Thursday 22nd October, 2019. God's Trees II, the second part of the talk first given last year by Professor Julian Evans, at 7pm, again in Hawton
Church. Tickets £10 at door, refreshments included. Also see EVENTS.
Saturday 26th October, 2019. Performance of Newarke Canterbury Tales at Canterbury. See EVENTS. Look out for Stephen Fry's support by Tweet in advance of performance. For
those who cannot come there is a DVD forthcoming and the book of the Tales is now published.
Between 28th September and 8th October the minutes of meetings and correspondence between 1938 and 2005 of the Cotham Parochial Church Council will be available
for viewing at Hawton Church before they are deposited in the County Archives. (Read about Cotham Church almost being transformed into a furniture warehouse).
Saturday 2nd November, 2019. Dedication of the Hawton Bells by Bishop Tony Porter at
11am. This will be followed by an exhibition of bell ringing with the aid of the Rambling Ringers from Dordrecht in The Netherlands as well as our local group under the supervision of Geoff Wells. In the evening at 5pm there will be a celebratory bonfire
at the Poplars with food and drink provided. £10 entrance with proceeds to the Tower and Bell Fund.
On 6th July, 2019, the bells of Hawton Church rung for the first time in 70 years at the wedding of Catherine
Pykett, a member of the sterling family of Pyketts who have graced Hawton for generations. The bells are not yet in their final position and more need to come from John Taylor's Foundry, but on this paper rerr special day, with the help of Geoff Wells and
his sterling bell-ringing and bell-hanging assistants, history, pomp and circumstance came together. Well done, everybody involved.
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As well as supporting the on-going
maintenance and repairs to Hawton Church and Churchyard, the small and enthusiastic congregation has raised over £250,000 in funds to improve the facilities and repair the defective tower as well as retuning and augmenting bells. Most of the works have
now been completed and a Thanksgiving service was held on 2nd November 2014 at which many of the donors, including WREN and Notts. Historic Churches fund attended. The Church is already popular for weddings and christenings but these new facilities will mean
that concerts, talks, events and meetings could be held in the Church, confirming its position as the community centre for Hawton village.
Since 2012 there have now been dozens of events worth reporting at the church but to keep focus we are now
confining details of these for the last two years only.