St Andrew was a fisherman. He was one of the disciples of Jesus, and the younger brother of St Peter. Andrew told Jesus about the boy with the loaves and fish at the feeding of the five thousand, and stayed with Jesus until the Last Supper.
It was said that St Andrew continued to preach about God after the ascension of Jesus. He was martyred for his faith, when it is said that he was crucified on an X-shaped cross. It’s the cross that we see on Scotland’s flag today. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, as well as of fishermen. He is the saint to which our church is dedicated.
The first church was built on the current site in 1921. After the creation of a new Parish of Moulsecoomb in 1931, the foundation stone for the current building was laid in April 1933, with the consecration of the new building on 23rd June 1934.