Events in May

After a fantastic and blessed Holy Week we now near the end of April.  As we head in to May we have a number of events taking place at St Mary’s that you are warmly invited to.

25th Anniversary Commemorations for the Rwanda Genocide
Saturday 4 May 1:00pm
We are privileged to host the 25th anniversary commemorations of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, organized by the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Rwandan Community and the National Association of Rwandan Communities in the UK. Join us at 1:00pm for the commemorations followed by refreshments.

Massed Choirs perform Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’
Saturday 18 May 7:00pm
St Mary’s plays host to The Ruddington and District Choral Society, Burton Joyce Choral Society, Nottingham Hospitals Choir, Djanogly Community Orchestra and invited soloists as they perform Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’.

Memorial Service for Daniel Hanson
Friday 24 May 2:00pm
We have all been saddened at the loss of such a vibrant member of our congregation and were privileged to host Daniel’s funeral service last month. There will be a Memorial Service at St Mary’s to celebrate Daniel’s life on 24 May at 2pm

Daniel Hanson’s Funeral

We were saddened to hear of the loss of Daniel Hanson earlier this month. Daniel was a much loved and deeply valued member of our church family. It goes without saying that he will be missed. We are privileged to host his funeral and to accompany his family in their bereavement.

Daniels funeral will be held at St Mary’s on Thursday 18 April (Maundy Thursday) at 2:30pm.

Holy Week at St Mary’s


(Please also see Parish Notices or Calendar)

Maundy Thursday, 18 April

7.30pm  Last Supper Communion Service with Stripping of the Altar followed by Prayer Vigil.


Good Friday, 19 April

12-3pm Reflections divided into half-hour sections to include Reading of Account of Jesus’ trial and death, the Stations of the Cross, silence, prayer, meditative readings.

7pm Meditation with Choir and Orchestra performing The Seven Last Words (James Macmillan).


Easter Day, 21 April

5am Dawn Vigil with informal Communion and rejoicing. Coffee and pastries served.

10.45am Easter Sunday Sung Eucharist.

6.30pm Evensong.