St Annes Catholic Church BUXTON
Tel 01298 23777

EUCHARIST CELEBRATIONS (normally) - - - Saturday 6.00 pm, - - - Sunday 10.00 am - - - WEEKDAY MASSES ------- Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 10.00 am ------- CONFESSIONS Saturday 11:00 am

Please note Saturday night mass time is now 6.00 pm

18th November, 2018 
SATURDAY 11.00 a.m. Confessions
                  6.00 p.m. Mass – Eileen Platts - RIP
SUNDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – For the Faithful Departed
OFFERTORY 10th/11th November – Loose Plate £172.88p; Planned Giving £200.00 ; Standing Orders(ave) £287.63p; Total £660.51p.  Many thanks.
MONDAY       10.00 a.m. Mass – Malcolm Taylor
WEDNESDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – The Faithful Departed
THURSDAY   11.30 a.m. Cremation of Bernard Hope at Stockport Crematorium
FRIDAY        10.00 a.m. Mass – For the Faithful Departed
SATURDAY   11.00 a.m. Confessions  
                    6.00 p.m. Mass – Pat and Elizabeth Collins - RIP
SUNDAY(25th)     10.00 a.m.   Mass –  Kathleen Johnson - RIP     
I’ve been your bishop for three years now, and you all know the situation facing us in the diocese.  We don’t have enough priests to go around, and so there will need to be more clustering of parishes served by just one priest.  This will inevitably mean a reduction in the number of weekend Masses, and possibly some closures of Mass centres.  That said, I genuinely remain very positive about what I see happening in our diocesan parishes, schools and chaplaincies.  There is a potential for our diocese to become more and more outward-looking and missionary in its sense of purpose and direction.  How will this happen?  By ensuring that we have a strong spiritual foundation for all that we seek to do across our diocese, because as the psalmist reminds us, “unless the Lord build the house, in vain do its builders labour” (Ps 127)
So the spiritual foundation for the diocese that I would like to see put firmly in place over the next three years is three-fold:  ENCOUNTER, DISCIPLESHIP AND MISSIONARY DISCIPLESHIP. Each year over the next three years we will try to deepen our understanding of these core spiritual themes”
Our thanks to the Brownies and Rainbows who are coming to take a special part in our morning mass.
The Christmas Coffee Morning and Fair is taking place in the Parish Centre from 10 a.m.  Free admission. Stalls etc. 
OUR PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL  will be meeting in the Presbytery this Monday, 19th November at 7pm.  Please talk to them about any suggestions or concerns you have.
This Tuesday, 20th Nov at 7.30 p.m. in the Presbytery.  We are meeting to see if you have enough helpers to run a Confirmation Preparation Programme next year.  It normally involves about 15 fourteen year olds.  Could you help us?  Talk to Fr Gerry, Margaret Swift or Leslie Crowther or just come along.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS are running an open meeting for family, friends and supporters on Wednesday, 21st November at 7pm at the Community Church on Ashbourne Road at Five Ways, London Road Traffic Lights.  All welcome.
DEATH CAFE on Tuesday, November 27th, 7pm-9pm, at the Tradesman’s Entrance Cafe, 13 Scarsdale Place, Buxton.  Sponsored by Derbyshire Age UK.  See Poster.  Book your free place on or talk to Jane Butler on 07421227078.
SALE OF PRESERVES FOR KAOMA ORPHANS  Next Weekend, 24/25th November, Rose Gould will be selling preserves of Marmalade, Chutney, Jams, Cranberry & Apple sauce etc.

The History of St Annes Catholic Church, Terrace Road, BUXTON

St Annes Parish Priests

From 1837 Mass was celebrated in Buxton by visiting priests each week. A Father O'Farrell was named from 1848, but it was only in 1850 that the first resident priest was appointed.

Father Edward McGreevy 1850 - 1863 (ob. 22 June 1863)
Father William Margison 1863 - 1871
Father Michael O'Driscoll 1871 - 1873
Vacant 1873 - 1875
Father Joseph Reddington 1875
Father John Power 1875 - 1885
Canon John Theodore Hoeben 1885 - 1899 (ob. 11 Aug 1900)
Father Frederick Kind 1900 - 1927 (ob. 31 Mar 1927)
Father Luke A Prendergast 1928 - 1937 (ob. 29 Sept 1937)
Canon Arthur J Bird 1937 - 1941
Father John Toomey 1941 - 1942 (ob. 1 Feb 1942)
Canon Alfred Baldwin 1942 - 1956
Father Philip Morris 1956 - 1957
Father J Paul Klee 1957 - 1959
Father William McEnery 1959 - 1960
Canon David Ryan 1960 - 1967
Father Bernard Doran 1967 (probably only priest in charge)
Father Gerald Collins 1967 - 1971
Father Joseph Duggan 1971 - 1977
Father Andrew Murdoch 1977 - 1978
Father Paul Cullen 1978 - 1987
Father Dennis Higgins 1987 - 2017 
(ob. 20 Jan 2017)
Father Gerry Murphy 2017 - present

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