Welcome page

A Message from Revd . Georgie Hadley and the Ministry Team

Welcome to the website for The Riverside Parishes – a group of four rural parishes (including seven villages) located just north of Newark in Nottinghamshire. All the parishes (which are described as a ‘United Benefice’) border the river Trent. 

There is good reason to suppose that the churches were named after (and possibly founded by) St Wilfrid of Ripon who was a Saxon missionary in this area during the late 7thC. All the churches are of great historic and architectural significance (and all are Grade 1 listed). 

Three (North and South Muskham and Kelham) are called ‘St Wilfrid’s’, and the fourth, at Averham (pronounced ‘airem’) is ‘St Michael and All Angels’. The Benefice also includes three small villages (Bathley, Little Carlton and Staythorpe). 

Despite the fact that the parishes share common policies for everything from baptisms to burials each church community has a distinctive feel. Each church has a children’s corner and visitors will also find information on what is going on in the community.  
You will find some information about the different churches on this site, as well as contact numbers for churchwardens and the organisers of different groups. Please feel free to contact Revd Georgie or the churchwardens by phone or email for any more information that you need – we look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful churches in the very near future.

Georgie & The Mi
nistry Team of the Riverside Parishes 






Ensuring that children, young people and adults are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about Safeguarding contact:

In the Benefice:
Susan Twemlow
Safeguarding Coordinator
01636 700600

In the Diocese

Diocesan Safeguarding Officer; Julian Hodgson 

 Telephone: 01636 817200

 Email:  safeguarding@southwell.anglican.org

from 7th September Julian will be joined by Lucey Grimsey as the Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Officer  

 Out of Hours for Children & Adults:

0300 456 4546

Nottingham City Council
0115 876 1000

01302 796 000

For more information about our Safeguarding policies and procedures see our Safeguarding page