During the Robin Hood Festival week, Monday 27th August to Sunday 2nd September, St. Mary’s Church welcomed visitors to their beautiful historic building. According to legend, Robin Hood & Maid Marian were married at St. Mary’s. The church is not just a sacred space, but a building that is alive, loved and used regularly by people who are committed to following the way of Christ. Around the church were many of the old 2D cut-out figures from the old Visitor Centre.
During the week 100s of visitors looked around the church, meeting parishioners and enjoying free refreshments. Many children took part in the ‘Children’s Trail’ as well as making Robin Hood Hats and Maid Marion Headdresses. The Stewards who helped, and many visitors who shared it, had a busy, enjoyable and special week. Their help had been much appreciated.