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Video Series to Highlight Mayflower Pilgrim Churches

A series of free videos are being uploaded each week to explore the history of churches where the Mayflower pilgrims worshipped in Britain

Published on October 7, 2020

St Botolph’s Church A stained glass windows tells the Mayflower story at St Botolph’s Church in Boston, Lincolnshire. Photo courtesy Mayflower 400

Bassetlaw Museum and Pilgrim Roots have announced the launch of a series of videos which will explore the people and places behind the Mayflower story in the UK.

The series, called Pilgrim Churches: Where it all Began, takes an episodic look at the churches which passengers and crew of the Mayflower would have been familiar with in the 17th century. The 7 episodes will take viewers to a number of churches which played a role in the lead up to the Mayflower setting sail, including sites and stories from Babworth, Retford, Worksop, Sturton, Gainsborough, Scrooby and Austerfield.

The first episode, which will be available from 8pm on Thursday October 8, will focus on Babworth Church, and tell the story of Richard Clyfton, who preached nonconformity to congretionalists which included other notable Mayflower names such as William Brewster and William Bradford.

Further episodes will be made available each Thursday, with the final episode being shown on November 19. You'll be able to watch the videos from the Pilgrim Roots Facebook page, the Bassetlaw Museum and Pilgrims Gallery YouTube channel, and shortly after, the Pilgrim Roots website.

You can see the series trailer now on YouTube, by going to www.youtube.com/watch?v=qve1PzLqaYA.

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