bible and its purpose. They also actively explore prayer and worship.

    Each age level meets in its own room, called an "atrium", in our remodeled Sunday School. The curriculum encourages children to explore and deepen their understanding of God and our worship. Children are taught and guided by a well-trained teaching staff.

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7 Faulkner Street
Ayer, Massachusetts 01432

Disability services

St. Andrew's is handicap accessible. We also have large print bibles and Book of Common Prayer available upon request

BSA Pack 32

St. Andrew's is a proud sponsor of Cub Scout Pack 32. Contact them at ObscureBSA for more information.