A Short Account of a Long History
A more detailed note of St.Albans’ early history is in this page. Other pages under this menu give further information about the church building.
A church is believed to have stood in Wickersley since 1150, but the first known rector, Guydo, was appointed by the church’s patron, Worksop Priory, in 1240. Nothing remains of the church that existed at that time.
The church was completely reconstructed in 1470. In 1836 Revd John Foster gained permission to completely replace the nave, with only the tower now remaining of the 1470 church building.
A successor, Frederick Freeman (1880 – 1908), oversaw the extension of the chancel and addition of an organ loft and vestry, and other changes to the interior of the building.
The Parish Registers go back to 1567 – and give us a fascinating picture of this community from that time. Copies of these registers are available for inspection in the Diocesan Archives in Sheffield City Library.
All that you see is the fruit of a community of faith stretching back many centuries. It is part of a living and developing tradition. May we ask you, as you go, to remember us in prayer, that we may, under God, be faithful stewards of this inheritance, and by our Worship and our life together glorify God – through Jesus Christ our Lord.