Welcome to our churches in Blidworth and Rainworth which work together to love and serve God and our communities.
Our vicar is Revd Zoe Burton
Along with our vicar, we seek to offer a safe space for people to meet with God as well as 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, we invite you to come and experience God’s love for you!
Sunday services, at St Simon and St Jude, start 10.30am and alternate between Morning Worship (1st & 3rd Sunday of the month) and Holy Communion (2nd & 4th Sunday of the month). The wearing of facemasks in the church buildings is personal choice. To enable all people to feel comfortable and safe in church, hand sanitiser is available and there is room to enable 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. On the 1st Monday of the month we gather together as a Deanery for prayer on Zoom and on the remaining Mondays of the month, we host Morning Prayer, at 8am, on Zoom. 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. We host a toddler group at St Andrews Mission Hall, the Crescent in Blidworth - this runs during Term-Time.
Coffee Shop is open for coffee (or tea), cake (or sausage/bacon cobs on the 1st Saturday of each month) and for conversation and friendship. It runs on alternate 2nd and 4th Fridays and every Saturday between 10am - 12 noon. The Church is available every Saturday between 10am-12 noon for quiet reflection, space to still & pray and/or light a candle.
If you would like to give a donation or you are new to our online services or have been joining us for a while and are enjoying our online services and would like to give for our ongoing work in serving our communities, you will see below that you can now give online.
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