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

Please note Saturday night mass time is now 6.00 pm

9th December, 2018 
SATURDAY   6.00 p.m. Mass – John Kelly - RIP
SUNDAY      10.00 a.m. Mass – For all parishioners – RIP
                 12.00 noon Baptism – Rory Hambleton
MONDAY      10.00 a.m. Service of the Word and Holy Communion
WEDNESDAY 10.00 a.m. Mass – Terry Holland - RIP
FRIDAY        10.00 a.m. Mass – Anna Maiura - RIP
SATURDAY   11.00 a.m. Confessions  
                    6.00 p.m. Mass – Madeline Harrison - RIP  
SUNDAY(16th Dec) 10.00a.m.    Mass – For all Parishioners
MEETINGS THIS WEEK  Monday, 10th at 8pm–Christmas Day Family Mass Planning Group. Tuesday, 11th at 7.30 p.m.–Confirmation Leaders. Both meetings in the Presbytery. 
Sunday, December 16th at 4pm.  Christmas Carol Singalong with Mulled Wine & Mince Pies. If you are able to join us please put your name on the list at the back of church.
Monday, December 17th 10am – 7pm Service of Reconciliation with visiting clergy.
Wednesday, December 19th at 10.45 am – Praying The Sunday Readings with Carmel and Michael O’Malley.
Monday, December 24th at 8.45pm – Carols and 9.00 p.m. First Mass of Christmas.
Tuesday, December 25th at 10 am – Family Mass.
Thanks to the dozen parents who came along to the Introductory Evening last Wednesday.  Is there anyone else wanting their Year 3 and above child to make First Holy Communion next May 19th?  There are enrolment forms available at the back of Church and at St Anne’s School.  Please return them by next Friday, Dec 14th. 
CHARLES JOLLY has written a thank you letter saying last weeks’ retiring collection for the High Peak Homeless Help Group raised £420.62p.  His letter is at the back of church.
CHERNOBYL AID UK  Barbara Cox has also written thanking us for our support and the use of the Parish Centre on 25th November.  Her event raised £744.
HIGH PEAK FOOD BANK – CHRISTMAS DONATIONS  of tinned pies, tinned hotdogs, tinned meat, corned beef, rice, toiletries, coffee, UHT milk, tinned vegetables, puddings and carrier bags are welcome.  The foodbank can accept fresh vegetables and fruit if they are delivered directly to the URC Church on Hardwick Sq East, SK17 6PT between 4.30 and 5.30 p.m. Monday to Friday.  Did you see the feature on the Buxton Foodbank on BBC1 News 6pm and 10pm and Newsnight last Monday?
For the New and Poor Parishes.  We ourselves received £15,000 from them last year. 
A big thank you to all for your ministry and service to us over the past 6 months.  The rotas run out this week. Anyone wanting to come off or go on please see Margaret S or Fr Gerry.  
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY Sunday, January 20th at 6pm. 
We will host the Christian Unity Service for all the Churches of Buxton next year.  It would be good if we ourselves are well represented on the night.  There will be refreshments afterwards too.  
A local photographer has again produced 2 beautiful calendars of Buxton/High Peak on behalf of the PTA at St Thomas More School.  Each calendar will cost £10 and raise valuable funds for the school.  They will be on sale at the end of Mass on 15th and 16th December.  

The History of St Annes 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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