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.
Summertime… and the giving is easy
We are very grateful for your support to maintain our church and we have made it easier to donate. You can now simply text ANDR16 and the amount you would like to donate (e.g. ANDR16£5) TO 70070. You will be charged only your standard message rate.
For other ways to donate, please visit our Donate page.
Recital in support of Suited & Booted
If you’d like to support the Suited & Booted Charity, do go along to the recital at St Mary le Bow Church at 1.00pm on 30th June. See our Events Page for more information.
St Andrew’s Newsletter
For news of what’s happening at St Andrew’s- arrivals, departures, and some important dates for your diary, read our Newsletter.
Or you can download the pdf here.
As she celebrates her 90th birthday, we join with prayers for HM Queen Elizabeth II:
as we celebrate the ninetieth birthday
of Her Majesty the Queen,
receive our heartfelt thanks
for all that you have given her
in these ninety years
and for all that she has given
to her people.
Continue, we pray, your loving purposes in her,
and as you gather us together in celebration,
unite us also in love and service to one another;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
What is that bell?
Have you ever wondered why our church bells ring in such a strange way? Well, St Andrew’s new Priest-in-Charge, The Ven 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 9.00 am-4.00 pm.
The nave is open on Fridays 11.00 am-3.00 pm, when Friends of 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 have difficulty with stairs, there are fewer steps at our St Andrews Hill entrance. There is disabled access via Wardrobe Terrace and if you are able to let us know, we can open the door at the north side of the church.
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 | email@example.com | www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/lma