12th century church

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St. Peter's Church, Clayworth
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St Peter's Church, Clayworth, is open all day, everyday for you.  It is God's house and everyone is welcome.

This beautiful church was built between 1150 and 1180 and is situated on the main street which runs through this charming north Nottinghamshire canalside village, 6 miles north of Retford.  It is a Grade I listed building and is regarded as one of the finest village churches in the county.

It is home to the Traquair Murals, the largest work of art in the East of England, painted by the eminent Scottish artist Phoebe Traquair in 1904/5. The church also features a fine 13th century stone screen - a rare possession in a village church, and the Elizabethan Fitzwilliam tomb, one of the earliest examples of decorative plasterwork in the country.  A visit is highly recommended - we are open all day, every day to welcome you.

For those from outside the area,  the nearest railway station is Retford, on the East Coast mainline (London-Edinburgh). It is also just 5 miles from the A1 and not far from the M1 and M18 and cross Pennine routes. The nearest airport is Doncaster Robin Hood.

Services are held on Sundays.You will find service times and details for each month on our website.

Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact: Patricia Henson, Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, The Vicarage, 4 Church Lane, Misterton, Doncaster, DN10 4AL. Phone 01427 890264, email

Or Donna Bernard- Carlin, Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, 01636 817200

Out of hours for Children and Adults:

Nottinghamshire 0300 456 4546

Nottinghamshire City Council 0115 876 1000

On the 9th December there will be carols around the tree along with the Salvation Army, Commences at 7.00pm. Mead and mince pies will be  available.

There will also be a Christmas Tree Festival at the church. This will be open to view from Saturday 14th December and daily from 10am to 3pm until 21st December

There will be light refreshments available and a bring and buy stall.

The set up for the trees is on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th.










For all queries about weddings, baptisms, funerals or other pastoral needs please contact:
Rev David Henson

The Vicarage, 4 Church Lane, Misterton, Doncaster DN10 4AL
Phone 01427 890270; mobile 07814 369318

Local contacts are:
Jane Spittlehouse, 10 Church Lane, Clayworth DN22 9AN
Phone 01777 817429