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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.
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.
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I was listening to someone tell of their trip. It was to Turkey, I think.
Whilst there, he visited some carpet makers. These were artists of the highest order, creating handmade carpets that were spectacular to behold. The close attention, rich colours and intricate patterns, made them clearly stand out from the mass produced, factory made ones. It was clear that they were all unique.
What was interesting was the response of the carpet makers when asked what happened if they made a mistake, did they have to unpick it all and start again? They said that they didn’t make mistakes! This wasn’t an arrogant boast. They pointed out that they simply included the mistaken stitch into the pattern, weaving a new pattern, different from what was originally conceived but just as unique and just as beautiful.
The glory of the Christian message is that this is what God does with our mistakes. In his grace he covers our faults, but more than, out of our messes he can bring something beautiful.
We therefore do not need to be constrained by our past but, because of his love he can shape our future.
Mike Gilbert, Rector of Baslow
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
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.