The Building

St. Andrew’s, Backwell dates back to the thirteenth century. 

The first addition to the church since the building of the prominent west tower in the late fifteenth century was the construction of Church House in the mid 1980’s.
The church consists of a nave, aisles, chancel, organ chamber, sacristy, tower with eight bells, and porch. Church House adjoins the church to the north and provides a meeting room, office, small kitchen and toilet facilities. The boiler house is situated beneath the west end of the north aisle.
The church is constructed of rubble stone with ashlar detailing, with stone parapets and coped gables.
The church is a Grade 1 listed building and is also in a conservation area. 
A Quinquennial inspection was completed in February 2010 and the report concluded that St. Andrew’s is extremely well maintained.
Church House is a valued resource for church and village groups. Since September 2010 it has also been available for letting. It has also been used for quiet days and away days by other local churches.
If you are interested in using Church House for a church or village activity, please contact the Benefice Office.