St Andrew

Built between 1902 and 1908, as Roundhay Congregational Church the Grade II listed buildings at St Andrew’s provide a fascinating insight both into the history of Congregationalism and the development of church architecture at the start of the 20th century.

Roundhay, Yorkshire

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Shaftesbury Avenue

The buildings at St Andrew’s which have historical interest are the School church (1902) and the main church building (1908). They are rare essays in church architecture by local architect William Beevers, most of whose work was domestic.

Unusually for a Congregational church the design is cruciform in shape, with transepts and a chancel, a tower and a clock, but no bells. Arts and Crafts Gothic in style, both church and school church (now the church hall) are faced in coursed Bramley stone with Cullingworth mullions.

There is much significant stained glass. Three windows by AL Moore of London deserve attention. A fourth window featuring the Good Samaritan is possibly by the well known Leeds firm Kayll and Co.

The interior of the church was also designed by Beevers. It features an open timber roof, with exposed oak trusses, panelling in chancel area and an organ case, all in Austrian oak. Wooden dado panelling to the rest of the church was refinished in 2005 to match the chancel panelling.

Significant furnishings, mostly gifts from early members of the church, include the pulpit (probably by Jones and Willis of Birmingham) lectern, communion table and (as originally envisaged) inward facing choir stalls. Later gifts include the font, five communion chairs by Thompson of Kilburn and a music stand by Colin Almack.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Car park at church

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • United Reformed Church

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