Our lady of Egmanton is a beautiful old church, with a really interesting past. The worship is of the anglo catholic tradition and regular pilgrimages are made to the church.
Egmanton was the site of a medieval shrine of Our Lady of Egmanton, and pilgrimages still end here. Pilgrim’s marks may be found on the inside walls of the church.
In 1896-8 the Duke of Newcastle employed Ninian Comper to restore the church. He converted it into a casket of colourful woodwork, putting the building clearly in the "Anglo-catholic" tradition. The screen, with its rood and rood canopy, is a gem of Gothic Revival, displaying fine panels of saints in red and gold; it has recently been cleaned and conserved.
Comper was strongly influenced by South German Gothic, hence the organ case is modelled on that in Freiburg Cathedral, and the pulpit (looking Voyseyish) on the medieval pulpit in Ghent. Also by Comper are the stained glass in the east window, the altar tabernacle, a hanging pyx and the image of the Virgin in the chancel. Comper’s colourful work here is eye-catching.
We are part of a family of 12 churches including Ollerton with Boughton, Kneesall, Laxton with Moorhouse, Wellow, with Rufford, Walesby, Egmanton, Kirton, Bilsthorpe & Eakring. Ollerton serves as the administration hub for the family of churches. Revd Zoe Burton is our Priest-in-Charge
Normal Pattern of Services:
Second Sunday 4pm BCP Evensong
Third Sunday Holy Communion 9am
Occasionally the pattern of services changes and where the 5th Sunday service will be, please check the hub website for more details http://www.cofe-ollerton.org.uk
Check out the page on this website for wedding and christening arrangements.