St Andrew's Old Church

There are actually two churches on this site - St Andrew's Kingsbury (or, New Church) and Old St Andrew's.

When St Andrew's (New Church) was brought to Kingsbury and reassembled in the 1930's it was partly to save the important Victorian building from demolition, but also in part to replace the small existing Kingsbury parish church. This church, coincidentally also called St Andrew's, was no longer able to accommodate the growing population in the area. Since then, the two St Andrew's churches have remained side by side.

Old St Andrew’s, the first parish church in Kingsbury, dates back at least as far as the twelfth century but its fabric incorporates reused Roman masonry and tiles. It is considered to be the oldest building in Brent. The Old Church is Grade I listed. The churchyard contains a large number of burials marked by gravestones and chest tombs, predominantly of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century date. The old church and the memorials that surround it are now part of the churchyard grounds of New St Andrew’s.

Since 2008, it has been used for regular worship by the Romanian Orthodox Church. 

Access is available by appointment only, please contact Father Ioan Sarpe at


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