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As part of the Church of England we serve over a million people through our network of around 300 churches across the city and county of Nottinghamshire, with two in South Yorkshire, and 73 church schools. We seek to live for Jesus and make his grace and truth known for everyone in our world today.

Our Vision

We believe there is nothing better anyone can do with their life than become a follower of Jesus Christ. For this reason we are committed to Growing Disciples, reaching wider in every community, connecting with younger generations to pass on the Good News of Jesus, and nurturing deeper roots of faith.

Our Diocese

We serve over a million people and represent the Church of England in Nottinghamshire and two parishes in South Yorkshire, sharing our faith, supporting communities and seeking the transforming presence of God to express Christianity in diverse, inclusive and vibrant ways across urban, suburban, estate, rural village, market town and post-industrial contexts.

Our People

Every person in each local church is called to join in with the mission of God. We seek to help and care for people in all the communities across our diocese, making a difference in living for Christ.


August 18th

Today, we pray for Carrington, St John the Evangelist (Area Dean: Colin Bourne; Lay Chair: Elaine Hinchliffe; Churchwardens: Jane Harwood, Asela Premachandra) and The Diocese of Meru – The Anglican Church of Kenya

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Join Our Team

We’re always on the look out for talented and passionate people to join our ever growing team of people. Take a look at our vacancies below.

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The Bishop of Natal visits Southwell and Nottingham

The Bishop of Natal, the Rt Revd Nkosinathi Ndwandwe and his wife Zanele, visited Southwell and Nottingham on their way to the Lambeth Conference. Our diocese has been linked with Natal, South Africa for20 years and Bishop Paul and Sarah Williams, Dean Nicola, Archdeacon Phil Williams and members of the Diocesan Natal Group welcomed the Bishop and Zanele to services and events last week.

Life Events

There are a range of services to mark special and significant moments in life.
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