The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew

Focus: Our vision is to inspire, empower and equip men and boys to fulfill the Great Commission.

Scope:The Brotherhood of St. Andrew is an international ministry to men and boys in the Anglican/Episcopal Church.  Brothers Andrew was founded in 1883, and was incorporated in 1908 by an Act of Congress, signed by President Theodore Roosevelt.  The incorporation reads: “The sole purpose of the Brotherhood is the spread of Christ’s Kingdom.”  The mission is to bring men and boys into the deepest possible relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ by following the rules of prayer, study, and service.

  • Discipline of Prayer: To pray daily for the spread of Christ's kingdom, especially among men and youth, and for God's blessings upon the labors of the Brotherhood.
  • Discipline of Study: To study the Holy Scriptures regularly and the teachings of the Church, to attain a better understanding of how to follow Christ and bring others into his kingdom.
  • Discipline of Service :To make continuous efforts, week by week, to bring others nearer to Christ through his Church.

To learn about how to get involved, inquire about one of the Brotherhood chapters near you! Each chapter has its own curriculum and personality, so get to know us today!


Meeting information:

  • Regular Meetings: Each chapter is autonomous and has their own schedule for meeting at their local church. If you're interested, ask your local chapter for their specific meeting times.
  • Public Events: There are often state wide meetings called the Connecticut Assembly, hosted throughout the year at each of the sponsoring parishes. During this time we often have fellowship, worship, and work to contributing to national or global needs as they arise.

ECCT parishes active: Trinity, Hartford; St. John's, Vernon; St. Martin's, Hartford; St. Monica's, Hartford; St. John's, North Haven

Other Partners: Connecticut Assembly in Fall and Spring; Connecticut Assembly - makeup of all of the chapters in Connecticut, Fall and Spring Assembly - April 14th, October usually; All members will converge at one church at a period of time.

Other Information: 

The fellowship serves as a portal to a spiritual life in today’s environment.  Brothers are focused on helping men avoid feelings of being alone; assisting men to identify their individual purpose; and enabling them to leave a legacy for their families.

  •  On this spiritual journey Brothers Andrew offers an opportunity to be accountable to themselves and to God.  This framework sets in motion their actions as an example for others to follow.

  • On a local basis you will find these disciples sponsoring prayer breakfasts, Boy Scout troops, prison ministry programs, and our Camp Washington youth summer camp.  The men are also deeply committed to care for the troops, forming veteran friendly congregations and working with returning veterans and their families.

 This is in addition to numerous fund raising projects to support their parish, charitable giving and outreach programs.

Brotherhood of St. Andrew Home Office

P.O. Box 632
Ambridge, PA  15003-0632

Jessica Shelton, Support Operations