All Saints’ Sutton-on-Trent
Sutton Church is a beautiful Grade 1 Listed Building dating from the 13th century, with additions in the 15th and early 16th centuries. It has many superb original features, having escaped the widespread Victorian renovation which changed the look of many village churches. There has been a Church on this site since Saxon times, and it has been a home and inspiration to worshippers for many Centuries. Feel free to come and worship with us, or simply visit All Saints to enjoy the peace of this precious space.
The Church is more than just the building, it is the People that matter! We are a friendly and outward looking Church, and welcome new visitors. Our Eucharist (Communion) services are fairly formal and follow the Common Worship pattern. Our Village Service is much more informal and includes guest speakers covering a wide range of topics. We also have Morning Prayer, special services for the younger ones among us, and weekday Communion on Thursday mornings. Details of all services are in the calendar.
What does All Saints offer? A welcoming church community, a quiet space for peace and reflection, opportunity to discover and explore faith in Jesus Christ. a village meeting point and venue for events, a special place to mark and celebrate life’s events, such as baptisms, weddings or funerals.
Our regular Acoustic nights are held in Church, also with performances by local Folk collective the Basket Singers, and with informal sessions at the Lord Nelson pub.
The recently refitted Meering Chapel is now available for use for meetings and functions. It is a comfortable self contained space, newly carpeted and furnished. Please contact Louise Riley in the Beck & Trent Office for more details.
The Meering Chapel dates from around 1500, it is richly decorated and is a distinctive feature of the church. One of the very rare treasures of All Saints is a splendidly carved and wonderfully preserved oak screen from the Tudor period, with open loft above, which separates the chapel from the South Aisle.
The Church grounds were cleared and leveled some years ago, the headstones removed to the boundaries creating delightful open space.
For more information you could also visit www.suttonfestival.co.uk which will tell you more about our thriving village.