East Trent Churches
Winthorpe, All Saints
The church of All Saints was rebuilt in 1886-8 in place of the old building, which had fallen into disrepair. The foundation stone was laid on All Saints Day 1886 by Sir Henry Bromley of Stoke Hall. The new church was paid for solely by the rector at the time, the Revd Edward Handley. There are a few remnants of the previous church remaining, i.e. in the churchyard, an oval stone plaque and pinnacle; inside the church, a ceiling boss, a door lock & key, several monuments, royal arms and three of the six bells.
Services are held on two or three Sundays every month. We have an active band of bell-ringers who practice every Friday evening (new members are always welcome). The church is sometimes used for meetings, concerts and other events such as flower festivals and the annual "Ride & Stride". The church is very much part of the community and contributes to charitable causes. There is a primary school in the village which uses the church for its own services every year.
There is plenty of room for parking on the wide road outside the church, and easy wheelchair access from the road to the churchyard, church door, nave (including the font) and side aisle of the church. There are a maximum of three steps up to the organ chamber, chancel and vestry. The ringing chamber is reached via a short spiral staircase from the entrance porch.
The church is normally kept locked outside of the publicised service times, but will be readily opened for visitors on request. There is a list of key holders on the notice board by the front gate. We look forward to welcoming you!
2nd Sunday of Month 10.30am Holy Communion
3rd Sunday of Month 10.15am Morning Worship
Alternate 4th Sunday of Month 5.00pm Evening Prayer (November, January)
6.00pm Evening Prayer (March, May, July, September)
You are very welcome to stay after any of our regular Sunday services for refreshments and a chat.
For a full list of services within the East Trent Benefice, please see our Monthly Service sheet.
Features and Facilities
- Car Parking - there is plenty of room for parking on the wide road outside the church
- Access - there is easy level access from the road to the churchyard, church door, nave (including the font) and side aisle of the church. There are a maximum of three steps up to the organ chamber, chancel and vestry. The ringing chamber is reached via a short spiral staircase from the entrance porch.
- A Hearing (induction) Loop is available
- Large Print hymn books are available
- Assistance dogs are welcome
- Toilets - currently we do not have any in the church (we are working on it)
- The church is usually kept locked, but there is a list of key holders on the noticeboard by the gate
- Read all about our church building at the Southwell & Nottingham Church History Project website
Music and Bell Ringing
- Bell Ringing - we have an active band of bell ringers who ring for practices and Sunday services. If you are interested in joining us, either as an experienced ringer or a complete novice, please contact Ian Hasman (using the Contact Us details further down this page).
- Organ - All Saints has an organ built by Gray & Davison of London, the only one by these makers in the county. Our organist is Mrs Christine Hasman.
- Concerts - we regularly hold concerts in our church, which is particularly acoustically suitable for small ensembles.
Help for Visitors
- Guidebook - we have a short guidebook available for £1
If you are researching your family history in Winthorpe, please try the East Trent Genealogy website.
Patricia Applewhite, Church Warden
The Old Dairy
76 Gainsborough Road
Gainsborough Road, Winthorpe, Newark, NG24 2NR
The church is on the left hand side of the road, just before you descend the steep hill after driving through the village.
Please use the latitude and longitude co-ordinates shown below if you are visiting us using a Sat Nav as the postcode is not accurate enough!
- All Saints Winthorpe