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

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20th/21st July 2024  

16th Sunday of the Year  (Year B)

Saturday 20 - July 
  5:00 pm Live Streamed Mass at Chapel-en-le-Frith   for all parishioners

Sunday    21 - July  
10:00 am  Live Streamed Mass at Buxton  for peace in the world

Monday  22 - July
10:00 am  Service of the Word and Holy Communion at Buxton

Wednesday 24 - July 
10:00 am  Mass at Chapel-en-le-Frith  for a special intention (Mo Wathall)

Thursday 25 - July
  2:00 pm Chapel-en-le-Frith PPC meeting

Friday   26 - July  
10:00 am Mass at Buxton for Charles Howard RIP

Saturday 27 - July
11 - 12noon  Adoration and Confessions at Buxton

  5:00 pm  Live Streamed Mass at Chapel-en-le-Frith  for all parishioners

Sunday   28 - July
10:00 am   Live Streamed Mass at Buxton  for rSue Deaville RIP.  We shall bless her plaque at the end of mass

Thank you for your donations to SEA SUNDAY last weekend for the work of Stella Maris; £191.66 was collected in Buxton, Chapel amount to follow. This weekend we will have a retiring collection for PETER’S PENCE. Thanks to donations, Peter’s Pence has supported Pope Francis’ mission by financing 192 projects in 72 countries last year. For more information, please visit

20th – 22nd MAY 2025. We hope to stay at Elmham House, the Catholic Pilgrim centre in the middle of Walsingham town. it's recently been renovated with en-suite facilities and all modcons! The daily rate for bed, breakfast and evening meal is approx. £95.00 depending on bedroom size. Thanks to those who have already let Anne Parker (07866 867409) or Deacon Don (07581 786753) know they're interested. At this stage, it is just an expression of interest, and no money is required. We hope to hire a coach that will depart both Chapel and Buxton too. Please let Anne or Don know if you're interested in the next week or so.

 THANKS FROM DEACON DON for all the gifts, cards and expressions of goodwill that he received on the occasion of his 7th anniversary of Ordination. A special thanks to Fr Gerry for the the gift of champagne to help the celebration in Chapel go with a swing.
TIDESWELL CHURCH – is now almost cleared and ready to be put up for sale. Thanks to Sue Thornhill and Stephen Sellars who helped clear the rubbish. Is anyone available this Tuesday at 10:00am for 30mins to help load the skip please? 
CHAPEL PPC MEETING will meet this Thursday at 2pm. If anyone would like to add anything please contact Deacon Don or any of the committee members.

Would you be interested in being accompanied on your faith journey through a series of monthly one-to-one sessions starting in October? Maggie Baldock is about to embark on the final stage of her training in SPIRITUAL ACCOMPANIMENT.
This is a 9 month course with the Glasgow Ignatian Spirituality Centre, and she is seeking 2 or 3 people to accompany. Spiritual accompaniment, also known as spiritual direction, gives you the opportunity to talk in a safe space about your own personal and felt experience in your search for God. It is based on the belief that God wants us to become more aware of his presence in our daily life. He wants us to notice how he is drawing us to him and for us to respond to his invitation. Sessions will be 50 minutes and free of charge. If you think this might be of interest or would like further information, please talk to her or phone/text/email: 07870 111331/ Maggie will talk more about it after both masses this weekend

I will be away for the first 3 weeks in August. If you would like to plan anything, please contact me in the next week or so. Fr Hugh Davoren, who is now retired in Chester, will be here on 3rd/ 4th August. Fr John Joyce, who is retired in Warrington, will be here on 10th/11th and 17th/18th August.


NEXT WEEKEND - at Buxton, we shall have a mass for Sue Deaville RIP and in her family’s presence, we shall bless the new plaque for her at the entrance to the church. 

THE PRESENTATION ASSOCIATES will hold their next meeting on Wednesday July 24th from 10:30am – 12:00noon in the Hardwick Room. All welcome!

SAVE OUR DAY CENTRES PETITION: help prevent the proposed closure of Whitestones Care Home and Ecclesfold Day Centre in Chapel and Queen’s Court Day Centre in Buxton. These much-loved services and their staff bring happiness and care to hundreds of local elderly people, many of whom have dementia, and also adults with learning disabilities. There are no suitable alternative services in the High Peak. Even if you are not affected now, you never know when you or a loved one may need them. Please help to save these vital services by signing the petition at the back of the church.

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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