St Andew’s church in Eastleach (the one used every week) is dedicated to St Andrew, whose feast day falls on November 30th.
Andrew the Apostle (Greek: Ἀνδρέας, Andreas; from the early 1st century – mid to late 1st century AD), also known as Saint Andrew and called in the Orthodox tradition Prōtoklētos (Πρωτόκλητος) or the First-called, was a Christian Apostle and the younger brother of Saint Peter.
The name “Andrew” (Greek: manly, brave, from ἀνδρεία, Andreia, “manhood, valour”), like other Greek names, appears to have been common among the Jews, Christians, and other Hellenized people of the region. No Hebrew or Aramaic name is recorded for him. According to Orthodox tradition, the apostolic successor to Saint Andrew is Patriarch Bartholomew I.
Andrew’s Day is the feast day of Saint Andrew. It is celebrated on the 30th of November.
Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, Greece, Romania, Russia, Poland, Ukraine, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and Saint Andrew, Barbados.
St. Andrew’s Day (Scots: Saunt Andra’s Day, Scottish Gaelic: Là Naomh Aindrea) is Scotland’s official national day. In 2006, the Scottish Parliament designated St Andrew’s Day as an official bank holiday. It is also a national holiday in Romania.
In Germany, the feast day is celebrated as Andreasnacht (“(St.) Andrew’s Night”), in Austria with the custom of Andreasgebet (“(St.) Andrew’s Prayer”), and in Poland as Andrzejki (“Andrew’s (festivities)”), in Russia as Андреева ночь (“Andrew’s night”).
Eastleach is a village in southern Gloucestershire; its church, St Andrew’s, is one of the ‘CHEQS’ churches.
The community meet for worship every Sunday at 11.00 am – usually ‘Morning Prayer’ from the 1662 “Book of Common Prayer”, with Holy Communion once a month … and something a little different once in a while. You can find details of this month’s services here