St Annes Catholic Church BUXTON
Tel 01298 23777

St Anne’s December Services 2019

Saturday 07 Dec     Mass ~6:00 pm  Bishop Patrick’s Plan for the High Peak will be introduced at each mass.

Sunday 08 Dec        Mass ~10:00 am  Bishop Patrick’s Plan for the High Peak will be introduced at each mass.

Monday 09 Dec       Services of Reconciliation 10:00 am & 7:00 pm ~ Individual Confession with Fr Kevin (am) and Fr Hugh (pm) will be available after each service

Wednesday 11 Dec  Carol service at the Dome ~2:30 pm with St Anne’s school choir

Sunday 15  Dec       Mass ~10:00 am

Christmas carol singalong in the Community Centre ~ 3:30 pm with mulled wine and mince pies

Saturday 21 Dec     Individual Confession ~ 11:00 am 

                               Mass ~ 6:00pm

Sunday 22 Dec       Family Mass ~10:00 am

Christingle service 3:00 pm with St. Anne’s School – All welcome!

Christmas Eve         Christmas Vigil carols ~ 6:45pm

                                Mass ~ 7:00pm                        

Christmas Day         Family Mass ~10:00 am

Christmas Weekday  Masses Dec 23, 26, 27 ~ 10:00am

COMMUNITY CENTRE BOOKINGS - check calendar for available rooms.

8th December 2019 
SATURDAY   6.00 p.m. Mass – For Pat Surrey – RIP
SUNDAY     10.00 a.m. Mass – For all Parishioners
MONDAY    10.00 a.m. Advent Service of Reconciliation with Fr Kevin
  7.00 p.m. Advent Service of Reconciliation with Fr Hugh   
WEDNESDAY 10.40 a.m. Funeral for Margaret O’Connell – RIP at 
Macclesfield Crematorium
THURSDAY   1.00 p.m. Requiem Mass for Christine Boddington – RIP
FRIDAY      10.00 a.m. Mass for Ellen McGrath  
SATURDAY 11.00 a.m. Confessions  
                  6.00 p.m. Mass for all Parishioners
SUNDAY (15 Dec) 10.00a.m. Mass for Margaret O’Connell RIP 
PLEASE PRAY FOR  Margaret O’Connell whose funeral will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on Wednesday, 11th December at 10.40 a.m. and for Christine Boddington, Lynne Collins’ mother, whose funeral will take place here on Thursday, 12th Dec at 1 pm.  
OFFERTORIES  24th Nov/1st Dec: Loose Plate - £173.10/£161.68;  Planned Giving - £253.00/£226.00;  Standing Orders - £308.00/£308.00;  Totals £734.10/£695.68.
THANK YOU to Mark McCabe and Margaret Swift from the Parish Pastoral Council who will speak this weekend about Bishop Patrick’s Plan for the Church in the High Peak.  He proposes that Buxton and Chapel be served by one priest and that we sell our churches in Tideswell and Gamesley.  We need to prepare for this by each taking more responsibility in our parish community.  You will hear some suggestions.
SUNDAY CLUB this Sunday at 2 pm in the Hardwick Room will feature a musical challenge set by Paul Ripley.  Contact Caroline (27638) for more information or if you intend to come.
CONGRATULATIONS to the 100 Club winners.  £100 to Paul Ripley (No.21).  £25 to Pat Hopkins (No.18).  £20 to Tony King (No.39).  There are about 12 people who have joined but not yet paid – please make Standing Orders/cheques for £48 to “St Anne’s RC Parish Buxton”
ADVENT SERVICES OF RECONCILIATION  On Monday 9th Dec at 10 am and 7 pm, Fr Kevin From Chapel will join us in the morning and Fr Hugh from Hassop in the evening.  
CAROL SERVICE AT THE DOME – Wednesday, 11th Dec at 2.30 p.m. This year the choir from St Anne’s School will be taking part.  Everyone invited to come and enjoy this occasion. 
CHRISTMAS CAROL SINGALONG – 15th December at 3.30 pm in the Parish Centre. NO CHARGE, Mulled wine and mince pies.  Please leave your name and number of adults/children (for catering purposes) on the board at the back of church. Come and enjoy.
ZINC PROJECT – FOODBANK  Thank you for your donations. 
They especially need shower gel, shampoo, hair conditioner, toothpaste, brushes, deodorant, tinned meats, ham, corned beef and casseroles and cereals. Thank you once again for your support.
LIVE CHRISTMAS SIMPLY   Send your greetings to other parishioners through a Christmas Angel greeting card which is available at the back of the church.  All donations to Charis House, a Family Care Charity on Hardwick Square. #Livesimply. Live sustainably. Live in solidarity.
CHRISTMAS EVE  Mass at 7.00 p.m. preceded by Carols at 6.45 pm.  Christmas Morning  Family Mass at 10.00 a.m.
THANK YOU ALL  For welcoming Ana from the Grapevine Centre last weekend.  We raised £250 for their work.  
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Prayer For Creation (216kb)
Safeguarding in the Church today by Cardinal Vincent Nichols (982kb)
Bishop Patrick writes about the Government Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Oct 28-Nov 8th (982kb)

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
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

History of St Annes (61kb)
Privacy Notice for the Diocese of Nottingham (175kb)