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Plumtree Church

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Church tower and War Memorial from the west gate Converted gas lamp rescued from the old Trent bridge The porch leading to the south door; to the left is Norman blank arcading The south door, decorated for a wedding The nave, as it is today... ...and as it was 100 years agoThe Victorian font Feel free to light a votive candle The nave ceiling One of the 7 candelabra; this one is in the chancel The Vestry screen The Eagle lectern (detail) The hymn board and a flower arrangement A churchwarden's stave (detail) Chancel screen and chancel The organ case The High Altar The chancel ceiling Three sedilia in the chancel Shield of the Trinity, on John Burnside’s memorial plaque Processional cross, with dedication to Gareth Banting The pulpit Side altar - or Millennium altar Evensong in progress Churchyard - headstones Churchyard - more headstones A Belvoir Angel headstone The grave of John Thomas Moore in springtime War Memorial - WW1 names... ...and WW2 names, with a late addition WW1 name Looking back at the tower from the west gate


(All these pictures are copyright Les & Fiona Carruthers except the external view of church at night which is copyright Trevor Lax)

Over the centuries Plumtree church has served a mainly agricultural community and, from the outside, it looks like an ordinary country parish church. However on entering the church, visitors are in for a few surprises.

As you can see, one surprise is the spaciousness of the interior layout. Then there is the painted and gilded woodwork, designed by the renowned architects George Frederick Bodley and Thomas Garner. And there is the wealth of stained glass windows, many attributed to John Burlison and Thomas John Grylls. The organ case is reputed to be based on the Gothic organ case in Strasbourg Cathedral.

All in all, it is an attractive church, much in demand for baptisms and weddings.