The Nave at Hawton Church (photograph by Peter Mason)
The Easter Sepulchre at Hawton Church (photograph by Peter Mason)
Early 20thC aerial view of Hawton Church and the Rectory (now demolished)

History and present activities at Hawton Church

The west aspect of All Saints' Church across the fields

This is intended to be a comprehensive website for all who wish to know about the life of All Saints' Church in Hawton. We have come to realise that there are many people who have links with, and affection for, this historic and beautiful church but are not necessarily worshipping Christians.  our aim is to make the church the centre of a community, not just Hawton village (which only has a population of 54) but involving a much larger area, especially the village of Cotham to the south and the new housing development taking place just north of Hawton. We lost our village hall several years ago as it had become unsafe, and events that used to take place there can now be carried out in the church itself, so at one level the church can be said to be a community centre also. So, in addition to church services, baptisms, weddings, and funerals we have a panoply of other activities, including open church events on Saturday mornings, with erudite expositions of the amazing stone carvings in the chancel, historical talks, plays, operettas, international links to Canada and to Hawton in the United States, arresting lectures, and invitations to open gardens in the spring and summer. There are two fairs held in the church, in the summer and a month before Christmas, and these are popular events, especially as the quality of the refreshments is universally praised. We are also establishing links with Newark Academy and Magnus Academy schools, whose Art and History departments are including the church in their curricular activities. Ther are many other ways that those interested can become involved in safeguarding the future of this church for our children and their children, and we are keen to explore all of them.

This website exists to raise awareness, promote the importance of the church in the community, and to inform and educate in the broadest sense. A building such as this needs to be celebrated and extolled as a lasting heritage of the past and a beacon for the future. Many improvements have taken place already, but many more are planned, and you can find out about these as you explore these pages.  Please be enthused, and join in when you can.


View of All Saints Church, Hawton in a winter landscape (photograph by Carole Sutton - 1st March (shown on East Midlands Weather in the evening)

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03.01 | 19:19

We look forward to seeing more of you, Tom and Carol, and others from the village. Please let us know what you think of the bells.

03.01 | 19:07

My wife Carol and I are new to the Village of Hawton and our first visit to the Hawton Church was made after only a few days from our arrival, very interesting.

24.12 | 10:24

Hello. I will see if I can get any ringers together. If I can it will only be rounds and call changes and maybe only six bells. Margaret

23.12 | 18:41

We'll see what we can do!

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