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Visit to St James' Church

St James' Church 

A wonderful start to our new project was a visit to our local church and an introduction to its history by Fr Peter Coates. The church traces its origins right back to the medieval period that we are studying, and was founded in the early 14th century. An endowment was provided in 1348 from the will of the 2nd Lord Willoughby d'Eresby for the creation of a College, consisting of a Master and twelve priests to say masses for the founder.  What a fantastic opportunity for the children to experience history from this period right on their doorstep.