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!
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.
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.
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:
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.