Retirement of Rev Sue Caddy April 2020

The Rev Sue Caddy retired in April 2020 so All Hallows and Retford St Michaels will be advertising for a new incumbent.

We wish Sue a happy and healthy retirement and offer thanks to her for loyal and steadfast service to the parish. Sue we wish you well for the future.

Corona virus Closing of places of worship

Unfortunately, due to the current situation of the country dealing with an outbreak of covid-19 or Corona virus, all places of Worship are shut to the public.

The building MAY be shut but the “Church” itself is the people who are involved, so although the building is closed, “Church” can continue. You can still access help via the webpage, facebook page, etc and the webpages of the Diocese – The Southwell and Nottingham Diocese, or the Church of England.

Televised and radio broadcasts of Sunday Services still take place if you wish to join in at home.

Keep safe and well and when this is all over we will be able to meet up again.


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:-

In the parish: Safeguarding co-ordinator Mrs Pat Bloodworth 07704 443281

In the Diocese: Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Donna Bernard-Carlin 01636 817200

Out of Hours for Children & Adults Nottinghamshire 0300 456 4546

Nottingham City Council 0115 876 1000

Bawtry 01302 796 000

May 2019

Coming up :-

Pies Peas and Puds – Promise Event

Please remember to return your replies by 26th May 2019

Heritage Day/Ride and Stride 14th September 2019

Takes place every year, Heritage Day is part of a national event that encourages local places of interest to be open to the public over a September weekend, this includes churches.

Ride and Stride is a sponsored event raising money for the Nottinghamshire Historic Churches Trust, participants get sponsorship for riding (usually a bicycle) or walking to various churches in the area and registering at each church they have visited.

December 2018 Christmas Services

Sun 16th December                       6pm Team Carol service

Mon 24th December                     4pm Crib Service,  9pm first Mass of Christmas

Tues 25th December                   10.30am Christmas Mass

Sun 30th December                    10.30am Joint Service (at All Hallows, Ordsall )



August 2018

Heritage Day

Heritage day is Saturday 6th September 2018, lots of buildings in town including churches open to visitors.

Ride and Stride

The annual fundraising for Notts Historic Churches Trust takes place also on the 6th September. The sponsored event attracts many participants, as they cycle or walk between churches in the local area.

St Michaels will be open for general visitors and for the sponsored riders/striders to check in and get their sponsorship forms signed.

Refreshments will be available.

Organ Recitals October 2018

Our Organ Recitals take place on Thursday lunchtimes in October, refreshments available. All proceeds  go towards the upkeep of our Father Henry Willis Organ.

Watch out for our MICHAELMAS FAYRE at the end of September.


I am  collecting recyclable ink cartridges towards raising some money for church funds.  There is a box at the back of church, and a list on the notice board of the cartridges I can recycle and get money for.   Some cartridges are easy to get money for then others, the original cartridges get more money than a compatible type.