The island of Guernsey
The second largest of the Channel Islands, Guernsey is situated just a few miles from the French coasts of Normandy and Brittany in the bay of St Malo. Independent and self governing for more than 700 years, the island has a culture and character which are quite unique. The language is English and traffic drives on the left.
With over 2000 hours of sunshine each year, the island enjoys a mild climate with long hours of daylight in which to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the quiet, tree-lined lanes, the cliff paths or the many beautiful beaches which surround the island. Famous for both its wild flowers and its cultivated flowers, Guernsey is a gardeners' paradise.
A little more bustle can be found in the beautiful little town of St Peter Port where the warm and friendly service to be found in the many fine shops is a welcome change from that normally experienced in most of the larger cities on the mainland. (and there is no VAT!).
Excellent restaurants abound and prices compare very favourably with other parts of the world. Try some of the local dishes and don't miss out on the seafood.
If you would like to find out more about Guernsey, contact the Guernsey Tourist Board by clicking the link on the left.
If you do visit the island, we would love to see you any Sunday at St Andrew's in the Grange at 10.30 a.m. We can guarantee you a warm and friendly Christian welcome. Please make yourself known to any of the office bearers on duty at the door and please sign our visitors book which you will find in the vestibule. You are also invited to join us for tea or coffee in the hall after the service. We look forward to welcoming you. Directions to the church are provided here.
Photographs taken by the Rev. Graeme Beebee