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

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Sunday – it is our Day

Statement from the Catholic Bishops of England  

On 19th July, the current legislative powers which assist the mitigations against the covid-19 virus transmission will be rescinded by HM Government. Nevertheless, there will be an encouragement to personal and corporate responsibility in this area; as the Prime Minister said  in his most recent statement “The pandemic is not over.”
Even without this legislation in place, the Church in England and Wales will be adopting a cautious approach to capacity and activity within our buildings, especially at corporate acts of worship.  

We are mindful of the certain fact that the Covid-19 virus is still circulating in society. Vaccines provide genuine protection against the worst effects of the virus, yet we recognise the legitimate fear on the part of some who otherwise desire to gather for Holy Mass. It is our continuing judgement, therefore, that it is not possible at the present time for all of the faithful to attend Mass on a Sunday thus fulfilling their duty to God. 

It is hoped that it will be possible for all Catholics in England and Wales to fulfil this most important Church precept, that of the Sunday Obligation, by the First Sunday in Advent 2021.  In the meantime, all Catholics are asked to do their best to participate in the celebration of the weekly Sunday Mass and to reflect deeply on the centrality of Sunday worship in the life of the Church.

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 07581 786753

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

17th/18th July 2021
SATURDAY, 17th July 10.00 a.m. Adoration at Chapel
11.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon – Adoration at Buxton
MONDAY, 19th July 10.00 a.m. Mass at Buxton – Keith Mastin RIP    
  5.30 p.m. St Anne’s Choir on ZOOM (ID 826 7299 6917 Passcode 011960)
  8.30 p.m.  Night Prayer on ZOOM (ID 984 658 9885 Passcode d1kB9h)
WEDNESDAY, 21st July 10.15a.m. Mass at Chapel – Brother Martin Denny CP - RIP 
THURSDAY, 22nd July   1.30 p.m. Live Streamed Requiem Mass for Pat Feeney at Chapel.    ( Family only due to Government Restrictions.)
FRIDAY, 23rd  July 10.00 a.m. Mass at Buxton – David Plant RIP Anniversary    
10.00 a.m. Adoration at Chapel
SATURDAY, 24th July 11.00 a.m. – 12.00 noon – Adoration at Buxton
SUNDAY, 25th July 10.00 a.m. Live Streamed Mass at Buxton – 
PLEASE PRAY FOR   Cath Hobday who died last week and whose funeral Mass will take place at St Anne’s on Monday, July 26th at 11 am.  
I met with both Buxton and Chapel Parish Pastoral Councils last week and both unanimously decided to continue as we are today after July 19th.  They want to make coming to Mass as safe an experience as possible and that this was the best way forward for many.  There are lots of infections locally and we will review the situation at the end of August. For Chapel phone/text Joan Matthews on 07932521652 or email for Buxton 07470972789 or email   Booking for Sunday Mass in Buxton will close Saturdays at 6 pm.  Let’s continue to keep each other and ourselves very safe in church.  If you find you have to cancel your booking please contact us to tell us so that we can give your place to someone else waiting to come to Mass. 
CHAPEL NEWS   A Cream Tea in the Church Garden is planned for Saturday, July 24th after Mass – around 6 pm.  Please contact Deacon Don, Barbara or Marie if you can help.
PAT FEENEY RIP  Pat’s family would like to pass on their sincere thanks for the many messages, cards and Mass Cards they have received and of course for the prayers of the Parish.  Her Requiem Mass will be Live Streamed on  The funeral cortege will pause briefly at the end of Hollin Drive around 1.15 pm before proceeding to the Church.  Mourners are welcome to stand outside during the service. 
100 CLUB DRAW – Buxton. £100–Mary Rooney; £30-Fabio Feroleto; £25-Lynn & PJ Collins.    
SCRIPTURE ZOOM GROUP  have agreed to break for the summer holidays and restart on Thursday, September 2nd. 
FR GERRY is planning to be on holiday for the first 3 weeks of August.  Please contact me soon if you’re wanting to plan anything with me. I have invited Fr Anthony Dolan to come and celebrate Mass at the weekend while I am away.  Fr Anthony lives in Nottingham in retirement and is making a comeback as the Diocesan Archivist.
Our Parish Pastoral Councils also unanimously decided we should continue livestreaming weekend Mass at both our churches for the foreseeable future.  Any comments from the livestreaming community are welcome.  
BANK DETAILS FOR STANDING ORDERS  St Anne’s Buxton RCP: Sort Code 30-96-18: Account No. 00420334 or SS John Fisher and TM Chapel RCP: Sort Code 30-92-59: Account No. 03351306     

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Payments 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 reference  ‘ChurchCollection’  or  '100 Club'

Payments can also be made by BACS:

Please pay: Sort Code: 30-92-59    Account: 03351306   

Name of account: SS John Fisher & TM Chapel FR RCP

Please use reference ‘ChurchCollection’ or '100 Club'