About Us

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia in the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic of the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA).

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What We Believe

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church

believes that God is Love and that our mission is to share that love with others. We are a welcoming, diverse, mission minded community, reflecting the inclusive love of God and seeking to nurture and to sustain each individual’s journey of faith throughout every season and age of life.

We belong to the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia and, as Presbyterians, we are part of the Reformed Tradition embracing the importance of active, representational leadership of both pastors and members of the congregation.

We affirm that God comes to us with grace and love in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived, died, and rose again for us so that we might have eternal and abundant life. Believing that we are called to serve Jesus Christ and to continue his mission in the world, we seek to feed the hungry, heal the broken, welcome the stranger and work for the coming of God’s Kingdom here on earth where peace and justice reign.

We trust that God sends the Holy Spirit

to give us the wisdom, energy, intelligence and vision to continue the mission of Jesus Christ.

A link to all of the Confessions of the PC(USA) can be found here.

Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership

Our leaders serve our church faithfully and with joy. Please feel free to reach out to any of them. We look forward to meeting you, answering your questions, and helping you feel at home at St. Anderw Presbyterian Church.

Rev. Gillian Weighton

Rev. Gillian Weighton

Pastor and Head of Staff

Rev. Weighton joins St. Andrew Presbyterian Church as Head of Staff and Pastor August 26, 2018. Rev. Weighton earned her Master of Sacred Theology in Homiletics from Union Theological Seminary in New York city in 1991 and was ordained in 1992. When asked to describe the ministry setting to which she believes God is calling her, Rev. Weighton replied, “My sense of call is toward a ministry setting where I can serve a church that understands itself as a family of faith. A place where all are welcome, where community is important, and where everyone is included and involved.”

“The young will see visions and your old shall dream dreams.”

Our Vision & Mission

Those who went before us had dreams for St Andrew and these dreams came to life by the power of God’s Spirit. A new congregation was formed in North Suffolk and God has blessed us through the years with pastors, lay people, and, above all, the gift of God’s Spirit enabling us to serve those near and far.

Our vision now is to keep the faith and to follow in the ways of those who went before us who followed in the way of Jesus. We seek to bring the good news of God’s love to everyone so that all may know they are loved, valued and have a place in God’s heart.

Our vision now is to show that love of God by the way we live and by the ways we serve others through the many missions that we support and sustain, all with the aim of bringing hope, comfort, peace, healing, joy, love and all that God offers to those within our community and beyond.

Jesus said, “Go into the world and make disciples of everyone, teach them to obey all I have commanded you, and I will be with you to the close of the age.”

Our vision is that we follow this command and go into the world, wherever God takes us, and we follow the command to love others, knowing that we go in the strength and company of the God who is with us always.

Our vision is that YOU join us in this wonderful and exciting journey of serving God and bringing God’s love to everyone in word and in action.

Visiting St. Andrew

We are a people-friendly and welcoming church home where all are invited to worship God together. We value hospitality and generosity, and we strive to live our lives in ways that will honor God. Meet our staff and members, who seek to use our energy, intelligence, imagination, and love to the glory of God and for the good of the community.

Becoming a Member

We would be delighted to have you join our community. Our Session is tasked with accepting new members into the church. Read more about the membership process and how to get started when you are ready.


St. Andrew publishes a monthly newsletter called The Bagpiper. Have a look for information about upcoming events and our history, a note from our pastor, and a calendar of everything going on.

Our History

From our beginnings in 1966 as a venture of the Norfolk Presbytery to our current congregation led by Rev. Gillian Weighton, St. Andrew has enjoyed a life of continuous growth and contribution to our community.

Sunday Worship

Join us at 10:00 a.m.

Phone & Email

(757) 238-3550

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Christmas Worship Services

Blue Christmas Worship
Wednesday, 12/15, at 6:30 p.m.

For many people, Christmas is a particularly difficult time as they remember the loss of loved ones and the other losses of life. While some rejoice at the delights of the Christmas season, others feel their pain more deeply. Gather with us in the Sanctuary to acknowledge all these losses, to grieve those who are no longer with us, to remind ourselves of the faith that sustains us through all of life, and to worship God who came to be with us and promises that even when we walk through the dark places, we have nothing to fear.

Two Christmas Eve Services

4 p.m. Family Service
Music, scripture, and a special children's message will focus on the young (and the young at heart) at St. Andrew's early Christmas Eve service. The service will last approximately 40 minutes. Childcare will be available.

7 p.m. Communion Service
We will welcome the coming of the Christ Child with music, scripture, a homily, and Communion. The service will end in candlelight. There will be no childcare available for this service