St Andrew's Church, Ham

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St Andrew's Church, Ham
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51°25′58.3″N 0°18′11.7″W / 51.432861°N 0.303250°W / 51.432861; -0.303250Coordinates: 51°25′58.3″N 0°18′11.7″W / 51.432861°N 0.303250°W / 51.432861; -0.303250
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Architect(s) Edward Lapidge[1]
Materials Bath stone dressings and London stock brickwork[2]
Parish Ham, St Andrew[2]
Deanery Kingston
Archdeaconry Wandsworth
Episcopal area Kingston
Diocese Southwark
Province Canterbury
Archbishop Justin Welby
Bishop(s) Rt Revd Christopher Chessun
Vicar(s) Rev Simon Brocklehurst

St Andrew's Church, Ham, is a Grade II listed[3] Church of England church on Church Road, Ham Common in Ham, London.


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]

The church has 32 windows; eleven 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 Ray Easton, installed in 1932, shows Saint Andrew in the centre, flanked by scenes of baptism and confirmation.[4] Surrounding the high altar are eight large paintings of prophets and evangelists.[5]


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.

On the initiative of a German-speaking congregation established in 1979 by parents of pupils attending the German School nearby in Petersham, Lutheran services in the German language have been held at St Andrew's since 1980. The services are led by Pastor Anne-Kathrin Kruse and Pastor Wolfgang Kruse twice a month on Sunday afternoons, with a concurrent Sunday school. There are also regularly scheduled Ecumenical services shared by the Anglican St Andrew’s congregation and the German-speaking Catholic congregation.[6] (which holds services at St Thomas Aquinas, Ham).


  1. ^ a b c 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. ^ a b "Kingston Deanery: Ham, St Andrew". Where We Are. Anglican Diocese of Southwark. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Church of St Andrew". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Robert Eberhard (January 2015). "Stained Glass Windows at St. Andrew". Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Kip Waddell. Reading Saint Andrew’s Church through its Art and Architecture. St Andrew's Church, Ham. 
  6. ^ "German Lutheran church "hidden in Ham"" (PDF). Ham and Petersham Magazine: 23. Autumn 2010. 

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