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
- 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
- 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
- 6.00pm – 7.00pm Wedding & Baptism Bookings (during term time) PLEASE BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FIRST BY CALLING 01909 570434 Come and meet Rev Richard at St Anne’s to book your special day whether that is going to be at St Anne’s, St Mary’s Cuckney or St Winifred’s Holbeck
- Tots and tea UNFORTUNATELY REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS REGARDING COVID 19 When we return this group is for babies and toddler group every Thursday during term time – cake and refreshments for parents, separate areas for babies and toddlers for complete piece of mind, songs, bible story and healthy snack for children
- 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.)
- 3.30pm – 5.00pm Youth Drop-In Re-commencing 17th September 2020 For Y5 and above, socially distanced fun games, crafts, and video games
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
I usually approach Easter with a sense of wonder and awe and great excitement. It is my favourite time of year. The garden is starting to come back to life, the birds are starting to nest and the weather is brightening up. But this year Lent in particular seems to have passed by and the normal level of excitement about Easter Sunday has in some ways been replaced with a sense of loss and trepidation. On Ash Wednesday we weren’t even thinking about Coronavirus, at that point it was something that was happening in China and was a bit of a concern. Who really contemplated that just over a month later we too would be confined to our homes, split apart from family and friends and our church buildings closed? This will be the first Easter Sunday ever for many, and certainly for me, where we won’t be celebrating our Lord’s resurrection in a church service with the church family around us. Over the last few weeks we have found different ways in which to communicate with each other, and we as the church have suddenly found ourselves pushed out and online. At the beginning of March I’d never heard of ‘Zoom’, now it is a key part of my ministry and of many others. If not ‘Zoom’ then ‘Microsoft teams’ or ‘Messenger’. I was reflecting with my Home Group yesterday that although Lent seems to have passed by I have in fact found myself engaging with all sorts of different types of worship and reflections online, from other churches and sources, certainly more so than I ever would have. To see my colleagues and the wider national church embracing this new way of doing ministry has been heartening and for me although not in church I do feel much closer to God than perhaps I have done through other periods of Lent. The enforcement of closed buildings has perhaps pushed I, and the wider church, to reach out in new ways. I hope in the long run we will not forget the lessons we have learned and continue some of these practices when life starts to return to something more ‘normal’. As Jesus emerges from the tomb he has a poignant encounter with Mary Magdalene. With her eyes full of tears and with a heavy heart, she asks impatiently where they have taken her Lord. There her eyesight (and insight) is restored as Jesus calls her by name and she recognises that he is risen from the dead. Mary and the disciples, because of Jesus resurrection are pushed to new ways of engaging with Jesus, each other and the wider world. Their new ‘normal’ is now with a risen Lord who has beaten death, who has fulfilled his purpose. It just remains for Jesus to pass on some final instructions, to make clear that forgiveness has come and then the new mission is given and the baton passed onto the disciples and followers of Jesus. Leaving behind the way they had been before his death, these disciples emerged a stronger, more resilient band of believers. Encountering new ways of telling the gospel, not just in Jerusalem or Israel but to the ends of the earth. To all peoples and all nations, making disciples and baptising them in the name of the Lord. Yes we will be having a very different Easter to any that we have encountered before but maybe that also brings new opportunities. Our sunrise service will be broadcast live from the Vicarage garden, perhaps more will tune in than would ever come to church that early on a Sunday morning. Our Easter Sunday service will be available on Facebook and Youtube, the Good News message of Jesus resurrection and saving grace available to many more than ever before. Rather than dwell on what has gone before, perhaps like Mary, and the disciples, we need to embrace the new ‘normal’, pick ourselves up and venture out in this bright new world ahead of us proclaiming the Good News of Jesus, in any way we can, and know soon we will once again be able to join together as God’s family. Stronger, more resilient and ready to embrace new ways of sharing God’s love and peace in our community as we introduce people to Jesus. So amidst all the worry and stress of this time, which will come to an end, may I wish you all a wonderful and inspiring Easter. Alleluia, Christ is Risen He is risen indeed, Alleluia!
St Anne's Church, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop, S80 1NJ, Nottinghamshire