St Andrew's Church, Kingsbury, London

Address: Old Church Lane, Kingsbury, London, London, NW9 8RU
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The oldest building in Brent

Possibly of Saxon origin, and considered to be the oldest building in Brent, St Andrew's Old Church nestles in a wooded grove to the south of its Victorian successor which dominates the skyline.

St Andrew's retains the feel of an old country parish church.

Inside are fine brasses and memorials to well-known local families dating from the 16th- to 19th-centuries.

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To locate this church on a map, click on the 'View on map' link that appears below the address information at the top of the page.

Road directions

West of Brent Reservoir, off Blackbird Hill A4088

Public transport information

Nearest underground station: Wembley Park (0.8 miles)

OS Reference No.

TQ 206 868

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.







PDF iconBedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London County Guide (PDF, 4.5mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Comments

  1. Susan Trott (17 Jan 2012, 03:18)

    Thank you for your lovely website and the opportunity to view this beautiful old church.

    I believe my great, great, great, great grandfather was a Deacon and Treasurer of Wells Street Chapel Oxford Street London. This chapel, I believe was moved from the above address to its present site and renamed St Andrews Church - I hope this is correct!

    My ancestor's name was Christie. I have no other first names.

    Grandfather Christie died in January 1838 and was buried in Bunhill Row Burying Ground. He was a tobacco and snuff manufacturer at 43 Brewer Street Golden Square, West End, London. One of the largest manufacturers at the time.

    I hope to visit St Andrews sometime this year on a visit from Melbourne, Australia.

    Thanking you

    Susan Trott

  2. Ron Bailey (21 Sep 2013, 11:35)

    I understand from my cousin who was married in St. Andrews in the 1960's, that the church was actually brought to Kingsbury stone by stone from somewhere in London.
    Do you have any further information please.

  3. Lee Kent (01 May 2014, 21:29)

    S. Andrews, the big church,[ not the old st. Andrews, the little church in the woods] was moved stone by stone from Wells st. in the west end near Oxford Circus, where by the 1930's it was redundant. Fortunately the Bishop of London realized that Kingsbury needed a larger parish church and that it would be criminal to destroy a fine Tracterian building and authorised it's rebuild on this site.

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St Andrew's Church, Kingsbury, London

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.