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!
“The Dead Sea in the Middle East receives fresh water, but it has no outlet, so it doesn't pass the water out. It receives beautiful water from the rivers, and the water goes dank. I mean, it just goes bad. And that's why it is the Dead Sea. It receives and does not give. In the end generosity is the best way of becoming more, more, and more joyful.”
So says Desmond Tutu, in his “Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World”.
I am sure he is on to something. There is something liberating about generosity when we give because we want to; when we give out of a sense of compassion; when we give because it makes us a fuller human being; when we give because we see others as important as ourselves.
At this time of Harvest we celebrate all that we have been given and we think of God the Creator who so loved the world he gave His Son, Jesus. Why not make it a time when we practise generosity? Try giving something away, spending time with someone who needs it or giving someone a helping hand. It might make the world of difference to them and to you.
Mike Gilbert, Rector
You are very welcome to join us at St Anne's Church.
The Christmas tree lights will be switched on at 7pm on 1 December, the opening event of the Baslow Winter Festival!
The event will be a similar format to previous years – the School singing in a short church service, the big switch on, then a BBQ, mulled wine, mince pies and the Cressbrook Brass Band at the Church Rooms.
Don’t miss it!
St Anne's Church On-Line Bulletin
Put together by St. Anne’s Church Secretary, David Upton, an on-line Bulletin is something that has been talked about for a year or so.
On-line Bulletins such as this are a brilliant way of circulating information that needs getting circulated quickly, but on the other hand it is not in any way intended to negate the excellent work done by the Parish Magazine which will still continue to be published, so if you need something circulating at very short notice, by all means consider this as a means of getting the message out, otherwise please continue to make use of the Parish Magazine.
Lending library for books and magazines in Baslow St Anne’s Church
Before and after services, and through the week when the church is open. The Library will be clearly marked on your left as you walk into the church.
For a maximum of 4 weeks. Honesty book for the details of the book, your name and your contact info (in case someone else needs the book you have borrowed)
We welcome new members who might like to join the church choir. We rehearse once a week at Tuesday teatime from 6.00pm to 6.45pm, and sing for one choral communion each month, as well as the Palm Sunday, Harvest and Christmas Carol Services.
If you would like to join our Prayer Chain, praying for a variety of situations, please contact one of our Churchwardens for further information.
As you will be aware one of the local charities that we support is the “Church on the Bus” project in Chesterfield and Matlock. The future of this project had been in doubt with the Church Army’s support of a full-time evangelist coming to an end but it was re-launched in January on a new, volunteer-led basis. The new team is now working with other Christian organisations in Chesterfield who already work with the homeless and needy to determine how the various projects can work together and how the “Church on the Bus” project can complement the work of these other groups.
At the heart of these changes remains the wish to reach out to the homeless and needy in Chesterfield, Matlock and surrounding areas. It is recognised that change can be challenging for those directly affected but with the continued support of the dedicated volunteer force 2017 will be an exciting year.
St. Anne’s will continue to give support to this project and coffee, tea warm clothes are constantly needed. Please remember those less fortunate than ourselves.
If you wish to make a cash donation please contact Richard or June Powell (01246 583375)