South Wimbledon: St Andrew
Parish website: www.standrewwimbledon.org/
Tradition: Modern Catholic
Patron: Bishop of Southwark
Population (2001 census): 5,363
Urban Priority Area: No
Episcopal Area: Kingston
Diocesan Record Office: Surrey History Centre
St Andrew's church is a splendid mid-Edwardian building, a bit hard to find but as with anything that takes a little effort well worth it. Welcoming and rather small we find it easier than some churches to let people explore their gifts. Thus the choral setting is penned by the choir master and the vestments have been made by another member of the congregation. We describe ourselves as a "bespoke church". We are fortunate in our quality Sunday School and children are always allowed to be themselves in church on the Sundays when Sunday School doesn't meet, so try us any Sunday. The vicar is also the industrial chaplain in Merton and south west London which adds a different slant to what goes on!
Architect: William Henry Lowdell
Listing: not listed
The church is a red brick building with stone featured mouldings and coping stones, with tiled pitched roofs and wood block floors. It comprises nave, north and south aisles, north transept, Lady Chapel, chancel, small chapel with organ chamber over, vestry and toilet.