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St Faith's CE School

Learning Together For All To Succeed

Our School Church, St Anne's Church


At St Faith's, we are fortunate to link with St Anne's Church, which is just a short walk from school. We are very fortunate that the Vicar at St Anne's has a close relationship with our school. Reverend Cecile visits school regularly to lead collective worship and meet with staff and pupils. We all look forward to these visits, especially when Reverend Cecile brings Lina, her wonderful therapy dog with her! Reverend Cecile is also an active member of our School Board of Governors.


Every Christmas and Easter, our school community comes together to enjoy wonderful celebrations and performances undertaken by the children at St Anne’s church. 


About St Anne's Church


The Parish of St Anne and St Faith Wandsworth is part of the Diocese of Southwark in the Church of England. It was formed in 2008 from the separate parishes of St Anne’s and St Faith’s. T


St Anne’s Church stands between the centre of Wandsworth and Wandsworth Common. Although it is only a stone’s throw from the South Circular it enjoys a quiet setting in spacious grounds.

The parish stretches from the river to Earlsfield Road, from the Town Hall to Spencer Park across the Common. Most of the area is occupied by Victorian housing off all types, but there was considerable new building after the Second World War and new homes are continually being added. Industrial and office blocks line Garratt Lane and surround Wandsworth Town railway station; there are many shops. 


The church of St Anne’s itself is particularly beautiful and historically important, designed by Robert Smirke, the architect of the British Museum. It was completed in July 1822 and is built from yellow gault bricks with stone dressings and sits behind a giant stone Ionic portico above which a round tower rises from a square base (considered by Pevsner to be “exactly twice as high as it should be”).

It is known locally as the Pepper Pot church because of the shape of the tower and is a warmly recognised sight in our Wandsworth skyline. The beauty of the church, its acoustics and feeling of historic reverence encourage a sense of Worship from which the children clearly benefit.


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