All Saints Routh
The first Church at Routh was built by Richard de Scruteville in the late 12th Century and the first record of a Priest at Routh is that of Thomas Rude instituted in 1213 During the 14th Century the present Church was built and dedicated to All Saints’.
In 1900 the church was renovated, the tower and roof were heightened and in October 1905 King Edward V11, visited the church and according to a newspaper cutting ˜His Majesty was well pleased with the Church’.
The bell in the clock tower is dated 1732 and the clock (installed 1919) is the Village War Memorial given by the parishioners of Routh in honour of those who gave their lives and others who served in the Great War.
In 1963 Routh was without a Rector for the first time in 650 years. The then Vicar of the Minster Rev. E.B. Bull offered to become Curate in Charge of Routh and this has been the case to this day.. All Saints’ is an independent Church, having its own PCC etc. but we are greatly dependent upon and grateful for all the care that is so generously given by Beverley Minster.
All Saints’ has two beautiful stained glass windows: the East window was erected as a memorial to John Stephenson in 1869, and the West window commemorated the safe return from the Great Was of Lieutenant Samman MC in 1920.
On the South side of the altar there are magnificent brass effigies believed to be of Johannes Routh and his wife Agnes and on the North side a tombstone believed to be from the grave of Sir William de Routh, buried in the earlier church in 1240. The organ was installed in 1913 and electrified in 1953. The Pulpit is believed to be Jacobean.
In 1987 the Bishop of Hull consecrated the extension of the graveyard.
When the Church as floodlit to commemorate entering the 21st century and 2000 years of Christianity a comment was made ˜ I have seen the Church floodlit across the fields, and it has been a symbol of something permanent and unchanging in an increasingly mercenary world ¦ I have valued the beacon of hope offered by that light ¦It will be a very important indication to all concerned that this Church in particular, is valued, appreciated and wanted, and that sufficient people are concerned for its welfare for it to be maintained as a place of active Christian worship. These words say why we at Routh have an obligation to those who built and kept the church open for the last six centuries, and love this special place in the village where all are made welcome to join in the worship of our Lord.
Churchwarden – Mrs. Sue Wells
Treasurer – Mrs. Ann Sinkler
For contact details contact the Parish Centre.
Holy Communion on the first (and fifth) Sunday at 9.15
Evensong on the third Sunday at 18.30