The nine iconic St Ann’s buildings that are loved but often go unnoticed

There are believed to be nine churches in St Ann’s, which may be Nottingham’s highest concentration. Locals have spoken out on whether or not they think many churches are needed.

Most people think that new is a lot for any location, but believe that used church buildings are the most important thing. St Ann’s churches include St Ann’s with Emmanuel Church, New Testament Church of God, Christ Citadel International Church, Polish Church of God, Chase Baptist Church and Christ-Citadel Christian Center.

Many people were unaware that there were more than three churches, including Simon Jones, 49, an engineer who lives in the area. Simon, who is not religious, said: “For any region, more than four churches is surely a lot.

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“I’m not bothered that there are so many churches, I just didn’t realize St Ann’s was central to the religion. I hope all the churches are used and it doesn’t get It’s not just about empty buildings. With all these cuts, I hope the churches are helping the community and not just interested in profiting from it.”

Many of St Ann’s churches are well-known landmarks. Including St Ann’s with Emmanuel Church which was opened in 1974. The church replaced two previous churches which were demolished in the 1970s.

Sara Benton, 45, a sales assistant at St Ann’s, attends church occasionally but does not attend any churches in the area. Sarah feels that nine churches is a lot and says, “Nine! more than three [churches] it’s a lot but they don’t bother anyone.

“It’s not like people are fuming that there are nine churches in St Ann’s. I don’t go to church all the time but I think they are beautiful places. The fact that St Ann has nine churches is not a bad thing to be known for.

Umar Sheikh, 51, is a civil servant who lives in St Ann’s. He responded to the fact that the area had so many churches by saying, “Nine is too many for one area, but there are different denominations.

“I think there should be more mosques, mine is only a kilometer away but it would be nice to have one on my doorstep but it’s just that I’m lazy.”

Jennifer Anthony, 79, has lived in the area for about 15 years. Now retired, she enjoys living in the neighborhood and is not bothered by the presence of many churches.

Jennifer said: “As long as all the churches are there, I don’t think nine is too many. They are all different. I don’t go to church personally. The neighborhood is charming and quiet. »

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