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St. Peter's Church, Clayworth
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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 every day, from dawn to dusk 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.


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:  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

Local contact is:


Sarah Elliott

Tel:01777 817747




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