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

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27th/28th May 2023  


Saturday 27 - May 
 5:00 pm Live Streamed Mass at Chapel-en-le-Frith - for all parishioners

Sunday   28 - May  
10:00 am Live Streamed Mass at Buxton - for Geraldine and Desmond O’Connor RIP
Enrolment Mass for our Confirmation Candidates

Monday   29 - May  
10:00 am  Mass at Buxton

Wednesday 31 - May
10:00 am Mass at Chapel-en-le-Frith

Thursday   01 - June  
11:00 am Scripture Group meeting at Chapel in the Presbytery. All welcome.
4:00pm Chapel PPC meeting

Friday   02 - June 
10:00 am Mass at Buxton 
  1:15 pm Funeral service at St Anne's for Billy McGeady RIP

Saturday 03 - June
11-12noon Adoration and confessions at Buxton
  5:00 pm  Live Streamed Mass at Chapel-en-le-Frith - for all parishioners

Sunday   04 June 
10:00 am Live Streamed Mass at Buxton - for the deceased members of the O'Connor family

Please pray for:  Billy McGeady whose funeral will take place at St. Anne’s this Friday, 2nd June at 1:15pm. Please pray also for John Duffy whose funeral will take place at St. Anne’s on 5th June at 1:30pm and for Daniel Holt, Doreen Melchionno’s son-in-law, who died suddenly. Please remember their families in your prayers. 

WELCOME TO OUR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES and their families. There are now 20 young people who are preparing for Confirmation with Bishop Patrick on Monday 19th June at 7:00pm. We’re delighted that you are all joining us today. Please pray for them, their parents and families, and our leaders, Chris Fitzgerald, Clare O’Neill and Iwona Lukasik.

CONGRATULATIONS to all parishioners for our First Communion mass last Sunday. Thank you all for your support and encouragement. 

RETIRING COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND for World Communications “Speaking with the heart” You can read Pope Francis’ message here

We are hoping to welcome our guests in the next few weeks. We still have Council and safeguarding checks that need completing, and DBS checks are ongoing. Thank you to everyone who has given their time and support to make this happen, including those who have cleaned and organised the house, and the Craft Group for financing towels and bedding. Going forward, we now need people to help with engaging with the council and school, have knowledge of benefits and tax, healthcare, public transport and to assist generally with acclimatisation in Chapel. Can you help? If so, please see Deacon Don.

SEE I DO A NEW THING – a workshop organised by Caritas Nottingham Diocese for anyone who wants to see the Gospel come to life in their neighbourhood and wider world. Come and see how parishes are responding to the cost of living crisis, help each other develop what comes next in your local and wider area and build support with your local Catholic hub. The one for Derbyshire will be held on Saturday 10thJune at St. Alban’s Church, Chaddesden, Derby. For further details visit or book your place at or by calling Paul on 0115 6481509.

PARISH FINANCES – What strikes you most about our Parish finances report? Many people’s faithful giving? The doubling of gas prices and the trebling of electricity prices? Will you review your regular giving and increase it if possible? If you are a tax payer, please gift aid your offering; it increases your donation by 25%, at no cost to you. Gift aid and standing order forms are both available at the back of church.

BISHOP PATRICK has written a Pastoral Letter for Pentecost and it is available to read, watch, or listen to via the diocesan website. This use of digital media allows us to share the letter more widely. To access it, please visit:

TEA & COFFEE AFTER MASS TODAY in the Parish Centre. Please join us.

ORGANIST/PIANIST STILL NEEDED to play at Sunday mass. Please see me if you can help.

THE SCRIPTURE GROUP will meet this Thursday 01 June at 11:00am in the Presbytery at Chapel. They will also meet on 15th June. Everyone welcome!

If you would like to include anything in the newsletter, please ensure that we receive it by Wednesday of the week before to allow sufficient time for printing.

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

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

ST ANNE’S 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.

Buxton Church Safeguarding contact: Nicola Barnes Tel: 07734 864244 
Chapel Church Safeguarding contact: Sue Thornhill  Tel: 07513 725269
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St Anne’s Pastoral Parish Council Email
Nicola Barnes, Lesley Crowther, Thomas Langer, Mark McCabe, Fr Gerry, Yvonne Ripley, Katherine Scott, Margaret Swift.

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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