St Catharine's Church, Nottingham

St Catharine's Church, Nottingham, was a parish church in the Church of England in Nottingham.

St Catharine's Church
St. Catharine's Church, Nottingham 1897.jpg
St Catharine's Church, Nottingham from the Illustrated Guide to the Church Congress 1897
St Catharine's Church is located in Nottinghamshire
St Catharine's Church
St Catharine's Church
52°57′41″N 1°08′21″W / 52.9615°N 1.1393°W / 52.9615; -1.1393Coordinates: 52°57′41″N 1°08′21″W / 52.9615°N 1.1393°W / 52.9615; -1.1393
DenominationChrist-Citadel International Church
Previous denominationChurch of England
ChurchmanshipAnglo Catholic
DedicationSt Catharine
Consecrated26 November 1896
Architect(s)Robert Charles Clarke
Groundbreaking23 July 1895
Length113 feet (34 m)
Width48 feet (15 m)
Height53 feet (16 m)
DioceseSouthwell and Nottingham


The ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1884 out of the parishes of St Mary, St Mark, St Luke and St Paul. The foundation stone for St Catharine's was laid on 23 July 1895[1] and built to designs of the architect Robert Charles Clarke. It was situated on the St Ann's Well Road.

The church was consecrated on 26 November 1896.[2] It was built, in the Early English style, of Bulwell stone with Bath stone dressings, and consisted of chancel, nave, south chapel and a bell turret. The living was a vicarage in the gift of the Bishop of Southwell.[3]

On 16 August 1946 a fire damaged part of the roof of the church and vestry.[4] Due to the post war restrictions on building materials, it was not until May 1947 that the church received a licence to repair the roof.[5]

St Catharine's was declared redundant in 1980 but united with St Mary's Church, Nottingham, and services continued until 2003. The church was then sold by the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham. Christ-Citadel International Church acquired the building in 2007.[6]


  • 1883 Selwyn Charles Freer
  • 1889 Sidney Thorold Winkley
  • 1894 Claud E. Lewis
  • 1904 Arthur Wells Hopkinson
  • 1909 Edward Huntly Gordon
  • 1914 John Michael Fyvie Lester
  • 1933 Wallace Frederick Carlile Clark
  • 1937 John Buchanan Fraser
  • 1945 Henry Maurice Jenkins
  • 1955 Robert Ross Somervell
  • 1958 Norman Patterson Thompson
  • 1964 David Peter Keene
  • 1971 Roland Douglas Seager (Priest in Charge)
  • 1974 Peter Tennant Miller (Priest in Charge)


The first organ was destroyed in a fire in 1946. A second organ by Augustus Gern was acquired from Tockington Manor in 1948 and was installed by Roger Yates. This organ was sold to St Peter and St Paul's Church, Shelford, Notts, in 2003, when St Catharine's closed.[7]



  1. ^ "Church Extension in Nottingham". Nottingham Evening Post. Nottingham. 23 July 1895. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  2. ^ "St Catharine's Church, Nottingham". Nottinghamshire Guardian. Nottingham. 28 November 1896. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  3. ^ Wright's Directory of Nottingham, 1910-11
  4. ^ "Nottingham Church Fire". Nottingham Evening Post. Nottingham. 16 August 1946. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Nottingham Church Reconstruction". Nottingham Evening Post. Nottingham. 12 May 1947. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  6. ^ Christ-Citadel International Church UK history
  7. ^ "NPOR R00896". National Pipe Organ Register. British Institute of Organ Studies. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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