Sunday March 10: 11.00am High Sheriff’s Legal Service and lunch

The offering of an open Church building and an outward looking worshipping community, remain dominant signs on the cultural landscape, pointing to nothing less than the deep generosity and openness of God, who promises his people that ‘there are many rooms in my Father’s House’ – Martyn Percy

The Parish of St. Mary the Virgin in the Lace Market, Nottingham hopes to be a significant Place of Hospitality. A place where the hospitality of God can be encountered by all, regardless of gender, income, marital status, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, race or age.

For people who visit every day; people who may visit once in their lives; for the young and old; worshippers and pilgrims; historians and tourists… Welcome!


The week's events
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
17th March 2019

10:45 am: Sunday Sung Eucharist

10:45 am: Sunday Sung Eucharist

6:30 pm: Sunday Choral Evensong

6:30 pm: Sunday Choral Evensong
18th March 2019

7:30 pm: Bell Ringing Practice

7:30 pm: Bell Ringing Practice
19th March 2019 20th March 2019

8:30 am: Wednesday Holy Communion suspended until further notice

8:30 am: Wednesday Holy Communion suspended until further notice

5:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

5:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

6:15 pm: Wednesday Choral Evensong

6:15 pm: Wednesday Choral Evensong
21st March 2019

1:00 pm: Guided Tour

1:00 pm: Guided Tour

1:15 pm: Thursday Holy Communion

1:15 pm: Thursday Holy Communion
22nd March 2019

5:00 pm: Student Fashion Knitwear Show [start time tbc]

5:00 pm: Student Fashion Knitwear Show [start time tbc]

8:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal

8:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal
23rd March 2019

Please check out our service times and details.

 

About St. Mary’s

Tom Gillum, our new Vicar, writes:

As someone new not just to St Mary’s, but to Nottingham and the East Midlands, I’d like to thank everyone for the amazing welcome we’ve received. Joanna and I are loving the bustle of the city and meeting lots of people. There is a real feeling of energy and I can’t wait to see how things develop.

We have an amazing opportunity at St Mary’s. With over 50,000 students in the city, and some already part of the church, I believe many will come, with us, to discover something of the stability and inspiration God brings into our lives – as happened to me when I was a student.

You’ll find the worship traditional, it’s all quite formal and we have a brilliant choir. We aim to allow you space to experience God’s presence in a stunningly beautiful space. I base all my sermons on the Bible, praying that God’s Holy Spirit will speak into the reality of each of our worlds.

I’d love to see the church filled with people praying together in both lament and hope as we engage with the realities of our world, near and far. I’m a hands on person, believing that, just as Jesus did, central to being a Christian is friendship with all people, especially those on the edges of life. And there’s nothing better than getting together for food, especially when it’s home made.

I feel that our strapline should be, “Nottingham is not complete without visiting St Mary’s” It’s been at the heart of the city for many centuries. You can see the big tower with a flag on the top from lots of points in the city. Did you know Robin Hood was arrested in it? You get in through the side door (Robin used a tunnel from the law courts) and with underfloor heating, it’s always warm.

Do come to a Service and please make sure you say hello – I’m easy to identify with my robes on!

Every blessing,
Tom



News

Follow these links to get information about more current activities and events happening at St. Mary’s:

 

Heritage

History

Monuments

Windows 

Christianity reached the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia in the mid seventh century and St. Mary’s was probably founded shortly afterwards. The original building was most likely to have been a wooden construction on the present site, close to the centre of old Nottingham.

At the time of the Domesday survey in 1086, Nottingham was a royal borough and St. Mary’s, as the only church, had royal status.

The present building is the third known to have stood here. It was constructed in stages during the 1300s and 1400s. It reflects the prosperity that Nottingham enjoyed during that period. Its magnificent architecture, huge windows and many monuments all bear witness to the funds poured into its construction by the guilds, merchants and gentry of Nottingham society. Such people were eager to ensure the safety of their souls after death -but also to demonstrate their growing status within the borough in a visible and impressive fashion.

The Reformation during the 1500s and the Civil Wars of 1642 – 1651 stripped the church of much of its original splendour -but not of its importance to Nottingham. Having survived desecrations, storms, riots and incendiary bombs, St. Mary’s has been restored many times and its present beauty owes much to the skills and sensitivity of the architects, artists and craftsmen of the last 200 years.

Today, it is a much loved focus of religious life and symbolises, as the city’s finest surviving mediæval building, the enduring stature of a great city.

Click around to discover more about the many monuments to be found in today’s church and its various stained glass windows, along with a more detailed explanation of its history.

Header image courtesy of Budby

Calendar

MonthWeekDay
March 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
24th February 2019

10:45 am: Sunday Sung Eucharist

10:45 am: Sunday Sung Eucharist

6:30 pm: Sunday Choral Evensong

6:30 pm: Sunday Choral Evensong
25th February 2019

7:30 pm: Bell Ringing Practice

7:30 pm: Bell Ringing Practice
26th February 2019 27th February 2019

8:30 am: Wednesday Holy Communion suspended until further notice

8:30 am: Wednesday Holy Communion suspended until further notice

5:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

5:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

6:15 pm: Wednesday Choral Evensong

6:15 pm: Wednesday Choral Evensong
28th February 2019

11:00 am: Guided Tour

11:00 am: Guided Tour

1:15 pm: Thursday Holy Communion

1:15 pm: Thursday Holy Communion

4:00 pm: British Hip Society Conference Dinner

4:00 pm: British Hip Society Conference Dinner
1st March 2019

8:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal

8:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal
2nd March 2019

N/A: Worth the Weight: Indoor vintage clothing market, open 11am -5pm

N/A: Worth the Weight: Indoor vintage clothing market, open 11am -5pm
3rd March 2019

