St Wilfrid's Church, Scrooby facts for kids
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St Wilfrid's Church, Scrooby
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Heritage designation||Grade II listed|
|Deanery||Bassetlaw and Bawtry|
|Diocese||Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham|
|Priest in charge||Rev Kate Botley|
|Reader(s)||Mrs Price, Mr Robinson & Mrs Simpson|
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.
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.
The church contains an organ dating from 1871 by Gray and Davison.
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