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

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23rd/24th September 2023  

25th Sunday of the Year

Saturday 23 - September 
 5:00 pm Live Streamed Mass at Chapel-en-le-Frith -  for Leo Feeney RIP anniversary

Sunday   24 - September  
10:00 am Live Streamed Mass at Buxton - 
Celebration of the Harvest. For Geraldine O'Connor RIP anniversary 
12noon Baptism of Charlie Potts

Monday   25 - September
10:00 am Mass at Buxton for the victims of the Libyan disaster
 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Youth Music Group practice in the Centre
 5:00 pm Music Group practice in the Centre
 7:00 pm 
 Buxton PPC meeting

Wednesday 27 - September
10:00 am Mass at Chapel-en-le-Frith - for Leo and Pat Feeney RIP

Thursday 28 - September
 4:00 am Chapel-en-le-Frith PPC meeting

Friday   29 - September
 9:15am St Anne's School Harvest Mass in church
10:15am Mass at Buxton for Robin Meade's intentions

Saturday 30 - September
 11-12noon Adoration and Confessions at Buxton

  5:00 pm  Live Streamed Mass at Chapel-en-le-Frith - for Joseph Gerard McLean RIP

Sunday   01 - October 
10:00 am Live Streamed Mass at Buxton -  for Ray Tighe RIP anniversary

Please pray for: Nuala Kerr, Deacon Don’s sister who is very poorly.

The ‘Climate Change Crisis’ has awakened us all to both the beauty and fragility of the whole of God’s gift of creation, so we celebrate it this year with a new awareness of our vocation to care for “our common home”. Thanks to all those who have donated fresh food, tins, bottles, packets etc and to Lesley and Iwona for creating today’s harvest display. We shall sell all the fresh produce straight after mass and donate the proceeds to the CAFOD Libyan Disaster Fund for which we will have a retiring collection this weekend.
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We will celebrate the HARVEST ON SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER. Please bring any fresh produce you wish to donate on the day. Any tinned or bottles items can come during the week or on the day. 

THE MUSTARD SEED CAFÉ on Market Street Chapel opens on Mondays for drop in tea and a chat. It’s free but donations are welcome. It’s our turn to host on 2nd and 30th October. If you have never been why not call in and see what it’s about…?

THE NEXT CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH PPC MEETING will be in the Parish Room at 4 pm this Thursday, 28 September.

CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH LUNCH CLUB. Our next meal is on October 4th, 12:30 at the Bulls Head, Foolow. All welcome. Please sign list at the back of church if you would like to join us.

ST ANNE’S MEETINGS for Ministers of the Eucharist, Welcomers and Readers. Thanks to all who came to these meetings over the past two weeks. We all thank you for your ministry to us and the time and care that you take. Margaret will send round minutes of the meetings shortly.

2023 HONEY NOW AVAILABLE - despite poor foraging weather over the summer John and Lisa's bees have delivered a bumper crop of honey - 185 lbs (last year 165 lbs). If you would like to place an order for honey please contact John & Lisa on either 07709880775 or Suggested donation is £7.50 per 1lb pot.
As in previous years all proceeds will go to St. Anne's RC Church and the Presentation Sisters charity supporting the education of children in Africa.


The theme is ‘Free to choose whether to migrate or to stay’. For many today, migrating is their only choice. Everybody should be able to live their best life and to be able to feel safe and secure - whether in their home country or the place they come to call home. Sadly our common home is not a place of safety, peace and welcome for all.
The Holy Father in his message says: 
‘Only by walking together will we be able to go far and reach the common goal of our journey.’

A new (non-clinical) ‘crisis support drop-in’ is open at Zink HQ on Fridays and Saturdays 6-11pm and Sunday 2.30-5.30pm for people experiencing emotional distress or mental health crisis. Zink HQ will be providing support for families of children and young people age 5 to 25 affected by NEURO DIVERGENCE (ND) INCLUDING AUTISM, ADHD etc.
The hub will be open Tuesday to Friday, appointments with a specialist ND support worker can be made by ringing 01298 214926. Thanks to all who support Zink and High Peak Foodbank with donations of money, food and time. Don't forget Zink's Community Eco-Cafe open for snacks, cake, breakfasts and meals 10am - 2pm Tuesday to Friday.

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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 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