St. Andrew’s is an Anglo-Catholic parish. Our worship is distinguished by our liturgical practices and ornaments. These may be characterised by the “six points” of the Oxford Movement’s eucharistic practice:
- eucharistic vestments
- eastward-facing orientation of the priest at the altar (not standing at the north side, the evangelical Anglican practice)
- unleavened bread for the eucharist
- mixing of water with the eucharistic wine
- incense and candles.
Many other traditional Catholic practices are observed within Anglo-Catholicism, including eucharistic adoration. Most of these Anglo-Catholic “innovations” (or, rather, revivals of dormant practices) have since been accepted by mainstream Anglican churches, if not by Evangelical or Low Church Anglicans.