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Services at St Andrew by the Wardrobe


 We are open for private prayer during the week between 8am and 4pm and at weekends between 11am and 4pm

We also have a Monday Mass twice a month.  Worship is currently for local residents and workers only due to Government restrictions on travel. Our next scheduled Mass will take place on 17 May at 12.30pm.


Keeping your visit safe


St Andrew by the Wardrobe is following Government and Church of England advice on COVID-19. To keep our visitors and staff safe, we have introduced some changes to your visit:

Physical distancing – We ask visitors to keep a 2 metre (6 feet) distance from staff and other visitors.

One way system – Entrance to the Church is via the North door in St Andrew’s Hill with a separate exit through the South door in Queen Victoria Street to ensure our visitors can keep 2 metres (6 feet) apart at all times.

Face masks – Face coverings are compulsory in places of worship.

Cleaning regime – Our staff are regularly cleaning the visitor areas to keep the Church clean and safe for visitors and staff.

Hand sanitiser – There is a hand sanitiser station on entry to the Church. Visitors are welcome to use their own hand sanitiser as well.

Limited numbers – To ensure that every visitor and staff can keep 2 metres (6 feet) apart, we may have to limit the numbers inside the Church at one time. This includes limits on the number of people who can attend our services.

Track and Trace – In accordance with the Government’s guidelines, we will ask you to provide your name and contact details upon entry to  Church Services for the Track and Trace service. Providing your data is not compulsory but is strongly advised. Your details will be kept for 21 days and then destroyed

Toilets – please note that the toilets are only open during services.

Please do not visit the Church if you are feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms. Please do not travel to the Church from outside the City of London. We hope you understand this measure is to keep you and other visitors and staff safe.




St Andrew by the Wardrobe is party of City Catholics.

Building bridges to serve and renew our city

Thank you for your interest in this beautiful Wren church where the passing generations have worshipped God and sought his blessing. We warmly welcome those who come to join us for worship or who seek a quiet place in the midst of the City’s bustle. We also welcome students and tourists who come to visit our memorial to William Shakespeare. We invite you to join with us in building and sustaining the Christian life and witness of this historic part of the City of London. Visit us if you can.

Family History Research

The church’s old Birth, Marriage and Baptism records are held at the London Metropolitan Archives:

40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB | 020 7332 3820 | ask.lma@cityoflondon.gov.uk www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/lma

What is that bell?

Have you ever wondered why our church bells ring in such a strange way? Well, Fr Luke Miller has the answer. Click here to find out more.

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