Wretton's Village Community
All Saints' Church, Wretton
All Saints' Church serves both villages of Wretton and Stoke Ferry. The church is open every day and enjoys regular visitors from a wide ranging area.
The church congregation is currently planning a regeneration of the building to protect this fine building’s structure for future generations as well as providing a valuable village resource. Toilet and kitchen facilities are being planned, along with an overhaul of the current heating system. This will provide Wretton with its very own community building for all residents to enjoy, regardless of religious belief.
The church itself is believed to have been constructed in the 13th Century and is made largely of carstone, though portions are comprised of flint stones.
The tower, with its crocketted stone pinnacles watches over the long churchyard, the village play area and the village green. These stone pinnacles were added in 1899, though before this date there had been a short spire crowning the tower. Close inspection of the walls reveals how early Wrettonites must have constructed the tower. Sections of the walls, each layer rising about ten feet, can be clearly seen. Traditionally, flint walls could only be constructed between Easter and Michaelmas. This convention was adhered to as frost would damage the mortar and weaken the construction. The layers appear in ten foot sections as this was the amount of building that could be competed each season.
A few pieces of early glass remain in the church windows. Roundels of a white rose and a golden chalice are all that survive.
Wretton Historical Organisation (WHO)
WHO is a group of villagers passionate about history in our community. We aim to create an inter-generational link between villagers and explore what life was like in the area at turning points of the past.
We have organised history fairs, traditional games and musical performances and our two largest event successes in the village (both free and supported by various external funding agencies) involved demonstrations and re-enactments of various historical events. These took place on the village green and in the church in 2008 and 2010 and were extremely well received by a crowd of about 1000 locals and visitors.
Look out for future events or fundraising!
For further information or to get involved contact Jackie Pardoe on 01366 500442 or Helaine Wyett on 01366 500165
Wretton Youth Club
The Common Room, a Youth Club for Wrettonites and other villages, has got off to a roaring success! If you are aged 11 - 14 and want something to do on a Friday night, come to Stoke Ferry Community Centre at 7pm (every other Friday).
Your first visit will require a parent or guardian to sign you in. The Common Room has pool tables, table tennis, air hockey and crafts, but is also a place to sit and chat with your friends. Entry is just £1
For further details, or to find out when we run, contact Lydia on 01366 501168. Alternatively, find us on Facebook! Search for Stoke Ferry Common Room