Church of England Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham The Rivers, Retford

About Us

St Nicholas' Church in Askham is a simple, small village church built on the highest piece of land in the centre of the village, opposite the pub.  It is loved and cared for by most of the villagers, even those who do not attend regularly.  It is never locked and welcomes anybody who needs a quiet space for contemplation or prayer.

St Nicholas is one of nine parish churches in the benefice known as The parish of The Rivers, Retford. The Rector is The Revd Canon Bronwen Gamble who was appointed on 22 October 2018. The church is open most days to visitors.

Other parish churches in the benefice are : St John the Baptist, East Markham, Nicholas, Askham; St Peter, East Drayton; St Helen, Grove; St Peter Headon cum Upton; St Peter, Laneham; All Saints, Rampton; St Peter, Stokeham; St John the Baptist, Treswell. The benefice covers the communities of

Askham, Cottam, Darlton, Dunham on Trent, East Drayton, East Markham, Fledborough, Grove, Headon and Nether Headon, Laneham, Ragnall, Rampton, Rockley, Stokeham, Treswell, Upton, Whimpton Moor, Woodbeck and Woodcoates.