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.

Get in touch

Rev Elizabeth Murray

The Rectory Top Street Elston NEWARK

Annual Church Meetings

21 Oct 2020, 7 p.m. for 2hr

All Saints' Church
Newark Road

The Annual Meeting of Parishioners (AMP) - to elect Churchwardens for the ensuing year - and The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) - to elect members of the Parochial Church Council (the PCC) and to receive the reports of the year that ended on 31 December 2019 - will take place in church on Wednesday, 21 October at 7.00pm.

Although legally two separate meetings they follow on one after the other - the AMP comes first and when that is concluded, the APCM follows.

In order to attend and vote at the meeting to elect Churchwardens you must be either on the Church Electoral Roll for the parish of Hawton with Cotham or be on the local government Register of Electors for an address in the parish.

To attend and take part in the APCM you must be on the Church Electoral Roll for the parish of Hawton with Cotham.

A copy of the Financial Report for the year that ended on 31 December 2019 may be viewed or downloaded using the link below.

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Annual meeting Event held in a Church

We may not be able to gather in the church building for a service but that doesn't mean that we have stopped "being church". We are the church, each of us is a part of the universal church - the Body of Christ - and we love to sing.

27 Sep 2020, 8:30 p.m.