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St Anne's is a vibrant worshipping community that is Good News for Baslow - a church that is praying, loving, growing and connecting.
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Last Sunday, as I entered the tiny little church of St Hugh’s Foolow, I had to duck.
A couple of swallows swooped around my head and out of the door. They are
nesting in the porch and so the outer door is kept open to allow them to tend to
Straightaway a verse from one of the psalms came to my mind;
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where
she may have her young - a place near your altar.
That same Sunday my daughter, Grace, was in Calais helping refugees at the port
who had lost their home and were trying desperately to find another.
Homes are so important. A place of safety, a place to bring up children, a place to
flourish and find rest. That’s why I am so proud of Grace and all like her who try
and help those who have lost their homes and are forced into wandering, looking
for another place to call home.
Swallows travel from Africa returning to the exact location time and time again.
For them home is everything and worth all the effort. My question is; how can
we care for our homes and work to allow others to find a home?
Yet ultimately, as the psalmist goes on to reflect, the most precious home, a
place of complete safety and total peace is near God’s heart,
“I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of the Lord than live in the tents of
the wicked, for one day in your home is with a thousand anywhere else”.
May you find you true home and true rest near the house of God.Mike Gilbert, Rector of Baslow
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”.
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.
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.
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
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.