St Andrew’s was built by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1860-2 from patterned red brick and vitrified headers. It consists of an aisle-less nave with a wagon roof and a bellcote. He also designed the associated vicarage.

Restored Central Image in the Lady Chapel

The plaster image in the Lady Chapel is its central feature and was gifted to St Andrew’s in 1914 by Arthur Laxton Hames. The story why it was given and who he was is a bit patchy yet, but Elizabeth Amias has been able to find out quite a bit about him so far: I…

A new tabernacle for St Andrew’s

The Blessed Sacrament gets reserved in churches for practical and devotional reasons. Those who visit the sick and dying can take consecrated hosts on their visits without delay. At the moment reservation is especially useful indeed as nobody touches the contents during the week – that means if I disinfect my hands before distribution this…

8 Shillings and sixpence per Word

You may recall that I asked for some help funding the restoration of the superfrontal for St John’s Chapel some time ago (see here). Angie Fox has started work by taking things apart and restoring the lettering – it reads ‘Sanctus – Sanctus – Sanctus’ meaning ‘Holy – Holy – Holy.’ Interestingly the original price…

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Paul Griffiths has written a short history of St Andrew’s Parish over the past 150 years which can be accessed via the link below.

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