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

14th April, 2019 
SATURDAY        11.00 a.m. Confessions  
                         6.00 p.m. Mass – Gerald Dawson - RIP
 SUNDAY          10.00 a.m. Mass – For all Parishioners
                         5.00 p.m. Justice and Peace Stations of the Cross.
MONDAY    N.B. 10.00 a.m. Service of Reconciliation with visiting Clergy
                          7.00 p.m. Service of Reconciliation with visiting Clergy
WEDNESDAY      11.30 a.m. Mass of the Chrism at St Barnabas Cathedral, Nottingham
MAUNDY THURSDAY  7.30 p.m. – Mass of the Last Supper with Watching until 10.00pm – Welfare of Hilary Rustage
GOOD FRIDAY 11.00 a.m. Churches Together Walk of Witness from St John’s Church
                       3.00 p.m. Solemn Liturgy
EASTER SATURDAY 7.30 p.m. Easter Vigil – John Reynolds - RIP
EASTER SUNDAY (21st April) 10.00a.m. Mass of the Resurrection – For all Parishioners
OFFERTORY    30/31st  March - Planned Giving - £229.00;  Loose Plate - £139.01; Standing Orders - £287.63; Total £655.64.  Many thanks.
Come and join us on Monday at 10.00 a.m. in the morning or 7pm in the evening for one of our Services of Reconciliation.  They will be based on C.J.M. music version of “Born for this”, the Stations of the Cross with Sieger Koders’ artwork.  Fr Kevin from Chapel and Fr Hugh from Hassop will be joining us.  Maundy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper,  Good Friday Solemn Liturgy and the Easter Vigil on Saturday at 7.30 p.m. (No 6pm Mass) speak for themselves! Would 12 people please sign up to have their feet washed on Thursday night? Would everyone bring a Spring Plant for the Easter Garden?
Our Church has now had scaffold erected on all sides and the stone masons have moved in.  You will see at the entrance how they are beginning to re-point the stone by grinding out the mortar first.  We aren’t having a total re-point – that would be unnecessary and cost millions – but more of a patchwork one.  The Glaziers will come and take the Rose Window away for a month.  The total estimated cost is £106,405. 
SPRING TEA – A big thank you to all who came to the tea last Sunday and also to Esther King and her team of helpers who prepared and served it.
Our Community Centre’s ‘Sunday Club’ for those 65 and over who are on their own on a Sunday Afternoon is in Waitrose’s Green Token Scheme for April.  Please support it if you’re a Waitrose shopper.  The next meeting will be May 12th 2-4pm with a Tai Chi talk/demonstration, refreshments and Indoor Kurling.  £3 donation.  For more information speak to Caroline Higgins or email  See the notice at the back of the church. 
Our 18 supporters have now raised £155 at no cost to themselves.  How?  Mainly by shopping online at some of the 3,600 retailers who will donate to STAND if you go to their websites via Easyfundraising.  Join at and raise more funds. 
We have a lovely selection of cards for Easter, First Communion, Confirmation, Birthday, and Mass Bouquet Cards.  There is also a small selection of gifts suitable for occasions such as Easter.  Do have a look!  If there is something special that you would like to order, please speak to Jill or email and we will try our best to get it for you!

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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