Alford, St Wilfrid

Alford, St Wilfrid*

A church from the 14th century built of local sandstone with extensive Victorian improvements. There is a fine 17th century tomb of Sir Robert Christopher and his wife. The pulpit has fine Jacobean carving. The bell tower houses a peal of six bells. The Parvis Room over the porch was the original Alford Grammar School. John Smith, Virginia’s first governor, was probably a pupil. There are a number of stained-glass windows including one of St Wilfrid. Linksto Anne Hutchinson, nee Marbury, one of the original colonists of America. Her father was vicar. Fine collection of over 200 kneelers depicting local organisations and in memory of loved ones.

Opening times 2-3 September

Saturday 9,30am-4pm 
Sunday 11am-4pm (Service 10am - 11am)

Postcode: LN13 9DS

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