St Mary


In 1910 the land adjacent to the churchyard was given to the church for the extension of the churchyard by Mr Albert Ball, now owner of the Bunny estate. In 1912 the Bishop of Southwell consecrated the ground in a service which included the church’s dedication after its re-opening. He quoted:

If the church has stood for 800 years, it has now been repaired as to warrant the hope it will last as long in the future.

On a headstone on the north side of the tower is the following inscription:

To the memory of Rev William Beetham of Sidney College Cambridge, formerly Vicar of Bunny, afterwards Rector of Costock & Keyworth of which places he was the respected Minister for nearly fifty years, born Sep xxi mdcclviii, died Aug xiv mdcccxxxiii. Also of Colonel William Beetham, eldest son of the above, late of H.M Fifty fourth Regt born Sep xxi mdcclxxxvii, died Feb mdccclviii.and of Rev John Tidy Beetham, second Son of the above, of Christ’s College Cambridge, Vicar of Bunny for fortyone years born Aug xvii mdcclxxxx, died March ixmdccclxiv

Arms : Or, three fleur-de-lys azure. Crest an elephant’s head erased argent.