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St. Anne's Church

A beautiful and historic church, possibly the oldest building in Buxton. Its ornate interior is a wonderful testimony to its Anglo-Catholic traditional past.

 Its origins are uncertain – there is a date of 1625 carved on the church porch, but parts of the building are older. John Wesley is said to have preached in the church when on a visit to Buxton. When the parish church of St John the Baptist was built in Buxton in 1811, St Anne’s was converted to a school, then later a Sunday School, a mortuary chapel , and then closed. In 1885 the church was restored for divine service and re-dedicated to St Anne.

On a Sunday, a quiet service of Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer is said at 8.00am. On Mondays, an informal service of Holy Communion is said, aimed at those who are unable to join us on a Sunday or who just want to get in touch with God, during a lunch break etc. This service is followed by lunch in the Bath Road Centre for those who are retired, unemployed or who live alone, at a very affordable cost. 

The church is also used by the clergy every weekday morning for their daily Office, and a growing number of lay people are welcomed as they join them for this prayerful start to the day at 9.15am.

Churches Together in Buxton also use this delightful venue, particularly during Lent, for united services and for a week long 24/7 prayer vigil. 

The little graveyard is noteworthy for the grave of John Kane, an eighteenth century actor of some note.