Seeking to introduce people to Jesus through our regular worship and our bible study groups.
St. Anne's is a warm, friendly, family orientated, busy, growing church for all ages
About St. Anne's
We are a welcoming, all-age Anglican church seeking to worship God and serve our local community. We have a varied programme catering to all ages during the week and on Sunday mornings.
We have a strong focus on providing the best services for weddings, baptisms and funerals as well as a team of people who visit the sick and elderly in our community.
The links with the local Church of England school next door are very important to us and we work hard together to encourage children in the school to grow in their faith. If you would like to find out more about anything that you see here please do contact us or come along to one of our services, we’d love to get to know you!
Due to Covid 19 restrictions and to remain compliant with social distancing regulations we are currently running a reduced programme of services.
- 9.30am Communion Service or a Service of the Word Common Worship Holy Communion 2nd & 4th Sundays and a Service of the Word 1st and 3rd Sundays – Socially distanced worship and communion. Please be aware we will ask for your contact details at each service for track & trace
- Now every Sunday in-person in church and live Facebook & YouTube
- 4.00pm St Anne’s at 4 (STA@4) Every Sunday relaxed Cafe style worship. Due to restrictions we may not be serving refreshments in the first few weeks
- Now every Sunday in -person in church and live on Facebook and zoom
- Children’s Church
- 4.00pm IGNITE Every Sunday For Primary age children. Socially distanced games, fun, worship with a bible story, activity zones and time for reflection – Every week
- Now every Sunday in the church hall and live on zoom
- 6.00pm – 7.00pm Wedding & Baptism Bookings (during term time) PLEASE BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FIRST BY CALLING 01909 295387 Come and meet Rev Richard at St Anne’s to book a date for your wedding or baptism, whether that is going to be at St Anne’s, St Mary’s Cuckney or St Winifred’s Holbeck
- Tots and tea every Thursday during term time Starting back from Thursday 10th June 2021 this group is for babies and toddlers. We have separate areas for babies and toddlers for complete piece of mind, with songs and a bible story for the children. Email Claire Bishop email@example.com for more information.
- 7.00pm Youth Group For Y6 and above, socially distanced socials and bible studies – Every Thursday with Rach our Youth Worker in the church hall. (Sadly until government guidance changes we will not be able to offer food to the young people.)
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
- 3.30pm – 5.00pm Youth Drop-In term time only For Y5 and above, socially distanced fun games, crafts, and video games
- Email email@example.com for more information
As with all charities at this time St Anne’s is struggling with finances as some of our income stream is from services, weddings and baptisms as well as hire of the church hall. With our buildings being closed and services now online for the foreseeable future we are using our reserves to pay our ongoing bills as we continue to reach out and support our local community with food drops, prescription runs and pastoral care. If you are able to walk with us financially at this time then an easy way to give is by using this QR code which you can scan on your mobile phone or by visiting this website https://thyg.uk/CUR011466. Thank you for supporting us in this way.
Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:
In the Parish: Tracey Pink, Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Tel contact 01909 295387 or Rev Dave Gough, Incumbent, Tel contact 01909 570434
In the Diocese: Please seek advice and guidance from the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Julian Hodgson at Safeguarding@southwell.anglican.org or telephone 01636 817200.
Out of Hours for Children & Adults:
Nottinghamshire: 0300 456 4546
Nottingham City Council: 0115 876 1000
Bawtry: 01302 796 000
HOPE! This word seems to be on everyone’s lips at the moment. Those in government, those in the higher levels of the medical profession, Bishops, clergy and even, although perhaps whispered, you too! I am a huge Star Wars fan, some would say geek! Verity laughs at me that I remember little about my childhood, other than rather vague recollections of happy family times, good friends and lots of fun. But there are a few memories that I have more than just a vague recollection of. One of them is, as a six year old boy, going to the cinema with my father and watching this new exciting movie, Star Wars, with the subtitle ‘A New Hope’. Looking back now the film is looking a little dated but for the time, this was a ground breaking film. The step forward in technology and cinematography were very new and very different to much that had gone before. But it was the story of a young boy, orphaned with his uncle and aunt, who is drawn into a wider galactic saga that caught the imagination. Stories of ‘derring-do’, Jedi, a rogue smuggler with a very hairy assistant and a princess in trouble, and of course droids, let’s not forget R2D2 and C3PO. But at the forefront was a rebellion against the dark forces arrayed before them, and a dark Lord Vader, with his breathing and weapon of choice, a red light saber. Our heroes find themselves in a dark place, and yet a ‘new hope’ is arising. As I write, today we remember the anniversary of the first national lockdown and all those who have died over the last year. On the 23rd March 2020, we entered a new world, and judging from some of my Facebook memories, we all thought it would be only for a few weeks, how wrong we were. The national spirit to pull together and to face this as a nation, was strong. But one year on and we are in a third lockdown and restrictions are still with us. It seems the initial hope, that this would be done by the summer, are long forgotten and as we look back we remember the many lives that have been lost during this pandemic, not just from the virus but many related deaths too. Back in the spring of last year passing the 40,000 death mark, which had been set as the upper number, seemed shocking. Yet deaths have continued and at the end of January the awful figure of 100,000 deaths was passed, with barely a flinch. Even today we stand at 126,000 people who have lost their lives and the number continues to grow. It can seem like dark times indeed. These lives should never be forgotten and behind those numbers are families who are still grieving, many of whom have not been able to fully mourn their loved ones. We opened St Anne’s today as a small gesture for people to come, spend time in quiet reflection and light a candle for a loved one. This will become more of a permanent fixture in our monthly calendar going forward, and we will explore other ways we can walk alongside families who are mourning, over the coming months. However, as we enter April and May there does seem to be a ‘new hope’. A cautious optimism from many people, that as restrictions ease, we will begin to enter back into something that seems more like something we remember as normal. I too hope that the milestones set by the government are met, and as we enter the summer we can see life returning to something we are more familiar with. To see family and friends again, to share a hug, to eat together, to welcome people into our homes, to sing and worship together again, are all things I look forward to with hope and expectation. However, as a Christian, I am wary to place all my hope in the things of this world. The Christian faith always has been, and will always continue to be, one of hope. It is a hope not based on good fortune, the whim of government, a global virus being contained and certainly not wishful thinking. This is a hope that is firmly rooted in truth, a belief and faith beyond understanding and on the actions of a man 2000 years ago. My hope is in Christ. At Easter we remember this ‘New Hope’ that is in fact an ancient hope. The Christian faith is based on a promise made centuries ago, even before Jesus walked the earth, in fact almost at the very beginning, to Adam and Eve themselves, that God would break in and restore the broken relationship between humanity and God. Jesus came to earth to live in human form, to experience the troubles of this life, to preach a gospel of Good News and to show that God’s kingdom is near. By willingly going to the cross Jesus took all those wrong things, that break our relationship with God, and carried them on our behalf. He died so that we might live. By rising again on the third day Jesus showed that death had been defeated and the way to heaven was now open. Not through anything we do, not by our good works, but through the cross, through the resurrection, through Jesus. Grace is the best gift you can ever receive. It is free, it is permanent and it is guaranteed. All we need to do is put our trust in Jesus and our hope can become boundless. In Christ, you are a forgiven child of God! Continue to pray for those who during this pandemic have lost loved ones, for those who have lost a sense of identity, for those who have lost jobs. But, as we enter into, what we hope will be better times, I urge you not to place all your hope on the things of this world, but place your hope in Christ this Easter. Rev Dave
St Anne's Church, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, S80 1NJ, Nottinghamshire