• 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!

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  • Happy New Year

    Dear Friends

    A question ... how will you spend 21 January this month? Before you waste too much time racking your brain as to the significance of that day in particular let me tell you. It is Blue Monday.

    Somehow it has been calculated that this is the most miserable day of the year. By then all that is left of the Christmas and New Year celebrations are the debts, the days are short and cold and winter seems to have gone on for a long time.  Summer and holidays are a long way off; it’s a Monday so there is a whole week at work. I feel miserable just telling you about it.

    But it doesn’t have to be like that. I have been thinking recently about joy. It feels quite a quaint word and yet I sense that it has great potency. It is different from happiness, which is dependent on our circumstances. We know how flimsy our happiness can be when so much of what we gather around ourselves is transitory.

    Joy on the other hand is more of an internal attitude. I have seen great joy within people whose lives are very difficult. Joy can be found through an inner appreciation of what we have, without striving for what we haven’t.  It is a security that we are loved and a pleasure in the things that surround us.

    CS Lewis, author of the Narnia books, entitled his autobiography “Surprised by Joy” and retells his journey of becoming a Christian. Likewise, for me that joy ambushes me constantly and one of my favourite verses of the Bible simply states that “the joy of the Lord is my strength”.

    So can I wish you all a very joyful Blue Monday.

    God bless

    Mike Gilbert, Rector of Baslow

    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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    An Invitation

    It is several years since we refurbished the Church Rooms and further work is now required. Prior to relaying the flooring we need to give everywhere a coat of paint. Can you help us with that? If we receive enough volunteers the task should only take a few hours. If you feel so inclined please let either Richard Powell or Bill Campbell know.

    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

    A Julian Prayer

    It is always hard to leave the quiet, to go back to the hustle and bustle of life. It is sad to leave the quietness and the time to be To go back to the real world. But this is reality too – this we take with us. This is a deeper reality than the superficial noise. We have waited to be filled, so that we may overflow and give something of him to a world so deeply in need of love and where we encounter him in those we meet every day.

    Crib Service Photos

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    Burns Night Supper

    Saturday 2 February 2019 at Baslow Village Hall with traditional food and entertainment

    Any profits will be given to St Anne’s Roof Fund Tickets: £25 from

    • Sue Campbell 

    • the Village Shop

    • list at back of the church

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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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