St. Andrew’s Restoration Needs

FacadeBeginning in 2016, St Andrew’s seeks to raise capital funds to reconstruct the church’s original foundation (circa 1882) and to replace deteriorating bricks in the façade. Works on St Andrew’s listed building will be performed under the supervision of the Monument Protection Authority of the City of Moscow.  As St Andrew’s Church is Russia’s only example of neo-gothic church architecture, it is protected as an historic architectural monument.

An estimated breakdown of costs of Foundation Repair and Façade Refurbishment to be begun in 2016 and completed over two years, are as follows:

  • Design – Schematic & Detailed Architectural and Engineering Development: $300,000
  • Costs & Budget Development (Cost Manager and Quantity Surveyor): $200,000
  • Development of Working Documentation for Permitting and approvals (Architects and Engineers): $300,000
  • Foundation Repair: $1.5 million
  • Façade Refurbishiment, Brick Replacement: $2 million
  • Commissioning and Mounting of New Stained Glass Windows, as originals were destroyed after the building was confiscated during Soviet times: $1 million

With the completion of exterior and structural repairs by the end of 2017, reordering of the interior will commence including both the worship areas and parts of the complex used for community ministry and educational activities. If all goes to plan, we envisage completion of all restoration works by the end of 2019.

In large part, our success in this bold endeavour will depend of a groundswell of grassroots support from members, alumni and friends of St. Andrew’s – all who know and love this place and care that its legacy as a centre for English-speaking worship and community in downtown Moscow extend far into the future.

If you want to be part of that effort, please visit our Restoration Campaign on JustGiving or contact the Chaplain at