About Us

St Andrews is a vibrant welcoming and growing church in the London Borough of Brent. We are a lively and very friendly Anglican parish church serving all sectors of the community in Sudbury. You will find people of all ages and from many countries. Our worship is flexible and eucharistic; we have many events throughout the year and a variety of groups for all ages.

 


View from the High Altar

 

View from the Font near the Church entrance

History

Founded in 1905 (May 10th), the original church building (listed, Grade 2) now serves as the church hall. By 1911. plans were afoot for an new church building to serve the thriving local community.

Put on hold as a result of the First World War, they were finally completed in the form of the present building in which was consecrated by the Bishop of London in 1926. Remarkably the new church and a new vicarage were funded totally by the parish, leaving it free of debt. A particular feature of the church is its leaded glazing with fine stained glass images.

The building gives us generous space for flexible use. We are blessed with a new concert-standard digital organ and the lovely acoustics enable us to hold regular concerts. We enjoy holding winter and summer fairs, children's fun days, meals, art exhibitions, and other events inside the church.

    

View from the Side Chapel

Community

We have over 100 regular communicants, a thriving Junior Church for 3 to 11 year olds and youth church for over 11's  , and serve one of the most ethnically and socially mixed neighbourhoods of London.

We run a number of cultural and community events as well as providing facilities for groups and classes across a wide variety of interests

 

Our community reflects the ethnic diversity of our City and Diocese, and at St Andrews we reach out both through Christian services, and through community facilities into that diversity.


We have strong links with the local primary School in Sudbury, and we have a thriving parent and toddler group Daniel's Den. During the week the church hall is used by Melrose day nursery, with a recent  OFSTED rating outstanding as well as Rainbows and  Brownies on a Thursday evening. The scout hut is used by many clubs, TNG for primary children a Whist Drive every Saturday and throughout the week various classes including Aikido and Irish Dancing and tutoring. In June and July 2014 we are in the process of carrying out extensive improvement to the scout hut sponsored by Tescos community team.  


Our community development plan includes the fund raising to provide better and expanded facilities to serve the community and we are one of the three churches which run the local neighbourhood centre providing day care and social contact for 120 local elderly people.

 

Maundy Thursday "Agape" (Re-enactment of the Last Supper) in Church

 

We are proud to be a founder member of SWAY (Sudbury, Wembley, Alperton & Youth) project to provide additional youth oriented services within our community, and house the youth support worker at St Andrews.

We are here for all local people, whether you are a regular church-goer or not. It is our privilege to conduct baptisms, wedding and funerals and provide pastoral care for local residents. Generations of children have been through the playgroup and 2 O'Clock Club and we value all the friendships we make along the way.