Weddings at St Andrew’s are complemented with the wonderful surrounding gardens for photographs. The Church’s single aisle along with the restored heritage listed character of the church which seats up to 220 people suits the traditional feeling of a wedding.
About St Andrew’s Church
St Andrew’s aims to be a friendly, welcoming Christian community, and like Saint Andrew in the Bible, we want to make a difference for God. We want to reach people with the life-giving message of Jesus Christ.
Contact St Andrew’s Church
We welcome everyone at our Church. If you would like more information about any of our services or special occasions, please contact the Parish Office.
Welcome Rev’d Sam Goodes
The Rev’d Sam Goodes studied Theology at Trinity College, Melbourne, following a 20-year career as a Registered Nurse. His call to Ordained Ministry was one which was, in hindsight, always there, but eventually became too strong to resist.
In 2007, he graduated with a Master of Divinity, and he was Ordained Deacon in February of 2008. As the Assistant Curate at St. Andrew’s, Brighton, he was then Priested in November of 2008, working there until the beginning of 2011, when he was appointed as the Vicar of St. Martin’s, Hawksburn, a wonderfully inclusive, family-sized parish in the South Yarra area of Melbourne.
He comes home to Adelaide (having been born in Berri, and brought up in Hawthorn) to serve as the Rector of St. Andrew’s, Walkerville.
He is married to Kate, and they have four children – Maddy, Emily, Hannah, and Joshua. His interests and love outside of the church include music of almost all genres, all sorts of books, wine (mainly red), and sport.
As a priest, Sam has a great love of liturgy and music. He believes that a wide variety of different liturgies can be accessible and meaningful to people, when they tell the story of the church, and proclaim the Gospel of mercy, love, and grace, which Jesus came to bring.
Sam is very much looking forward to leading and working with the people of God in Walkerville to proclaim this Gospel.