St Annes

Worship

St Anne’s is an Anglican school in the Diocese of Natal. The spiritual life of the St Anne’s community is cared for by the College Chaplain, Reverend Doctor Susan van Niekerk. On Sunday there is either Holy Eucharist or Evening Prayer. A very active Students Christian Association is run by the girls under the supervision of the staff. Girls of all denominations are welcome at St Anne’s

The school chaplain

The Chaplain

The first full-time Chaplain at St Anne’s was appointed in 1998. Historically, a priest from the nearby Parish would cover all religious activities.

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History of the School Hymn

HYMN OF LIGHT

According to the family of Betty Sutton, she wrote the words of the ‘Hymn of Light’ as well as the words for the hymn ‘Look down, O Father, on our native land.’ She was apparently quite secretive about her writing but told one of her nieces that she had written the ‘Hymn of Light’.

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St. Anne's Diocesan School chapel opening in 1912

History & Centenary

The College Chapel was built in 1911 and has been extended twice since that date to accommodate all 400 girls and many staff. We recently celebrated its 100th year.

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Diocesan school chapel windows

Windows

The Chapel is adorned with numerous, beautiful stained glass windows, mostly gifted to the College, and some dating as far back as 1911.

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