William Brewster was brought up in Scrooby. He is believed to have founded a Separatist Church in his family home, the manor house at Scrooby and was fined for non attendance at St Wilfrid’s.
Discover the wonder of the Mayflower's sacred heritage.
2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the departure of the Mayflower ship from the UK to the 'New World' of America. The anniversary will commemorate the legacy of the passengers and crew who undertook the epic journey inspired by an unquenchable desire for religious freedom; and for who the voyage promised new found liberty.
Across England there are many places with connections to the Mayflower story and worldwide there are over 35 million descendants of the passengers and crew who sailed on her.
The story of the Mayflower in the UK can be told through the histories of locations across England including: Chorley, Austerfield & Doncaster; Boston; Dartmouth; Gainsborough; Harwich; Immingham; Scrooby; Babworth; Plymouth; London – Rotherhithe & the City of London; Dorking, Southampton; Worcestershire.
The places of worship listed below each had their part to play in the story of this historic voyage.
Every church has a story to tell.