All Saints', Hawton

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

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Top Street

NG23 5NP
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The Eucharist

Every First, Second, Fifth Sunday at for 1 hour
All Saints', Hawton
All Saints' Church Newark Road Hawton Newark, NG24 3RN, GB

Also called by some Holy Communion and by others the Lord's Supper, this service is central to our worship as Christians. The service, which includes hymns, prayers, readings from the Bible, and a sermon or address as well as the sharing of bread and wine in remembrance of the death and resurrection of Jesus, is taken from "Common Worship : Services and Prayers for the Church of England" published in 2000. It is in contemporary language and lasts between 60 and 75 minutes.

Gluten-free wafers are available. Please advise us when you arrive.

It is often followed by tea/coffee and some wonderful home-made cakes. (Gluten-free available).

Very occasionally, if there is a united service elsewhere in the benefice, this service may not take place. Please check the entries under the "One-off events" tab where there will be a notice advising of this and announcing where the service will be.

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