Archive for March 17th, 2020

Thinking of Coming to St Anne’s this Sunday?

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus public worship at St Anne’s has been suspended, though the church remains open when possible for private prayer.

When we can resume worship this is what you can expect on a usual Sunday:

Situated on Dean St, just off Shaftesbury Avenue, St Anne’s has  step-free access throughout the church. You will be greeted with a smile and be given the order of service which is printed in one easy to follow booklet.

There is a table reserved for children and their parents with some books and activity sheets for children to enjoy. We do try and involve younger members in the  service in different ways. There are baby changing facilities too.

Our service begins promptly at 11am and we normally precede it with about ten minutes of quiet as we prepare to worship. We do encourage everyone to be here for the start of the service at 11, but try not to make you feel bad if you don’t manage that. We’ll just be pleased to see you!

As well as times of peace and quiet before and during worship we value singing with gusto, thoughtful preaching and being in the company of people who take God and their neighbour more seriously than they may take themselves.

Our service is a Eucharist ( Holy Communion / Mass) in  which we gather round the altar to receive Christ in bread and wine, or to receive a prayer of blessing. Anyone who would usually receive communion in their home church, or feels moved to receive here is welcome to do so.

After the service most people stay for refreshments and (usually) on the second Sunday in the month some of us go out for lunch together locally. All are welcome to share in these.

We’d love to welcome you to St Anne’s – a church that welcomes anyone who feels in any way ‘at home’ in Soho.

Starting 8th April

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020



Our scheduled new monthly venture is an ‘open house’ style afternoon tea for people who’d like to drink their afternoon cuppa in company, for carers with clients or elderly relatives, for parents with children.

Tea, Coffee, juice, cake, biscuits… no charge, but donations are accepted and welcome.

As this develops we will be introducing live music, interactive demonstrations, quizzes, games… who knows what else?! It depends what people would like and would help bring people together. Come along and help create something new!


Faith and Food

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

These, usually monthly, events give members of St Anne’s an opportunity to eat together and have a facilitated discussion lead by a guest speaker. 

We meet at 7pm  in the Rectory at 55 Dean St and end with night prayer at about 9pm. Recent evenings have discussed the nature of belief, Coptic Christianity, liturgy, transgender issues, science v religion, faith and disability and the writings of St Paul, and theatre, prison  and college chaplaincies. Guest speakers have included representatives from charities such as The Samaritans and Centrepoint, along with a mixture of clergy and lay people with insights to share. Always relaxed and informative these hugely enjoyable evenings are a particularly good way for people new to St Anne’s to get to know others, and for those new to faith to think about different aspects of the Christian life or of ‘life in general’ from a Christian perspective.


March: Wednesday 25th-What does it mean to be an Evangelical? with Rev’d Liz Goddard, Vicar of St James the Less. CANCELLED

April: Wednesday 29th- Faith in Medicine with Dr Daniel Tsang

May: Wednesday 27th- Ending homelessness, rebuilding lives: the work of St Mungo’s with Community Co-ordinator Kirsty Purnell.

It is essential to reserve a place for these evenings:

Min donation towards food costs- £5.

There are no faith and food suppers in August or December.


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