St Wilfrid's Church
St Wilfrid's Church is part of the Riverside Parishes, a group of four rural parishes incorporating seven villages located just north of Newark. All of the parishes, which are described as a ‘United Benefice’ border the River Trent. South Muskham, North Muskham and Kelham are called St Wilfrid’s, and the fourth, at Averham is St Michael and All Angels. The Benefice also includes the three villages of Bathley, Little Carlton and Staythorpe.
There is good reason to suppose that the churches were named after, and possibly founded by, St Wilfrid of Ripon who was a Saxon missionary in the area during the late 7th Century. All the churches are of great historic and architectural significance and all are Grade 1 listed.
St Wilfrid's Church at South Muskham is a stone built Grade 1 listed building with a modern slate roof. The organ was built locally by Harston's of Newark. One of the most interesting features of the church is the bench ends in the chancel, including a few ‘hideous monsters’ and one crab.
Regular Services of Holy Communion are held at 9.30am on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.