St andrew’s Day
As we enter Advent, the first weekday Monday 30 November is St Andrew’s Day
St Andrew is the patron of Amalfi , Barbados, Greece, Russia, Scotland, the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul and fishermen.
It’s a holiday in Barbados where the crest of the coat of arms is two sugar cane stalks forming a St Andrew’s cross.
The Saxon church at Greensted-Juxta-Ongar in Essex, the oldest log building, is dedicated to St Andrew.
Andrew is one of the Apostles.