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St.Luke's also known as the Parish Church of Broughton Sulney



Photograph of St.Luke's Upper Broughton

St.Luke's Upper Broughton

Belvoir Angel on head stone Proof of all the hard work recently undertaken in the Church yard Autumn 2014

Belvoir Angels & Church yard working party

Services in our Benefice to November 26  2017 ( Sundays unless stated )

Date UPPER BROUGHTON Kinoulton Hickling
Oct   1 11.00am Family Holy Communion 9.15am Holy Communion 6.30pm  Harvest Festival
Oct   8 10.00am All Age Family Worship Service 11.00am Harvest Festival 9.15am Holy Communion
Oct  15 No Service 10.00am Patronal Festival Bishop Paul presiding No Service
Oct  22 9.15am Holy Communion 11.00am All Age Worship Family Service 6.30pm Holy Communion
Oct  29 No Service No Service No Service
Oct  29 A Mission Partnership Service will be held at 10.00am at All Saints Church, Cotgrave
Nov  5 6.30pm All Souls Service 10.00am All Saints Service No Service
Nov 12

9.15am Service of Remembrance

10.45am Sunday Crew

No Service 10.50am Service of Remembrance
Nov 19 11.00am Morning Prayer 9.15am Holy Communion 11.00am All Age Worship Family Service
Nov 26 9.15am Holy Communion 11.00am All Age Family Worship 6.30pm Holy Communion

Our three churches offer several types of Sunday worship, and I thought I might take the opportunity to explain what some of them are about, and what you might expect to see should you decide to attend any of them.

All Age Worship or Family Service is a service of hymns, readings and sometimes activities.  The talk or sermon is suitable for the young, the not so young and the young at heart.

Morning Prayer / Matins is a service of prayerful devotion.  Hymns are sung and there is usually a homily, which is like a very short sermon.

Family Holy Communion is a service which is adapted service for families and the young in mind.  There is an opportunity for younger members to take part in the service, hymns may be more modern and the talk or sermon takes into account those attending.

Holy Communion is a service held twice a month in each of our churches, at Hickling one of these is held in the evening, for those who find it difficult to attend in the morning.  This service is where we share bread and wine, the sermon takes into account the demographic of those present.

Evensong is a service held once a month at Hickling in the evening, which the name would suggested.  This service is one of prayer, hymns and litanies which are short responsive prayers.  Nunc Dimittus and Magnificat are said or sung, some of our older parishioners enjoy this lovely service.  Again there is a homily or short sermon.

Hopefully you may find something you would like to 'dip your toe into', to find out more about what happens in your church and the services.  Church is not just for weddings, baptisms and funerals, anyone at any time, is welcome to come in and 'take a moment or two'.

Holy Communion is a very special and inclusive service; some call it Mass, Meeting at the Lord's Table or Eucharist.  Whatever we call it, it is all about sharing of the bread and wine together, whatever age, race, creed, religion or nationality.  It is central to our faith, everyone coming together for worship, all things flow from this and what Jesus commanded.  Jesus himself asked that we 'Do this in remembrance of Him', along with 'Loving one another as He loved us', these were the two most important messages Jesus gave us. Anyone who is a member of any other church may receive bread and wine, along with those of the Church of England.  These days there are times when the bread and wine may be received before confirmation, I would be please to discuss this with anyone.

Please do contact me if you want to talk over, or understand more about any of our services, the Church belongs to the people and the community, it is our Church and everyone is very welcome.

Yours in Christ

Rev Maggie

Reverend Maggie Woodward

The Rectory, 41 Main Street, Kinoulton

01949 81183


Harvest Festival Services across our Parishes


Harvest Festival used to be celebrated at the beginning of the harvest season on August 1. and was called Lammas, meaning ' loaf Mass'.  Farmers made loaves of bread from the new wheat crop and gave them to their local church.  They were then used as the Communion bread during a special mass thanking God for the harvest.  The custom ended when Henry V111 broke away from the Catholic Church, and nowadays we have harvest festivals at the end of the season.

At the start of the harvest, communities would appoint a strong and respected man of the village as their ' Lord of the Harvest '.  He would be responsible for negotiating the harvest wages and organising the fieldworkers.  The end of the harvest was celebrated with a big meal called a Harvest Supper, eaten on Michaelmas Day ( September 29 ).  The 'Lord of the Harvest' sat at the head of the table.  A goose stuffed with apples was eaten along with a variety of vegetables.  Goose fairs were and still are held in English towns at this time of year.  Nottingham Goose Fair being one of the biggest.

Our Harvest Festival this year are as follows

Upper Broughton on Sunday 17 September at 11.00am

Hickling on Sunday 1 October at 6.30pm

Kinoulton on Sunday 8 October at 11.00am

May I invite you all to come along to one ( or more ) of our Harvest Festival services where you will be welcomed warmly

God Bless

Rev Maggie






Rev Maggie

Rev Maggie Woodward.

Maggie Woodward

A history & explanation of the Broughton Quilt which hangs in St.Luke's

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