History of St Anne's Church

The Church and its History

Bermondsey is an area of great diversity, rich in culture and history – with a great future. Rich and poor, old and new, our area brings together people of all backgrounds. Bermondsey is a changing place, with extensive ongoing redevelopment.

The church of St Anne was built in 1869-72, designed by J. Porter, with gardens to the north and south. The hall accommodation was added in 1894.

The church is situated in the middle of Thorburn Square, which is a pedestrian precinct, surrounded by post-war council housing. The church is built in stock brickwork with stone dressings to piers and buttresses. There is a stone faced bell tower in the south west corner which contains one bell. The roof coverings are natural slate.

The hall has separate entrances on the south and east elevations. Part of the hall is used as office accommodation.

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To find out about other historic church buildings locally visit the Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Historic Churches website.

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