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All Saints', Hawton
Southwell & Nottingham
All Saints' church is much more than the glorious medieval Ancaster and Blue Lias stone building that soars high above the surrounding fields and water-meadows. It's much more than its world-renowned carved stone Easter Sepulchre. It's much more than 7-800 years of history. It is a living, vibrant place of worship where one senses the presence of God, and of the thousands of saints who have worshipped here down the centuries, as soon as one enters the building. There is a deep peace about the place. It is a place that our Celtic forebears might have described as "thin"; one where the boundary between earth and heaven seems to stretch almost to breaking point.
All Saints' church is all of those but it is much more, for the church is not just the building. It is the people who gather for worship here today; people from the village and the surrounding area who come to express their faith in God - the Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer - in word and in song; who come and are nourished in that faith by Word and Sacrament; and who then go out to live out that faith by their words and deeds among their friends and neighbours, their work colleagues, the strangers that they meet in the street.
There is so much that the church in Hawton, both the building and the people, has to offer you. In the words of Jesus, "Come and see." S. John chapter 1, verse 39.
Farndon St Peter
Southwell & Nottingham
St Peter's Church Farndon is one of four churches in this benefice: All Saints, Hawton, St Laurence, Thorpe and St Michael's Cotham.
There cannot be very many residents of Farndon who haven’t at one time or another been inside, or at least in contact with, St. Peter’s Church. An ancient building, it stands proudly as the oldest structure in the village.
Its close association with St. Peter’s Church School means that over many years children have visited it for regular school services. Walkers strolling through the village have passed its tower. Many people have attended the various social occasions such as concerts, fairs, Christmas tree festivals, Easter egg hunts, and exhibitions that have been held inside its walls, and they will be aware of its comforting welcome with its central heating and upholstered chairs. Its dignified interior reflects a past record of Farndon’s history through the centuries in the shape of its varied architecture, beautiful stained glass windows, wall-mounted tablets and war memorial.
But of course its prime purpose through the centuries has been to act as a consecrated place for acts of worship celebrating the passing seasons, and to provide a calm and dignified place for those significant occasions in peoples’ lives such as baptisms, marriages and funerals when we all need to get in touch with our spiritual side.
With all this in mind the emphasis is on the fact that St. Peter’s is the church of this parish of Farndon, and, sadly, the only surviving place of worship in the village. As such, it is open to all and it offers to everyone a warm welcome. To this end we have introduced a less formal morning service called ‘Worship for All’ which takes place on the second Sunday of each month at 11.00 am and a more ‘user-friendly’ form of Holy Communion on the fourth Sunday also at 11.00 am. WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU THERE! ANY TIME!
<span style="font-size: 1rem;">A small rural church heavily renovated in 1873-7 but with its original 13th century tower intact. Of interest are a stone font, probably Norman, but made up of fragments of uncertain date, and an effigy of Lady Margaret de Thorpe whose husband, Sir William, fought at Crecy in 1346 and was the first English Governor of Calais.</span>
The east window depicts St Lawrence and is in memory of the Revd Andrew Ping, a former rector. The chancel window is in memory of John Wood, son of a former rector who was killed in the South African war. There is also a bronze plaque from his colleagues at Smith’s Bank (now NatWest), Newark, thought to be one of only two memorials in the country to a serviceman of rank lower than an officer.
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