St Wilfrid’s – Screveton
The Parish of Car Colston and Screveton
St Wilfrid’s is a Grade I listed building which nestles among the trees and farmland on the edge of the village of Screveton.
The church boasts a number of highly regarded features including the font, piscina, a Charles II Royal Arms and two misericords together with a large alabaster chest tomb in the bell tower which contains the remains of Richard Walley. The wildflower churchyard is a place of peace and tranquillity.
Communion is on the 1st Sunday of the month at 11.00 am and a Lay Led Morning Prayer on the 2nd Sunday at 10.00am with additional Festival services during the year including Plough Sunday, Easter, Harvest and Christmas. We usually hold an Act of Remembrance on Remembrance Sunday at the Airmen's Memorial in the village.
St Wilfrid's has the following features available in Church:
- Two shallow steps
- Ramp and access path suitable for wheelchairs
St Wilfrid's earned the Bronze Eco Church award in 2023. We are committed to making our church more sustainable for the future including a commitment to sustainable floral displays. You can see more information of Eco Church scheme here.
St Wilfrid’s has three bells hung in a wooden frame. The frame has been tree-ring dated and analysis indicates two felling dates of 1622 and 1624.
This agrees with the description of the rebuilding of the belfry in the churchwardens’ presentations between 1620 – 1625.
The treble was given by Richard Hall. It is dated 1639 and inscribed EXDONI RICARDVS HALL, followed by the mark of George Oldfield , with cross, crescent and star.
The second was probably cast by Robert Mellours between 1472 and 1508.
The third bell is blank and appears to be of 18th century date.
They are not currently rung.