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St. Annes Church

Embracing Grace, Sharing Hope.

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St Anne’s, the parish church of Siston, is an often overlooked architectural and artistic gem. As seen now, its fabric combines Saxon, Norman and medieval elements, and its origins probably go back to the ’Dark Age’ period following the end of the Roman occupation of Britain in the 5th century AD. It is likely that the original foundation related to St Anne’s association with the nearby Holy Well which was a place of pilgrimage for people seeking cures for eye disease. Whilst the central nave of the church may be attributed to Norman building in the 12th century, the western tower and the eastern chancel may be significantly earlier, and the whole building displays a charming amalgam of Romanesque and Gothic styles.
St Anne’s stands at the heart of our Village and brings our local community together for many different occasions, Sunday praise, christenings, weddings, burials, uplifting Christmas carols, talks and Community discussions.often overlooked

Information for couples wishing to be married

Hosting a Wedding at St Annes Syston

There is no prettier place to be married than St Annes Church Syston. Our Church building offers centuries of history.
Couples choose to marry in a church for all sorts of reasons, and we'd like to hear yours. The Vicar has a vital role to play in your wedding. They can blend ancient tradition and modern experience to reflect your story. Because of the relationship with the Vicar, your wedding can be made unique to you, which can be very emotional and meaningful.

Information For Anyone wishing to Have a Baptism

Holding a Baptism at St Annes Syston

Any baptism is the start of a wonderful journey of faith. Many children and babies have been baptized over the years in the centuries-old font at St Annes Syston. You will be asked to name godparents for babies and children, usually two godmothers and one godfather for girls and two godfathers and one godmother for boys....

Information about burials and interment of ashes

Arranging a Burial or Interment at St Annes Syston

The first thing to do is choose a funeral director. It will help if you have to hand any last wishes of the deceased. You will also need to decide on a burial or cremation.
After this point the funeral director will be your link with the Vicar who will officiate at the service. You will need to let the Funeral Director know if you would like music or flowers in church. They will liaise on dates with the Vicar, church and/or crematorium .

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