UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
Visit the listed building
This is the old version of the website which is not kept up to date.
For the current website please go to https://standrewscheam.org.uk
Maxwell Ayrton (1874-1960)
St Andrew's Church is a Grade II listed building. It was built in 1933 and its interest lies primarily in the interior, which is in what then would have been an unusually modern style for a church. It was inspired by the visit of our first minister, the Revd Edwin Miles, to the British Empire Exibition at Wembley, where the pavilions were designed by the architect Maxwell Ayrton. Mr Miles persuaded Mr Ayrton to design the church, replacing earlier plans to build in a much more traditional style.
You can read the listing details here.
The church has gratefully received grants from the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme, for which Historic England requires that it be open to public visits. We are happy to provide such visits, but because the buildings are occupied by children for most of the day during the school terms and the church is also used by several community groups we can only open it by appointment. If you would like to visit, please contact the church office by calling 020 8642 5000 or emailing us.