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Friends of St Mary's

The Friends of St. Mary’s exists as a charitable association to further the mission and maintain the worship of the church. They also seek to support the vicar, churchwardens and PCC by maintaining, repairing, renewing, improving, enhancing and extending the structure and fabric, furniture, furnishings, fixtures and fittings of St. Mary’s.

Membership of the Friends is open to all and is by yearly subscription. In return, Friends receive a newsletter three times a year keeping them informed of events and special services. The Friends hold an Annual General Meeting, host an Annual Lecture and have visits to places of interest. Friends also fundraise and in previous years have contributed to the purchase of items of communion silver, altar hangings and servers vestments.

In 1996 the Friends had their most ambitious appeal and raised £14,000 for new choir stalls lighting. To celebrate their Silver Jubilee in 1999, the Friends purchased new altar hangings for both the high and chapel altars. The material was Comper Bellini and Gilt Comper Bellini made by Watts & Co of Westminster.

Subscription rates for membership of the Friends are £7 single, £12 family (at same address), £25 schools and charities and £50 corporate. For further information on the life and work of the Friends, please write to: The Secretary, The Friends of St. Mary’s Nottingham, The Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, High Pavement, Nottingham.


The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of St Mary's church will take place in the Chapter Room at St Mary's following the 10.45 am service on Sunday 16th July.  All are welcome to attend, to hear reports of the last year's activities, to elect officers and members of the Executive Committee, and to discuss forthcoming plans and events.

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Nottingham High School was founded at Candlemas in St Mary’s Church 500 years ago — Paul Sibly, Deputy Headmaster at the school, considers why Candlemas was an appropriate time to create the school and how different education was in the 16th century

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As the new floor nears completion Christopher Harrison explains why it is so important

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Ed Mills explains that great progress is being made with the developments at St Mary’s, but more funds are needed to complete the project

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St Mary's Temporary Closure

by Reverend Christopher Harrison | tags: , , , ,


At the time of writing, is hoped that the project to level the floor and install underfloor heating will go ahead, but there remains some uncertainty about the total cost and the statutory permissions are still awaited. If these fall into place over the next month, the plan is to close the church temporarily for worship, visits and other events after the morning service on Sunday 1st July (which will be followed by the AGM of the Friends of St Mary's as usual, however). We also invite all able bodied people who can assist with the clearing of chairs and other items from the nave to help with this after that service. We had wondered whether we could keep the chancel open for worship, but there is likely to be a considerable amount of dust and we will, moreover, need to use the chancel for storing the chairs etc while the work is carried out. Look out for updated information in the coming weeks.

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Wedding Open Day

by Adele Siepmann | tags: , ,


Wedding Open Day
St Mary's Church, Saturday 24th September, 1-4pm

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The Parish Office

Monday 9am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 4.30pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

St Peter's

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm

St Mary's

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 3pm

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Map of All Saints', St Mary's and St Peter's churches, and the Parish office

All Saints' Church - Raleigh Street, NG7 4DP
St Mary's Church - High Pavement, NG1 1HN
St Peter's Church - St Peter's Gate, NG1 2NW

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The office is situated on the upper floor of the St Peter's Centre, on the south side of St Peter's Church and adjacent to Marks & Spencer.

The Parish Office

The Parish Office
St Peter's Centre, St Peter's Square
Nottingham, United Kingdom,

0115 948 3658 (+44 115 948 3658 outside the UK)

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