St Annes Buxton & John Fisher & Thomas More Chapel
Tel Buxton 23777, Chapel 813491

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January 2021 lockdown - we are still open!

Churches are still open for communal worship despite the national lockdown announced on the 4th January. Our churches will remain open for the celebration of Mass and are both Covid safe. Please note that booking is essential for weekend Masses in both Chapel and Buxton; you will find booking details below.

The safety of our communities remains our priority and we remind you that the Sunday Obligation continues to be lifted and this doesn’t mean that our faith has to be put on hold. We understand that many of you are shielding or are feeling anxious about the current situation and we encourage you to participate in our regular livestream Masses, from both Chapel and Buxton.

Remember John's Gospel (1:5) and its message of hope and strength:

“A light shines in the dark, a light that the darkness could not overpower”.

St annes
Father Gerry Murphy tel Buxton 23777 

BUXTON Mass times:

Sunday 10:00am

Monday & Friday 10:00am

It is essential to book for Sunday Mass:
book online at  

or phone/text 07470972789

Saturday 11:00 – 12:00 Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Chapel 813491
Deacon Don Lavery tel 07928 540884

CHAPEL Mass times:

Saturday 5:00pm

Wednesday 10:00am

It is essential to book for Saturday Mass:
please email
or phone 07932521652

Friday   10:00 – 11:00 Silent Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

16th/17th Jan, 2021
SATURDAY, 16th Jan 11.00 a.m. – 12-noon Adoration at Buxton
                                5.00 p.m.    Live Streamed Mass at Chapel – 
Mary and Michael O’Neil – RIP Anniversary
SUNDAY, 17th Jan       10.00 a.m. Live Streamed Mass at Buxton – 
Fr Dennis Higgins – RIP Anniversary 
MONDAY, 18th Jan 10.00 a.m. Public Mass at Buxton – For all Parishioners
                             8.30 p.m. Night Prayer on ZOOM.  
ID 899 0281 2107 Passcode KqA2e4  See further details below. 
WEDNESDAY, 20th Jan   10.00 a.m. Public Mass at Chapel – For the sick and vulnerable 
THURSDAY 21st Jan 11.00 a.m. ZOOM Scripture Group 
ID 719 9020 6707  Password 020233
FRIDAY 22nd January 10.00 a.m. Public Mass at Buxton – Paul Johnston’s Intentions
                                10.00 a.m. Live Streamed Adoration at Chapel
SATURDAY, 23rd Jan 11.00 a.m. – 12-noon Adoration at Buxton
                                5.00 p.m.   Live Streamed Mass at Chapel – For all Parishioners 
SUNDAY, 24th Jan     10.00 a.m.   Live Streamed Mass at Buxton – 
Kevin Osborne RIP Anniversary  
PLEASE PRAY FOR  Linda Herridge, from the Lunchtime Staff at St Thomas More School, who died in hospital last Thursday.
CHAPEL 100 CLUB   January is the time to join the 100 Club if you wish.  The cost is £2 per number per month or £24 for the year for every number you buy.  The prizes are £50 and £25 each month with a bonus ball in October which carries £100 prize.  If you would like to join please get in touch with me at or phone  07709238354. 
100 CLUB DRAW - BUXTON  Congratulations to the winners of December 100 Club draw – 1st Prize £100 – Tony King; 2nd Prize £30 – Pat Kelly; 3rd Prize £20 – Polly Robinson.  Thank you to all our 100 Club members for your continued support; we made £3,655 in our first year!  This will go towards improvements in the church.  Subscriptions for this year are now due. Those who pay by standing order don’t need to do anything.  For those who pay by a yearly cheque, please send your cheque for £48, made payable to St Anne’s RCP, to St Anne’s Presbytery, Terrace Road, Buxton SK17 6DU.  For those who pay monthly, please continue to send in £4 each month; your new envelopes are ready at the back of the church.  
Payment can also be made by BACS:
Please pay: Sort Code: 30-96-18  Account: 00420334  Name of account: St Anne's Buxton RCP  Please use the reference ‘100Club
A BIG THANK YOU to all those who have already responded to the 100 Club renewals, to those who have recently taken outstanding orders for their planned giving weekly donations and those who have backdated their giving by sending in cheques.  Much appreciated!
BOOKING FOR WEEKEND MASS  For Chapel phone/text Joan Matthews on 07932521652 or email and for Buxton phone 07470972789 or email
THIS WEEKEND  we shall have a special collection for the work of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Children.  There are postcards available asking the Prime Minister to “protect women and unborn babies by making sure home abortion is not made permanent in our country”. 
THIS IS PEACE SUNDAY  Please see the Pax Christi website for prayers and resources. 
A few of us have started meeting online via ZOOM for a short night prayer session on Monday Evenings at 8.30 p.m. 
We base this on Compline which can be found on There is an opportunity for chatting afterwards for anyone who wants to.  If you’d like to try it please click on the link listed above or contact Maggie on 07870 111331 or for more information.
NEXT SUNDAY  There will be a second collection for the Sick and Retired Priests Fund. 

Our hopes for the Journey Together

In September, we embarked on a new journey of bringing together our two faith communities. To help us, we invited Srs. Mary Deane and Susan Richert, to work in consultation with both parishes to consider our hopes and fears, and suggestions for the future. They invited us to share our reflections to several questions by way of a questionnaire that was distributed in both Chapel and Buxton.

Srs. Susan and Mary then collated the responses and met with each of the Parish Pastoral Councils (PPC) separately, Fr. Gerry and Deacon Don, and reflected on the responses.

They returned to us and spoke to us about our responses, making some suggestions about more co-operation between our two communities as we move forward as one faith community. Please read the leaflet below.

11 Dec Buxton and Chapel reflection and feedback leaflet (308kb)
Gospel reflections and prayers for children. - Pray as You Go is a daily prayer session, designed to help you pray whenever and wherever you find the time, designed to be used whilst travelling to and from work, studying, etc. but can easily be used at home.

Spiritual Communion (45kb)

ONLINE SHOPPING People are now shopping online more than ever, with shoppers even being urged to buy all their Christmas gifts online early to meet demand. If you shop online, why not join those who have raised over £264 to date for St Anne’s Development Fund (STAND) by shopping via easyfundraising at no extra cost? When you go to retailers’ websites via easyfundraising and buy, the retailers donate. There are 3,800+ to buy from big names (M&S, John Lewis, Tesco etc), insurers, travel agents, energy and broadband providers etc. Please register; the more supporters we have, the more FREE donations for STAND.