St Peter in the Rushes

Features and Fittings

According to the 1764 inventory:

... Belonging to the church are three bells, two Common Prayer Books, a Book of Homilies, two Register Books, one Surplice, a Carpet, a Communal Table Cloth, a napkin, a cushion for the Pulpit, a Pulpit Cloth ... a flagon and two plates a Bier and Ladder.

Perhaps it was taken for granted that the church would have a bible. Additionally, A Silver Chalice marked Rempstone 1732.


During an investigation of the church site, 1960-62, the Norman font of the church was found in a swamp. The bowl of the font from the old church is said to be in use in the new church.


The first register is a parchment book, 11¾ by 7¾ inches and is in English. Baptisms and burials begin in 1570 up to 1735. Marriages begin in 1571. The second parchment register covers the remaining period of the existence of the church. Thereafter it was in use in the new church.