St Annes Buxton & John Fisher & Thomas More Chapel
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9th/10th October 2021
SATURDAY, 9th Oct 11.00 a.m. - 12 noon – Adoration at Buxton
  1.00 p.m. Memorial Service for Celia Pell RIP at Chapel
MONDAY, 11th October 10.00 a.m. Mass at Buxton – For Prisoners and their families
  8.30 p.m. ZOOM Compline (ID 984 658 9885 Passcode d1kB9h)
WEDNESDAY, 13th Oct 10.00a.m. Mass at Chapel – Bridgie Hegarty RIP  
THURSDAY, 14th Oct NO ZOOM Scripture Meeting
FRIDAY, 15th October 10.00 a.m. Mass at Buxton – For those losing babies in pregnancy and infants
10.00 a.m. Adoration at Chapel
SATURDAY, 16th Oct 11.00 a.m. - 12 noon – Adoration at Buxton
SUNDAY, 17th October 10.00 a.m. Live Streamed Mass at Buxton – 
PLEASE PRAY FOR  John O’Meara who died in Ashgate Hospice last Tuesday and whose funeral will take place at St Anne’s on October 21st at 1 pm. 
From next Sunday at St Anne’s the Parish Pastoral Council has decided we shall no longer book in beforehand.  Just turn up! We recommend everyone sanitises before and after, wears a mask, and chooses for themselves where to sit.  There will be cards available at the entrance for those wishing to keep a vacant space beside themselves on the bench.  Stewards/Welcomers will be present to welcome us and direct us at Holy Communion.  Mass Cards and Hymn Books will be available and we shall no longer use the screen.  We can review procedures when circumstances change.  Fr Gerry has invited Chapel parishioners to consider what, if anything, they would like to change.  
Caritas and Church Leaders have urged us to write to our MPs to protest at the £20 cut to Universal Credit.  They say that literally millions of poor people in the UK will be dangerously hit by the cut.  Contact Robert Largan, our MP, on 01663 769779 or write to 18 Market Street, Whaley Bridge, SK23 7LP or email at
BUXTON 100 CLUB WINNERS  Congratulations to Iris Thomson, No 16 - £100; to Viv Robinson, No 15 - £30 and to Sue Deaville, No 11 - £20.
TIDESWELL – ST MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH FINAL MASS  will take place next Sunday, October 17th at 12noon. Please see Fr Gerry, Dr Gordon Fuller or Stephen Sellers if you want to know more.  There will be refreshments afterwards.
First come, first served. Limited stocks.  1lb jars for £6, proceeds to St Anne’s Church.  Orders to or phone Buxton 77209.  Collect next Sunday in the Parish Centre. 
THIS WEEK  is National Prisoners Week, a Churches Together initiative.  See PACT, The Prison Advice and Care Trust website for information and to donate.
Not now needed for Buxton but for Chapel phone/text Joan Matthews on 07932521652 or email   
NEXT SUNDAY Paul Bodenham, the Diocesan Justice and Peace Worker is coming to St Anne’s to present us with the Live Simply Award.  We have asked him to speak to us about the work of “Caritas”. There will be refreshments after Mass in the Hardwick Room.
BANK DETAILS FOR STANDING ORDERS  St Anne’s Buxton RCP: Sort Code 30-96-18: Account No. 00420334 or SS John Fisher and TM Chapel RCP: Sort Code 30-92-59: Account No. 03351306  

