St Barnabas

The village of Ranskill dates back to the 9th century.

Ranskill, Nottinghamshire

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Great North Road
DN22 8NJ

The Danish name of 'Ravenskelf' meaning 'Ravenshill' literally means 'shelving knoll/ridge of the raven'.

Little is recorded about Ranskill during the period between the 9th and 16th century other than monks were known to pass through from Blyth to the Priory at Mattersey and Monarchs passed through travelling to the hunting lodge at Scrooby.

The church of St Barnabas was built in 1878, originally as a chapelry of Blyth.

In 1919 a donation of a site and £50 resulted in the building of the church room which today still provides the largest community gathering facility in the village. More recent renovations have enabled the church to be used for more community activities.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Level access throughout

  • Dog friendly

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Tots and toddlers Monday mornings. Lunch club on a Thursday once a month for the retired. Family service first Sunday of the month for children with breakfast to start. Wednesday night every fortnight the singing group meet. We hold various events over the year.

  • Church of England

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St Nicholas

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