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country = England
Babworth is a village and
civil parishin the Bassetlawdistrict of Nottinghamshire, England, about 1½ miles west of East Retford. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 1,329. Apart from the village of Babworth the parish also includes Ranby.One of Babworth's main features is Babworth Rovers FC, a junior football club. Many of the players live in Retford and neighbouring villages.
Babworth All Saints
All Saints is a quintessential English parish church, surrounded by greenery. The church is around 900 years old. It is a small structure with a tower steeple with three bells and a clock, a nave, chancel and a porch. Most of the building dates from the 15th century, with several 18th century memorials and 19th century stained glass by
Kempe. The chancel and sanctuary contain furniture by Robert (Mousey) Thompson, featuring his trademark mouse carvings. Babworthis well known for its connection with the Pilgrim Fathers - the early settlers of the Plymouth Colonyin present-day Massachusetts, USA. Richard Clyftonwas parson here between 1586 and 1605. Two of his friends were William Brewster and William Bradford, both passengers aboard The Mayflower. The church contains many interesting items recalling the Pilgrim Fathersincluding the chalice used by Richard Clyftonfor communion services.
In the early 20th century Babworth maintained its connections with early American heritage when the Rector was Frank Wilberforce who was the great grandson of
William Wilberforcewho led the campaign to abolish slavery.
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