• 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!

    St Anne's has no more need of a dog whipper! A recent article in the Guardian newspaper describes the strange relic of a long redundant rural occupation.


    Dear Friends

    Calling God

    We all know that telecommunications have revolutionised our world. This was brought home to me on my last trip abroad, last November. In Hong Kong at about 2 in the morning my mobile rang; my youngest son wanted a chat. I don’t think he realised the time difference. This is so very different from the early 90’s when I communicated with Jenny, my then fiancée, who was working in Kathmandu, through letter writing. We still have a pile of two hundred letters carefully stored.

    Yet, despite this telecommunication revolution, we still struggle to communicate in a meaningful way. I thought it very telling that, when Jim Carrey starred in his film “Bruce Almighty”, the writers of the script gave God a phone number that Carrey could dial to talk with the Almighty. But instead of using the 555 prefix that film makers and TV shows generally give phone numbers – they gave God a 776 prefix. People who saw the film wrote the number down and started dialling it. One lady in Florida received 20 calls an hour from people who wanted to talk to God.

    This has always been the case. So if you want to know God’s phone number it is Jeremiah 333. In the Bible verse 3 of the 33rd chapter of the book of Jeremiah invites us to “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

    Prayer is the greatest form of communication. Anybody can use it anywhere to say anything. He is never engaged; he will never put you in the queue and he will understand exactly what you are talking about. Today as we are bombarded and overloaded with communication with little significance why not try calling on God and listen to that still small voice that brings love, joy and peace into our hearts and homes.

    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.

    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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  • My “View from the Pew” rather depends on whether I am climbing under it or on top of it!

    My name is Teddy David Somerton and every Wednesday morning I go to St Anne’s Church with my Grandma and Grandpa.

    I enjoy going to Church because there are lots of toys to play with and nobody minds at all if I make a noise, which I do because I’m a boy!

    When I arrive, my special bag filled with toys is waiting for me at the front of the Church. This is especially nice because it means Grandma, who looks after me, can join in with the other grown-ups.

    After a while we all go and stand or kneel at the altar. I know this is a very special time because it is the only time when others are given something to eat and drink and I don’t ask for some … I like my food!

    When all the grown-ups are finished we get to the best bit, a drink and a biscuit.

    I love biscuits and Ann and June are very kind and make sure I have plenty but that is just between you and me, Mummy doesn’t need to know that bit!

    I like going to Church because everyone is so kind and welcoming and if you are 2 ½ years old and are thinking of going, I can highly recommend it.

    Teddy, assisted by Grandma Christine Upton


    Christian Aid

    I would like to thank all the people who have helped me over the past 16 years with the road envelope collections. It is greatly appreciated and would not have been such a success each year without all your help.

    Unfortunately no one has volunteered to take this task over so I am afraid Baslow will not be able to have a road collection again until a replacement is found. If anyone would like to become our organiser please contact me and I will pass over the paperwork.

    June Powell


    Fellowship Group Lincoln Cathedral Visit

    We are organising a visit to Lincoln Cathedral on Tuesday 13 June, leaving at 12 noon on a Hulley’s coach. There will be an organised tour of the Cathedral, followed by afternoon tea at the Deanery with Dean Christine and Alan Wilson. We will follow this by attending Evensong at the Cathedral at 5.30pm.

    The cost, which includes coach travel, Cathedral entry and afternoon tea, will be £20 for members and £25 for non-members. Last day for names is 31 May. For those who have already put their names down please can you pay by 26 May. Cheques should be made payable to St Anne’s Church.

    Please let either June Powell or Mary Johnston know if you wish to join us. All are very welcome.

    June Powell 01246 583375


    Church Library

    New 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. Library will be clearly marked on left as you walk in


    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


    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.


    Caption Competition (but no prizes)!

    Some members of the church choir taking a break from rehearsal. 

    Do you have an alternative caption for this photograph? If so, please send it to St Anne's Church

    (Actually, they're very good)


    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.


    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)


    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.