October 18th: Auction of Robins for Notts Hospice

The 34 gorgeous robins who’ve brightened up the city centre over the summer flew into St Mary’s last Thursday for a grand auction. They completley stole the hearts of bidders who spent £133,000 for the privilege of taking one home.  All proceeds went to Nottinghamshire Hospice who organised the event.

The cost of using the church was generously donated.














ChurchwardenTony Mitchell resisted buying ‘Judge Robin’, but it was a tough call.

Strange Friends – Drama and Music inspried by World War 1

On Wednesday October 10th, 7.30pm start, the Sinfonia Viva Orchestra, the Lost Boys Drama Company together with soloists and choir bring professional music and drama conceived from WW1 sources to St Mary’s Church.

In Part 1,  The Lost Boys present ‘Strange Meeting’ which is an emotionally wrought play built around Wilfred Owen’s poem of the same name.

After the interval professional musicians perform extracts from Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem.

Service of Thanksgiving for the RAF and Commemoration of the Battle of Britain

We’re looking forward to our Service of Thanksgiving  at 10.45am on Sunday 16 September. This will be led by our Vicar, Rev’d Tom Gillum and an address will be given by the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, Rt. Rev’d Paul Williams.  The Lord-Lieutenant and Civic dignatories are attending and the RAF will be well represented. Everyone is very welcome to attend.

After the Service there’ll be a parade to the Market Square and a fly-past by a Lancaster bomber at 1300 hrs.


You are most welcome to our Services on

Sunday 10.45am Parish Communion and 6.30pm Evening Prayer

Wednesday 8.30am Holy Communion

Wednesday 6.15pm Choral Evensong

Thursday 1.15pm  Holy Communion

Open Churches Weekend

St. Mary’s will be open 10am to 4pm on Saturday 21st July 2018 as part of Nottinghamshire Open Churches.

Chidren’s Activity Trail, Demonstrations of Church Embroidery, Great War Exhibition, Refreshments.

Live organ music (30 minutes) by Bach, Handel and Mozart will be played at 1 pm and 2 pm on our pipe and digital organs.

Everyone is most welcome to attend -and to bring friends and family along, too!

Canon Jack Higham RIP

The funeral of our dear friend Canon Jack Higham will be held this Friday (July 13th) at 11.30 am at St Mary’s Church Greasley NG16 2AB, followed by burial in the churchyard there.

Further details may be found on the Funeral Director’s website, www.gillotts.co.uk under the Funeral Announcements section.