Welcome to our lovely parish church, believed to be the oldest in Nottinghamshire
Over 1100 years of Christian worship, but still
a church for today.
The church was founded around the year 837, and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. Nothing
remains of the earliest, probably wooden, church but the underlying stonework dates from Saxon times.
The tower is largely Norman
and the rest of the church mostly dates from the fourteenth century, although substantial rebuilding and redecoration was carried
out between 1873 and 1875 by the well known Victorian architects G F Bodley and Thomas Garner. The Victorian
workmanship underwent major restoration in the 1980's and the fine pipe organ was rebuilt more recently. The church is well
cared for, warm and welcoming.
Go to the Southwell Church History website to find out more about the church's history, structure
and fittings; just click here.