What is Buxton Churches Together?
Churches Together in Buxton is made up of a wide variety of churches within the town, working together to share and celebrate the fact that our faith really is good news! Click this link ‘Churches-in-Buxton‘ to view a pdf file of our Churches Together booklet, which includes information about all member churches and their services..
With others, we want to see the community in Buxton as welcoming and caring; a place where everyone feels they can belong. We believe in “unity in diversity”, respecting our differences whilst not doing things individually which can be done better collectively. There is a greater blessing in unity – the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
We are affiliated to Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
Churches Together in Buxton is currently made up of the following members:
- Congregations within the Anglican Parish of Buxton
- The Methodist Church in Buxton and Fairfield
- The United Reformed Church
- St. Peter’s Church of England, Fairfield
- St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church
- Church in the Peak
- The Community Church
- The Peoples’ Church, Fairfield
- The Salvation Army (through The Hawthorns nursing home)
- The University Chaplaincy
- Chapter and Verse Christian bookshop
Churches Together meets in a forum about five times a year with representatives and clergy from its members. It also organises and supports the following:
- United services (for the week of prayer for Christian Unity; Good Friday; Christian Aid week; Pentecost; One World Week)
- A music group which helps with the above.
- A Lent course on Wednesday evenings involving a short service and discussion groups
- Lent lunches raising money for Christian Aid through a bread and soup lunch
- A Good Friday walk of witness in the town centre
- A big Christian presence in Buxton’s Spring Fair, with a range of activities and music based in the Methodist Church, Higher Buxton
- A Town Centre Chaplaincy to shop workers
- An inter-church youth group on Friday evenings
- Monthly prayers to seek the Lord’s Guidance and Blessing on the work of CTiB, and to pray in general for the town of Buxton – held at ‘Chapter & Verse’ (Buxton Christian Bookshop, 2-4 Market St) on the last Friday night of the month, from 8pm to 9pm
- There is also an ecumenical prayer meeting every Tuesday morning 9.15 – 9.45am at St Anne’s C-of-E Church (Bath Road)
- Open the Book – school assemblies in a number of local infant and primary schools
- Music scholarships for young organists and musicians
CTiB also supports the work of the Christian Aid Committee, the Town Team, the Buxton and District Foodbank, Nightstop and emergency winter accommodation for the homeless, the University Chaplaincy annual lecture and countless other events and outreach planned by individual churches or its member organisations.