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.
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
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.
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)