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

Prayer for victims of abuse

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Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse at St Anne’s, Buxton.  The parish of St Anne’s Catholic Church in Buxton, Derbyshire held a Day of Prayer for the Victims and Survivors of Abuse on 23rd April 2024. A previous parish priest, Paul Cullen, was found guilty in 2012 of abusing three young children in the 1980s; he was subsequently convicted, sent to prison, and died there in 2018.  Rt. Rev. Patrick McKinney, the Bishop of Nottingham, encouraged the parishioners of St. Anne’s to hold this Day of Prayer, and came himself to an evening service to publicly apologise to the victims and the people of the parish.  Click to read more ...

Day of Prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse - St Annes Buxton (606kb)

LOUDfence

A message from Bishop Patrick in an address to the Parishioners of St Anne's, Buxton during their day of prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse (Loudfence) on April 23rd 2024
"This evening my prayers and thoughts are with all the victims of the horrific crimes of Fr Paul Cullen, but particularly those victims and survivors from this parish of St Anne’s here in Buxton..."  Click to read more ...

A message from Bishop Patrick in an address to the Parishioners of St Anne's, Buxton during their day of prayer for Victims and Survivors of Abuse (161kb)

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Healing the Wounds of Sexual Abuse
The parish of St Anne’s Buxton recently held a day of prayer for survivors and victims of abuse.  Child sexual abuse not only grievously harms victims of it, but it all too often wounds communities where it happened. There can be deep feelings of betrayal, shame, hurt and mistrust for communities as well as, and more importantly, the victims.  Click to read more ...

The Wounds of Sexual Abuse - Fr Gerry's homily 6th and 7th April 2024 (92kb)

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The Way of the Cross through the voices of the Victims and Survivors of Abuse
God of mercy, it was not your plan that your children should be abused, that vulnerable people’s lives should be destroyed, nor that people called to goodness should give way to the temptation to abuse or to cover up the sinful actions of others.  Click to read more ...

St Anne's Way of the Cross Through the Voices of Victims and Survivors of Abuse (1796kb)

Candle of Atonement

PRAYER SERVICE - CANDLE OF ATONEMENT
The Candle of Atonement is now lit from the Paschal Candle.
Everyone is invited to come forward and light their own candle from the Candle of Atonement. 
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Prayer Service (577kb)

A Letter for Safeguarding Sunday from Bishop Patrick
"There can be no room in our diocese for complacency or for not taking seriously the need for vigilance on the part of all of us. Thank you for doing all you can to support your parish priest and parish safeguarding representative in fostering a deeper and more evident culture of safeguarding, care and protection for everyone in your parish or chaplaincy."  Click to read more ...

Letter for Safeguarding Sunday from Bishop Patrick 5th May 2024 (111kb)