Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham

Dioecesis Southwellensis et Nottinghamensis
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham
Coat of arms
Ecclesiastical provinceYork
ArchdeaconriesNewark, Nottingham
DenominationChurch of England
Established5 February 1884
CathedralSouthwell Minster
Current leadership
BishopPaul Williams, Bishop of Southwell & Nottingham
SuffraganAndy Emerton, Bishop of Sherwood
ArchdeaconsPhil Williams, Archdeacon of Nottingham
Tors Ramsey, Archdeacon of Newark

The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham is a Church of England diocese in the Province of York, headed by the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham. It covers all the English county of Nottinghamshire and a few parishes in South Yorkshire. It is bordered by the dioceses of Derby, Leicester, Lincoln and Sheffield. The cathedral, Southwell Minster, is in the town of Southwell, 15 miles (24 km) north of Nottingham.


Until 2005 the diocese was named simply Southwell, but in February the diocesan synod requested a change of name, which was approved by the General Synod of the Church of England in July and by the Privy Council on 15 November 2005.[1]

The present territory of the diocese was originally the Archdeaconry of Nottingham in the Diocese of York, before it was moved in 1837 to the Diocese of Lincoln (so switching from the Province of York to the Province of Canterbury). On 5 February 1884 it was taken from Lincoln and united with the archdeaconry of Derby (covering, roughly, Derbyshire), which was taken from the Diocese of Lichfield. The two then formed a new Diocese of Southwell, which covered Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.[2] The Diocese of Derby became separate on 7 July 1927;[3] Southwell and Nottingham is once again in the Province of York (since 25 October 1935, according to the Diocese of Southwell (Transfer) Measure, 1935).[4][5]


The diocesan bishop is Paul Williams, assisted by Andy Emerton, the Bishop suffragan of Sherwood, whose See of Sherwood was created in 1965. Alternative episcopal oversight (for the few parishes in the diocese which do not receive the ministry of priests who are women) is provided by a provincial episcopal visitor (PEV), the Bishop suffragan of Beverley, Glyn Webster. He is licensed as an honorary assistant bishop of the diocese.

Today the bishop's residence and office, the diocesan offices and the cathedral all remain in Southwell.

Archdeaconries and deaneries

Diocese Archdeaconries Rural Deaneries
Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham Archdeaconry of Nottingham Deanery of East Bingham
Deanery of Gedling
Deanery of Nottingham North
Deanery of Nottingham South
Deanery of West Bingham
Archdeaconry of Newark Deanery of Bassetlaw and Bawtry
Deanery of Mansfield
Deanery of Newark and Southwell
Deanery of Newstead

List of churches in the diocese

Closed churches are listed in italics.

