• Covid-19 Update

    The PCC continues to review our current position in line with the latest guidelines and out of care for the safety of those attending St. Anne’s Church, and the risks that are associated with people gathering together.

    To offer a place of peace and spiritual support to everyone during these unsettling times, the church will be open during the daytime, with hand sanitizer available and directional signage to ensure ease of social distancing. A prayer table and book is also available which everyone is invited to use.

    Services will take place as scheduled, with controlled numbers, social distancing etc, on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Everyone attending is asked to wear a face covering.

    We continue to offer online services on our St. Anne’s Facebook page for those who do not wish to or cannot attend in person.

    Our church choir is able to rehearse in separate small groups of up to six people on a Tuesday evening (although not yet singing as part of services).

    Funerals and weddings will take place, in line with the regulations, by arrangement with the Rector.

    We hope, and pray, that you are all safe and well and we look forward to welcoming you at St Anne’s. The church is here for all. If you would like to get in touch the phone numbers to use are:

    • the Rector - Mike Gilbert – 07947 092951

    • Churchwarden – Irene Roscoe - 01246 582900 or mobile 07484 201989

     

     

     

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  • Calendar

    Tuesday 3rd August

    18:30 Church Choir

    Wednesday 4th August

    18:30 Evening Prayers

    Saturday 7th August

    10:30 Courtyard Market

    Tuesday 10th August

    18:30 Church Choir

    Wednesday 11th August

    18:30 Evening Prayers

    Saturday 14th August

    10:30 Courtyard Market

    Tuesday 17th August

    18:30 Church Choir

    Wednesday 18th August

    18:30 Evening Prayers

    Thursday 19th August

    14:00 Julian Group

    Tuesday 24th August

    18:30 Church Choir

    Wednesday 25th August

    18:30 Evening Prayers

    Tuesday 31st August

    18:30 Church Choir

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    Dear Friends 

    It’s the summer and I always try and read something a bit different during the summer, perhaps something I would not normally choose. If you would care to join me in this slightly quirky pursuit then one recommendation I have would be the book of proverbs, which you can find in the Bible. As it says on the tin, it is simply a whole book packed full of proverbs covering just about every aspect of life.

    Who can fail to enjoy this selection, for instance:

    • “A gold ring in a pig’s nose is a gorgeous woman with no sense.” (Proverbs 11:22)

    • “If you don’t have oxen, at least your barn is clean.” (14:4)

    • “Don’t talk to idiots. They’ll hate you because you sound smart.” (23:9)

    • “Here’s where wisdom starts: get some of it.” (4:7)

    • “A dog returns to its vomit. Like a fool gets a do-over wrong again.” (26:11)

    • “Bad people trip over their own lying lips. Good people don’t have a lip problem.” (12:13)

    • “Even a fool looks smart when his mouth is shut. If he doesn’t say anything, he could actually look intelligent.” (17:28)

    However for me the Proverb that has had a most profound impact on me is found in the fourth chapter

    “Above all else guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life.” 

    The longer I live, the more I see the truth and the importance in that simple proverb. It is worth guarding our property, our relationships, our investments, our reputation even. However, they pale into insignificance if we don’t guard our hearts. If we can remain true to ourselves, learn to love justice and mercy, speak truly and kindly, find in our souls compassion and empathy then we will be counted amongst the rich. So listen to the proverb above all else guard your heat for it is the well spring of life

    God bless

    Mike Gilbert, Rector

     


    A View from the Pew

    On Sunday 4 July it was our pleasure to welcome the Reverend Dwayne Engh, new Ordained Ministries Development Officer from the Diocese of Derby, to St Anne's Church as the guest Reverend to hold our Sunday Morning Communion Service here at St Anne's.

    Reverend Dwayne is originally from Calgary Canada and has resided in the UK since 2009. He loves being a Spiritual Director and accompanying people on their journey with God. 

    Speaking with him, Rev. Dwayne commented on how he thought St Anne's is a beautiful church

     

     

    Church Choir

    During the current lock down, the Church Choir will be practicing on the Church Facebook page, at 6.00pm each Tuesday

    Bel Canto will be practicing on the Bel Canto Facebook page, at 6.00pm each Wednesday

    New choir members are always welcome, so if interested, please telephone Claire on 07515 287222
     


    Church Library

    Our library facility is temporarily closed to minimise the risk of Covid-19 transmission. 

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  • 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.

    Safeguarding Concerns

    If you have any concerns over any safeguarding matter, please contact the Parish Safeguarding Officer, Richard Nicholson on 07502 177119 or Member of the Clergy, Revd Mike Gilbert on 07947092951 or the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 01332 388678.

     

    PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON SAFEGUARDING


    PCR2

    Protocols and practice guidance for the Church of England’s Past Cases Review 2, (PCR2) have been published and are on the National Church of England Website

    Individual survivors who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process in the Derby Diocese or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Safeguarding Team 01332 388678

    However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated national helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, was set up in September 2019 and remains available.

    Survivors were not invited to contribute to the 2007-2009 PCR and the Church has wanted to ensure a different, trauma informed approach is taken by PCR2. Listening to survivor voices has helped to shape how this review will be conducted. 

    We are now at the beginning of the PCR2 process, this is an independent review to look at all the safeguarding files, historic and current for both adults and children, including all Church officers. The review aims to ensure that wherever concerns have been raised that the cases have been handled appropriately.

    The National Church has given a commitment to undertake a new Past Cases Review (PCR2) which will not only look at all types of harm, both to children and or adults, but will probe much deeper in records or concerns held in parishes, some of which may not have been reported to the DSA. Your vicar (or church warden if in Interregnum) will now have received a letter from +Libby outlining what is required to enable this significant piece of work to be completed. We need to submit the final report to the National Safeguarding team by the end of December 2020. We will be in touch directly with PSOs’ to give the detail of the next step, but it may be helpful if you identify where any parish records are held so that there is less work to do when we ask you for the details. The timescale for responding to PCR2 in the Diocese of Derby is by 31st March 2020.

     

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