St Andrew's Church, Ham

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St Andrew's Church, Ham
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Website www.standrews.btck.co.uk
Architecture
Architect(s) Edward Lapidge[1]
Clergy
Vicar(s) Rev Simon Brocklehurst

St Andrew's Church, Ham, is a Church of England church on the edge of Ham Common in Ham, London.

Architecture[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2] There are eight painted canvases featuring prophets and evangelists, all at the east end surrounding the high altar.[3]

Activities[edit]

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[4] (which holds services at St Thomas Aquinas, Ham).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner (1983). The Buildings of England – London 2: South. London: Penguin Books. p. 472. ISBN 0 14 0710 47 7. 
  2. ^ Robert Eberhard. "Stained Glass Windows at St. Andrew". Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Kip Waddell. Reading Saint Andrew’s Church through its Art and Architecture. St Andrew's Church, Ham. 
  4. ^ "German Lutheran church “hidden in Ham”". Ham and Petersham Magazine: 23. Autumn 2010. 

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