St. Andrew's Church in Moscow is a community of Christians who seek to
Serving the International Community for Christ
Anglican worship in Moscow dates from 1553, when Tsar Ivan the Terrible allowed the first non-Russian-Orthodox services to maintain Christian and moral teaching among English traders employed by the Russia Company. Today, St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Moscow is still a spiritual home away from home for expatriates. More than 150 Muscovites representing a dozen nationalities and almost as many Christian denominations worship with us each Sunday. On major feasts such as Christmas and Easter, that number swells to over 200.
We worship in English according to the traditions of the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. Everyone is welcome at St. Andrews where most of our worshippers hail from Great Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Southern Sudan, Kenya and other countries where English is a major language.
We welcome to Holy Communion any Baptized Christian who in their own conscience wishes to receive the Holy Sacrament.
Our community is a rich multicultural, multi-ethnic mix of people drawn to Moscow from around the world for many reasons. Our numbers include corporate executive families and diplomats on two to three year assignments in Russia; teachers and students; refugees; workers involved in charity, foreign aid and other NGO work; and English speaking foreigners who simply call Russia their home! On any given Sunday we might also enjoy a visit from a group of pilgrim tourists, visiting business people or the occasional choir on European tour from the United Kingdom, the United States or South Africa.
For no matter how long you will call Moscow your home, a weekend or a lifetime, we welcome you to our spiritual family at St. Andrew’s.