St. Luke’s

St. Luke’s is the Parish Church of Hickling Parish.  The PCC is responsible for all aspects of the building, finance and life of the church in the community.

It is part of the benefice which includes 3 churches, Hickling, Kinoulton, and Upper Broughton.  Together we share our Associate Priest, Maggie Woodward, who lives in the rectory in Kinoulton.  She is part- time and works on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page for service times

Harvest Festival Services across our Parishes

 Harvest Festival used to be celebrated at the beginning of the harvest season on 1 August 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 VIII 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 29th ). 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 Festivals this year are as follows

Upper Broughton on Sunday 17th September at 11.00am

Hickling on Sunday 1st October at 6.30pm

Kinoulton on Sunday 8th 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

Date Kinoulton Hickling Upper Broughton
Oct 1 9.15am Holy Communion 6.30pm Harvest Festival 11.00am Family

Holy Communion

Oct 8 11.00am Harvest Festival 9.15am Holy Communion 10.00am All Age Worship

Family Service

Oct 15 10.00am Patronal Festival

Bishop Paul presiding

(no service) (no service)
Oct 22 11.00am All Age Worship

Family Service

6.30pm Holy Communion 9.15am Holy Communion
Oct 29 (no service)

A Mission Partnership Service

(no service)

will be held at 10.00am at

(no service)

All Saints Church Cotgrave

Nov 5 10.00am All Saints Service (no service) 6.30pm All Souls Service


Nov 12 (no service) 10.50am Service of


9.15am Service of


10.45am Sunday Crew

Nov 19 9.15am Holy Communion 11.00am All Age Worship

Family Service

11.00am Morning Prayer
Nov 26 11.00am All Age

Family Worship

6.30pm Holy Communion 9.15am Holy Communion

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