• Covid-19 Update

    The PCC continues to review our current position in line with the latest guidelines and out of care for the safety of those attending St. Anne’s Church, and the risks that are associated with people gathering together.

    To offer a place of peace and spiritual support to everyone during these unsettling times, the church will be open during the daytime, with hand sanitizer available and directional signage to ensure ease of social distancing. A prayer table and book is also available which everyone is invited to use.

    Services will take place as scheduled, with controlled numbers, social distancing etc, on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Everyone attending is asked to wear a face covering.

    We continue to offer online services on our St. Anne’s Facebook page for those who do not wish to or cannot attend in person.

    Our church choir is able to rehearse in separate small groups of up to six people on a Tuesday evening (although not yet singing as part of services).

    Funerals and weddings will take place, in line with the regulations, by arrangement with the Rector.

    We hope, and pray, that you are all safe and well and we look forward to welcoming you at St Anne’s. The church is here for all. If you would like to get in touch the phone numbers to use are:

    • the Rector - Mike Gilbert – 07947 092951

    • Churchwarden – Irene Roscoe - 01246 582900 or mobile 07484 201989





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    Dear friends,.

    On 27 June I will be attending the Ordination Service at Derby Cathedral. There, Mel Hartley will be ordained and will become the curate at Baslow and Eyam. A curate is in some ways a “trainee vicar” and so will be learning the ropes.  She comes, however, with a great deal of experience and gifts and so my prayer is that she will be a gift to us and we, a gift to her. 

    The whole process of becoming ordained is a usually a long, slow one where the whole church tries to decide if this is the path that is right for that particular person. 

    I have probably had more conversations trying to persuade people not to become ordained than I have encouraging them to actually get ordained. For many this is not because they did not have the gifts or the character for it but because they could use their gifts in a different way. Often they were people who were good at what they were already doing, showing God’s love and light in the world around them.

    We are called by God, called to speak and show his love to others, called to encourage, help and serve. This is in no way a lesser calling to those of us who have Reverend as a title. However, I want to say if you are getting an inner nudge from God don’t ignore it. Go and find out what God is calling you to and don’t let anyone put you off.

    Mike Gilbert, Rector




    Church Choir

    During the current lock down, the Church Choir will be practicing on the Church Facebook page, at 6.00pm each Tuesday

    Bel Canto will be practicing on the Bel Canto Facebook page, at 6.00pm each Wednesday

    New choir members are always welcome, so if interested, please telephone Claire on 07515 287222

    Church Library

    Our library facility is temporarily closed to minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmission. 


  • 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.

    Safeguarding Concerns

    If you have any concerns over any safeguarding matter, please contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Richard Nicholson on 07502 177119 or Member of the Clergy, Revd Mike Gilbert on 07947092951 or the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 01332 388678.




    Protocols and practice guidance for the Church of England’s Past Cases Review 2, (PCR2) have been published and are on the National Church of England Website

    Individual survivors who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process in the Derby Diocese or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Safeguarding Team 01332 388678

    However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated national helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, was set up in September 2019 and remains available.

    Survivors were not invited to contribute to the 2007-2009 PCR and the Church has wanted to ensure a different, trauma informed approach is taken by PCR2. Listening to survivor voices has helped to shape how this review will be conducted. 

    We are now at the beginning of the PCR2 process, this is an independent review to look at all the safeguarding files, historic and current for both adults and children, including all Church officers. The review aims to ensure that wherever concerns have been raised that the cases have been handled appropriately.

    The National Church has given a commitment to undertake a new Past Cases Review (PCR2) which will not only look at all types of harm, both to children and or adults, but will probe much deeper in records or concerns held in parishes, some of which may not have been reported to the DSA. Your vicar (or church warden if in Interregnum) will now have received a letter from +Libby outlining what is required to enable this significant piece of work to be completed. We need to submit the final report to the National Safeguarding team by the end of December 2020. We will be in touch directly with PSOs’ to give the detail of the next step, but it may be helpful if you identify where any parish records are held so that there is less work to do when we ask you for the details. The timescale for responding to PCR2 in the Diocese of Derby is by 31st March 2020.