In 2002-2003 the Crypt was cleared and the bodies there were moved to the memorial at the City of London Cemetery in Ilford.
In January 2005 a new large icon cross was installed, made for the site by the Monastic Family Fraternity of Jesus in Vallechiara. Three further icons have followed that now hang at the east end of the church. Miniature replicas are available from the office.
In 2014 work began to improve the access and gardens around St Andrew Holborn and was completed in summer 2015.
The three flags that we fly from the tower of St Andrew Holborn are:
– a variation of The Cross of St Andrew (blue cross on white background),
– The Diocese of London Flag and
– the Union Flag.
Although there are no hard and fast rules about flying flags, there are established customs which we follow.
Because our Patron saint is St Andrew, the Apostle, we fly this flag most of the year. However there are special circumstances, designated days (suggested by the UK Government) for flying the Union Flag. These are days such us the Birthday of the Queen, Coronation Day, Remembrance Day, etc. As for the Diocesan Flag (the one with St George’s Cross with the arms of the Diocese of London at the corner): this is generally the primary flag for use by churches in various Dioceses. This flag is usually flown on ‘Red Letter’ days (“Principal Feasts”) in the Church’s calendar as well as on days when a Bishop is present in the church.
The church is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. You are very welcome to visit us. Please see our calendar for details of events happening on site.