It was here that Richard Clifton was curate from 1586 until 1604. His preaching in the new manner had a strong influence on the foundation of the Pilgrim movement. William Brewster from Scrooby and William Bradford from Austerfield were regular attendees of his services; the footpath to the church from their homes is known as the Pilgrims' Way.
The chancel and sanctuary contain furniture by Robert (Mousey) Thompson who was part of the 1920s Arts and Crafts movement. The items of furniture bear his famous carved mouse trademark. A visit to Babworth Church during the annual Snowdrop Festival is highly recommended. Visitors are always welcome to attend services at Babworth.
A small and very attractive museum in the market town of Retford.
Guided Walking Tour
Brackenbury’s Britain specialises in cultural walking tours of the Pilgrim Roots region.
Personal guided tours of the home villages of Brewster, Bradford, Robinson and Smith.
Pilgrim Museum and Tourist Information centre, with displays, interactive content and artefacts in Retford.
Tours of the Pilgrim Roots region and sites connected with the Pilgrim people and congregations.
Unforgettable private 5 day adventure across the UK tracing the journey of the Pilgrims who set sail on the Mayflower in 1620.
Bed & Breakfast
One of five finalists in the Visit England Awards for Excellence 2014 in the Bed and Breakfast/Guest Accommodation category, The Old Orchard Cottage is a 1730 stone country cottage.
The Separatist Inn
The Sherwood Hideaway Bedroom One
A grade 1 listed 19th century country house retreat with spa, gardens and fine dining.
Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa Exterior
A 60 bedroom hotel with suites, lodges and a luxury spa.
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