We have recently discovered that as a church we have historic links to slavery and that a former rector (Robert White Almond) owned plantations in Jamaica which held enslaved people. He was also compensated when slavery was abolished. The video and Leaflet will explain more.
A new memorial in the church remembers the lives of the 220 enslaved people who are all named on the memorial. A plaque gifted from Gloria Daniel from TTeach Plaques has been placed alongside one page of the original slave register. It is accompanied by shackles.
On 5th October 2021, a special service of dedication was held at St Peter’s. The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham, Paul Williams, blessed the work that had taken place on the roof, and formally introduced the new memorial to the enslaved. A video of this service can be found below.