Changes at St Anne & St Agnes

The Corporation of London planning committee will shortly be discussing an application from St Anne & St Agnes Church.

A “modest scale” extension behind the church, on its north side, is planned for kitchen and toilet facilities.

With the departure of the Lutheran congregation for St Mary-at-Hill, the church is now in the hands of the charity Voces Cantabiles Music (VCM) which uses the church for promoting excellence in vocal music education and outreach.

The application mentions also having regular services. These are unlikely to be every Sunday or even daily but maybe the keeping of St Anne’s Day (26 July) and St Agnes Day (21 January) might be suitable occasions.

The application documents include an excellent Heritage, Design and Access report which makes very interesting reading. It is the best and most detailed history of St Anne & St Agnes available.

The report rightly states that “the principal interiors and exteriors of St Anne and St Agnes are of both national and international significance”.

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