Whitwell, St Lawrence

Whitwell, St Lawrence

St Lawrence, Whitwell is one of Simon Jenkins' thousand best English Churches (with Steetley).  The tower is Norman with 14th century upper levels.  It is a notable feature of the exterior.

The nave with massive Norman pillars and clerestory, dates from circa 1180.  The chancel and transepts were built in the early 1300s.  There is a fine chancel arch and evidence of a rood loft high in the north transept is some medieval glass- the monkey window said to be a doctor portrayed as a monkey.  Opposite below is the Jacobean tomb of Sir Roger Manners (d. 1632).  The list of rectors, including a future Archbishop of Canterbury, begins in 1300. 

This church has a wonderful welcoming atmosphere.  The Lady Chapel especially is a place for quiet reflection and prayer. 

Please note that car parking is available on the roadside or at Crags Clinic/ Surgery by Whitwell crossroads (war memorial) 350 yards down the hill.


Facilities

Church always open
Place for quiet reflection

Features

Stained Glass
Sculpture
Paintings
Architectural Features
Historical Significance

High Street
Whitwell
Worksop
Nottinghamshire
S80 4RE

Revd Liz Kirby (Priest in Charge)
01909 722378 / liz.kirby@btinternet.com or Mrs A Godley (Warden) 01909 723514

Open times:

Open weekdays 9.30am- 4.30pm

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