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CLOSED FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP AGAIN.

Monday, January 4th, 2021

With a heavy heart we have taken the decision that, with the nation in lockdown again, public worship at St Anne’s should cease for the time being- a move supported by the majority of the Parochial Church Council and the Bishop of London. Services on Sunday will continue to be held behind closed doors and live-streamed on youtube (see link on the Worship page), and we will continue to create a written service which will be emailed and also printed and delivered to those without internet access.

Our feeling was that whilst public worship is allowed to continue under lockdown, that does not mean that it necessarily should, and that we have a pastoral responsibility to remove from people the temptation to make unnecessary journeys to join in worship, when we provide materials for them to worship safely at home.

Many of our congregation live locally and walk to church, but even for them their risk of exposure is increased by coming to an intimate environment where they are more inclined to unintentionally interact closely with those they are pleased to see.

Twelve step meetings will continue as usual.

The effects of neither this pandemic nor recent lockdowns should be underestimated. Please reach out to us if you, or someone you know someone is struggling in any way. We are here to support you spiritually, but also practically and emotionally.  No one should feel alone at this time.

Fr Simon ( Rector)

 

Can’t get to church?

Friday, January 1st, 2021

There are now two ways to join St Anne’s in worship from your own home:

Through our live-streamed Sunday Morning Service on Youtube (click on the word ‘HERE’ on the Worship page)  or through our emailed (or printed and posted) Prayers to Say at Home.

To join the mailing list and receive Prayers to say at Home each week contact:

info@stannes-soho.org.uk

We’d be delighted to send it to you for as long as we produce it.

Thursday Lunches

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Usually each Thursday around 35 senior citizens meet at St Anne’s to enjoy a hot cooked lunch with desert, tea and coffee, prepared and served by volunteers. There is always a raffle (£1 a ticket) and a great deal of laughter. There is a modest charge of £4 for the lunch.

At the moment we are unable to host these lunches. However the Rector is scheduling weekly ‘Tea for Six’ parties in the Rectory  for those who usually attend and at Christmas a very special Christmas Tea Party will be held in accordance with social distancing regulations. 

Prayer

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

St Anne’s is currently open Monday to Friday from 12.30-1.30 as a place for quiet prayer and reflection. On Tuesdays there is a service of Holy Communion at 1.05.

We apologise that current restrictions mean we are unable to be open all day as we would normally be.

Please email the Rector if there’s a specific need or person that you would like us to keep in our intercessions here.

Morning Prayer is usually said Tuesday- Wednesday -Thursday at 8.30am

 

Join us on Wednesdays from home

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

All are welcome to join us on Wednesdays at 7.30pm for the following events on-line

14th October – Bible Study: The Passion Narrative in St Matthew’s Gospel.

28th October -Discussion: Hospitals and the Coronavirus- with Hospital Chaplain       Rev’d Frances Nestor

11th November- Bible Study: The Resurrection Narrative in St Matthew’s Gospel

25thNovember- Discussion: Schools and the Coronavirus- with Louise Ritchie, Headteacher of Soho Parish Primary School

9th December- Bible Study: The Birth Narrative in St Matthew’s Gospel.

Zoom code: 893 8126 0017

The evening lasts an hour and ends with a short form of Night Prayer ( Compline).

 

Giving to St Anne’s

Friday, July 10th, 2020

The pandemic has affected the finances of people, businesses and churches in different ways.

At St Anne’s we have seen our income fall by over 80% in recent months and the future looks uncertain as people are not hiring our facilities and we, in turn, have needed to give rent breaks to our tenants.

We are therefore even more dependent on the support of those who value what St Anne’s stands for and what, under normal circumstances, it provides.

If you are able to support us financially we would be extremely grateful.

You can send a cheque made out to ‘St Anne’s Church, Soho’ to:

The Administrator, St Anne’s Church, 55 Dean Street, London, W1D 6AF

or make a donation or set up a monthly standing order directly to our bank:

Charities Aid Foundation Bank

Account no. 00022443

Sort code 40-52-40

PCC of Anne with St Thomas and St Peter Soho

Whatever you can give will enable us to keep serving others.

Thank you.

A Soho Book of Psalms

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

This project is a work in progress. Entries have been received and collated and its publication will be announced soon. Watch this space for more details!

To find out more about the project CLICK HERE.

Regular Events & Meetings

Saturday, January 4th, 2020

Outside of lockdown, our usual pattern of worship is:

Sunday Eucharist at 11am, Tuesday communion at 1.05pm, Morning Prayer Tuesday-Thursday at 8.30am

Thursdays 6pm (second Thursday of Feb/ April/ June/ Aug/ Oct/ Dec) Evening Prayer with the Sybils, a group for Trans Christians, their friends and allies. This event is currently taking place on-line. Enquire for details.

See the ‘Wednesdays’ post on the the News page for details of on-line Bible studies and discussion groups.

In addition to many individual events there are lots of regular activities that take place here. Contact Jake Lee the administrator for details about how to attend.

Monday:

AA-7.30am         NA – 11am            AA- 5pm         AA (LGBT+)  Step – 6:30pm

Tuesday:

AA 7.30 am        NA  11.30 am             ACA 2.30pm        AA Soho Sober – 6pm
AA Soho Step – 7:20pm

Wednesday:

AA 7.30 AM       NA   1oam       AA Soho Sober – 6pm

 

Thursday:

(Our usual Lunch for Over 60’s – is currently unable to be held)

AA 7.30 am

Friday:

AA 7.30 am   NA  (LGBT+) 7.30 pm

West End Ward Councillors Surgery – 5-6pm (Last Friday in the month)

Saturday:

AA 10.30     ACA   12pm

AA-Alcoholics Anonymous.      NA – Narcotics Anonymous   ACA- Adult Children of Alcoholics

 

A New look for Dean St

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Did you know that our re-designed entrance won the President’s Award (for alterations to a church building) in the 2017 Church Architecture Awards of the National Churches Trust.

The award was presented on October 26th at a ceremony in Kensington by HRH the Duke of Gloucester.

The Judges said: “We are delighted by this small scheme which brings a sense of style and fun to the entrance of St Anne’s Church, Soho. The involvement of architecture students from Central St Martin’s from the start of the project has clearly paid off by bringing, as it has, a fresh artistic eye to the design of this new foyer. The design has a strong idea but has been carefully refined employing subtle geometries in the ceiling and joinery. These elements have been combined with a striking lighting scheme to make a dynamic and inviting entrance to the church”.

We were thrilled by this accolade and divided the £500 prize money between Lina Viluma and Sherief al Rifa’i, who designed the entrance.

Sermons on the site

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

We now publish sermons preached at St Anne’s on this website- just go to the Home page and click on the button marked ‘sermons’. It’s that simple!


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