St Anne's is a friendly parish church at the heart of the village of Wrenthorpe. Our Sunday Communion service is a blend of traditional and contemporary style. On the third Sunday of each month, "Reflection", a quiet evening service with a blend of silence, prayer, and music, offers a chance to contemplate what God is doing in our lives and in our world. We have regular social events, and home groups meet weekly to explore our faith more deeply.
St Anne's is accessible by wheelchair and we have a loop system which is used at every service.
Children's Church meets every Sunday (except when we have a Parade Service, when there is an all age talk). There is also a 'children's corner' with books and toys for small children.
Our toddler group, "Cheeky Cherubs" meets every Monday in term time from 10-11.30 am. It offers crafts, singing, Bible stories, and a chance for accompanying adults to chat and enjoy a brew!
Our bereavement support groups meet monthly.
We offer a quarterly Messy Church service.
A bit of the building's history:
Work on St. Anne’s Church began in April 1873 and the consecration took place a year later. It cost £1,500. Wrenthorpe, in those days, was a working-class mining village and in no way prosperous. And yet £750 was raised towards the cost of the church before building had started, and over those early years many appeals for such things as a new organ, heating system and many repairs were generously met. An inscription on the west external wall of church reflects people's pride in what they had achieved in building the church!
Major reordering took place in 1990 and 1993. In 2010 the old pews were replaced with upholstered chairs.
In 2017, thanks to a community-wide fundraising campaign, the village war memorial, which had become very badly eroded, was replaced by a fine new slate stone. Additional names were added and the memorial was dedicated by Bishop David Hope, a former Archbishop of York.