St Mary of the Purification
Welcome! ‘Our churches here in Blidworth and Rainworth are working together with God, enabling relationships in community’
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!
St Mary's is open, every week, for Sunday services at 10am. Our service pattern alternates between Holy Communion (1st & 3rd Sunday of the month) and Morning Worship (2nd & 4th Sunday of the month). At the moment, the 1st & 2nd Sundays are Singing Sundays and we invite people to wear a facemask during singing unless you are exempt; on the 3rd & 4th Sundays - No Singing Sundays, we invite you to reflect upon the words of hymns as our organist plays. We ask you to wear a facemask, unless exempt, when you come into and out of church or when you are moving in church or at services when we are singing. On our No Singing Sundays, whilst seated, you can choose whether you wish to remove or keep your facemasks on . Hand sanitiser is available and we are now using all the pews, but saying this, there is plenty of room to have some social distancing between each person/family bubble.
We host a weekly online service usually at 10.30am on Zoom (check the calendar to see if there has been a change) and all are welcome to join us - please email [email protected] for a Zoom invite and link. The church has remained very much alive during the Covid 19 pandemic and continues to do so: our Sunday services onsite and online; Morning Prayer services are currently online on Zoom, Night Prayer can be accessed through Facebook, Youtube and this website; the church is active in prayer and worship, supporting families through funeral ministry, in pastoral care, the foodshare projects: supporting and meeting needs and partnership with other organisations in our communities.
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 Jackie Cove, Tel contact – 01623 370718 for safeguarding issues only
In the Diocese: Julian Hodgson, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01636 817200
Out of Hours for Children & Adults:
Nottinghamshire: 0300 456 4546