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Welcome to you all from St Mary Magdalene, and St John the Evangelist churches, Hucknall. Our churches are open for on-site worship and will remain open as long as it is safe to do so.

We are open for worship Sunday:
8am St Mary Magdalene – 9.30am St John the Evangelist – 11am St Mary Magdalene.

We are open for worship Tuesday:
Holy Communion 10:15am St Mary Magdalene, followed by coffee/tea and biscuits.

First Sunday in the month:
6pm Hope and Remembrance Service at St Mary Magdalene for those who have been bereaved.

2023 COVID guidelines for STMM with STJE:
COVID is still with us. Please treat others with respect. Hand sanitiser is available.

Please consider whether you can give at this time. If so, here’s how you can help: make a secure, online donation to our churches via the Give A Little website.

Donate to St Mary Magdalene and St John the Evangelist

The Vicar or churchwardens of this church can be contacted in an emergency, by telephoning Revd Helen Chantry (0115 8747369), or Jane Haywood (0115 9631503) and Keith Towers (0115 9565792), or by emailing helenchantry@btopenworld.com or jane_haywood@hotmail.com and keith.towers@ntlworld.com

The Parish Office is now open again at the John Godber Centre but these booking sessions are by appointment only. Contact us to book a session, make enquiries about services, weddings, baptisms or funerals, by calling Chantelle, the Church Secretary on 07538 735103.

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.

Our address:
St Mary Magdalene Church
Hucknall, Nottinghamshire NG15 7AS – In the centre of the town by the Marketplace and Ogle Street.

St Mary’s is available for baptisms, weddings and funerals. For baptisms and weddings, please contact Chantelle, the Church Administrator on 07538 735103 or the Rector on 0115 874 7369.

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
• Stewards
• 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

To help you plan your visit, we’ve created a virtual tour, showcasing the church and its heritage. Explore our church in the 3D video below by simply clicking on the screen to move around within the space:

There are interpretive displays specifically created for children and activities designed to help them engage with and understand the rich heritage around them.

Whether your interests lie with the church itself, Lord Byron, our Kempe stained glass windows or the people and events that have helped shape the town of Hucknall, we have something new and exciting for you to experience.

Once you have explored our fantastic building and stories, why not relax in the newly developed south transept refreshment area.

Stewards are on hand to assist your visit if required and there are assisted and disabled toilet facilities within the church.