This lovely church, has been a place where worship has been offered to God for over 1000 years, with the original Norman church constructed during the reign of Henry I (d 1135).
It is mentioned in the Domesday book, although there is no mention of a church. This was probably started in the 12th century and Norman chevron carving can be seen around the entrance. The church has been extended over the centuries, the last alterations being the addition of the north aisle in the 19th century.
In our church we have many items of interest. The Norman font was removed during the 19th century but later returned, having been used by a cobbler for soaking leather.
Behind the font is the Memorial Window, the only memorial in Killamarsh to those who gave their lives in two World Wars. There are other beautiful stained glass windows, including a beautiful medieval stained glass window in the south wall of the chancel. It depicts the Madonna and Child, our Lord being shown as a child with a man’s head, hands and feet to symbolise wisdom and age.
The tower houses a peal of 6 bells. The Killamarsh Treble Bob, a method of change ringing, was composed here. On display is a trowel used in laying the foundation stone of the north aisle, together with an account of the day’s events. There is also a Crucifix brought from Oberammergau in 1900 (above the pulpit).
As you leave the church turn left and spare a few moments to look at the memorial on the south wall to John Wright, a pauper of the parish, a remarkable testimony to a remarkable man. Nearby there are stocks and a Saxon preaching cross, a reminder of our Christian heritage.