‘Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.’
Assemblies and Worship
Collective worship for week commencing 11th January looks at 'New starts', a particularly challenging theme at the moment. This worship is linked to the story of the baptism of Christ, and to the idea of shining a light of love into the world, making a new start on a daily basis. The link is:
The beautiful Church of St Mary the Virgin is built of local Weldon stone and stands proud looking over Church Street.
A cupola crowns the tower. This was lit with candles when the village was surrounded by the Rockingham Forest and used as a land lighthouse to guide travellers many years ago. Now, however, it is lit by electricity and can be seen from all over the village.
The church has many stained glass windows. One of which is a memorial window to the 401st Bombardment Group of the United Stated Air Force, made by Pope & Parr in 1944. This was removed from the chapel at Deenethorpe airbase and installed here at the end of the war.