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

20th January, 2019 
SATURDAY 11.00 a.m. Confessions   
                  6.00 p.m. Mass – Rev Dennis Higgins – RIP Anniversary
SUNDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – Rev Dennis Higgins – RIP Anniversary
Fairtrade Tea and Coffee after Mass in the Hardwick Room.
              6.00 p.m. Service for Christian Unity here at St Anne’s. 
MONDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – Odette Yates - RIP
WEDNESDAY   9.15 a.m. Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament
                    10.00 a.m. Mass – C.L.Caulfield - RIP
SATURDAY       11.00 a.m. Confessions  
                        6.00 p.m. Mass – For all Parishioners   
SUNDAY(27th Jan) 10.00a.m. Mass – Robert Birkett - RIP  
OFFERTORY 12/13th Jan – Loose Plate £173.95; Planned Giving £226.00; Standing Orders £287.63. Total £687.58.   Many thanks
PLEASE PRAY FOR  Donal Ward who died peacefully in hospital last Friday. AND OUR SICK AND HOUSEBOUND 
We are hosting the service for the Churches Together in Buxton Group.  People from all these churches will be attending and I hope we are well represented too.  It takes place here this Sunday, Jan 20th, at 6.00 p.m.  Our thanks to Clare and the music group for leading us.  Charles Jolly from the URC will be preaching.  The theme of the service is ‘Only Justice’ and is available online from  Esther King and her Hospitality team will be providing refreshments afterwards.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION ENROLMENT MASS  will take place next Sunday at 10.00 am.  Thanks to all those parents who came to prepare for it last Wednesday.  We agreed the children would meet in the Parish Centre beforehand at 9.45 am prompt. 
Last Sunday attracted 24 people! Thanks to all who came along.  Watch this space for the follow-up.
PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES GROUP  will next meet on February 13th at 10.45 am. Please put the date in your diary if you want to come along. 
Mrs Teresa Ryan is retiring this Easter after a long and distinguished service at our school.  So we’re seeking to appoint a new, permanent, full time, Deputy Headteacher starting in the Summer Term 2019.  Visit  or email  Closing date 28th January 2019.
There will be a Fairtrade Tea and Coffee Morning in the Parish Centre (Hardwick Room) after the 10am Mass this Sunday.  Everyone is welcome to come.  Juice and biscuits will also be provided.  The refreshments are free, but any donations received will be sent to support Pax Christi, who work for peace, reconciliation and non-violence.
This weekend is a retiring collection for the work of the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children.

Bidding prayers

Let us pray for those who are lonely...
During these dark days of winter may we all be aware that for many – the bereaved, those estranged from family, those living alone or in care and seldom having visitors, those in prison – this is an especially difficult time of the year. Let us be aware of people in this position and do what we can to care for them. 
Lord hear us..... 

Let us pray for peace... 
We remember in particular Pax Christi the catholic peace organisation which does so much to promote the peaceful resolution of conflict and campaigns against the evil of nuclear weapons. May we all in our own way seek to bring peace into our lives and in our contacts with those we meet 
Lord hear us...... 

Let us remember the poor... 
Ever growing numbers of people in our country face homelessness, hardship and want. In a rich country like ours this is a scandal. 
Pope Francis has given a clear lead in stating that our Church must be a church which prioritises care for the poor. 
We give thanks for organisations helping them including our local Foodbank and High Peak Homeless Help, and also the many national charities seeking to address this growing problem. 
Let us resolve to support them in what way we can 
Lord hear us ...................... 

For our political leaders......................... 
In our currently deeply divided nation may we as Christians show by our example tolerance of those who differ from us and help to foster that unity which Christ called for 
Lord hear us ............... 

We ask Mary to join her prayers with ours as we say - Hail Mary 

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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History of St Annes (61kb)