St. Andrew's Episcopal ChurchAyer, Massachusetts

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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 @
9:00 AM

Kids are always welcome!

Welcome message from
Rev. Joyce L. Scherer-Hoock

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Happening this week


  • The office will be closed this Tuesday, July25th and open July 27th instead.

  • The Garden Guild will meet on Wednesday, July 26 at 4:30 (or whenever you can get there) to continue our weed-pulling efforts.  Bring something to share for supper; we will fire up the grill.  Please park on Faulkner St. as the church parking lot is reserved for that evening, and meet in the Peabody Room. Contact Isabel Geller at with any questions.

  • The Outreach Committee is asking parishioners to collect flat smooth rocks over the summer— rocks that can fit in the palm of your hand.  At the Sunday School picnic on September 10th we will provide paints and markers so people can write words of peace, love and hope on one side and identify St. Andrew’s on the other.  We will set the rocks outside hospitals, nursing homes, senior centers and other places where people could use a kind word.  Thank you for your help.

  • The annual Loaves & Fishes Backpack Drive is underway!  The deadline to bring in backpacks and needed items is August 13th.  Please click here for more information and to see the list of needed items.

  • Don't forget, the Garden Guild is meeting today (Wednesday) from 4:30- 7:30, with supper at 6:45.  Bring something to throw on the grill (yes we have one!) or something to share.  Please ring the ramp doorbell of the Parish Hall and meet there.  Contact Tommy Warner;

  • Reverend Christopher Whiteman

    During July and August, our Sunday service time will be 9:00 AM. While Reverend Joyce is on vacation in July, our Celebrant will be the Reverend Christopher Whiteman.

    Christopher is the Chaplain of Groton School where he leads chapel services, teaches, and shares in the life of the community.  After receiving a Bachelor of Liberal Arts from the Harvard Extension School, he attended Harvard Divinity School.  While there, he was a Swartz Fellow, Hopkins Shareholder, Williams Scholar, and named the winner of the 2015 Billings Prize for Preaching. Please join us in welcoming Christopher at St. Andrew's.


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.