St Anne’s Church, Dropmore
St. Anne’s is a delightful little Church which celebrated its 150 year anniversary in May 2016. The Community love their Church and are always keen to help with its upkeep including assisting with tidying the Churchyard two or three times a year. At St Anne’s, current services are based on The Book of Common Prayer with hymns from Hymns Ancient and Modern and 100 Hymns for Today. Psalms are taken from the Book of Common Prayer. Sunday Services are at 9.15 a.m. On the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month, it is a Holy Communion service and on the second and fourth Sunday, it is Matins.
Oasis at St Anne’s is a project for the Burnham and Slough Deanery, using St Anne’s as a centre for quiet days and other spirituality sessions. Oasis organises sessions roughly once a month from February to November. This has proved a great benefit to the deanery, as well as to St Anne’s, with about 50 people currently on the mailing list. We hope for it to be recognised as a key spiritual hub for our parishes.
Littleworth Common comprises 44 cottages and houses of varying sizes, several of which surround the common which is a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’. The Common is a popular place for the local community and especially dog walkers! The church offers Cream Teas each weekend in the summer months, reaching out to walkers and cyclists passing by, and raising funds for the church.
Dorneywood house, just outside the parish boundary, is presently the official residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. It was gifted to the National Trust with an attached condition that it is held as a Ministerial home. Lord Courtauld Thompson and other members of his family, who gifted the property to the Trust, donated features to the church building including a window, and are buried in St Anne’s Churchyard. Day visitors are also brought to the parish by the family attraction Odds Farm.
Dropmore Parish Hall is a small village hall, located opposite St Anne’s Church. The building is primarily used by the Burnham Montessori school during term time. It hosts occasional village meetings and some private events for local residents. It is a registered charity.
Littleworth Common is a very pleasant place to live with a good Community Spirit.