Do come and join us at our regular weekly worship on Sundays at 11:15am in the form of a family friendly Sung Holy Communion followed by tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat afterwards. You will recieve a warm welcome, the people are warm and friendly, and the heating system works too!
We also meet during the week on Thursdaysat 11:00am for a said Holy Communion service in the Lady Chapel. This is a beautiful short mass (approx. 30 minutes) and it's a great way to get to know each other in a smaller and more relaxed environment. It is also a perfect opportunity to receive the holy eucharist when you happen to be working the unavoidable weekend shift.
There are many ways you can help us to enhance church life at St Anne's. These can range from performing a Sunday reading, serving refreshments, joining our altar servers team, singing in the choir, to helping with general maintenance and care of the church grounds.
We are a small but growing parish church serving a hamlet of Denton known as Haughton, and our key areas of focus are simple.
Our mission is to ensure pastoral support and the holy sacraments are provided to the local community.
Furthermore we aim to enhance our parish through the provision of community spaces and a primary school, whilst promoting a healthy spirituality in the Christian faith;
and by doing so build a strong foundation of togetherness, which allows Christian family values to prosper within our parish community.
Traditional Anglican Worship
We are passionate about maintaining a traditional Anglo-Catholic style of worship so admiredby our founder Joseph Sidebotham, as a follower of the Oxford Movement.
Our worship is enhanced by our altar serving team who are members of the anglican Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary (GSS)
We are also blessed a wind pipe organ and a belfry consisting of 6 bells (15-0-12 tenor), all fully restored in the 2000's.
We welcome all qualified organists and ringing teams to visit and play.
One Connected Parish Community
We are very much a traditional ‘village’ style parish working with our parish community, which includes our own Primary School and local private housing.
Our church is central to our parish and in addition to worship and pastoral support, we use our community spaces to facilitate an independent childcare supportservice. We also organise events and festivals for the local community.
We have a close rapport with our parish community and maintain a community facebook group 'Friends of St Anne's Denton'
Learning & Charitable Giving
We have always promoted and encouraged learning by the provision of a primary school and uniformed youth organisations. To this day we continue and build on this by working closely with St Anne's Primary Schooland the childcare support service Growin' Upbased at our church.
We also support local children's charities with our Christmas toy appeal and a new campaign to renovate a school in the Congo, Africa and is monitored first-hand by Fr Jules Mambu.
Conserving & Promoting our Historical Heritage
We also promote our historical heritage by providing an annual heritage open day, exhibiting our amazing early photos and details from the construction of the church, former rectory & school which form our historical conservation area.
The high church ethos for the church is reflected by the exquisite quality of workmanship, materials and fine design work throughout the building, from the creation of the mosaics to the stained glass windows.