St Andrew's Church

Photograph of st andrew’s church, potterhanworth

Photo by Bob Spence

St Andrew’s Church is situated in a leafy, central part of the village. It displays the features of a mediaeval place of worship, but nothing remains of the pre-conquest church. There was a church in the 14th century but only the Tower survived.

Years of neglect caused the church to fall into ruin but in 1749, when it was rebuilt, the Tower was preserved and extra pinnacles added.

The church again presented a dilapidated appearance after a further period of neglect without a resident rector but fortunately in the year 1847, a young and enthusiastic parson, called the Rev AH Anson, arrived.  After building a new rectory and a school, he started rebuilding work on the church, again preserving the Tower, with an opening service being held in 1856.  One of the church bells, the Culfrey Bell, was recast in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, along with a new church clock.  The inscription of the Culfrey Bell reads: “The old order changeth yielding place to new and God fulfills himself in many ways, lest our good custom should corrupt the world”.

Church Contacts

Honorary Priest: Reverend Les Whitfield   tel 01522 791195

Church Wardens: Mrs P Garner   tel 01522 790201

                          Mrs S Bailey   tel 01522 791935


Service Dates

1st and 3rd Sunday of every month, usually at 9.30am

Christmas Celebrations with Carols will be held on:

Monday 15 December 2014 at 6.00pm Christingle with School

Sunday 21 December 2014 at 4.00pm Community Carol Service

Please see below attachment for more information. 


Potter Coffee

Coffee Mornings at St Andrews, first Monday of each month 10.00 to 12.00 noon (unless falls on a bank holiday, then following Monday)


St Andrew's is always in need of volunteers for events and general maintenance of the church.  If you feel able to help in any way, please contact Barbara Nicholson on 01522 797667 or