welcoming handSt. Andrew’s has, currently, 17 serving Elders, with 14 having districts of members and adherents under their pastoral care. The Elders are supported by a Pastoral Team who assist in keeping in touch with members and adherents.

Download a list of the current serving Elders here: Elders March 2024

What are Elders in the URC?

Elders share with ministers of the Word and Sacraments in the pastoral oversight and leadership of the local churches, taking counsel together in the elders’ meeting for the whole church and having several groups of members particularly entrusted to their pastoral care. They shall be associated with ministers in all the councils of the church. Elders elected by the church meeting are ordained to their office and are inducted to serve for such limited period as the church which elects them shall determine. All elders are eligible for re-election, and those elected shall enter upon their office by induction.