St Andrew's Church, Ham
|St Andrew's Church, Ham|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Vicar(s)||Rev Simon Brocklehurst|
The church was built in grey brick in 1830-31; the architect was Edward Lapidge. A south aisle with a rose window, designed by Raphael Brandon, was added in 1860, and a chancel in red brick, by Bodley & Garner, in 1900-01.
There are 32 windows. Eleven of these are stained glass installed between 1901 and 1948, four of which are by Shrigley & Hunt. The three-light window at the west end by Hugh Easton, installed in 1932, shows Saint Andrew in the centre, flanked by scenes of baptism and confirmation. There are eight painted canvases featuring prophets and evangelists, all at the east end surrounding the high altar.
The church has a service on Sunday mornings, a Sunday School for children between the ages of 3 to 11 years and a youth group for older children.
Lutheran services in the German language are also held at the church. A German-speaking congregation was established in 1979 on the initiative of parents of pupils attending the German School nearby in Petersham. Services in German have been held twice a month at St Andrew's since 1980. The services are on Sunday afternoons and a Sunday school is held at the same time. The services are led by Pastor Anne-Kathrin Kruse and Pastor Wolfgang Kruse. Ecumenical services are also held together with the Anglican St Andrew’s congregation and with Ham's German-speaking Catholic congregation (which holds services at St Thomas Aquinas, Ham).
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- "German Lutheran church “hidden in Ham”". Ham and Petersham Magazine: 23. Autumn 2010.