St Andrews, Kirk Andreas Church - Open Daily, Free Entry
Parking facilities available with 2 fairly flat single roads that lead up to the Church from the A9 Andreas Road, on the east side of the village.
The entrance to the Church is wheelchair friendly which consists of 2 concrete ramps, first at the main gate and second at the main entrance. There is a small 2cm ledge on the inside of the doorway which links into another ramp.
The Memorial is erected just off the church grounds (next to the graveyard) on a fairly large square patch of grass. There is no pathway leading up to the memorial and there are steps situated on and around it. (please see photos for more details)
There is a disability toilet situated on the outside of the building with a flat tarmacked pathway leading up to it. Single door entrance with a small concrete ramp and a 2cm step on the inside to be aware of. (These facilities are soon to be upgraded!)
Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) all welcome
The platform also has a hearing (Induction) Loop to assist visitors with hearing aids fitted with a 'T' switch.
There is a single push door with a small handle going into the main area of the church, quite narrow.
St Andrew, Andrea's Church was built in 1802 and is one of the largest on the island bursting with historical value. In 1869 a tall tower was added.In the church there is a small display of Stone carved crosses dating back between the 7th - 11th Century. These carvings came from the Celtic, Norse and Viking period.
There are several fine stained glass windows in the church, but the Zodiac Rose Window on the east face of the Church is of special interest as well as the Nordic & Celtic Slab Crosses.
Kirk Andreas Church, Andreas Road, Andreas, Isle of Man, IM7 4EZ
Mr Quentin Aulton - 01624 815 089
Mr Michael Ellis - 01624 880750
32.3 km North from New Castletown Rd, Douglas, Isle of Man.
20.07 miles - Take New Castletown Rd/A5 to Braddan Rd/A23, then head for Johnny Watterson Ln to A18, Follow A18 to Bowring Rd/Parliament Square in Ramsey and Take Andreas Rd/A9 to your destination. The church as its own parking area reached by 2 driveways off the A9 Andreas Road, on the east side of the village. Ramsey is 4 miles south-east via the A9. Situated at OS SC415994
Open from 10:00 am until sunset.
From Douglas take bus no. 5/5A/5J/5C/6A/6C to Ramsey. Once in Ramsey take bus no. 17/17K/18/20/20A to Andreas.
Contact Isle of Man Public Transport, Banks Circus, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5PT
Telephone: +44 1624 662525 (Infoline) https://www.gov.im/categories/travel-traffic-and-motoring/bus-and-rail/
Accessible via car.
There is a toilet at the church, and a shop and a restaurant in the village of Andreas. There is a range of amenities in Ramsey, 4 miles south-east via the A9.
There is a small selection of postcard and notelets for sale at the entrance of the building and a lost & found box. You can also purchase factual & historical books about the site from:
Manx National Heritage,
Isle Of Man,
A timed (and labelled) light switch available for use in the Early Christian Heritage section of the building to view the Nordic & Celtic Slab Crosses.
And an open historical information section available to all members of the public.