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    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,

    Heroes

    I don’t know whether you have noticed the huge rise in the popularity of comic book heroes and heroines? Films from Marvel all tend to do well at the box office. Simply putting Spider Man, Wolverine or Thor in a film seems to guarantee success. I wonder what the appeal of heroes is in our contemporary society?

    For me, I am privileged to see many heroes in my daily life, though not many are box office material. I am amazed at the heroic quality of people who seem to defeat crippling pain and illness with gentle humour, and a calm acceptance. I am humbled by the people who quietly, whilst no one is looking, help others and do good, just because that is what they do. I really appreciate those people who do their job to the very best of their ability even if it is unappreciated and ignored. I meet very ordinary people who have a heroic struggle with adversity and smiling, continue.

    As a Christian, my role model is Jesus Christ who gave us an example to live by, which does look like a Marvel superhero, but is the greatest and richest life ever lived on this earth.

    Perhaps this month we could look around and not simply look for the heroic at the cinema, but amongst the people around us and cheer them on.

    God bless

    Mike Gilbert, Rector of Baslow

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  • Please refer to Services & Events for the most up to date information.

    Welcome

    You are very welcome to join us at St Anne's Church.

    Please refer to Services & Events for the most up to date information.

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    Church Buildings

    St. Anne’s was recently subject to an Annual Inspection of our paperwork by the Archdeacon of Chesterfield. All was found to be correct although it was pointed out that as a public building we had to have some additional inspections.

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    St. Anne's Choirs

    We warmly welcome new members to our Church Choir and to our Young Voices Choir. 

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    Please follow this link to see photographs of the choir. Photos

    Church on the Bus

    We have continued to support Church on the Bus with donations of food, clothes, duvets/blankets.

    The bus is parked outside Chesterfield Town Hall on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 8pm to support the homeless. 

    Safeguarding Concerns

    If you have any concerns over any safeguarding matter, please contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Dave Dalby on 01629 813244  or Member of the Clergy, Revd Mike Gilbert on 07947092951 or the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 01332 388678.

    Parish Safeguarding 

    The Church of England is called to share the good news of God’s salvation through Jesus Christ. The life of our communities and institutions is integral to how we address this task. The good news speaks of welcome for all, with a particular regard for those who are most vulnerable, into a community where the value and dignity of every human being is affirmed and those in positions of responsibility and authority are truly trustworthy. Being faithful to our call to share the gospel therefore compels us to take with the utmost seriousness the challenge of preventing abuse from happening and responding well where it has.’  HANDBOOK

    Christian Aid Week

    Christian Aid works with over 600 partner organisations around the world, towards ending the injustice of poverty. I wish to extend a huge ‘Thank You’ to everyone who helped raise awareness and money during and around the time of Christian Aid Week in May of this year. Particular ‘Thanks’ to all who helped with the House to House Collections, to David and Christine at The Village Shop and to the helpers and organisers of the Methodist Church’s Community Cafe. Together we raised £1,300.69. This substantial amount will make a difference to the lives of many people who are in need.

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    Prayer & Bible Study

    There is a regular prayer and Bible study group that meets in St Anne's Church on Fridays at 3pm. All are welcome.

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    Church Library 

    The St Anne's lending library for books and magazines is available in Church.

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    A View from the Pew

    I found being confirmed surprisingly emotional. 

    I am not sure why I find myself surprised to have been so uncharacteristically emotional on the day - but I was.  Obviously being confirmed is something fundamental, which I take very seriously.  So perhaps I should have anticipated it.

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