We are one of the local Anglican parish churches of Worksop in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. We are a group of committed Christians who are exploring our faith together where all are welcome. We are a church for all ages, who strongly believe in the truths in the bible with a gentle charismatic evangelical leaning. Please do come along and join us to find out more about us – we’re sure you’ll receive a warm welcome and a place to worship God.
The Parish of St Anne’s in Worksop is part of the Bassetlaw and Bawtry Deanery within the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham and has a population of around 6,500. In the past 25 years the parish has grown significantly with the building of new houses on the St Anne’s estate to the west of the parish and also to the Beaumont Rise estate to the north which roughly speaking covers the Worksop South electoral ward. Road links over the past 25 years or so have also changed for the better. When the A57 Worksop By-pass was opened in 1986 it split part of the parish, though this has made Newcastle Avenue, on which the church stands, into one of the main roads to Worksop town centre. As a result the church is easy to find as it stands within a matter of 200 metres from the main A57 by-pass roundabout. Predominantly residential, homes are mostly privately owned housing. There is a mixture of residents who have resided on the Water Meadows estate for many years and the newer St Anne’s estate where good quality housing can be found that is affordable to younger families. There are two local primary schools that serve the parish, St Anne’s CofE Primary School, which is within 50 yards of the church and backs onto the church car park, and Redlands Primary school, which is situated at the very northern edge of the parish and within close proximity to St John’s church in our neighbouring parish. There are two secondary schools in Worksop, Portland Outwood Academy, just on the border of our parish and Valley Outwood Academy which serves the north part of the town.
The parish of St Anne’s Worksop is relatively affluent in comparison to our two neighbouring parishes in the heart of the town which are both in the bottom 10% of social deprivation. Social mix includes a similar group of older people and those under 18 (both about 19% in each category). There are a high number of working families. There is varied employment some locally with the close proximity of both B&Q’s and Wilkinson’s national distribution centres. However, many families take advantage of the relatively cheaper house prices in the area with many who commute to the nearby cities of Sheffield, Doncaster and Nottingham. Ethnicity is predominantly White British (97%) and only 3% of varied ethnicity, although there is a growing Polish and Slovak community.
The town and parish are well served by schools, medical centres, dental surgeries, shopping areas and community resources. Good public transport is provided by frequent bus services in the town and to the wider cities of Sheffield, Doncaster and Nottingham and good train links from both Worksop to surrounding towns and from Retford to London within an hour and a half.
The parish is served by St Anne’s church and also has a hall attached. The hall is well used by the community and is the venue for the church’s Light Club on a Sunday morning. The current staff team includes the Priest in Charge, a part time parish clerk, 4 Readers and a dedicated team of lay representatives. The Priest in Charge also holds responsibility for two neighbouring rural parishes at St Mary’s, Norton Cuckney and St Winifred’s Holbeck. From July we will also have a priest in training curate joining the team and we are advertising concurrently with this role a part time children’s and family worker role.