History of St Andrew, South Wimbledon.

St. Andrew's was founded as a daughter church of Holy Trinity Church Wimbledon, 
itself a daughter church of St Mary's Wimbledon. Holy Trinity recognised the need to have a new mission hub in the growing south side of Wimbledon. The Mission Church opened for service on Trinity Sunday, 20 May 1883.

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The first verger was appointed in October 1885 and the first choirmaster, Dr. Parsons, was appointed in November 1886. The permanent church building, constructed in 1908-9, is a substantial brick and stone basilica designed by William Henry Lowdell, and consecrated by the Bishop of Southwark on 25 September 1909.

 

 
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In 1910 St. Andrew's was made a parish in its own right, with Joseph Maunders as the first Vicar, and has sought to bring the good news to the area ever since. 

 
 
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In recent years St Andrew's has had a long ministry served by The Revd. Dr Andrew Wakefield, who sadly passed away in October 2016. This was a great sadness for the congregation and the local community, as Andrew was well respected and loved. His brother received the freedom of Wimbledon awarded to Andrew after his death.