The Revd Tracey Frances Byrne at present Assistant Curate at the Benefice of Beeston in the Diocese of Southwell  and Nottingham is to be Priest-in-Charge at the Benefice of Carrington in the same Diocese.

We look forward to welcoming Tracey to the Parish.

Walsingham Pilgrimage 23rd to 25th September 2022.

This years annual pilgrimage will take place between 23rd and 25th September and 25 places have been reserved. Unfortunately we have been unable to attend for the past 2 years due to the pandemic but are pleased to be able to return this year.

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Accommodation will be on a full board basis commencing on the Friday PM and concluding mid afternoon on the Sunday. Cost: Adults £152.00, Children (Age 5 - 16) £91.20, Under 5’s free. Transport costs are extra.

Rreserve your place now with Ray Hotson the organiser. A deposit of £30should accompany your booking.

This annual pilgrimage is a great blessing to all who make the journey to pray in that holy place. Have a word with folk who have been before if you are unsure about whether you might value the experience. (Almost everyone does…)

Community Eucharist

Recently we invited to you to provide your observations on this new initiative. A report has been made to the PCC. To read a copy Click here 

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Help for Ukraine

Please find information from the Diocese regarding hosting/supporting Ukrainian refugees. Click Here

The Nottingham Branches of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain are as follows:Email contact:

Clawson Lodge, 403 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG5 2DP

Forthcoming Community Events at church

Sherwood and Carrington Sharing Stories

The first opportunity to listen to and share memories of Sherwood and Carrington will be held in the nave on Wednesday 1st June from 1.30 – 2.30 pm. An initiative by SCAMP this is being partnered by local historians and St. John’s. This monthly event offers a speaker and the chance to swop interesting and perhaps amusing facts about the area from bygone days.

All welcome. £3 entrance includes a tea, coffee or soft drink.


Friday Bus Trips 

We have the opportunity of a bus and experienced driver on Fridays for full or half days out - at a very reasonable cost per person.

This has been offered by someone who is moving into the parish, who found it worked very well in previous parishes and organisations. 

It is a great way to get out and about and see places of interest, museums, garden centres etc. with friends, family and neighbours.

And ideal for people who do not drive or wish to use a car less.

Adults only, the bus takes a minimum of 6 passengers, maximum 12 and there is space for one wheelchair.

Please see Robin, who is taking the lead in this, or Cynthia.

We would like to determine interest in the initiative and gather suggestions of places to go.

The bus is available as soon as we wish. 

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The Queen Platinum Jubilee.

Sunday 5th June will be very busy with Street Parties to Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Carrington was one of the places the Queen was driven through in the 1977 celebrations. People gathered along Mansfield Road outside the church, to wave flags and greet her. It is possible your road has something organised for the 5th June which you will wish to take part in. Otherwise, you may like to join us.

St. John’s is taking part in the Big Jubilee Lunch. From 1 – 4 pm

Loscoe Road and Church Drive residents have been invited to join the congregation and regular churchyard users for a picnic. This will take place in the churchyard and the closed parts of the two roads. People are asked to bring their own picnic lunch to eat as a family, individually, or share with others; also, any tables, chairs, picnic blankets as they are able. We will be putting out some tables and chairs, decorating the grounds and providing a few activities. The Gladstone will be open to serve drinks.

Please see Cynthia if you can help with bunting on the Saturday; tables and chairs after the Sunday service; organise activities at the lunch. Also please sign the list at the back of church if you plan to attend the event and do not live in the closed roads, so we know potential numbers attending from the congregation.

Carrington Festival weekend is the 9th/10th July.

The Carrington Festival takes place on Saturday 9t.h. (12 – 5). And the Carrington Farmers’ Market celebrates a year of being part of our community on Sunday 10th (10 – 2)

On the Saturday we need people to prepare the grounds, look after various St. John’s stalls, act as marshalls etc. Please let Cynthia know asap what time/s you can give and your preference of tasks. Let’s make this a great collaborative event.

St. John’s will also have a few stalls on the Sunday for church funds

The Farmers’ Market will take place every 2nd Sunday until December


Outside, in the real world, it’s 2021. But in Richard’s world it’s 1979 – and he’s desperate to keep it that way.

Richard’s illness makes him forget – so he’s decided to relive his childhood, rediscover the love he left behind, bring everything back one last time, all set to the musical soundtrack of his life. But Richard knows that an invisible enemy is closing in and the clock is ticking. Can he communicate a final, urgent message to his family before all is lost?

There may be tears, and time travel, and Smurfs. Press play.

Chalk is a powerful, challenging new comedy drama about a man fighting for his life, his past, and his dignity written and performed by local writer and actor Simon Carter.

Simon is performing this one man show free of charge to raise awareness about dementia and funds for Alzheimer’s Society.                                                           You are simply asked to make a donation.

This is something that fits in with our aim of making our circuit one that is dementia friendly.

Chalk will be coming to Sherwood Methodist Church on Saturday 21st May Save the date in your diary.

 General Synod Monthly Report

A monthly report issued by Diocesan Representative on General Synod of the Church of England. To read Click Here.