• 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!


    It is no accident that Christmas is celebrated at the time of the year when the days are short, the nights are long and the dark never seems far away. It is the ideal time to have a festival that brings joy and good cheer. Whether we have a faith or not, it is a precious time as we gather around as families and friends and celebrate, looking for the days to lengthen and the light to come back.

    It goes much deeper than that, however. The heart of Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus who brought God’s love and light into this world. Two thousand years ago, in a country overrun by violent oppressors, it must have felt a dark world into which Jesus was born. In that moment, Christians believe, God entered into the world. The light of the love of God was lit that has come to shine in all the dark places of the world. That light draws us in to an encounter with the love of God. That light grows and grows as we discover the light and pass it on. That light has now been lit and no matter how much the darkness of evil and hatred gathers around, it will never be snuffed out. For the light will always overcome the darkness.

    Why not come and see for yourself.

    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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  • 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. 

    There will be no charge but donations welcome towards the cost of the evening.

    Please contact June Powell (01246 583375) if you can help or provide mince pies.

    Don’t miss it!


    Christmas at St Anne's

    The following services will take place over the Christmas period at St Anne’s. Please join us to celebrate this very special birthday.


    Sunday 17 December

    • Messy Church 9.30am
    • the Carol Service with Bel Canto and the Church Choir 6.30pm


    Saturday 24 December

    • the Crib Service 4.30pm
    • the First Communion of Christmas 11.30pm

    Sunday 25 December Christmas Day

    • Holy Communion 10.30am



    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.


    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


    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


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    Saturday 3 February 2018


    Baslow Village Hall

    with traditional food and entertainment (Piper, Speeches, Ceilidh Band)


    Reception: 7.00 for 7.30pm (prompt!)

    Dress: Smart (with a small Scottish addition)

    Bring your own drinks and glasses

    Any profits will be given to St Anne’s Roof Fund

    Tickets: £20 from Jane Dalby 01629 813244

    or Sue Campbell 01246 582512


    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.