10:45 am: Sunday Sung Eucharist

10:45 am: Sunday Sung Eucharist

6:30 pm: Sunday Choral Evensong

6:30 pm: Sunday Choral Evensong
4th March 2019

7:30 pm: Bell Ringing Practice

7:30 pm: Bell Ringing Practice
5th March 2019 6th March 2019

8:30 am: Wednesday Holy Communion suspended until further notice

8:30 am: Wednesday Holy Communion suspended until further notice

5:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

5:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

7:30 pm: Ash Wednesday Sung Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

7:30 pm: Ash Wednesday Sung Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes
7th March 2019

1:15 pm: Thursday Holy Communion

1:15 pm: Thursday Holy Communion
8th March 2019

8:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal

8:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal
9th March 2019
10th March 2019

10:45 am: High Sheriff's Legal Service

10:45 am: High Sheriff's Legal Service

6:30 pm: Sung Eucharist

6:30 pm: Sung Eucharist

7:30 pm: Visiting Ringers

7:30 pm: Visiting Ringers
11th March 2019

8:30 am: Electrician [Chris]

8:30 am: Electrician [Chris]

10:30 am: Marcussen Organ tuning

10:30 am: Marcussen Organ tuning

7:30 pm: Bell Ringing Practice

7:30 pm: Bell Ringing Practice
12th March 2019

1:00 pm: Guided Tour

1:00 pm: Guided Tour
13th March 2019

8:30 am: Wednesday Holy Communion suspended until further notice

8:30 am: Wednesday Holy Communion suspended until further notice

5:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

5:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

6:15 pm: Wednesday Choral Evensong

6:15 pm: Wednesday Choral Evensong
14th March 2019

N/A: Possible dinner- hold date

N/A: Possible dinner- hold date

1:15 pm: Thursday Holy Communion

1:15 pm: Thursday Holy Communion
15th March 2019

8:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal

8:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal

8:00 pm: St Mary's Ringers quarter-peal

8:00 pm: St Mary's Ringers quarter-peal
16th March 2019

N/A: UNIVERSITY CONCERT 7.30pm [rehearsal from 1.00pm]

N/A: UNIVERSITY CONCERT 7.30pm [rehearsal from 1.00pm]
17th March 2019

10:45 am: Sunday Sung Eucharist

10:45 am: Sunday Sung Eucharist

6:30 pm: Sunday Choral Evensong

6:30 pm: Sunday Choral Evensong
18th March 2019

7:30 pm: Bell Ringing Practice

7:30 pm: Bell Ringing Practice
19th March 2019 20th March 2019

8:30 am: Wednesday Holy Communion suspended until further notice

8:30 am: Wednesday Holy Communion suspended until further notice

5:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

5:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

6:15 pm: Wednesday Choral Evensong

6:15 pm: Wednesday Choral Evensong
21st March 2019

1:00 pm: Guided Tour

1:00 pm: Guided Tour

1:15 pm: Thursday Holy Communion

1:15 pm: Thursday Holy Communion
22nd March 2019

5:00 pm: Student Fashion Knitwear Show [start time tbc]

5:00 pm: Student Fashion Knitwear Show [start time tbc]

8:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal

8:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal
23rd March 2019
24th March 2019

10:45 am: Sunday Sung Eucharist

10:45 am: Sunday Sung Eucharist

6:30 pm: Sunday Choral Evensong

6:30 pm: Sunday Choral Evensong
25th March 2019

7:30 pm: Bell Ringing Practice

7:30 pm: Bell Ringing Practice
26th March 2019 27th March 2019

8:30 am: Wednesday Holy Communion suspended until further notice

8:30 am: Wednesday Holy Communion suspended until further notice

5:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

5:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

6:15 pm: Wednesday Choral Evensong

6:15 pm: Wednesday Choral Evensong

7:30 pm: PCC Meeting

7:30 pm: PCC Meeting
28th March 2019

1:15 pm: Thursday Holy Communion

1:15 pm: Thursday Holy Communion
29th March 2019

8:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal

8:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal
30th March 2019

N/A: Craft and Flea Indoor market, open 11am-5pm

N/A: Craft and Flea Indoor market, open 11am-5pm
31st March 2019

10:45 am: Sunday Sung Eucharist

10:45 am: Sunday Sung Eucharist

6:30 pm: Sunday Choral Evensong

6:30 pm: Sunday Choral Evensong
1st April 2019

7:30 pm: Bell Ringing Practice

7:30 pm: Bell Ringing Practice
2nd April 2019 3rd April 2019

8:30 am: Wednesday Holy Communion suspended until further notice

8:30 am: Wednesday Holy Communion suspended until further notice

9:00 am: Carpet fit

9:00 am: Carpet fit

5:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

5:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

6:15 pm: Wednesday Choral Evensong

6:15 pm: Wednesday Choral Evensong
4th April 2019

1:15 pm: Thursday Holy Communion

1:15 pm: Thursday Holy Communion
5th April 2019

8:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal

8:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal
6th April 2019

10:00 am: Church of England Flower Arrangers AGM

10:00 am: Church of England Flower Arrangers AGM