Church of England Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham Hawton with Cotham

All Saints', Hawton

During the coronavirus crisis please check our "Services and events" and "News and notices" pages for ways that we can worship while staying in our homes as required by the authorities.

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.


The parish of Hawton with Cotham is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops' guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO).

Full details are on our "Safeguarding" page which includes links to our Safeguarding Policy.

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Rev Elizabeth Murray

The Rectory Top Street Elston NEWARK

Patronal Festival and Harvest Thanksgiving at St. Michael's, Cotham NO SERVICE AT HAWTON

26 Sep 2021, 11 a.m. for 1hr
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St. Michael's Church
Newark Road
NG23 5JS

Today, the nearest Sunday to the festival of S. Michael & All Angels, our sister church in Cotham is celebrating its patronal festival and harvest thanksgiving. It is the custom in the benefice to hold only one service on such occasions so we will be joining worship at Cotham and there will be NO SERVICE at Hawton.

Saints days Hymns Music Family Friendly Patronal Festival All age/Family Choir Singing Harvest Event held in a Church

See the "Services and Events" page for the resumption of our guided tours.

7 Jul 2021, 8:45 p.m.