Woodborough – Epperstone – Oxton – Gonalston

‘May you be at home here. For it is a place where the love of God is made known’

Churches to open for private prayer (Sundays only)

The churches at Epperstone, Oxton and Woodborough are now open on Sundays, from 10a.m –3.00p.m for private prayer.

The churches will remain closed for the rest of the week. Gonalston will not be opened.

It is important to stress that these are unsupervised sessions for anyone who wants to spend some time in church for personal prayer and reflection.

No church staff will be in attendance and we are asking that you respect other peoples’ silence and personal space, along with the instructions for social distancing and safety.

In the meantime we will continue to worship online but, if you have any questions, then please do get in touch.

Contact us…

Vicar: Revd Anthony Giles
0776 652 5620 giles.ant@btinternet.com

Benefice Administrator: Tracey Akehurst
0115 965 2114 tracey.akehurst@outlook.com

Key points for private prayer in church

  • Sanitise your hands before you enter and when you leave.
  • Keep 2m apart all the time, including when you enter and leave.
  • Only sit in the designated areas.
  • This is an UNSUPERVISED prayer time. There are no church staff in attendance.
  • We cannot provide bibles or hymn books, but please bring your own.
  • Please keep silence and respect others’ personal  space.

Our churches are currently closed for public worship and other church activities

Before we can re-open, we need to ensure that our church buildings are safe places to access. They cannot open until appropriate measures have been put in place and we are looking at how that might be both practicable and possible.

We know that you miss coming into our churches, but please bear with us. We’ll update you as soon as anything changes.

To enable you to continue to worship and pray at home, we are providing a number of resources and information which can be accessed through a number of different options.

A Church Near You.
All the churches have their own specific pages on the ACNY site


Benefice Churches of Epperstone, Gonalston, Oxton and Woodborough

And for the less tech savvy who prefer not to surf the internet, there is a weekly Benefice Newsletter that includes the latest information and resources. If you would like to be included on the email distribution list please contact Tracey, the Benefice Administrator – tracey.akehurst@outlook.com

For any general church enquiries please contact Tracey.

 Join Anthony for Sunday worship

Each Sunday Anthony will host a short act of worship each Sunday at 10.00a.m via You Tube. The link will be available on Sunday morning via each A Church Near You website or the Benefice Facebook page.



The latest statement from the Church of England can be found at https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches


Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life.

If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:

Emma Waite, Parish Safeguarding Officer, 0789 982 1428

safeguarding@southwell.anglican.org or contact the safeguarding team on 0791 769 3285

Out of hours for Children & Adults:
Nottinghamshire: 0300 456 4546, Nottingham City Council: 0115 876 1000, Bawtry: 0130 279 6000