• Welcome to St Anne's Church Baslow!

    On this site you can find out about us, learn about our groups and activities and see the events we have planned.

    St Anne's is a vibrant worshipping community that is Good News for Baslow - a church that is praying, loving, growing and connecting.

    We hope that by looking at this site, you will discover that God is alive and active in Baslow through the life of His church.

    Why not come and join us on a Sunday or at one of our events? You're always welcome!


    Dear friends

    We have a new Prime Minister. This is one of the few certainties in a period of politics that has shaken most cherished assumptions. The referendum has brought about leadership discussions within Europe, within the Conservatives, the Labour Party and UKIP. The almost seismic quakes will reverberate for some time to come.

    It would seem that this is a good time to take stock of what type of leaders we want.  As a template for leadership we need look no further than Jesus. As a leader he was prepared to make the hard decisions, not flinching even when that meant his own death.  He included everyone from the rich and privileged to the outcasts and criminals. He managed to stir a crowd and yet was never swayed by the mob. Jesus above all had compassion, being able to pick out individuals from the crowd and care for them.

    At the beginning of his ministry he went into the synagogue took out the scroll from the prophet Isaiah and started reading what scholars now call the Nazareth Manifesto:

    “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour”.

    Whatever wing of politics find yourself in sympathy with, this radical teacher from two thousand years ago still stands as the outstanding guide for both our private and our public lives.

    God bless

    Mike Gilbert, Rector



    You are very welcome to join us at St Anne's Church.

    Please refer to the schedule of services or our Calendar for the most up to date information.

    Kitting out for Christ

    KoFC Meetings start at 6.30pm in the Church Rooms.

    Please refer to the Calendar for the date of the next KoFC Meeting.

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    Messy Church

    Messy Church is held at St Anne’s normally on the third Sunday of the month at 9.30am.  It is church for families and friends, involving food, friendship and fun.

    Please refer to the Calendar to see the next time you can come and join in.



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    Baslow Harvest Supper

    Saturday 8 October

    Baslow Village Hall

    7pm for 7.30pm

     Pie, peas, homemade puddings

    (vegetarian or gluten free available)


    Bring your own glasses and drinks

     Raffle & Entertainment

    Tickets £10 

     All are welcome; just add your name to the list at the back of Church


    The Trinity Anthem

    Well, it’s turned out fine …

    “it’s going to take us how long?” I said. “Well it’s almost an 8 hours return journey”, she replied, “but the service, according to the schedule, only lasts for 30 minutes”. “In that case we’d better look for a comfortable stay over” I exclaimed.

    I should explain. Earlier in the year we had discussed a stay with our dear friends in Baslow, though the actual date was still to be fixed. When we heard of a congregational choir performing in St Anne’s and looking for participants, the pull of déjà vue was too much; flushed with our success singing “Dream of Gerontius” in Winchester Cathedral, we signed up with “Claire and Jim”. And we advised our friends to reserve a bed.

    What to expect? We’d done our homework, thanks to information provided. We rolled back the years as we were dropped at the church gate, clutching our cold bottle of water (thoughtfully provided by our host), ready for a 9am start on 3 July. Nobody walking the walks but sounds of excitement issuing from the church. Dear St Anne’s, just as we remembered (well almost!) but then we were swept up by a jolly chap whose organisational ability shone forth as we were directed to sections, with music thrust into our hands. Next, a vision of flowing hair and lovely smile came forth, apparently our choir conductor - and then we were off.    A morning rehearsing our parts, accompanied by an extremely talented pianist/organist. After a welcome coffee break spent renewing acquaintances, we were ready for our Trinity Service, together with the 48 other choir members, including a talented group of Bel Canto ladies.

    Bob Jackson led the service superbly … a Venerable no less (“how come we struggle to find a priest”, I said to my wife, “and St Anne’s manages a Venerable?”) and, with augmented congregation, the sixth Sunday after Trinity went forth with joy. For us, and many others, it was a special occasion. A chance to renew friendships, some great organisation and truly inspirational vocal leadership, all in the joy of singing. “You were right” I said, as we headed home across Beeley Moor …  “it really did turn out fine!”


    Hire the Church Rooms

    Are you looking for a venue for your group or meeting?

    Are you looking to host a function or arrange a children's party?

    If so, look no further!

    The St Anne's Church Rooms, situated within the church grounds, are available for hire at reasonable rates. 

    Church Flowers

    I would welcome hearing from anyone who would like to do a simple arrangement of flowers for the church at any time in the year.

    If you are interested please contact me on 01246 582257.

    Thank you

    Angela Swindells


    Patronage Scheme

    Please help support our church and the heritage of our village.

    St Anne's is an important landmark which has been and will continue to be there for you and your family.



    Church on the Bus

    A local charity which provides for the needy and homeless

    Prayer List

    Would you like us to include someone in our prayers at services on Sundays or in our regular prayer meetings at church?

    Fountain of Life

    A Christian charity based in Baslow working in India. Would you like to help?


    Date for your Diary

    The Harvest Festival Service will be on Sunday 9 October in St Anne’s Church. The preacher will be the Agricultural Chaplain, the Rev Alan Griggs.

    Installation of the Dean of Lincoln Cathedral

    5.30pm - Saturday 22 October 2016

    Lincoln Cathedral

    If you would like to attend the installation of the Venerable Christine Wilson as Dean of Lincoln Cathedral on 22 October, please complete the application form or advise one of the Churchwardens.



    Peak Pilgrimage

    Rambling about Ramblings