Place Church Opened Closed
Annesley All Saints 1874
Annesley All Saints Old Church 1940s
Annesley Woodhouse St John the Evangelist
Arnold St Mary, Church Lane
Arnold Emmanuel, Church View Close, Warren Hill
Askham St Nicholas
Aslockton St Thomas 1892
Aspley St Margaret, Aspley Lane 1936
Attenborough St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane
Auckley St Saviour
Austerfield St Helena, High Street
Averham St Michael and All Angels
Awsworth St Peter, Main Street
Babworth All Saints, Private Lane
Balderton St Giles
Barnby in the Willows All Saints
Barnstone St Mary 1857
Barton in Fabis St George
Basford St Aidan 1905
Basford St Augustine 1877 1989
Basford St Leodegarius
Bawtry St Nicholas, Church Street
Beckingham All Saints, Church Street
Beeston St John the Baptist, Church Street
Besthorpe Holy Trinity 1844
Bestwood St Matthew-on-the-Hill, Padstow Road, Bestwood Estate
Bestwood St Mark, School Walk, Bestwood Village
Bestwood Rise Park Church-Ang/Meth LEP, Revelstoke Way
Bestwood Park Church Ang/Meth LEP
Bestwood St Philip, Knight's Close Top Valley
Bilborough St Martin of Tours, St Martin's Road
Bilborough St John the Baptist, Graylands Road
Bilsthorpe St Margaret, Church Hill
Bingham St Mary and All Saints, Church Street
Bleasby St Mary
Blidworth St Mary of the Purification, Main Street
Blyth St Mary and St Martin
Bole St Martin, East Street
Bothamsall Our Lady and St Peter 1845
Boughton St Matthew, Church Road 1868
Bradmore Church Room, Main Street
Bramcote St Michael and All Angels, Church Street 1861
Brinsley St James the Great, Church Lane
Broughton Sulney (Upper Broughton) St Luke, Melton Road
Broxtowe St Martha the Housewife
Bulcote Holy Trinity 1862
Bulwell St John the Divine, Keys Close/Muster Walk 1885
Bulwell St Mary the Virgin, Highbury Road
Bunny St Mary the Virgin, Church Street
Burton Joyce St Helen, Church Road
Calverton St Wilfrid
Car Colston St Mary, Main Street
Carburton St Giles
Carlton St John the Baptist, Oakdale Road
Carlton St Paul 1891
Carlton-in-Lindrick St John the Evangelist, Church Lane
Carlton-on-Trent St Mary 1851
Carrington St John the Evangelist, Mansfield Road 1843
Caunton St Andrew
Caythorpe St Aidan Mission Church 1900
Chilwell Christ Church, High Road 1903
Church Warsop St Peter and St Paul
Cinderhill Christ Church, Nuthall Road 1856
Clarborough St John the Baptist, Church Lane
Clayworth St Peter, Wiseton Road
Clifton Holy Trinity, Farnborough Road
Clifton St Francis, South Church Drive
Clifton Village St Mary, Holgate
Clipstone All Saints, Fourth Avenue
Clumber Park St Mary the Virgin 1867
Collingham All Saints
Collingham St John the Baptist
Colston Bassett St John the Divine 1892
Colwick St John the Baptist
Cossall St Catherine
Costock St Giles, Church Lane
Cotgrave All Saints
Cotham St Michael
Cottam Holy Trinity
Cromwell St Giles
Cropwell Bishop St Giles
Darlton St Giles
Daybrook St Paul, Mansfield Road North 1896
Daybrook St Timothy's Church Centre
Dunham-on-Trent St Oswald, The Green
Eakring St Andrew, Kirklington Road
East Bridgford St Peter, Kirk Hill
East Drayton St Peter
East Leake St Mary, Main Street
East Markham St John the Baptist, Church Street
East Retford St Swithun
East Stoke St Oswald
Eastwood St Mary
Eaton All Saints 1860
Edingley St Giles
Edwalton Holy Rood
Edwinstowe St Mary
Egmanton Our Lady of Egmanton
Elkesley St Giles
Elston All Saints
Elton on the Hill St Michael and All Angels
Epperstone Holy Cross
Everton Holy Trinity, Church Street
Farndon St Peter, Church Street
Farnsfield St Michael 1860
Finningley Holy Trinity and St Oswald, Rectory Lane
Flawborough St Peter 2009
Flawford St Peter's Church, Flawford 1718
Fledborough St Gregory's Church, Fledborough
Flintham St Augustine of Canterbury
Forest Town St Alban, Clipstone Road West 1911
Gamston St Peter
Gamston and Bridgford St Luke, Leahurst Road
Gedling All Hallows
Girton and Spalford St Cecilia
Gonalston St Laurence
Gotham St Lawrence
Granby All Saints
Greasley St Mary
Gringley-on-the-Hill St Peter and St Paul
Grove St Helen 1882
Gunthorpe St John the Baptist
Halam St Michael the Archangel
Halloughton St James
Harby with Swinethorpe All Saints 1877
Harworth All Saints
Hawksworth St Mary and All Saints
Hawton All Saints
Hayton St Peter, Church Lane
Headon-cum-Upton St Peter
Hickling St Luke, Main Street
Hockerton St Nicholas
