St Michael & All Angels Church

There has been a church on this site since the 15th century. All that remains from that period is part of the tower and the old font, no longer in use. In 1859 the Nottingham Architects Hine and Evans were commissioned to design a fine new church which was completed in 1860. Through the 19th Century the chime of the church clock assisted George Yates, Farnsfield’s blind postman, in his job. Each day when the clock struck 8.00, George would set off to Southwell to collect the mail. In 1857, to celebrate 21 years of his eventual 33-year service, the bell-ringers rang out ‘several merry peals’ on the church bells in his honour.

The pictures below all relate to some aspect of St Michaels church at some stage in Farnsfield’s History. Click on the link to show the photographs as a full sized slideshow or click on any image to see it in full size.

Of course, every picture tells a story. We are always very keen to get more information on the events and times depicted in these images. If you have any information please use our contact form to send us an email. We are also very keen to continue to increase the stock of pictures we hold. If you have any photographs that might be of interest please do get in touch.