Summer Weekends 2019

Here at St Mary’s we have a series of exciting weekend events over the summer. On selected Friday and Saturday evenings we are the place to find the relaxing, the immersive, and the humorous.


Braimah Kanneh-Mason and the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 6 July, 7:30pm
Take in the sounds of violinist Braimah Kanneh-Mason, alongside the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra, as they present a celebration of the Austro-German repertoire. Our church’s fine acoustics and picturesque interior make the perfect setting.

Jesus Christ Superstar
Thursday 11 – Saturday 13 July, 7:30pm
Immerse yourself in this truly unique production of the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical. Enjoy wine and fruit at your table and let the performance take you back to Jerusalem in 30AD.

Spooky Men’s Chorale
Friday 19 July, 12:00pm and 7:00pm
Be entertained with Georgian table songs, beautiful ballads, covers, and immaculate man anthems as the Spooky Men’s Chorale arrive in Nottingham, all the way from New South Wales, Australia, as part of their UK/Germany tour. Come and meet the group in a workshop at 12:00pm before the concert at 7:00pm. This is sure to be a memorable summers evening.

Nottingham Youth Orchestra
Friday 2 August, 7:30pm
Let Nottingham’s young musicians inspire. The Nottingham Youth Orchestra’s Senior Orchestra present their summer concert here at St Mary’s. Works from Weber, Wagner and Sibelius will be featured, among others, as this group of talented young people take you on a journey through the Romantic era.

An Evening with the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra and Braimah Kanneh-Mason

On Saturday 6 July at 7:30pm the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Braimah Kanneh-Mason, from Nottingham’s famous musical family.

Braimah will be the soloist in Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, one of the most beloved in the violin repertoire.

The NSO will also present Weber’s Der Freischutz Overture – a concert opener featuring a mix of high drama and fine melodies – and conclude with Bruckner’s epic Fourth Symphony (‘Romantic’).

St Mary’s makes the ideal venue for this celebration of the Austro-German repertoire, with its fine acoustics and picturesque interior.

General admission £16, Concessions £14 and £5 for under 18 and full-time students. You can book your tickets at or Alternatively you can email [email protected] or phone 07733 312322. Tickets are available on the door subject to availability.

Choral Scholars’ End of Year Concert

Every year St Mary’s welcomes a number of choral scholars into its community from both of Nottingham’s universities. These gifted individuals sing with the choir at mid-week and Sunday Evensong, and Sunday Eucharist, alongside other various Holy days and High days. Throughout the year our scholars receive subsidised tuition and masterclasses, as well as the opportunity to participate in various recordings, broadcasts and tours.

This Sunday (16 June), at 8pm, our choral scholars will be giving a concert featuring a number of solo pieces. All scholars will also be involved in performing a varied choral repertoire.

This opportunity to hear high class singing comes with the added bonus of free admission, so please join us and support the scholars as they finish off another fine year of music making.

Nottingham Lightest Night 2019

St Mary’s in the Lace Market/The Creative Quarter Summer Garden Party

On Friday June 21st Nottingham will build on the success of Light Night by holding its first ever Lightest Night.

On the year’s longest day, it’s hoped venues will stay open later and encourage families to enjoy the city centre at its best on what we trust will be a lovely summer evening.

St Mary’s Church and the Creative Quarter Company will be marking the occasion by holding a garden party in the church grounds between 5pm and 8pm.

With kind support from Bildurn, based in nearby St Mary’s School, and Castle Rock Brewery, whose Kean’s Head public house is next door, we will be pleased to offer you a drink or two. There will also be live musical entertainment.

Most of all, there will be the opportunity to meet and mingle with the community of business people who make the Lace Market and Hockley such great places to work.

We look forward to seeing you on Lightest Night.

Saturday Evening Music for June

In June we have two exciting Saturday night concerts taking place in the church. Whether you’re a classical music enthusiast or want to experience something new, these two concerts will provide a great deal of entertainment and enjoyment.

Kanneh-Mason Concert Season
Saturday 8 June 2019 at 7:30pm.
Aminata and Jeneba Kanneh-Mason are joined by Oliver Latham, Matthew Shipway and Jeff Snowdon in a celebration of some of Nottingham’s most exciting young talent.

Also featuring the Orchestra of the Restoration, directed by John Keys.

Program features:
Stanley – Trumpet Tune (Oliver Latham)
Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 (Matthew Shipway and Jeff Snowdon)
Mozart – Violin Concerto in G (Aminata Kanneh-Mason)
Ravel – Piano Concerto (Jeneba Kanneh-Mason)

Tickets available from:

Nottingham Tourist Centre (1-4 Smithy Row, Nottingham, NG1 2BY) Tel. 08444 77 56 78

Windblowers (75-77 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5BA) Tel. 0115 941 0543 (cash or cheque only)

On the door (subject to availability)


Nottingham Bach Choir
Saturday 22 June 7:30pm

A concert to celebrate the work of the choir director Paul Hale. You’ll be treated to works by Haydn, Wesley, J S Bach, Vaughan Williams, Cesar Franck and Hubert Parry, as well as organ music and works for full choir.

Tickets available from

Email: [email protected]

Nottingham Tourism Centre (1-4 Smithy Row, Nottingham, NG1 2BY) Tel. 08444 77 56 78

From Choir Members

On the door (Subject to availability)

Hidden Voices Training Course

10:30am – 4:30pm, Thursday 6th June

If you are or have been involved in projects such as food banks, night shelters and street pastors, or worked with asylum seekers and vulnerable adults and children, then it’s possible that you may have already come into contact with a victim of modern slavery. Did you, or could you identify a victim?

This is a continuing issue in Nottingham, but you can join us on Thursday 6th June for the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham’s Hidden Voices Course, 10:30am – 4:30pm at St Mary’s in the Lace Market. You will learn about what modern slavery is, how to recognize it, how to respond and how we can work together to help end it.

If you’re a volunteer, project worker, member of a faith community or simply passionate about social justice, then come and join us at this free workshop.

Simply email [email protected] or telephone Catriona on 01636817232 to sign up and book your free place.

St Mary’s in the Lace Market
High Pavement

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.

Vacancies at St Mary’s

St Mary’s in the Lace Market is looking to fill 2 part time roles

  • Events co-ordinator
  • Communications co-ordinator

Precise hours to be discussed – Communications likely to be approx 6 hours a week, Events approx 10 hours a week, each £12 an hour.  Both roles could be carried out by the same person.

Please contact [email protected] for an Application Form and Job Descriptions. Applications to be submitted by 22 February, interviews from 7 March. To discuss please call Tom Gillum 07825 041432