The church offers a haven of peace and reflection, a reminder of the presence of God at the heart of community life in Hucknall.
A Heritage Lottery Fund supported restoration project in 2014-2015 has seen significant refurbishment and creation of a history and heritage hub. Visit us for worship and see interpretive displays, take interactive tours and discover its 1,000 year history.
St Mary Magdalene church is the burial place of the poet and 6th Lord Byron, his daughter and famed mathematician Ada Lovelace, and bare knuckle boxer Ben Caunt (after whom the bell Big Benn is reputedly named). The church is also home to one of England’s largest collections of stained glass windows by the acclaimed Victorian artist, Charles Eamer Kempe.
St Mary Magdalene Church
Hucknall, Nottinghamshire NG15 7AS – In the centre of the town by the Marketplace and Ogle Street.
General opening times:
Monday – Friday, 10am-12 noon; 2-4pm. Saturday, 11am-3pm. Admission is free, donations welcomed.
Please note: St Mary Magdalene is a working church and there are times when (especially weddings at weekends and funerals during the week), the church is not open to general visitors. Please check before planning your visit by calling Imelda Johnson on 0115 9636862 or Barbara McDonald on 07709 969241.
Services are held each weekday except Friday, for information, please click the tabs, below:
We hold three services every Sunday – for information, please click the tabs, below:
St Mary’s is always available for baptisms, weddings and funerals. For baptisms and weddings, there is a ‘bookings session’, every Thursday at the John Goober Centre (next door on Ogle Street), at 6pm or please contact the Rector on 0115 964 1499.
St Mary Magdalene church is ideally positioned for access via public transport, being on major bus routes through the town and 10 minutes walk from the NET tram stop and Robin Hood Line train station.
• All areas accessible to disabled visitors (with use of access ramp)
• Indoor attraction
• Disabled and assisted toilets within the building
• Refreshments area with seating for 40
• Hearing loop
• Large print versions of all visitor guides/tour leaflets
• Easy access town centre location
• Pay and display car parks either side of the churchyard
• Limited, free on-street car parking
• Assistance dogs welcomed