Our History

April 1966

Norfolk Presbytery buys a five-acre plot on Bennett’s Pasture Road to start a Presbyterian church in North Suffolk.


Norfolk Presbytery purchases the site for a manse (pastor’s house) in the Holiday Point subdivision of Suffolk.

October 13, 1968

Organizing minister Frank Washburn holds the first service of the Bennett’s Creek Presbyterian Congregation in the old Community Building behind Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

January 19, 1969

Twenty-eight members join the membership of Green Acres Presbyterian Church with the intent to transfer to the yet unnamed church roll.

Sunday, March 25, 1979

Congregation selects St. Andrew Presbyterian Church as its name.

November 2, 1980

St. Andrew holds its first service and celebration of Communion at its new building, 1885 Bridge Rd. in Suffolk.

October 4, 1981

St. Andrew becomes a chartered Presbyterian church with ninety members.

December 12, 1993

New Children’s Education wing added; this later becomes the home of St. Andrew Preschool.

April 25, 1999

Under the leadership of Rev. Keith Curran, St. Andrew begins the addition of a new sanctuary, music room and youth area.


St. Andrew completes its new Christian Education building with two stories of classrooms dedicated to Christian Education for both adults and children.

August 26, 2018

St. Andrew calls Rev. Gillian Weighton as its new minister.

Join Us This Sunday

We would love to be a part of your story and have you be a part of ours. Join us for worship this weekend, and find a place you can call home.

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