Our beautiful church is dedicated to St. Anne, the mother of Mary, and the grandmother of our Lord Jesus.  It is built on a hillock in a village of about 2500 residents.

While certain parts of its architecture lead visitors to imagine that it is ancient, in fact it was built in the Victorian era, together with a large adjacent vicarage (now sold) and a primary C of E school on the opposite side of the Square. The small building in the foreground was originally a caretaker’s cottage and is now a small meeting room, known as Church House.

Our church has a Priest-in-Charge, Rev. Alan Betts. the Vicar of the neighbouring parish of Endon.  Our style of worship could be described as ‘middle of the road’. It’s based on Morning Prayer and the Eucharist, following Common Worship and enjoying hymns from the 17th Century to the modern day. 

The congregation is welcoming and friendly.  The church is well-heated and has comfortable cushions in every pew;  the building is accessible for wheelchairs; we have a loop  system for use with hearing aids;  large print hymnbooks and service sheets are  available for those who need them.  There is no toilet within the church but the one in Church House (the building at the top of the ramp leading to the gate) is always available during services.
















































Our congregation has a wide spread of age groups, some middle-aged, some elderly, plus young families with children, and we are always pleased when joined by younger worshippers, particularly when they bring children with them!

There is a morning service on Sundays and services  on other days, such as saints days or seasons of the year like Lent.  During the Sunday morning service, we always pray for people with illnesses who live in the village or who are known to a member of the congregation.  If you would like someone  remembered weekly in this way, please contact John Lovatt, whose details are on the contact page.

We always remember any person whose funeral has taken place in the previous week and pray for the family.  We also follow the tradition of remembering the anniversary of a funeral that has taken place in the previous year.  We pray for couples preparing for marriage and families preparing for baptism.

The church is very much in demand for weddings and anyone interested should contact Rev. Alan Betts whose phone number is on the Contacts page.  The former school across the road is now The Village Hall, a high-quality venue for receptions which is able to host up to 150 seated guests.  For more details, click here.

There is ample parking space in the Square outside the Church and by the Village Hall. 

The Parish Church of Saint Anne Brown Edge