Don't forget the Summer Fete and Open Gardens on Saturday 13th July, 2-4pm. Th weather will be fine.
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
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.