You are here: Home » Welcome
A warm welcome to the parish of All Saints, St Mary and St Peter, Nottingham, UK.
In these three city centre churches you will find worship which is based on the Eucharist, or Holy Communion, but with a variety of forms of evening service, especially at St Peter's. St Mary's and St Peter's both have strong choirs, which sing at most main services.
Each church emphasises being inclusive of people from any background, regardless of race, nationality, gender, age, income level, sexual orientation etc. In all of them you will find people who believe that God is highly relevant to the modern world, and who are open to new ways of experiencing faith and understanding the Bible. If you are looking for a church which is not dogmatic, rigid or judgemental, which accepts people as they are, and values you whether you get involved in Church life or prefer to remain on the edge - you are likely to feel at home with us!
All Saints, near the Arboretum and Boys' High School, is in a very mixed and lively area socio-economically, with a strong tradition of community groups. It has close links with Nottinghamshire YMCA, whose head offices and a well-being centre are on the church site. It has recently set up a "Peace Garden" in the churchyard, a community garden which is a haven of calm in the urban jungle. The church has links with Nottingham Rethink (formerly the Schizophrenia Society), the "Rally" homeless project, the Aspire mentoring project, and a local care home for people with severe learning disabilities.
All Saints Church
St Mary's is the ancient civic church of Nottingham. Cathedral-like in size and design, many people are surprised to find this huge and splendid medieval building tucked away on a side street in the Lace Market. Like St Peter's, it is open for several hours most days of the week. The main Sunday service at 10.45 am uses the beautiful and dignified language of the Book of Common Prayer, but with an updated structure. Alongside its regular programme of concerts, St Mary's is developing an involvement with the artistic life of the city, and so when you visit you may find an exhibition in the church.
St Mary's Church
St Peter's is situated very prominently next to Marks and Spencer, just south of the Council House and Old Market Square. It is open for several hours most days of the week, and many people find it a valuable place to stop and pray, or just to be still, in the heart of a busy and noisy city. It has a tradition of offering support to the many people in need who come through its doors. The main Sunday service at 10.45 am normally attracts around 100 people or more. The 8.15 am Communion service, as well as the 6.30 pm evening services, are quieter and more reflective in nature. Don't forget to visit the Coffee Room (cafe) next to the church - and look out for the Saturday coffee break concerts.
St Peter's Church
Across the three churches you will find, from time to time, Bible study groups, meetings to explore spirituality, Advent and Lent courses, and initiatives through which church members give support to people in need both in Nottingham and overseas. There are also regular "City Debate" meetings at which visiting speakers talk on issues of current concern.
Monday 9am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 4.30pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 3pm
For information on service times at All Saints', St Mary's & St Peter's, visit the services page
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
Please contact the Parish Office for details of any events or to get in touch with a member of staff.
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.
0115 948 3658 (+44 115 948 3658 outside the UK)
If you wish to trace a former resident or member of the parish, please address your requests to the Nottinghamshire Archives.