Hickleton’s architectural gem awarded much needed funding

St Wilfrid at Hickleton near Doncaster, is a Grade I listed church dating back to the Norman times, home to a wealth of history and fascinating stories. The YHCT were delighted to award £3,500 towards the conservation of the reredos and organ casing.There are various coats of arms which represent the families connected with Hickleton. There is some beautiful glass, including two medallions thought to be 17th century. Large quantities of 13th painted window glass was found during an excavation in 1983 excavations.The church was lavishly furnished at the expense of the Halifax family in the Victorian era with more stained glass placed there in 1886 and 1887, the gift of the second Viscount Halifax.The church is famous for its lychgate, and the three skulls displayed there, as well as for an extensive collection of European religious art and statutory.

Andrew Hainey, church warden from St Wilfrid said: “We were delighted to receive this grant from the YHCT to help with conservation works. St Wilfrid’s is an ancient parish church, with many interesting features and well worth a visit. It is one of only a handful of churches in England to have been fully refurbished by Bodley and still be intact as he designed, beautifying our transition of Anglo-Catholic Worship. There is a great love of his design and craftsmanship within the parish and the restoration and conservation is an ongoing joyous obligation”.