St Annes Catholic Church BUXTON
Tel 01298 23777

EUCHARIST CELEBRATIONS (normally) - - - Saturday 7.00pm, - - - Sunday 10.00am - - - WEEKDAY MASSES ------- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.00am ------- CONFESSIONS Saturday 11:00 to 11:30

SATURDAY   7.00 p.m. Mass – For all Parishioners
SUNDAY     10.00 a.m. Mass – Alan Markall – RIP
There will be a second collection this weekend for WORLD MISSION SUNDAY
             NO WEEKDAY MASSES THIS WEEK   but
FRIDAY 10.00 a.m. Service of the Word and Holy Communion 
SATURDAY    7.00 p.m. Mass – Eileen Platts - RIP
SUNDAY(28th October) 10.00a.m.  Mass –  For all Parishioners   
Thanks to the 36 people who returned response slips last Saturday evening at Mass.  Three people were in favour of a 5pm Mass;  twenty-five preferred 6pm Mass; eight preferred the 7pm Mass.  So a clear majority of 69% preferred the 6pm time.  There were a few regulars who were missing last Saturday so slips will be available for them this weekend if they ask Viv Robinson.  Hopefully we’ll see what the big picture is next weekend.  Our thanks to Thomas Langer from the Parish Pastoral Council for organising the consultation.  If we are to change the Mass we need to start thinking when we’ll introduce it. 
THIS SUNDAY Margaret Swift and Andy Etchells will present a Summary of the Parish Accounts to us for April 2017-March 2018.  Margaret will do the same next Saturday Evening, October 27th      
THE PARISH WALK  on Sunday, 28th October will be in and around the outskirts of Buxton and led by Phil O’Connell. It will be on minor roads and a couple of fields so stout shoes are recommended.  It will be an easy walk and about 3 miles in total.  The plan is to meet on Park Road by the entrance to the Cricket ground at 1.45pm.  There is plenty of parking there.  The walk will finish at the Parish Centre where refreshments will be provided. 
We discussed this recently at the Parish Pastoral Council especially after the Eucharistic Congress in Liverpool in September.  We decided we would try a monthly quiet time before Wednesday morning Mass starting at 9.15 a.m. We shall have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with some prayer and reflection beginning on November 7th. “In silence God ceases to be an object and becomes an experience”. Thomas Marton. 
CHURCHES TOGETHER are sponsoring Riding Lights Theatre Company’s production of GOSPEL STREET on Tuesday, November 6th at 7.30 p.m. at Buxton Methodist Church SK17 6HX.  Tickets, £10, available from Aileen Warneford – 07803 549462 or online at
We start the month with the Feasts of All Saints, on November 1st, and All Souls, on November 2nd.  We continue to remember those who have died throughout the month.  There are envelopes available today for you to enclose the names of the dead you would like us to pray for at Mass during November 2018.  They will be enclosed in a scroll which will be placed on the altar.  Please return them next weekend if possible.  
DOCUMENTARY FILM ‘A PLASTIC OCEAN’  will be shown at the United Reform Church, Hardwick Square East, next Wednesday, 24th October at 7.15pm.  £4 to cover costs. 
2018 CHRISTMAS PUDDING APPEAL IN AID OF PROSTATE CANCER CHARITIES The 2lb Puddings are still £10 which serves 8.  Please order 31st October latest.  Forms are at the back of Church. Cheques to ‘Rotary Club of Buxton’.

The History of St Annes Roman 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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