St John the Baptist East Markham one of the churches in The Rivers, Retford

Welcome to the Rivers, Retford website. We are a group of Rural Parishes within the Retford area and all our Churches are Grade 1 listed and have stood in the centre of the villages for many centuries.

Even though our Church buildings are ancient we seek to proclaim the  Gospel in accessible ways for todays world, whilst still respecting tradition.

We hope that you will find this website useful in finding times  and dates of worship that are suitable to you. As you will see some of the Churches do not have regular services each week. You are most welcome to join any service in any of the Group.

Contact details are as follows:

The Revd Canon Bronwen Gamble,

Rector Designate of The Rivers, Retford

Chair of DAC, Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham

The Rectory, Lincoln Road, East Markham, Nottingham. NG22 0SH

01777 870 848   Mobile 07568 722101

email: brongamble@hotmail.com

(Please leave messages on the landline answerphone rather than the mobile).

My usual day off is currently Wednesday.

ALL ENQUIRIES about: Funeral & churchyard matters; Baptisms, thanksgivings, Confirmation or Admission to communion before confirmation; Marriage and related matters; should be directed to Revd Canon Bronwen Gamble as above.

Church Wardens 

East Markham Daphne Hardy gbhardy1@hotmail.co.uk 01777 870634

Askham David Bird

East Drayton and Dunham Tony Kirkham tonykirkham@hotmail.com 01777 248548

Headon and Grove Liz Bakewell rosemarybakewell546@btinternet.com 01777