• 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

    Did you know that the average person loses more than 3,000 possessions in their lifetime - including 384 pens, 192 items of clothing and 64 umbrellas? A study of 2,000 adults found we’ll typically misplace four items a month with keys, mobile phones, pens and glasses the most common, and with the average person spending £4,480 over their lifetime replacing stuff they have lost.

    As a person who loses things far more than average I am all too familiar with that sense of rising panic as you desperately search for something you once had but now seems to have vanished into thin air. There is also that sweet sensation when you lift up the cushion and there are your car keys.

    As we begin to think about the story of Easter we realise it is all about being “Lost and Found”. As we hear the story again of Jesus being humiliated, tortured and brutally put to death you can sense the profound sense of loss that the disciples, his closest friends, must have experienced. He, whom they had put all their hope in, was suddenly gone and now they had nothing. What was worse, when they went to his grave to mourn, there was nothing. He was gone, even the body was lost. They had nothing but that overwhelming loss.

    So I wonder if we can begin to imagine the sense of joy and almost disbelief when turning around they found Jesus, not a body but their friend and Saviour, alive, walking towards them coming to find them.

    The reason why Easter is the greatest “Lost and Found” story ever told is because Jesus came, died and rose again because he loved us. It was He who came looking for us. It was us who were lost and through His love can now be found.

    Happy Easter

    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.

    See our movie.


    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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  • Burns Night Supper!


    Baslow Village Hall dance floor was filled to capacity at the recent Burns night. Earlier guests had been entertained by a Piper and the traditional address of the haggis was given by Bill Campbell with an entertaining English version provided by Mike Woffenden. Guest participation in the “toast to the lassies” was encouraged when ladies on each table were read a verse from “the red rose” by the men, some very dramatic renderings were produced. A wonderful meal was enjoyed by all before the dancing commenced . 

    Although not a profit making evening St Anne's was pleased to add another event to the social life of Baslow.

    Jane Dalby


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    Celebrate Easter with The Easter Hymn

    To celebrate Easter Sunday, Baslow St Anne’s is inviting people to join its combined choirs to sing The Easter Hymn from Pietro Mascagni's opera, Cavalleria Rusticana, as part of its Easter morning service. 

    The Easter Hymn is a wonderful and moving piece that sings out the message “Rejoice that the Lord has Arisen!”

    We are delighted to announce that International soprano and current principal with Welsh National Opera, Deborah Norman, has agreed to be our female soloist for the piece, singing with our gathered choruses of guests, the Baslow St Anne’s Church Choir and Bel Canto. 

    Anyone who would like to join us to sing this amazing piece of music will be very welcome. If you are interested in singing, we ask you to attend a rehearsal in church on Saturday 31 March from 1.30pm to 3.00pm. 

    Interested singers will also need to come along to two practice rehearsals on one of the following dates, in Baslow church:


    6.45pm to 7.45pm Tuesday 20 March or

    7.30pm to 8.30pm Wednesday 21 March


    6.00pm to 7.00pm Tuesday 27 March or

    7.30pm to 8.30pm Wednesday 28 March




    Music will be supplied for all singers and we will be singing in English (the Frederic Weatherly translation).

    Please contact Claire De la Haye on claire.delahaye@hotmail.co.uk or 07515 287222 to confirm if you would like to sing, so that we are able to organise copies of the music and seating.

    All are welcome to join us for the service.

    Claire De la Haye



    Posters of images painted by artist Jenny Hawke will once again be going up around the village as we approach Easter. These thought-provoking im­ages tell the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The image here is entitled “FAMILY - Jesus speaks to his mother and his best friend”.

    If the resurrection of Jesus is just some fable, it certainly wasn’t to the many that bore witness to the event, so why not take some time to ponder the full implications as you view the different im­ages?

    The full set of posters will be displayed in the Methodist Chapel and all are warmly welcomed to call in and take a few minutes in quiet contem­plation. 




    Prayer Chain

    If you would like to join our Prayer Chain, praying for a variety of situations, please contact one of our Churchwardens for further information.

    Friday Afternoon Bible Study

    It seems some while ago now since Sue Campbell, David and I got together on Friday afternoon to pray. Here we are today, with others who have joined us and that prayer time has developed into a prayer time and Bible study.

    The Bible study – to which everyone is warmly welcomed - is fairly informal. At the moment, we are studying the Book of James. It is quite challenging as part of it speaks of the power of the tongue. It is such a small member of our body yet it can cause such devastation if used carelessly. It has the power to crush someone or to lift someone up who is having a tough time. It has the power to celebrate or commiserate … if we allow it to.

    It is always interesting to hear others perspectives and experiences, though of course, it is not a matter of what we think but more importantly, what scripture says.  2 Timothy 3:16 says: All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

    We meet together at 3pm on Friday afternoons in the church and you are most welcome to join us.

    Christine Upton



    It seems to me that we all rush around and complain at minor problems. We are critical most of the time. Just listen to the radio, and nothing is going well. When the Children of Israel were following Moses and Aaron in the desert, they began to complain seriously, probably with very good reason. Moses could only restore their faith by praying for a solution, and God provided the miraculous water and manna to keep them in faith.

    In Baslow we count our blessings about so many things. The wonderful scenery and moderate climate. The food which arrives from all parts of the world to satisfy every need. Jobs and vocations are available to most of us and local schools of high standing exist to educate our children. The care and expertise from the wonderful team at Baslow Surgery. Everything is on our doorstep or close by. I could go on, and so it seems unforgivable that we are sometimes so negative about the joy of living.

    As a close knit community we are very fortunate. A walk through the village will be rewarded by meeting friends and acquaintances. Very different to living on a main road in Sheffield. However, we perhaps could be more aware of problems, and give support if possible. Do some shopping or give a lift, have a chat or even persuade our friends to join local groups rather than stay home to grow old.

    At St Anne's we have much to be proud of. We have a dynamic Rector who is never short of imaginative presentations, particularly with children. Our Easter, Harvest and Christmas Services give us an opportunity to show our beautiful Church at its best, often when Bel Canto and the Church choir render some inspirational music. The Church Warden and team do such a good job, and require our support at all times. Our friendly welcome to visitors is praised on many occasions.

    Why not see for yourself? Come and join us. 

    Anne Tempest


    St Anne's Church Choir Welcomes New Members

    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 further details, please call our choir leader: Claire De la Haye on 07515 287222 or email: claire.delahaye@hotmail.co


    Church Library

    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)


    Sue Campbell, Church Warden 0797 1713042

    Ann Mason 07791 562283


    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?


    Peak Pilgrimage

    Rambling about Ramblings


    The Real Peak Practice

    The photos show a Bel Canto practice in the church coupled with the BBC filming for the Real Peak Practice television programme on the local GPs' activities in the area.