Holbeck | St Winifred (Private Chapel) 1916
Holme St Giles
Holme Pierrepont with Adbolton St Edmund
Hoveringham St Michael
Hucknall St John, Nottingham Road 1877
Hucknall St Peter and St Paul, Ruffs Drive 1956
Hucknall St Mary Magdalene, Market Place
Huthwaite All Saints, Common Road 1903
Hyson Green St Paul 1844 1994
Hyson Green St Stephen, Bobbers Mill Road 1898
Inham Nook (Chilwell) St Barnabas, Barn Croft 1957
Jacksdale St Mary, Church Lane
Kelham St Wilfrid
Keyworth St Mary Magdalene
Kilvington St Mary
Kimberley Holy Trinity, Church Hill
Kingston on Soar St Winifred, Kegworth Road
Kinoulton St Luke, Main Street 1793
Kirkby Woodhouse St John the Evangelist, Skegby Road
Kirkby-in-Ashfield St Thomas, Kingsway 1903
Kirkby-in-Ashfield St Wilfrid, Church Street 1907
Kirklington St Swithin
Kirton Holy Trinity
Kneesall St Bartholomew
Kneeton St Helen
Lady Bay All Hallows, Pierrepont Road
Ladybrook (Mansfield) St Mary the Virgin, Bancroft Lane
Lambley Holy Trinity
Laneham St Peter
Langar cum Barnstone St Andrew
Langford St Bartholomew
Langold St Luke, Church Street 1928
Laxton St Michael the Archangel
Lenton Holy Trinity, Church Street 1842
Lenton Priory Church of St Anthony, Abbey Street, Old Lenton
Lenton Abbey St Barnabas' Church, Lenton Abbey 1938
Linby St Michael, Church Lane
Lowdham St Mary the Virgin
Mansfield St Augustine, Abbott Road
Mansfield St John's, St John Street 1856
Mansfield St Lawrence, Skerry Hill/Pecks Hill
Mansfield St Mark, Nottingham Road 1897
Mansfield St Peter and St Paul, Church Side
Mansfield Woodhouse St Edmund King and Martyr, Church Street
Maplebeck St Radegund
Markham Clinton (West Markham) All Saints
Mattersey All Saints, Retford Road
Misson St John the Baptist, Church Street
Misterton All Saints, High Street
Moorhouse Moorhouse Chantry Chapel 1860
Morton St Denis 1756
Netherfield St George, Victoria Road
New Basford St Augustine, Gawthorne Street, Sherwood Rise
Newark-on-Trent St Mary Magdalene, Market Square
Newark-on-Trent Christ Church, Boundary Road 1956
Newark-on-Trent St Leonard, Lincoln Road 1978
Newstead Abbey St Mary
Newstead St Mary the Virgin, Village Street
Normanton on Soar St James
Normanton-upon-Trent St Matthew, Main Street
North and South Wheatley St Helen's 1883
North and South Wheatley St Peter and St Paul, Middlefield Road
North Leverton St Martin, Main Street
North Muskham St Wilfrid
Norton and Cuckney St Mary
Norwell St Laurence
Nottingham All Saints, Raleigh Street 1864
Nottingham Emmanuel Church, Woodborough Road 1883 1972
Nottingham Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Square 1841 1958
Nottingham St Andrew, Mansfield Rd/Mapperley Rd 1871
Nottingham St Ann's Church, St Ann's Well Road 1864 1971
Nottingham St Ann with Emmanuel, Robin Hood Chase/Church Rd 1974
Nottingham St Bartholomew's Church, Blue Bell Hill Road 1894 1971
Nottingham St Catharine, St Ann's Well Road 1896 2003
Nottingham St George, The Meadows 1888
Nottingham St Faith's Church, Bathley Street, Nottingham 1915 1981
Nottingham St James' Church, Standard Hill 1809 1933
Nottingham St John the Baptist, Canal Street 1844 1941
Nottingham St Jude, Woodborough Rd 1877
Nottingham St Luke's Church, Carlton Road 1863 1924
Nottingham St Mark's Church, Huntingdon Street 1856 1958
Nottingham St Mary the Virgin, High Pavement
Nottingham St Matthew's Church, Talbot Street 1853 1956
Nottingham St Nicholas, Maid Marian Way 1678
Nottingham St Paul's Church, George Street 1822 1924
Nottingham St Peter with St James, St Peter's Gate
Nottingham St Philip's Church, Pennyfoot Street 1879 1963
Nottingham St Saviour, St Saviour's Garden, The Meadows 1864
Nottingham St Stephen's Church, Bunker's Hill 1859 1896
Nottingham St Thomas's Church, Nottingham 1873 1926
Nuthall St Patrick, Kimberley Road
Oldcotes St Mark, Maltby Road 1900
Ollerton St Giles 1790
Ollerton St Paulinus, Church Circle
Ordsall All Hallows, Church Lane
Orston St Mary
Ossington Holy Rood
Owthorpe St Margaret
Oxton St Peter & St Paul, Main Street
Papplewick St James, Off Main Street
Perlethorpe St John the Evangelist
Pleasley Hill St Barnabas, Bagshaw Street
Pleasley Vale St Chad
Plumtree St Mary, Church Hill, Old Melton Rd
Porchester St James, Marshall Hill Drive, Mapperley
Radcliffe-on-Trent St Mary, Main Road 1880
Radford All Souls, Ilkeston Road
Radford Christchurch, Ilkeston Road 1847 1950
