St Andrew’s is one of London’s best kept secrets - an amazing piece of high Victorian architecture in Stoke Newington. The murals and stained glass make it one of the most remarkable churches in London. Few are so extensively decorated and even fewer benefit from the coherence of a unified design concept.
The project will renew the roofs on the north nave and aisle and repair or replace associated rainwater goods. Stone repairs will also be made. The Great East Window, one of the last major pieces to be made by the great Scottish artist William Wilson before he went blind, is bowed at the bottom and the lower panels will be removed and repaired. Other minor repairs to this window and to the stained glass on the north side will also be undertaken. The glass will also be professionally cleaned. Water stained ceilings will be cleaned, repaired and painted. This is the second of three phases of repairs aimed at making the church water tight and protecting the important decorative scheme. The church has already benefitted from two previous grants from the National Churches Trust and the latest grant will help remove the church from the Historic England Heritage at Risk Register.