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SEASON OF CREATION 2021 – September 1st-October 4th 
A home for all?  An invitation from Pope Francis to celebrate and safeguard the gift and treasure of  “our common home”.  We shall be highlighting DERBYSHIRE STONE this week.  See the Website for excellent resources.  We have a water feature at both churches.  Do you know how many reservoirs there are in the High Peak or why the water at the St Anne’s Well is warm?
Some 20 parishioners have been contacting/visiting those unable to come to Mass all through the pandemic.  Our thanks to them all.  We invite them all to a meeting in the Parish Centre on Thursday, September 23rd at 3 pm.  Other parishioners wishing to join are very welcome.  See Iris Thomson or Fr Gerry if you are interested. 
BUXTON 100 CLUB WINNERS – AUGUST   £100 – Bruce Thomson;  £30 – Catherine Darnbrook;  £20 – Fr Gerry. 
Thank you all at both Chapel and Buxton for your very generous donations. They will fill a minibus and will be delivered this Monday. Today is our final collection day.
PLEASE PRAY FOR  John Laney, Mary’s husband, whose funeral took on Wednesday, 15th September at 2 pm, for Mario Delli-Colli, aged 92 years who died recently and whose funeral took place at St Anne’s on Tuesday, 14th September at 10.30 a.m. and also for Paul Carvill who died recently and whose funeral took place on Friday, 17th September at 1.00 pm at St Anne’s.   
More than 1,000 Afghan refugees have already arrived in Manchester.  Churches Together in Manchester and the High Peak are supporting the Co-ordinating Charity – CARE4CALAIS in gathering donations of clothes and shoes for men, women, children and babies. Also toiletries, notebooks, pens, playing cards, mobile phones and charges. Please bring them to Chapel or Buxton Church this weekend. Thanks to those who have already brought gifts and donations.  We’ll make Next Weekend the final weekend for this appeal.
THANK YOU FROM ROSE GOULD  for sharing my 80th Birthday.  Fr Gerry stunned me with the Papal Blessing and flowers from all of you.  In 1910, over 100 years ago, my Mum started at St Anne’s School, my Great Grandchildren, a 5th generation attend now, so you can see just how much this Parish means to me. Thank you so very much, everyone.  
PLEASE PRAY FOR Fr John Cairns, ex Parish Priest of Marple Bridge, New Mills and Chapel, who died peacefully at home on Monday.  His funeral was on Thursday in Derry.
Also for Paul Carvill who died suddenly on Wednesday.
CAN YOU HELP HIGH PEAK FOODBANK?  They are struggling to supply certain items at present to their clients:  donations of UHT whole or semi-skimmed milk, rice, packet meals, tinned meat, shower gel and shampoo are the items they need most.  Every donation helps, no matter how small; Please leave donations at the back of church or the Foodbank.  Morrisons and Waitrose have places to drop off donations too. 

THANK YOU  Father Anthony for celebrating our weekend Masses with us in Fr Gerry’s absence.  We look forward to welcoming Fr Gerry back after his holiday. 

LIVESTREAMING AFTER JULY 19TH  Our Parish Pastoral Councils also unanimously decided we should continue live streaming weekend Mass at both our churches for the foreseeable future.  Any comments from the live streaming community are welcome.  
We have taken delivery of two memorial benches for the garden in Chapel.  They are designed and built by Ben Brindley of Tideswell.  They are of a modern design and simply marvellous.  When you next visit the garden why not take the opportunity to view, sit and enjoy them.  Perhaps you might like to say a prayer for the people to whose memory they are dedicated. 
CHAPEL NEWS   After Mass last Saturday evening, almost all the congregation stayed for cream teas on the lawn.  They were joined by many others, some we hadn’t seen for months.  It was fantastic to see everyone enjoying themselves and to hear the babble of friendly voices!  The garden looked beautiful after all the hard work.  Our thanks go to all those who baked or donated gifts to the tea or gave prizes for the raffle.  We raised £210.00.  It is still our intention to hold a large garden party towards the end of August.
The first-ever, at the request of Pope Francis.  He says “they remind us that old age is a GIFT and that grandparents are the link between generations, passing on the experience of life to the young”.
“We send our sincere thanks for the many messages, cards and Mass Cards you have sent us and of course for the prayers of the Parish.  Thank you too for the donations which will be given to Blythe Hospicecare.  We thank all those who gathered outside the church for the funeral and also those who watched the Livestream.  Mam was very close to the Church and gained great strength and comfort from her worship and from the friends she formed over almost 60 years in Chapel. (Pat’s ashes will be buried beside Leo, her husband, at Rosses Point in Ireland.) 
SAFE SPACES  Support for survivors of church-related abuse. 
A free independent support service providing a confidential safe space for anyone who has been abused by someone in the church. 
Free helpline – 0300 3031056. E-mail

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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