St Mary of the Purification

Welcome to our churches in Blidworth and Rainworth working together to love and serve God and our communities.

Our vicar is Revd Zoe Burton

We seek to offer a safe peaceful space for people to meet with God and find their home within God’s family. Whether you consider yourself to have no faith or you are new to faith, or have been a Christian for a long time, all are welcome here, regardless of background, age or circumstances. We extend an invitation for people to come and experience God’s love for you!

Sunday services, St Mary's, start at 10am and alternate between Holy Communion (1st & 3rd Sunday of the month) and Morning Worship (2nd & 4th Sunday of the month). The wearing of facemasks is personal choice.  To keep everyone feeling comfortable and safe, hand sanitiser is available and there is room for social distancing between people. We host services online: a weekly Zoom Sunday service usually starts at 10.30am and some of these are blended service with the service which is running at the same time in the church building at Rainworth. We meet on Zoom as a Deanery for prayer on the 1st Monday of the month and on the remaining Mondays, on Zoom, at 8am, we meet together for Morning Prayer. All are welcome to join us onsite or online - for all online services on Zoom, please email [email protected] for a Zoom link.

The church is active in prayer and worship, supporting families through Life Event services: funerals, weddings and christenings; in pastoral care, the foodshare projects: supporting and meeting needs and partnership with other organisations in our communities

Our church is also home to what we believe is now a unique 'Rockings' service on the 1st Sunday in February each year.  We are also part of the Robin Hood Trail as legend has it that Will Scarlett is also buried in the churchyard.

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 of The United Benefice of Blidworth & Rainworth the Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator is Claire Harris, Tel contact – 01623 797952 for safeguarding issues

In the Diocese: Julian Hodgson,  Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01636 817200

Out of Hours for Children & Adults:

Nottinghamshire: 0300 456 4546

Get in touch

Revd Zoe can be reached on the landline number or email: [email protected]
Kath McCready can be reached on the mobile number below.

Morning Worship

for 1 hour
St Mary of the Purification
Main Street Blidworth, NG21 0QX, GB

We gather together to listen and reflect upon God's Word, sing hymns and pray together.