St Andrew's Church, Burnley

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St Andrew's Church, Burnley
Parish Church of St Andrew with St Margaret and St James, Burnley
The Parish Church of St Andrew with St Margaret and Sr James, Burnley - - 680185.jpg
St Andrew's Church, Burnley, from the northeast
St Andrew's Church, Burnley is located in Burnley
St Andrew's Church, Burnley
St Andrew's Church, Burnley
Location in Burnley
Coordinates: 53°48′08″N 2°14′07″W / 53.8021°N 2.2352°W / 53.8021; -2.2352
OS grid reference SD 846 340
Location Colne Road, Burnley, Lancashire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Website St Andrew, Burnley
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Grade II
Designated 29 September 1977
Architect(s) J. Medland Taylor
Austin and Paley (restoration)
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1866
Materials Sandstone, slate roof
Parish Burnley St Andrew with
Burnley St Margaret and
Burnley St James
Deanery Burnley
Archdeaconry Blackburn
Diocese Blackburn
Province York
Vicar(s) Canon Peter R.
Reader(s) Cambell Barker
Churchwarden(s) Nora Myles,
Anne Ravenhill
Parish administrator Mrs K. Midgeley

St Andrew's Church is in Colne Road, Burnley, Lancashire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Burnley, the archdeaconry of Blackburn, and the diocese of Blackburn. Its benefice is united with those of St Margaret, Burnley, and St James, Burnley.[1] The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building.[2]


The church was built in 1866–67 to a design by J. Medland Taylor.[3] The district chapelry of Saint Andrew, Burnley was assigned in 1869.[4] It was restored in 1898 by the Lancaster architects Austin and Paley,[5] and a baptistery was added during the 20th century.[2]


St Andrew's is constructed in sandstone with slate roofs, in Gothic Revival style. Its plan consists of a nave with a west baptistery, north and south aisles, a chancel with a polygonal apse, a north vestry, a south chapel, and a southwest steeple. The tower has three stages, with a west door, a clock-face, and two-light bell openings. On its summit is a broach spire with four lucarnes. At the west end of the nave is a four-light window and a quatrefoil. Along each side of the nave are two half-dormer windows. The north aisle is in four bays, each with a two-light window; the south aisle has three bays with two two-bay windows and one three-bay window. The windows in the vestry and the chapel all have two lights, and the apse has three three-light windows.[2] Inside the church is an open timber roof. The reredos, and almost all the stained glass, is by Kempe.[3]

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  1. ^ St Andrew w St Margaret and St James, Burnley, Church of England, retrieved 30 July 2012
  2. ^ a b c Historic England, "Church of St Andrew, Burnley (1270970)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 30 July 2012
  3. ^ a b Hartwell, Clare; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2009) [1969], Lancashire: North, The Buildings of England, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, p. 187, ISBN 978-0-300-12667-9
  4. ^ "No. 23516". The London Gazette. 13 July 1869. p. 3946.
  5. ^ Brandwood, Geoff; Austin, Tim; Hughes, John; Price, James (2012), The Architecture of Sharpe, Paley and Austin, Swindon: English Heritage, p. 242, ISBN 978-1-84802-049-8