The story of St Andrew’s in Oxshott

21 November 1904:

Local residents consider ‘what steps can be taken towards providing a Chapel of Ease or Church at Oxshott’.

24 May 1904:

Plans for a temporary church are approved, and land is donated by Basil Pym Ellis, owner of the Bevendean estate.

November 1905:

The temporary church is complete.

St Andrew's 1905
May 1909:

Fund raising starts for a new permanent structure as the congregation has outgrown the temporary building.

22 June 1910:

Oxshott village fete organised to raise funds for the new church.

Oxshott village fete
Late 1910:

Architect’s drawings are finalised, with consideration for future growth.

St Andrew's
25 May 1911:

The foundation stone is laid by the Duchess of Albany who lived at Claremont.

Foundation stone
30 March 1912:

Bishop of Winchester and others go in for the Consecration Service.

Bishop of Winchester
26 June 1912:

Princess Alexander of Teck arrives to open a fund raising event for the new structure.

Princess Alexander of Teck

Chairs are replaced with new pews made from Japanese oak, and several are dedicated to the memory of Oxshott residents.

St Andrew's interior

St Andrew’s.

St Andrew's

St Andrew’s

St Andrew's

Confirmation group.

Confirmation group

Last push to complete a permanent structure is underway. Better facilities are designed making St Andrew’s as it is today.


Confirmation group.

Confirmation group
September 1968:

Church flower festival.

Flower festival
4 October 1970:

Harvest supper in the new church hall.

Harvest supper

Summer play scheme.

Summer play scheme

Confirmation group.

Confirmation group
Late 1970s:

Youth Group meeting.

Youth group
September 2014:

Church refurbishment completed.

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St Andrew’s today.

St Andrew's