St Nicholas

St Nicholas Church is one of five churches that form The River Idle Benefice of Churches. We are part of the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham in the Church of England. We seek to gather as Christ’s people, valuing everyone’s contribution; Growing in our faith, love and service; Going into the world as disciples. We gather to grow and to go.

We are committed to worship for all ages and offer a variety of services across our benefice and we worship together regularly as a benefice. We are seeking to grow our provision for children and families and as part of this commitment we have a 9.30am 'Living Waters' service every Sunday, which is very much an inter-generational church service, with contemporary worship and lasts for one hour. Our Kids meet over in the Church Hall for 'Sundayz Cool' during this time and we look forward to them sharing with us at the start and at the end of our worship. 

 A Holy Communion service takes place on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 11.15am at St Nic's, and Evensong is at 6pm on the 2nd Sunday and 4th Sunday in the month.  

There is an 11.15am Holy Communion service each week across the Benefice which is more traditional in style and where hymns are sung. Our benefice gathers together for these services which follow this pattern:

1st Sunday - All Saints' Mattersey

2nd Sunday - Holy Trinity, Everton

3rd Sunday - St Nicholas, Bawtry

4th Sunday - St John the Baptist, Misson

5th Sunday - St Helena's, Austerfield.

At St Nicholas there is a weekly service of Holy Communion, or morning prayer on a Thursday at 9.30am. 

You can find details of special services and events through these pages or via our River Idle Facebook Page (LINK HERE) 

Links with our local schools are very important to us as we work to encourage children to explore and grow in faith. If you would like to find out more about anything that you see here please do contact us or come along to one of our services, we’d love to get to know you!

The parish of Bawtry with Austerfield 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(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

Mr Chris Eyes and Mr Chris Grice (Churchwardens)  Tel Contact (Parish Safeguarding Officer role is pending completion of the safer recruitment process).

In the Diocese: Diocesan Safeguarding Team at [email protected] or telephone 01636 817200.

Out of Hours for Children & Adults:

Nottinghamshire: 0300 456 4546

Nottingham City Council: 0115 876 1000

Bawtry: 01302 796 000

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'Living Waters' - Contemporary Worship (with Family Communion on 4th Sunday of every month)

Every Sunday at for 1 hour
St Nicholas
Church Street Bawtry Doncaster, DN10 6HX, United Kingdom

Join us for prayer and worship in a contemporary and relaxed style as we seek to praise God as family together.
Activities for the children (and the young at heart) and lively, contemporary worship.
All are welcome as we seek refreshment from and in 'Living Waters'