What Have we been up to?


The Churchyard in winter


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. 






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.


General Information

The double Piscina

For more information please contact

Dr. David Britton - Churchwarden - email: david.britton@me.com   phone: 01636 702172 OR

Mrs Pamela Griffiths - Churchwarden - email: pam.marson@gmail.com


For more information on Hawton Church and the Benefice of Farndon with Thorpe & Hawton with Cotham go to


  or   www.nandsdeanery.org.uk

See also http://southwellchurches.nottingham.ac.uk/_main/hindex.php




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05.05 | 08:49

The information about weddings (and baptisms) has been changed. All enquiries about weddings (and baptisms) have to be made to Rev Liz Murray on 01636 525417.

18.04 | 16:37

It costs around £500 with extras included. Bookings are made at St Peter's Church, Farndon.

13.04 | 11:33

How much is it to have a wedding at the church

22.12 | 13:11

We had a great day watching this historic event and we look forward to hearing the Lawrence bell ring out from All Saints soon.

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