The construction of this church began in 1853 and on June 12 ,1866, the unfinished St Anne's Church was consecrated by the bishop of Ghent. Currently you can only admire it from the outside.

St Anne's Church is the most important building in Ghent in Rundbogen style, an eclectic style with Romanesque, Byzantine and Gothic elements. Both the interior and the surroundings of the church were protected as a monument in 1980.

In 2018, they were looking for a meaningful, economic destination for St Anne's Church, and in 2019 it was decided that the new urban project will be given a versatile interpretation. A market hall, restaurant and wine bar will be built in the church. The outdoor areas will include a public community garden and a wild and vegetable garden. The front part of the church will be open to everyone. It is not yet known when the works will start.