Facilities and features


There is some parking along the road side by the church, and step-free access from the corner of the churchyard. When there are events expecting greater numbers, a car park is opened on a small field behind the church, accessed through the driveway next to the churchyard. A space for disabled parking is reserved by means of blue signs at the front and to the right of the church close to the step-free access. Please do not park in this space, unless you actually need it.

A space for disabled parking is reserved by means of blue signs at the front and to the right of the church close to the step-free access. Please do not park in this space, unless you actually need it.

If you are a wheelchair user please park between the two disabled parking signs in front of the church. They are next to the accessible entrance.

Our Building

Open for individual prayer

The church, for the parish of Quidenham, was listed in 1958 and the listed reference is NGR: TM0284087675 . Flint with ashlar dressings and machine tiled roofs. Early C11 west tower, late C11 nave remodelled late C13, south aisle late C13 rebuilt C19, early C14 chancel restored C19, north transept C19. 2 stage round tower, the lower stage C11. 2-light late C14 Perpendicular west window above remains at triangular-headed Anglo-Saxon window. 4 blocked early C11 ringing chamber windows are circular. String course below late C14 octagonal belfry stage with 2-light restored cusped panel windows, each alternate one blocked with knapped flint. Crenellated parapet with finials. Octagonal plain tiled spire 1857. C19 south aisle of knapped flint, the west window possibly late C13 reset : 2-light with cusped arches supporting cusped triangle under hood with relieving arch. Gabled south porch with diagonal buttresses and reset door arch below sundial. 2-light square side windows. Flushwork buttresses to aisle and 3 2-light Perpendicular windows. 2 chancel south windows 2-light with reticulation units set into substantially C19 masonry. String course above Priest's door. Diagonal east buttresses. 4-light east window with cusped lights and 2 large reticulation units in Y frame with central mouchette. One 2-light reticulated north chancel window. Gabled north transept with diagonal buttresses and 3-light north window. 2 2-light C19 Y windows to nave. Late C11 Norman north door : single order of shafts with volute capitals hinting at waterleaf, and roll moulded arch. Interior. Tall semi-circular tower arch on square imposts, the arch blocked by screen which is portion of C16 rood screen. 4 bay C19 arcade but with late C13 responds east and west : quatrefoil piers with fillets between lobes with moulded bases and capitals. Double hollow chamfered arches. Octagonal font. Boarded scissor braced nave and chancel roofs. C19 chancel arch. C19 arched and cusped sedilia and piscina in chancel with 2 similar niches flanking east window. 3 reused late C11 shafts set into chancel north walls with volute capitals. 2 memorial tablets in north chancel wall to Lord Sandys 1700 (west) and Lady Alathea Sandys 1679 (east). Curved timber Royal Arms over tower arch and poor box on turned shaft dated 1639.

Music and Worship

There are eight bells in the round tower at St Andrew's, housed in the Tower Room at the back of the church. We do not have a regular bell-ringing group but ringers and other enthusiasts visit the church all year, by arrangement, to ring the bells. Please contact [email protected] if you would like to enquire about the bells.

1888 built by Wordsworth & Maskell of Leeds and placed in the North Transept.

2011 Restored and action lightened by W & A Boggis Diss

The organ has a considerable amount of carved wood decoration, including two trumpeting angels at the top and a further angel at each side of the attached console. There are twenty-one gilded display pipes (the shortest in the middle, the tallest at the ends). Blowing is electric.

Department and Stop list

Pedal Key action Tr Stop action Me Compass-low C Compass-high f1 Keys 30
1 Soft Bass 16 $
2 Bourdon 16

Great Key action Tr Stop action Me Compass-low C Compass-high g3 Keys 56
3 Open Diapason 8
4 Pierced Gamba 8 see note
5 Stop'd Diapason 8
6 Dulciana 8 grooved
7 Principal 4
8 Flute Harmonique 4

Swell Key action Tr Stop action Me Compass-low C Compass-high g3 Keys 56
9 Open Diapason 8 grooved
10 Keraulophon 8 grooved
11 Lieblich Gedact 8
12 Viol 8 TC
13 Vox Celeste 8
14 Principal 4

Console type attached Stop type drawstop Pedalboard flat parallel

angled jambs; Swell stops arranged in unusual order:- "the Keraulophon and
Vox Celeste are adjacent, suggesting that they are the “strings”,
while the Viol is at the head of the column, above the Principal,
suggesting that it may be a keenly-voiced flue intended to be use
as a pseudo-reed.

Swell to Great
Great to Pedals
Swell to Pedals
Swell Super Octave to Great
Swell Sub Octave to Great

The two pedal stops are the same pipes and sound identical; evidently,
the Soft Bass was to have had wind cut but this is no longer in order;
Note: Gt Pierced Gamba:-added knob, pipes removed 1980(c.).

Groups, Courses and Activities

Help for Visitors

Guidebooks are available at the back of the church. Please do also sign the visitors' book when you leave.

The church is open all day, every day.

We welcome quiet and well-behaved dogs to the church.

Other Features

Prayers of Love and Faith