Saturday 9 September 2023

Heritage Open Day at St Andrew’s Church, Kingsbury, on Saturday 16th September 10am - 4pm


 Guest post by local historian Philip Grant


St Andrew’s Church, in Church Lane, Kingsbury, is inviting residents and visitors to a Heritage Open Day on Saturday 16 September, as part of its Rekindling St Andrew’s project. The beautiful Grade II* listed “new church” building, with its magnificent interior decoration by top Victorian artists and craftspeople, will be open to explore between 10am and 4pm. The Grade I listed “old church” will also be open, but inspection of the inside will only be available from 10am until 12 noon.


A watercolour sketch of St Andrew’s Church, in 1810 (when it was already around 700 years old!)
(Source: Brent Archives, Naimaster Collection)


There is a programme of events taking place during the Heritage Open Day, as listed on the programme below. I don’t think booking is essential for the talks / tours, which are all free, but if you do book it would guarantee your place, if more people turn up for it than can be safely accommodated. More details and bookings can be found here.


I am leading the first event, Old St Andrew’s Church, which is a short, illustrated talk in the “new church” followed by a guided visit to Old St Andrew’s, just a short walk away. If you would care to join me at 10.20am next Saturday morning, to discover the history of this fascinating building (Brent’s oldest), you will be very welcome! The other events will be equally interesting and informative.

Philip Grant.


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