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.
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.
With more and more refugees arriving in Europe, we join with the Church’s prayer for those fleeing danger:
you are the source of all goodness,
generosity and love.
We thank you for opening the hearts of many
to those who are fleeing for their lives.
Help us now to open our arms in welcome,
and reach out our hands in support.
That the desperate may find new hope,
and lives torn apart be restored.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ Your Son, Our Lord,
who fled persecution at His birth
and at His last triumphed over death.
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:
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