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

The scaffolding has finally come down and all is revealed!  All 5 sides of the Church have been renewed.  Ridge tiles, coping stones, gutters and downpipes have been replaced and made good, the Our Lady Shrine roof completely re-slated and re-leaded and the side entrance re-pointed and cleaned. 

Link to photos of the church before the builders started

16th  June, 2019 
SATURDAY   6.00 p.m. For all Parishioners
SUNDAY 10.00 a.m. Elizabeth O’Brien – RIP
SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND – For Day for Life.  Highlighting the scourge of domestic abuse. 
MONDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – For Marie Lewis
WEDNESDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – For Stephen Taylor
FRIDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – For Sue Deaville
SATURDAY 11.00 a.m. Confessions
            6.00 p.m. Mass – For all Parishioners
SUNDAY(23rd June) 10.00a.m. Mass – Fr Dennis Higgins - RIP
OFFERTORY    8th/9th June - Planned Giving-£193.00; Loose Plate - £229.13; Standing Orders - £308.00; Total £730.13. Many thanks.  Second Collections – Communications Sunday - £138.74;  Clergy Formation - £107.46. Many thanks again. 
PARISH WALK TODAY   Sunday, 16th June, please meet at Poole’s Cavern Car Park at 2.00 p.m. for a stroll through Grinlow Woods to enjoy views from Soloman’s Temple.  Mike Monoghan will lead us and speak about the history of the woods and how we can celebrate God’s wonderful creation.  Tea and cakes in the Cafe afterwards.   
THANK YOU  to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Derby, Professor Kathryn Mitchell who came to speak to us last Sunday about the changing situation of the University of Derby here in Buxton – how it’s already affected by Brexit and a 30% drop in EU students for next year, a massive cut in government funding, and the huge opportunity the opening of the new Crescent Hotel offers the town.  She spoke of Pentecost as a new beginning and us receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit to enable us to make these new beginnings in our lives. 
The builders have finished so have a good look at both the outside and the inside of the church.  Please forgive the temporary Holy Water bowl in the entrance.  You will notice the internal door has had a facelift; the rose window is now safe and resplendent and the ceiling in the main body of the church and the aisle is completely repainted.  There are still some problems about the damp left hand Sanctuary wall which will be addressed when it dries out.  What do you notice about the outside of the building?
100 CLUB 
Thanks to all who have had Subscriptions to the club over the years. Thanks to John O’Meara who has run it in recent years. It officially ended this February and we are hoping to relaunch it in September/October.  My thanks to Viv Robinson and Fabio Feroleto who have agreed to be the contacts when we relaunch.
Our multi Academy Trust is seeking to appoint and offering an apprenticeship degree in Chaplaincy with tuition fees paid by the trust. Contact Joe Hopkins, the lead Chaplain on
We have been using it since February 2018 and it has served us well but maybe become over familiar and tired.  So we have made our own card featuring both the beauty of creation and how we’re spoiling it.  We have found another reflection highlighting how “every part of the earth is sacred for it all belongs to our creator”.  The new card will be distributed next weekend. 
THE BRIARS GOLDEN JUBILEE Saturday, June 29th and Sunday, June 30th.  See for details.

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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