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These facilities are used on a daily basis for:

          Mother’s Union Meetings           Parish Lunches           Language Classes          Classes for Tai, Chi, Line Dancing, Pilates & Yoga.

            Parent & Toddler Group

The Halls also have many one-off bookings for children’s parties and other events. Room 2 is used as a polling station a both local & national elections. The  Nottingham Bach Choir rehearse in the nave of the church.

Our facilities are available 7 days a week to hire and are suitable for:

          Meetings and Conferences,        Social events,       Dances and dance classes,      Wedding receptions,      Birthday Celebrations anniversary  celebrations,         Exhibitions and promotional displays,         Sales events.

The nave of the church is suitable for appropriate concerts and recitals.

For details of our facilities and booking arrangements go to Room Bookings.

It is an urban parish situated two miles north of Nottingham’s city centre and with a population of approximately 8900. This parish comprises of the districts of Mapperley Park and Sherwood Rise as well as Carrington.

This community has much of the buzz of an exciting modern city culture, and the parish borders with the multi-cultural Forest Fields and Hyson Green, the mixed housing, light industry and green spaces of Basford  the more suburban but still diverse Sherwood to the north and  Mapperley  to the east, . It is a diverse church in many ways, with members from a range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

There are three schools in the parish and they are invited to be involved in the life of the church. Children come to St. John’s to celebrate Harvest and Christmas, and on other special occasions.

St John’s is at the forefront of churches in Nottingham in providing a welcome to all people regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ compels us to be a varied and diverse community where the focus is on what God has worked through people of all backgrounds and lifestyles. The tolerance of St John’s has made it home for many different kinds of people.

We are part of the national Inclusive Church network and host the regular meetings of One Body One Faith (formally Changing Attittudes having merged with L.G.B.T.) which is campaigning for equal rights of LGBT people in the Church of England.

Governance is conducted by the Parochial Church Council , or P.C.C. , an executive committee of the parish with powers and duties defined by certain Acts of Parliament. The membership consists of the clergy and churchwardens of the parish, together with a number of representatives of the laity elected by the annual parochial church meeting of the parish. The P.C.C. secretary and the treasurer are elected from the PCC. In addition there are two ex officio members who are the elected members of the Deanery Synod.

Here at St John's our PCC is elected annually at the Annual Parochial Meeting, which usually takes place in April. To be elected on to the PCC, a person needs to be on the electoral roll, aged 16 years or over and consents to being appointed . Deanery Synod representatives are elected every three years.  

As we are a registered charity, we have been required since 2009 to provide information about the PCC (including the accounts and annual report as received by the Annual Church Meeting) to the Charity Commission. This information is available on the Charity Commission website:

www.charity-commission.gov.uk where the PCC may be found listed as Charity No 1132333

The congregation is drawn from across   Nottingham, and many come because of the distinctively Catholic style of worship, and inclusive values at St John’s. There are loyal members of many years standing and newer faces who have found their way to this church and made a home here:-


All about our service to the Community.

In 2008 through the generosity of two other parishioners Mary Dunnicliffe and Elsie Ellingworth, St John's embarked on an ambitious redevelopment of the church building which enabled the construction of new community facilities within the north aisle. The building was closed for almost a year with all services and activities transferred to the Hall. The Church & Community Centre opened in August 2009

Created was a new main entrance and foyer providing access to both the Church and the Community facilities. A Large Hall with a commercial standard kitchen on a newly- created first floor. Meeting rooms on the ground floor with access to kitchenette/café area, Better disabled access and toilets and a lift for access to the first floor.

A Parish Offic 1e, completely new liturgical space in the nave that can also be used for concerts and events. The Chancel was converted to provide a new Lady Chapel.

This development of Church & Community Centre was built with the aim of providing a positive community service and the opportunity to draw congregation and community closer.


Room 1

Room 2/3

Room 4

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