Church of England Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham Hawton with Cotham

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Our toilet facility is fully accessible for users of wheelchairs and other mobility aids.

There is a baby changing table in our toilet but apart from paper napkins we do not supply any consumables such as wet wipes, disposable nappies or nappy-sacks.
The toilet facilities are connected to a septic tank and so we ask that you do not attempt to dispose of soiled nappies or other sanitary items down the WC but that you take them away with you and dispose of them at home and we thank you in advance for your co-operation in this matter.

Parking is available on the adjacent land which is not owned by the church.

Our toilet facility is fully accessible for users of wheelchairs and other mobility aids.

Access to the church is by two steps down. Users of wheelchairs and other mobility aids are asked to request that the portable ramp be set in place for them.

The sound reinforcement system installed in the church includes an induction loop. Users of compatible hearing aids may need to switch their aids manually to the "T" position.

Large print hymn and service books are available. Please ask if you would find one useful.

All registered assistance dogs are welcome at all times.
We'd love it if they were accompanied by their owners too.

If you suffer from Coeliac Disease or are otherwise wheat intolerant, please ask which of the cakes and biscuits that are being served are gluten-free. There is bound to be at least one.
Similarly, please advise us if you require a gluten-free wafer for Holy Communion so that sufficient can be consecrated.


Our Building

All Saints' church is a Grade I listed medieval building. It is probably best known for its world-renowned, carved stone Easter Sepulchre. It has a square tower which during 2019 underwent extensive maintenance and which has allowed the existing four bells to be augmented to a ring of eight bells plus a Sanctus bell.
Please visit http://www.friendsofhawtonchurch.org for more information on this exciting project.


Music and Worship

Our augmented ring - now 8 bells - is now operational.

Please watch this space for news of how you may be able to learn the ancient art of English change-ringing.

The small "country church" organ, by "Bryceson Brothers, Brook Street, Euston Road, London", is used to accompany the worship on most Sunday mornings (the principal exception is the "said" Holy Communion service on the third Sunday of each month).

Most of our services are from Common Worship but the service on the third Sunday of each month is usually a "said" service of Holy Communion according to the rite in the Book of Common Prayer (1662). It may be displaced if there is a united service elsewhere in the benefice, so please check the "One-off events" tab for further information.


Groups, Courses and Activities


Help for Visitors

On the second and fourth Saturday mornings in the warmer months (Easter - October) from 10 am until noon the church is open for coffee/tea and cake and guided tours are available during this time. For individuals there is no need to book; just turn up on the day.

For larger groups, tours can be arranged all the year round on mutually convenient days and times. Please contact one of the churchwardens or email Roy Parsons at [email protected]

The PCC regrets that the church has to be kept locked when not in use; however arrangements to visit the church can be made in advance by emailing Roy Parsons at [email protected]

It is often possible to view the church without making prior arrangements by visiting one of the key-holders listed in the church porch


Other Features