• 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!

    Dear Friends

    There has been much talk recently of whether we now live in a divided nation? Fuelled by the seemingly impossible deadlock of Brexit, the lack of social mobility and the issues surrounding immigration there does seem to be some truth in it. In times of uncertainty there is a natural human tendency to withdraw amongst people we know and feel safe amongst. Unfortunately this can lead to putting up barriers to other people.

    This is not a new phenomenon but a centuries old response. When Jesus was asked who we should care for he told the story of the Good Samaritan, a beautiful tale with a twist at the end. A man was attacked and left for dead and those who were meant to help him, the religious and the caring professions, walked on by. It was left to a Samaritan, a group of people who were looked down upon at the time, to stop, take care of his wounds and carry him to safety.

    This parable resonates through the centuries challenging our perceptions and prejudices. It invites us to see all humans as intrinsically wonderful and worthy of our respect. However, Jesus did not let it remain a good story. When he asked “so who was the neighbour to the man in need?”, he was met with the response “the one who showed him kindness”. Perceiving that his audience had caught on, he challenged them. In this broken and divided world Jesus’ words ring clear as a challenge to us, “go and show kindness in the same way”.

    God bless

    Mike Gilbert, Rector of Baslow

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  • Services & Events

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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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    Summer Festival

    As part of the Summer festival a fantastic afternoon was had by a group of aspiring singers who came together in the Church to brush up on singing techniques and perform “One Day More” – a part of the well-known musical “Les Miserables”.

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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

    The Quinquennial

    Every 5 years we must have our church property inspected by an independent architect whose role it is to ensure the longevity of the fabric of the building.

    Contained within the report are four action lists for recommended work. We now have to draw up our Action Plan to start ticking off the list but we are only able to do this with your continued support.

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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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    Planning for the Future

    A project is underway to see if it is possible to progress the mission of St Anne's further by addressing some fundamental questions.

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    Questionnaire Results 

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