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St Wilfrid's Church, Scrooby
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St Wilfrid's Church, Scrooby
53°24′32.74″N 1°01′14.34″W / 53.4090944°N 1.0206500°W / 53.4090944; -1.0206500Coordinates: 53°24′32.74″N 1°01′14.34″W / 53.4090944°N 1.0206500°W / 53.4090944; -1.0206500
Location Scrooby
Country England
Denomination Church of England
History
Dedication St Wilfrid
Architecture
Heritage designation Grade II listed
Specifications
Bells 3 (Unringable)
Administration
Parish Scrooby
Deanery Bassetlaw and Bawtry
Archdeaconry Newark
Diocese Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham
Province York
Clergy
Priest in charge Rev Kate Botley
Laity
Reader(s) Mrs Price, Mr Robinson & Mrs Simpson

St Wilfrid's Church, Scrooby is a Grade II listed parish church in the Church of England in Scrooby.

History

The church was built in the 15th century, and was restored by the Victorians in 1864 after many years of disrepair. The church is noted for its octagonal spire.

Scrooby harboured a Separatist Puritan group, 1606–8, which fled to Holland in 1608 and then in 1620 sailed to America in the Mayflower. William Brewster, one of the Pilgrim Fathers and a ruling elder, worshipped in Scrooby Church.

Present day

Today, St Wilfrid's is in the Benefice of Blyth and Scrooby with Ranskill. Services from a central Anglican tradition are still held at St Wilfrid. An hour-long prayer service takes place on the first Sunday of the month, and Sunday morning worship takes place on the first and third Sunday of the month. The church congregation consists mostly of village residents.

Organ

The church contains an organ dating from 1871 by Gray and Davison.

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