St Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Scotland

St Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Scotland

Via XX Settembre, 7 — 00187 Rome

What We Do

Sunday Services

Our principal service of worship is held Sunday mornings at 11.00 a.m.  During the pandemic, we have offered this service via Zoom, Facebook and YouTube.  At this point, we are meeting in person once more but our services are being live streamed on Facebook as well.

The service follows the standard form of Presbyterian worship as found in the Church of Scotland's Book of Common Order (1994).
Holy Communion is normally celebrated on the first Sunday of each month and, in accordance with the practice of the Church of Scotland, members of any branch of the Church are invited to receive the sacrament.

Sunday Club

For children aged 3–11 we offer interesting educational activities running concurrently with the church service.

Youth Group

For the young people in the church, both permanent and transient, all kinds of activities are organized. We explore Rome, have picnics in the park, go out for dinner and go on daytrips. 

Bible Study

Bible study takes place weekly on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., at the moment via Zoom.

Testimony from one of our members: "Taking part in the St. Columba's Bible Discussion Group is by now one of the things I look forward to every Wednesday evening... an opportunity to meet, albeit virtually, with people who participate not just from Hungary but also from Germany, the UK and the USA, and share our thoughts, questions and experiences in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I really enjoy it!"

For further details, contact the Interim Moderator.

Mission and Outreach

In 2003 the Mission Committee was formed by people who felt it was important to define the church’s mission in the world today, locally, nationally and internationally.  Its first task was to draft the following Mission Statement:

Mission in Action

During the winter months from November to April, we work together with the Salvation Army to give food, hot tea and blankets to the homeless. We provide our church vehicle for this work.  We volunteer monthly with Pozzo di Giacobbe to provide food to the homeless at Termini stationl. 

Missionaries of Charity

At Epiphany, Pentecost and Harvest Sunday we collect food and money for the Missionaries of Charity at Tor Bella Monaca, a poor neighbourhood in the eastern outskirts of Rome. Mother Teresa of Calcutta founded this order of nuns. They run a home for young mothers and every Saturday hand out food and clothes to the needy in the area.

Rice Bowl Appeal

During the six weeks of Lent we collect money for the Rice Bowl Appeal. This is supported by Churches Together in Rome, an ecumenical body made up of mainly English-speaking churches in Rome. Activities organised by St Andrew’s to support this include cooking demos, a quiz night, and a sponsored walk on Palm Sunday.

Scottish Country Dancing

This usually takes place from October until May on a Wednesday from 9.00 till 10.30 p.m.  Due to current health measures, this has been suspended.