New films about the Pilgrim Churches

A series of short films have been made by the Pilgrim Roots Heritage Project, exploring stories of where the Mayflower Pilgrims’ story began. Separatism and non-conformity are the backdrop for the Mayflower journey, connecting the people and places of South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. 

Where it all began… Discover the stories from Babworth Church, where Richard Clifton preached religious rebellion at the end of the 16th century.
Where it all began… St Swithun’s Church, Retford is linked to the Separatists, many of whom went on to board the Mayflower in 1620.
Discover where it all began at Worksop Priory, a victim of the English Reformation and home of non-conformists.
St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Sturton-le-Steeple, was the home of John Robinson – Pastor to the Pilgrims! Discover more about the influential people from this quiet Nottinghamshire village.
The United Reformed Church’s John Robinson Memorial Church, Gainsborough, stands as a testament to the town’s links to key non-conformists of the 17th century. Discover stories that connect the town to America and tales of adventure and escape.
Join us in St Wilfrid’s, Scrooby, home church of William Brewster and his family in the 17th century. How did this peaceful village become famous for non-conformity and adventure?