St George in the Meadows, Nottingham

St. George in the Meadows, Nottingham

St George's in the Meadows
Coordinates: 52°56′37″N 01°09′12″W / 52.94361°N 1.15333°W / 52.94361; -1.15333
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Anglo Catholic
Dedication St. George
Consecrated 12 June 1888
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Architect(s) Richard Charles Sutton and George Frederick Bodley
Architectural type Gothic
Parish Nottingham St George with St John
Deanery Nottingham South
Diocese Southwell and Nottingham
Province York
Priest(s) Father Colin Rushforth ssc

St George in the Meadows is a parish church in the Church of England in The Meadows, Nottingham, England.[1]

The church is Grade II listed by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport as it is a building of special architectural or historic interest.


The foundation stone was laid on 8 July 1887 by Henry Smith Wright MP[2] The parish was carved out of that of St Saviours in the Meadows, Nottingham. The nave of the church was consecrated on 12 June 1888[3] by the Rt. Revd. Dr. Edward Trollope, Bishop of Nottingham, acting for the Bishop of Southwell. The nave was designed by Richard Charles Sutton.

Nave and chancel

The chancel was consecrated by the Bishop of Derby on 16 April 1898.[4] It was designed by George Frederick Bodley and erected at a cost of £2,000.

The Lady Chapel was intended to be built to the designs of Bodley, but Cecil Greenwood Hare designed a larger one which was built between 1914 and 1915.[5]

The church is located in the Meadows area of Nottingham.

The parish merged with that of St. John the Baptist's Church, Leenside, Nottingham when that church was demolished after damage during the Second World War.

Stained glass

The church is dominated by the west window containing St Michael and St George, which was designed in 1927 by Burlison and Grylls but not installed until 1938. The north aisle contains six windows each with an English saint, by Horace Turrell Hincks of Hincks and Burnell which were added between 1924 and 1934. The Lady Chapel windows are by Whitefriars and date from 1948 and 1949.[5]


The parish of S George’s is within the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham and has adopted resolutions A, B and C and, while taking part in the Christian life of the diocese, is under the spiritual guidance of the Bishop of Beverley. This means that it trusts in the way God has revealed himself through the maleness of Jesus, the apostles and the apostolic succession and would not want to break or damage in any way the validity of the sacraments that come to us by this chain of God, Jesus, Apostle, Bishop, Priest.


Organ case of 1906

The organ was built by J. W. Walker & Sons Ltd at a cost of £500 and was dedicated on 1 September 1895.[6] It was temporarily housed at the end of the south aisle, but when the chancel was completed, and an organ chamber built in 1905-6, it was moved and the case was designed by George Frederick Bodley. The specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.


  1. Pevsner, Nikolaus (1979). The Building of England. Nottinghamshire. Yale University Press. p. 247. ISBN 9780300096361.
  2. "Church Extension in Nottingham". Nottinghamshire Guardian. England. 9 July 1887. Retrieved 23 April 2016 via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)).
  3. "Consecration of St George's Church, Nottingham". Nottingham Evening Post. England. 12 June 1888. Retrieved 23 April 2016 via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)).
  4. "St George's Church, Nottingham. Consecration of a new chancel". Nottinghamshire Guardian. England. 16 April 1898. Retrieved 23 April 2016 via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)).
  5. 1 2 Harwood, Elain. Pevsner Architectural Guides. Nottingham. Yale University Press. p. 156. ISBN 9780300126662.
  6. "St George's Nottingham. Dedication of a New Organ". Nottinghamshire Guardian. England. 7 September 1895. Retrieved 23 April 2016 via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)).
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