Care for St Anne’s continues in its commitment to preserve St Anne’s so that this important building can be used and enjoyed by all, now and in the future. Accessibility is a key factor: Hawksmoor’s vision for an imposing landmark was achieved, in part, by placing 15 steps up to the entrances. These steps, although architecturally impressive, significantly reduce accessibility and our first priority for future restoration is to install a lift and create step-free access to nave and gallery levels.
An original doorway from the churchyard into the crypt will be used for the step-free route. From the crypt, a lift will take visitors to nave and gallery levels. Once step-free access is in place, we will continue to work on the interior and restore the building to its original glory. Read more about the current projects