St Anne’s is the Church of England Parish Church in Soho, the square mile which is bordered by iconic names such as Oxford Street, Regent Street, Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue: a place of prayer, peace and community in the West End.
At St Anne's we celebrate God’s love for the whole world, revealed supremely and uniquely in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As a Christian Community we meet to offer worship to God, and to grow as disciples of Jesus. We seek to live in ways that enhance the lives of others in the community of the church, in Soho and in the wider world. Our inspiration comes from the Bible and the worship and tradition of the church to which we bring our varied experiences as individuals all diversely made in the image of God.
We believe that life is to be lived fully, and that (as St Irenaeus expressed it) the “glory of God is a human being fully alive”. That doesn’t mean being perfect, or being freed from the real difficulties or challenges of life, but to recognise that if God is present in the world, then there is no part of life which God’s presence doesn’t enhance or transform. Before God, we can be authentically ourselves: people of different ages and intellects, of whatever sexuality, gender, ability or colour.
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