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Welcome to the Beck & Trent Parishes

The Church of England in
Carlton-on-Trent, Caunton,
Cromwell, Norwell, Ossington
& Sutton-on-Trent

St Mary's Carlton-on-Trent

St Andrew's Caunton

St Giles' Cromwell

St Laurence's Norwell

Holy Rood Ossington

All Saints' Sutton-on-Trent

Update 11 Jan 2021

All services in our church buildings are suspended until further notice. 

Although the Government has chosen not to suspend public worship in England at this time, the Church of England and our Diocese have decided the choice whether to continue with “in-person” public worship should be made at local level.

As we are currently in vacancy, and rely heavily on the help of retired clergy and other volunteers to facilitate services, our churchwardens and PCCs have made the decision not to continue with “in-person” public worship for the time being, out of concern for the health and well-being of all involved.

This decision will be under constant review and updates posted here when the situation changes.

In the meantime we continue to explore ways of enabling us to worship together. There are various online alternatives that you might like to join in with while our buildings are closed:

Churches Open for Private Prayer

Some of our churches are regularly open for private prayer each Sunday:

Carlton from 3pm – 4pm 

Caunton from 10am to 4pm

Norwell from 10am to 1pm

Sutton from 10am to 3pm

Please follow all the instructions that you will find there so we can keep each other safe. We hope that many will draw comfort from being able to pray in our beautiful buildings as we continue through the challenges of the Coronavirus crisis.

Latest news from the Beck & Trent Facebook page:

NEWS: Resignation of Canon Mark Adams (4 December 2020)

Mark Adams has resigned from his position as vicar of the Beck and Trent Benefice with effect from 4th December 2020 and has moved to the West Country to pursue new opportunities. We pray for Mark and wish him well in his new role.

Alongside his ministry in our parishes, Mark also served as Area Dean of Newark and Southwell, was Chair of the House of Clergy and Honorary Canon of Southwell Minster, also acting as stand-in Archdeacon during the first half of 2020 and as such was a great help during the first months of the pandemic.

We thank Mark for all he did in the benefice particularly the introduction of several new initiatives, study courses and service patterns.

The Benefice is now in vacancy and we will start planning for the future. This is always an exciting and challenging time and we look forward to what the future will bring.


Although our church buildings are closed, the church is still open and working in our communities.
Please click here to support our work by making an online donation. You can choose which of our village churches you want to give to. If you can Gift Aid it the value will be increased by 25%.

Parish Magazine

The Parish Magazine serving four of our parishes – Caunton, Norwell, Cromwell & Ossington – is available online. Please click here view it.

Prayer & Support Group

We have a WhatsApp Prayer and Support Group in our Parishes. If you would like to join please send a email to admin@becktrent.org.uk asking to join and we will send you a link

Beck & Trent Facebook page:


Ensuring that children, young people and adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding click here for who to contact.

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The Beck & Trent Group of Parishes is made up of these churches…


St Mary’s


St Laurence’s


St Andrew’s


Holy Rood


St Giles’


All Saints’

St Laurence's, Norwell

St Laurence’s, Norwell

St Andrew's, Caunton

St Andrew’s, Caunton

St Giles', Cromwell

St Giles’, Cromwell

Holy Rood, Ossington

Holy Rood, Ossington

St Mary's, Carlton-on-Trent

St Mary’s, Carlton-on-Trent

All Saints', Sutton-on-Trent

All Saints’, Sutton-on-Trent