St Annes Buxton & John Fisher & Thomas More Chapel
Tel Buxton 23777, Chapel-en-le-Frith 813491

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13th/14th April 2024  

3rd Sunday of Easter (Year B)

Saturday  13 - April 
  5:00 pm Live Streamed Mass at Chapel-en-le-Frith - for Celie Barnes' intentions

Sunday    14 - April  
10:00 am  Live Streamed Mass at Buxton - for all parishioners

Monday  15 - April
10:00 am Mass at Buxton
  1:15 pm 
Barbara Williams funeral service, Macclesfield Crematorium 

Wednesday 17 - April 
10:00 am  Mass at Chapel - for John Carroll's intentions

Thursday  18 - April
11:00am Scripture Group at Yvonne and Paul's, 6 Windsor Road, SK17 7NR

Friday   19 - April    
10:00 am Mass at Buxton

Saturday 20 - April
11:00 am - 12noon Adoration and Confessions at Buxton
  5:00 pm  
Live Streamed Mass at Chapel-en-le-Frith - for all parishioners

Sunday   21 - April
10:00 am   Live Streamed Mass at Buxton for Ann Harrison RIP

Please pray for:  Paul Grimshaw, Barbara (Babs) Williams and Bridget Stockton who all died recently. Barbara’s funeral service will take place at Macclesfield Crematorium on 15th April at 1:15pm and Paul’s funeral service will take place at St. Anne’s on 24th April at 1:00pm. Please remember their families in your prayers. 

The day will be introduced at 12:00 by Fr. Gerry and Fr. Dominic Allain, who is the Pastoral Director of “From Grief To Grace” Healing Ministry. (
“The Way of the Cross Through the Voice of Victims” is at 3:00pm with Prayer and Testimony at 5:00pm. An evening service will be held at 7:00pm, led by Bishop Patrick. Please try and make time to support the day, even if it’s just for half an hour. As I said last week in my homily, the journey to healing is a hard one, a long one, but making the journey together is so much better. 
On Sunday, Margaret Swift will be explaining a bit more about the day and will be asking you to help with the day in a variety of practical ways.

Click here if you would like to read my homily from last week, ‘The Wounds of Sexual Abuse’

We have lots of new cards for all occasions, including First Holy Communion, in our REPOSITORY STALL. We also have small gifts such as mass books and rosary beads, with more to come soon. Please have a look, and meet Maryla. If there is anything you want in particular, please let Maryla know and she will try to get it for you. 

Next Sunday, our FIRST HOLY COMMUNION programme starts back; please keep the children and their families in your prayers. If you find yourself sitting near to one of the families, why not introduce yourself to them and invite them into the Parish Centre for a coffee and biscuit after mass?

THIS WEEKEND at both masses there will be a 2nd collection for the maintenance of the HOLY PLACES OF PALESTINE. Because of the war, there are no tourists, and their income has almost dried up. Please be generous. 

BUXTON 100 CLUB WINNERS - MARCH - £20 - No.17: Jean Durkin; £30 – No. 29: John and Kath Cassidy; £100 - No. 47: Christine Methnani. Congratulations!

Don’t forget that there’s TEA AND COFFEE available in the Parish Centre after mass. Please join us, everyone is welcome!

NEWS FROM CHAPEL - FILM NIGHT – join us in the Parish Room, next Friday, 19th April at 7:30pm to watch ‘Wonka’. Donations gratefully received. 

If anyone is interested in becoming a EUCHARISTIC MINISTER, training dates have been released for this year. The training is for 2 full days in September followed by commissioning in November by Bishop Patrick in Nottingham Cathedral. This role is subject to a full DBS check. Please speak to Deacon Don or me to discuss if you would like to apply.

Tues 23rd April Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Abuse 12:00noon onwards 
Sun   5th May   Safeguarding Sunday
Sun 19th May   Healing Service with Anointing 2:30pm at Buxton
Sat  15th June  First Holy Communion mass 5:00pm at Chapel
Sun 16th June  First Holy Communion mass 11:00am at Buxton
Sat  22nd June Diocesan Family Fun Day
Sun   7th July   Diocesan Padley Pilgrimage

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St Anne’s Buxton RCP: Sort Code 30-96-18: Account No. 00420334

St John Fisher and St Thomas More Chapel-en-le-Frith RCP: Sort Code 30-92-59: Account No. 03351306

ST ANNE’S DROP-IN PLAYGROUP For families with children aged 0-5, come and join Marion, Gráinne and Liz at St Anne's drop-in playgroup every Wednesday from 9.30 am to 11.15 am (term-time only) in St Anne's Community Centre. Please join us, you’ll be very welcome!
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St Anne’s Voluntary Academy, Lightwood Road, SK17 7AN Tel: 01298 23589 Email: Headteacher: Mrs Julia Wiggins

St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy, Palace Fields, SK17 6AF Tel: 01298 23167 Email: Headteacher: Mr David Redfern

Church safeguarding contacts:
Buxton: Margaret Swift: Tel: 07513 725529
Chapel: Sue Thornhill: Tel: 07513 725269

St Anne’s Pastoral Parish Council (PPC):
Rob Aldous, Maggie Baldock, Nicola Barnes, Lesley Crowther, Thomas Langer, Mark McCabe, Fr Gerry, Yvonne Ripley, Kathryn Scott, Margaret Swift

Chapel-en-le-Frith PPC: Joan Matthews, Pat Dawson; Hugh Doherty, Lucia McLean, Anne Parker, Jacqui Lavery, Barbara Hindley, Anne Lomas, Frank Frost, Peter Barnes, Sue Thornhill, Deacon Don and Fr Gerry

Centre Management Committee (CMC): Peter Barrett, John Cassidy, Sue Hardman, Clare O’Neill, Marion Redman, Bruce Thomson


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Flower Festival

Flower Festival Auction of Promises
Grand Total raised for the Flower Festival £1,812.37
Many thanks to everyone who helped, particularly to Mike who acted as Auctioneer with great humour and skill and some wonderful individual bids undoubtedly came as a result of his gentle cajoling. Thanks also to Bruce who dealt with the bids, to Angela and Aileen for doing the refreshments, to Rob for all the printing and to Fr Dennis for all the advance publicity.  Last but not least, thanks to everyone who kindly donated an item to auction or who bid for one or more of the lots.
We shall have a truly wonderful Flower Festival. We shall display a full list of the lots, donors & money raised at the back of the church from this evening.
Best wishes, Margaret Robinson