• Best 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

    “A few weeks ago my friend went viral.

    It started out as a simple response to the suffering of others. Hearing the news of the attack on the Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Andrew made a simple decision. He would walk down to the local Mosque near where he lives in Manchester and, during the time of Friday prayers, stand outside in solidarity.

    To explain his actions he took some cardboard and wrote on it a simple message that he held up. It read:

    “You are my friends. I will watch while you pray”.

    He was greeted and thanked by worshippers as they left the Mosque. He went home.

    However, someone had taken a photo of him with his placard and posted it on social media. It went viral and soon he had messages from all around the world, with several television interviews internationally.

    Why, I wonder, did it catch the imagination of thousands? Perhaps in this time of political division and posturing, where what and who we are against is shouted out so much more loudly than who we are for, a simple sign of friendship was refreshing. An act of kindness, even unspoken like this one, powerfully speaks of our call to love our neighbour, even when they are not like us.

    His action, though small and simple, has made this world a better place. I wonder what you will do?

    Mike Gilbert, Rector of Baslow


  • Services & Events




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


    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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    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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    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 at the Carol Service. 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. 

    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

    Summer Festival

    A Summer Festival will take place,  between the 14 and 29 June 2019.

    This event will be based at St. Anne’s Church and is open to all village residents and their guests to enjoy. 

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    More details to follow next month, but please add these dates to your diary.

    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