Radford St Michael and All Angels, Hartley Road/Alfreton Road 1889 1975
Radford St Peter, Churchfield Lane/Hartley Rd 1812
Rainworth St Simon and St Jude
Rampton All Saints, Torksey Street
Ranby St Martin, Blyth Road, Chapel of Ease
Ranskill St Barnabas, North Road
Ratcliffe-on-Soar Holy Trinity, Kingston Park
Ravenshead St Peter, Sheepwalk Lane
Rempstone All Saints, Ashby Road 1773
Rempstone St Peter in the Rushes Medieval 1770
Retford St Alban, London Road
Retford St Saviour, Welham Road 1829
Rolleston Holy Trinity
Ruddington St Peter Church Street 1888
Scarrington St John of Beverley
Scofton St John
Screveton St Wilfrid, Rectory Lane
Scrooby St Wilfrid, Low Road
Selston St Helen, Church Lane
Shelford St Peter and St Paul, Church Street
Shelton St Mary and All Saints, Main Street
Sherwood St Martin, Trevose Gardens 1932
Shireoaks St Luke, Shireoaks Road
Sibthorpe St Peter, Church Street
Skegby St Andrew, Mansfield Road
Sneinton St Alban's Church, Sneinton, Bond Street 1887 2003
Sneinton St Christopher's Church, Sneinton 1910
Sneinton St Cyprian, Lancaster Road 1935
Sneinton St Matthias' Church, St Matthias Road 1868 2007
Sneinton St Stephen
Sookholme St Augustine
South Clifton St George the Martyr
South Leverton All Saints, Church Street
South Muskham St Wilfrid
South Scarle St Helena
Southwell Holy Trinity, Westgate 1846
Southwell Cathedral & Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Stanford on Soar St John the Baptist, Main Street
Stanton on the Hill All Saints (Chapel of Ease) Fackley Road
Stanton-on-the-Wolds All Saints, Brown's Lane
Stapleford St Helen, Church Street
Stapleford St Andrew, Antill Street To be converted into flats, previously the Haven Church[6]
Stapleford St Luke Mission Church, Moorbridge Lane
Staunton St Mary
Stoke Bardolph St Luke 1844
Stokeham St Peter
Strelley All Saints, Main Street
Sturton le Steeple St Peter & St Paul, Church Street
Sutton Bonington St Anne, St Anne's Lane, Sutton
Sutton Bonington St Michael, Main Street, Bonington
Sutton cum Lound St Bartholomew, Mattersey Road
Sutton-in-Ashfield St Mary Magdalene, Lammas Road
Sutton-in-Ashfield St Michael and All Angels, Outram Street
Sutton-on-Trent All Saints, Church Street
Syerston All Saints
Teversal St Katherine, Buttery Lane
Thorney with Wigsley St Helen
Thoroton St Helena
Thorpe St Lawrence
Thrumpton All Saints
Thurgarton Priory Church of St Peter, Thurgarton
Tollerton St Peter, Tollerton Lane
Toton St Peter, High Road
Treswell St John the Baptist
Trowell St Helen, Nottingham Road
Tuxford St Nicholas
Tythby with Cropwell Butler Holy Trinity
Underwood St Michael and All Angels, Church Lane 1890
Upton St Peter & St Paul, Church Lane
Walesby St Edmund
Walkeringham St Mary Magdalene, Gringley Road
Warsop see Church Warsop and Sookholme
Welbeck College Chapel
Wellow St Swithin
West Bridgford St Giles, Church Drive
West Drayton St Paul
West Leake St Helena, Main Street
West Retford St Michael the Archangel
West Stockwith St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Main Street 1722
Weston All Saints
Westwood St Mary, Church Lane, Jacksdale 1898
Whatton St John of Beverley
Widmerpool St Peter, Old Hall Drive
Wilford St Wilfrid
Wilford Hill St Paul, Boundary Road
Willoughby-on-the-Wolds St Mary & All Saints, Church Lane
Winkburn St John of Jerusalem
Winthorpe All Saints 1888
Wollaton St Leonard, Wollaton Road
Wollaton Park St Mary 1939
Woodborough St Swithun, Lingwood Lane
Woodthorpe St Mark, De Vere Gardens
Worksop Christchurch Centre, Thievesdale Close
Worksop St Anne, Newcastle Avenue 1911
Worksop St John the Evangelist, Gateford Road 1869
Worksop St Paul, Pelham Street
Worksop Worksop Priory (St Mary & St Cuthbert, Priorswell Road)
Wysall Holy Trinity, Main Street

See also


  1. ^ Orders of the Privy Council, 15 November 2005 Archived copy; accessed 16 August 2014.
  2. ^ "No. 25315". The London Gazette. 5 February 1884. p. 527.
  3. ^ "No. 33290". The London Gazette. 1 July 1927. p. 4207.
  4. ^ "No. 34198". The London Gazette. 13 September 1935. p. 5841.
  5. ^ Young's Local Administrative Units of England.
  6. ^ "Stapleford church to be turned into flats for vulnerable people". Nottingham Post. 14 January 2015. Archived from the original on 5 July 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2015.

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