Mission

Whoever we are, whatever we’ve done…

This magnificent Church, dedicated to St. Mary the Mother of Jesus, has been constant witness to Christian faith and worship for more than a thousand years -and all that we do stems from that cherished tradition.

As God has welcomed us into his Kingdom, so we make his mission ours by greeting others. He is the God of love and mercy who brings hope and new life to all those who seek it. Our mission is to demonstrate that and to encourage others to find His love in their lives. Of course, this is no simple matter and is therefore always a work-in-progress, so we ask your prayers, patience and understanding that we are still on a journey in delivering that mission.

So although this is an Anglican church, we welcome people from all parts of the Christian Church worldwide and indeed, from non-Christian traditions.

This fits with our rôle as the Civic Church of Nottingham and we therefore have a long and deep relationship with the city in its local government; its education sector, including the Universities; and its commercial and business life. People come to worship here from all over the city -and even beyond- to experience God’s peace, refreshment and glory through our services, the beautiful music and worship, some thoughtful teaching and our community.

Within the church life, as well as Sunday and midweek services, there are prayer groups and an overseas aid group, which we hope to expand. We raise funds for Emmanuel House and several other charities. One of our most important gifts to the Church is simply being open and available to all who come throughout the week, many of whom stop for prayer, conversation and company, as well as guided tours. Naturally, we are available for baptisms, weddings and funerals; but with a Nave space of around 8000 ft2 (740 m2), Nottingham’s finest medieval venue is also available to hire for events which are compatible with its primary function as an active church.

All this comes from our Christian belief that, through Christ, God welcomes all of us: whoever we are, wherever we come from, whatever we’ve done.

If you seek spiritual help or guidance outside of normal church services, please contact us.