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St Mary's church, the largest in Nottingham, is one of the three city centre Anglican churches offering a range of forms of worship from formal to informal. This is Nottingham's mother church and was founded before the Doomsday Book. Look out for the leaning pillars! The colourful Lion and Unicorn at the back of the church show the long history of use for official celebrations. Robin Hood is said to have come to St Mary's to challenge The Sheriff. Much dates from the 15th century including the tower, vaulting and windows. The church is along High Pavement in the Lace Market area and close to the Galleries of Justice.

 St NicholasSt Nicholas church, re-build in 1673, is the least formal of the three churches and is the “Lively Evangelical church”. It may not be open during the week, but all are warmly welcomed on Sunday at 9.00am, 10.30 am and at 7.00 pm. The church is on Maid Marian Way, not far from the castle.
The original church was demolished in the civil war to prevent Royalist troops firing on the castle from the tower.


St PetersSt Peter's church is a mediaeval building in the middle of the main shopping area with its worldly bustle. The tower and spire date from the 14th century and the roof of the nave from 1480.





St BarnabasSt Barnabas church is the Roman Catholic cathedral just opposite the Albert Hall and Nottingham Playhouse. Walk to the top of Maid Marian Way and it is on your right at the bottom of Derby Road.