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St. Anne's Church

Open for Private Prayer every Saturday 1 p.m. - 3.p.m.

(Social Distancing in place. Face masks must be worn, unless exempt) 


St Anne's is the Church for reflection and peace

Where life starts to slow, our burdens released

Come here for confession or come for a rest

Consider what's been and then pray for what's next


This hidden retreat, you'll be greatly surprised

With the radiant beauty and history inside

A time to discover this small, holy space

A chance to receive of God's riches and grace

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. It is believed to have been a tithe barn or farmhouse prior to this. 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 on alternate weeks 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.

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

You can visit St. Anne's and hear about its long history on the local Tram Tour:-



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