St Andrews Church warmly welcomes you to Potterhanworth

This friendly and vibrant community has so much to offer all its inhabitants and aims to meet the needs of all age groups.

We pride ourselves on being part of a sociable and interactive village where all residents are made to feel welcome whether they wish to participate in local groups and activities or to simply enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this pleasant village.

St Andrews Church of England Potterhanworth

St Andrew’s Church is situated in a leafy, central part of the village. It displays the features of a mediaeval place of worship, but nothing remains of the Saxon church. There was a church in the 14th century but only the Tower survived.

Years of neglect caused the church to fall into ruin but in 1749, when it was rebuilt, the Tower was preserved and extra pinnacles added.

The church again presented a dilapidated appearance after a further period of neglect without a resident rector but fortunately in the year 1847, a young and enthusiastic parson, called the Rev AH Anson, arrived.  After building a new rectory and a school, he started rebuilding work on the church, again preserving the Tower, with an opening service being held in 1856.  One of the church bells, the Culfrey Bell, was recast in 1897 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, along with a new church clock.

The inscription of the Culfrey Bell reads:

“The old order changeth yielding place to new and God fulfills himself in many ways, lest our good custom should corrupt the world”.

Today you will find a warm welcome and a number of styles of worship

Services at St Andrews

  • Communion every 1st and 3rd Sunday 9.30am.
  • Weekly Friday Prayer – 8.00am
  • Church4All  2nd  and 4th Sunday - 4.00pm


Revd. Lorna Brabin-Smith (Rector)

Phone: 01522 794868 (not on Mondays please)



Church Wardens

Rachael Eades

Phone: 01522 797875



Mark Suthern

Phone: 07775 543752



Christenings, Weddings and Funerals.

St Andrews warmly invites you into our church to celebrate both the happy and the sad occasions that affect us all at different times in our lives. All enquiries are welcomed, and you will receive the benefit of years of experience in helping you plan the details of your service.


Bell Ringing

We have a well-run and enthusiastic Group of Bell Ringers and if you would like to join them please contact the Tower Captain

Yvonne Woodcock

Phone - 01522 790942

email  -



Our purpose is to grow in faithful worship, in confident discipleship and in joyful service of our community.