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Links Local and Other 

Suggestions of further links are welcomed by the caretaker who will make an entirely arbitrary selection.  

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Local Church Links
Around the area & tourist links
Help in coping with grief
Prayer Links
Wider Church Links
History Links
Local Books old and current
Local Church links:
Websites of other churches in Retford
The Diocese of Southwell Southwell Minster
Liturgical Committee  
Diocesan History Project
Family Care
Churches of Southwell Diocese
Photographs of Nottinghamshire Churches
 

 

In and around the area:

The Weather in Retford (BBC 5 day forecast)

Directories with local information:

Bassetlaw Council for Voluntary Service - has the widest directory on local matters 

Public information in Nottinghamshire

UpMyStreet

Find a business in Retford

Retford's crest

2011 Census returns for Bassetlaw
Other local sites
Local news
Retford Action Centre
Researching local shops
Bassetlaw Hospice of the Good Shepherd.
Bassetlaw Primary Care Health Trust

 

Rattlejag - Morris dancing

 
Retford Photographic Society (meets in St. Joseph's Church Hall)
 

Sport: 

Retford United Football Club

East Retford Rugby Union Football Club

Retford Golf Club

 

Local tourist links:
General:

Nottinghamshire County Council Tourism index

Bassetlaw District Council 

And for the best information and help on local tourist issues why not ask a real person? Contact the Retford Hub by email or phone 01777 860414

Up-to-date traffic information

Accommodation:

B&Bs, Hotels and guesthouses.

Travel:

The A1 runs almost past our doorstep.

There are excellent north-south rail links (the East Coast Line - East Coast & Hull Trains) and good local east-west links (Lincoln to Sheffield and beyond - Northern Rail).  Rail station details.

And will bring you right to our front door.  

Food:

The National Rural Organisation is Your guide to fresh, locally produced food and drink from Nottinghamshire including Thaymar ice cream (has a good tea room), Mellors prize winning farm butchery, and Goachers fruit and fruit products.  

Farmers markets are on the 3rd Saturday of the month in Retford from 9.00am

Pubs in Retford
Attractions:

For young children (under 10s) the Sundown Adventure Land is brilliant.

Nearby National Trust properties: Mr Straw's House, Worksop, Clumber Park, and the Workhouse at Southwell
Retford Little Theatre * Retford Operatic Society * Majestic Theatre Retford * and the Everton Village Players
The famous Hodsock Snowdrops (well, either you know about them, or you don't). 
George & Katharine Buchanan have renovated Hodsock Priory.

It's time to make a visit to the famous Hodsock Snowdrops and see what they have been doing.

 Details:  Hodsock Priory Gardens 01909 591204

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust have a number of local reserves including Eaton, Treswell, and Gamston Woods, West Burton Meadow, and the Daneshill Lakes (with fishing).  
  Idle Valley Nature reserve  

Wetlands Waterfowl Reserve (also with fishing) at Sutton cum Lound

Bassetlaw Museum -includes thousands of local photographs from the Welchman Archive.
The Chesterfield Canal runs through the town.  The canal is steadily being restored by the Chesterfield Canal Trust - try their virtual tour, and check out Retford's marina.
The North Leverton windmill and Tuxford windmill and its excellent tearoom.
 
Wider Church links:
 

 

   
The Archbishop of Canterbury
The Church of England Official site
The Anglican Communion Official site
World-wide Religious News - for all aspects of religion
Anglicans Online - a weekly newsletter with lots of background information and resources
Thinking Anglicans is a weblog based discussion forum.
Oremus - for all matters of Anglican prayers and liturgy
For a more light-hearted approach try the Ship of Fools, described as the magazine of Christian unrest, and the Wibsite - for a cartoon approach to church.
For some different approaches to worship try alternativeworship.org
 
Fresh Expressions of Church: new ways of being the Church of England.  This is a varied and fluid theme and Emerging Church is a good starting point. 
Favourite hymns? Thousands of Christian hymns & Gospel songs from many denominations
Common Worship texts
The Text This Week has a very wide range of resources, worship links, art, and bible studies all linked to the readings set in the lectionary for the week.  It won't save the busy preacher any time, it's too interesting, but it might help encourage richer sermons.

An Antiochene Orthodox Church site, the Community of St. Aidan

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