• 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

    I have recently reconnected with some old friends. As I look at them and their grown up children, who I have known since birth, I realise that they and I really are OLD friends.  Someone once said that good friends, like good wine, get better with age. I would certainly echo that and yet there is something invigorating when new friends come across our path.

    A couple of years ago I found myself walking in the Lake District with a group of people who I didn’t know. After a long day on the hills everybody opted for the direct way down, apart from me and another person. We decided to continue on knowing that we would end up in the dark. Those few hours with a stranger were wonderful. In the beauty of that place we talked politics, religion, mortality and families. Though I can’t remember his name we connected at a deep level. In that evening I found a friend.

    Jesus walks with us and invites us not to be servants but friends. “I have called you friends”. Imagine that, the Saviour of the World draws us into a relationship with him and invites us to connect in a way that like all good friendships strengthens, challenges and encourages. The Bible tells that God spoke to Moses as a friend. What a wonderful epitaph that would be for each of us … to be known as a friend of God.

    As Linda Grayson wrote "There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate." 

    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.

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    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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    Prayer Chain

    We have started a new Prayer Chain, praying for a variety of situations. All church members are invited to join. Please contact one of our Churchwardens for further information.

    Bishop's Badge

    Geoff and Jenny Henshaw received their Bishop's Badges on 23 October at Derby Cathedral.


    A new Church Choir

    We are delighted to announce the start of a new church choir, which will lead the singing at one Sunday morning communion each month. As well as supporting congregational singing and responses, we hope that in time, the choir will also sing a mixture of beautiful anthems, psalms and other sacred music, making these truly special services.

    Singers of all ages and all abilities are very welcome to join us.  If you enjoy music and singing and would like to be part of this new choral group, do come along and have a go. 

    When do we rehearse?

    We rehearse on Tuesday evenings in church at 6.00pm until 6.40pm.

    When will choral services take place?

    On the fourth Sunday of each month.  Our first choral service will take place on Sunday 27 November. 

    How to join …

    Please contact Claire De la Haye to indicate your interest or if you would like more information:

     07515 287222 or



    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?


    Dates for your Diary

    Christmas Tree Lights Big Switch On

    St Anne’s Church, Baslow on Friday 25 November 2016.

    7pm in church for music and singing led by the Rector with St Anne’s School Singers followed by the Cressbrook Brass Band at the Church Rooms where mulled wine, hot dogs, burgers, coffee/tea and soft drinks will be served.

    Donations of mince pies welcome

    June Powell 01246 583375



    The Baslow Festivals Group now has a provisional programme for the Winter Festival, so book into your diaries so you can join in the fun!

    Proposed Programme

    Friday 25 November


    • St Anne's Church service and trees to be lit followed by BBQ (see details in "Dates for your Diuary" above)

    Saturday 26 November


    • Lads and Dad’s football at Sports Field


    • “Fun and Games for all Ages”-A variety of activities and a village Treasure Hunt

    • Children’s tree decorations, healthy snacks for Christmas bake off

    • Walking football event Baslow Sportsfield

    • Baslow History Group - the “Baslow History Trail”- 45 minute walk around the village demonstrating little-known facets of Baslow’s history

    • Christmas Music and Carols on the Green from Cresswell Band, followed by Switch-on of Christmas Lights on village green


    • Christmas Quiz in the Village Hall

    Sunday 27 November

    Morning & Afternoon:

    • Christmas Arts and Craft Fair in the Village Hall
    • Well-known local artists offer an opportunity for early Christmas shopping


    • Santa’s Grotto
    • Grand Prize Raffle draw


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