Welcome to St Andrew by the Wardrobe
Thank you for your interest in this beautiful Wren church where the passing generations have worshipped God and sought his blessing. We warmly welcome those who come to join us for worship or who seek a quiet place in the midst of the city’s bustle. We also welcome students and tourists who come to visit our memorial to William Shakespeare (see history). We invite you to join with us in building and sustaining the Christian life and witness of this historic part of the City of London. Visit us if you can.
As the weather becomes colder and temperatures plunge below zero at night, join us in praying for those in our capital who have no shelter.
God of compassion,
your love for humanity was revealed in Jesus,
whose earthly life began in the poverty of a stable
and ended in the pain and isolation of the cross:
we hold before you those who are homeless and cold
especially in this bitter weather.
Draw near and comfort them in spirit
and bless those who work to provide them
with shelter, food and friendship.
We ask this in Jesus’ name.
What is that bell?
Have you ever wondered why our church bells ring in such a strange way? Well, Fr Luke Miller has the answer. Click here to find out more.
The church building and the Chapel of St Ann are normally open for visitors Monday to Friday 9.00am-4.00pm.
The nave is open on Fridays 11.00am-3.00pm, when Friends of the City Churches churchwatchers are on hand to answer your questions about the history of the church. The nave can be opened at other times on request to the Administrator. The west gallery with the memorial to William Shakespeare can also be opened on request to the Administrator.
The Blessed Sacrament, a votive candle stand and a board for prayer requests are in the chapel.
If you would like to receive information about the church and invitations to special services and events, please contact the Administrator to join our mailing list.
Family History Research
The church’s old Birth, Marriage and Baptism records are held at the London Metropolitan Archives:
40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB | 020 7332 3820 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/lma