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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, mostly at 11am, and  on Thursdays at 9.30am, and you will find service times and details for this month and next elsewhere on the 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 Saturday 14th September along with the NHCT Ride and Stride, we are also holding an Art Exhibition between 10 and 4.

The exhibition is on the theme of water, canals, rivers, seas and more.

On Sunday 15th the exhibition contiues from 12-4. There will also be the Five Parishes Picnic at 1pm Please bring your own food and rug etc. Pimms will be avalible at 3 pounds along children's drinks for a small charge. There will also be a raffle.

North Notts Lions will be there, bringing games in the afternoon.

Please bring along your exhibits to the Church on Friday 13th September, between 2-5.

For any further information contact Jane on 0177 817429. 





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