• 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.


    Lent not Given

    Dear friends

    The Christian church for most of its existence has kept the six weeks leading up to Easter as Lent, a time of reflection and self-examination. This year it starts on Wednesday 1 March.

    This year I have signed up to a series of online reflections from the wonderful charity, Tear Fund. The focus is on the two biggest issues facing the world today, which are poverty and climate change.

    It is easy to be so overwhelmed by such big issues that we become either depressed because we can't do anything about them or complacent because we concentrate on our own little world. Yet it doesn't need to be like that as we can become change makers, however small we think our contribution may be. With these reflections will come a challenge. Am I part of the problem or part of the solution?

    That is why periods of intentional wrestling with the big stuff is important. It lifts us out of ourselves and forces us to look at the world through fresh eyes as a place where we can serve and help others. The Bible tells us that the earth is the Lord's along with everything in it. That means it does not belong to us. We have just been put here to care for it.

    After your pancakes what will you be thinking about? For me it will be realising that this earth has been Lent, not Given. 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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  • Special Moments

    Several years ago I joined the congregation of St Anne’s Church, as a new phase of my life began.

    In early 2012 I felt that God was asking me to take early retirement from my teaching role in order to look after my ageing parents, one of whom was terminally ill.

    I joined the team of organists at St Anne’s as I wanted to use my musical talent in order to further God’s kingdom.

    Hence, I accompany two services each month - the prayer service for all ages held on the first Sunday in each month and Messy Church, a service for young people held usually on the third Sunday of the month. Both congregations have made me feel very welcome as we worship God in different ways - a formal service for all ages and informal for the young people at Messy Church.

    I feel that God is working his purpose out in both types of service, be it through intercessionary prayers or through fun activities which are included in the young people’s service.

    Several occasions have been especially precious and memorable for me. In particular the Christmas Crib service is always special as so many people of all ages attend from the village and surrounding area. It is good to see the children re-enacting the Christmas story when they get the opportunity to see and understand the true meaning of Christmas.

    Another moment which stands out for me was during a Christening service, taken by Rev Mike Gilbert, whose sermon message was about Jesus being a shining light in a world which often seems to be full of darkness. After the service, several people thanked me for playing and also commented that the service had had a special personal meaning for them.

    I still enjoy playing either the organ or the piano at St Anne’s and I look forward to experiencing more special moments in the future.

    Catherine Uttley


    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 0779 1055498


    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.


    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 has been in doubt with the Church Army’s support of a full-time evangelist coming to an end as a result of Captain Alan Park fulfilling his contract and moving on to pastures new.

    The project was, however, re-launched on 8 January on a new, volunteer-led basis. The new team will be 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