Welcome to our quintessential English parish church, surrounded by greenery and lovingly cared for. All Saints has been described as ‘the church among the trees’ and certainly lives up to visitors expectations!
This stone church is around 900 years old. It is a small but handsome structure with a tower steeple with three bells and a clock, a nave, chancel and a handsome porch. Most of the building dates from the 15th century, with several 18th century memorials and 19th century stained glass by Kempe. The chancel and sanctuary contain furniture by Robert ‘Mousey’ Thompson, featuring his trademark mouse carvings.
Babworth is well known for its connection with the Pilgrim Fathers - the early settlers of the Plymouth Colony in present-day Massachusetts, USA. Richard Clyfton was parson here between 1586 and 1605. Two of his friends were William Brewster and William Bradford, both passengers aboard The Mayflower. The church contains many interesting items recalling the Pilgrim Fathers including the chalice used by Richard Clyfton for communion services.
In the early 20th century Babworth maintained its connections with early American heritage when the Rector was Frank Wilberforce who was the great grandson of William Wilberforce who led the campaign to abolish slavery.
The church contains many interesting features, and is well worth a visit. There is a ‘Snowdrop Weekend’ on the second weekend in February.
If you know anything more about the heritage of this site and would like us to include it here please contact us.
Address: Bridle Path, Babworth, Nottinghamshire, DN22 7BP
Opening Times: May - September: Saturdays 1:30pm -4:30pm. Key avaliable from churchwardens with proof of ID.
Contact: 01777 702417 or 01777 703235
Directions: A1. Leave A1 at Ranby and follow A620. Follow signs to Babworth and brown signs to church.
Grid Reference: SK 686 808 GB Grid
The text has been written by volunteers from the site, more information can be found when you visit in person.
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