St Andrew, Little Berkhamsted
The church of St Andrew is located in the centre of Little Berkhamsted (see map). Services are usually held at St Andrew's on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of the month. Full details of services in the Group.
|Churchwardens:||Sandie Ash. Telephone 01707 875221|
|PCC Secretary:||Mr Ian Bailey. Telephone 01707 875791|
|Treasurer:||Mr C Nunn. Telephone 01707 874299|
It is thought that there was a church here in Saxon or Norman times. Mention of an 'old church' was made in 1225 and the first recorded Rector was appointed in 1227. The wooden bell tower was added in the 14th century. The Lombardic lettering on one bell suggests it was made prior to 1400; the other two are dated 1621 and 1718. In 1831 the north aisle was added. In 1857 the whole of the outside was clad in the Kentish ragstone we see today. In 1897 the interior was extensively renovated and the south porch added. In 1962 further restoration and alteration was carried out. The original 17th century doors that had been removed from the south door in 1857 were re-instated. These bear a hole which is said to have been made by a bullet during the Civil War.