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St Anne's Church, Buxton  4 | by Bill Cumming
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St Anne's Church, Buxton 4

A beautiful and historic church, possibly the oldest building in Buxton. Its ornate interior is a wonderful testimony to its Anglo-Catholic traditional past.

Its origins are uncertain – there is a date of 1625 carved on the church porch, but parts of the building are older. It is believed to have been a tithe barn or farmhouse prior to this. John Wesley is said to have preached in the church when on a visit to Buxton. When the parish church of St John the Baptist was built in Buxton in 1811, St Anne’s was converted to a school, then later a Sunday School, a mortuary chapel , and then closed. In 1885 the church was restored for divine service and re-dedicated to St Anne.

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Taken on September 4, 2019