• 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!

     
     

    Generosity

    Dear Friends

    “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.

    God bless

    Mike Gilbert, Rector

     

    Welcome

    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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  • THE BIG SWITCH-ON

    Friday 1 December

    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!

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    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.

    David Upton

     

    CHURCH LIBRARY

    Lending library for books and magazines in Baslow St Anne’s Church

    Access:

    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.

    Borrowing:

    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)

    Contacts:

    Sue Campbell, Church Warden 0797 1713042

    Ann Mason 07791 562283

     

    Members of St Anne's Church PCC

     


    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.


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

     

    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.

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