Before William the Conqueror and even in the Doomsday Book, there is no mention of a church at Bilborough. The first mention is in 1356 and the Parish seems to have had a priest in 1200.
Some notable people have graced this entrance, one being the founder of the Baptist church movement Thomas Helwyn. The most notable monument in the church is the Alabaster memorial to Sir Edmund Helwyn and his Daughter who died 1592.
All the Helwyn family worshiped at St Martins and here Thomas Helwyn married Joan Ashmoreon on 3rd December 1595.
The inside of the original part of the church is small and how most people would think a small village church should be.
The Nave in the original body of the church is now only used occasionally. Services are now held in the extension built in 1972.
The above photograph shows a view from the back of the modern extension looking towards the alter and font. The curtain hides the east end wall of the original church building.
Article originally published by Peter Woodward of My Broxtowe Hundred Journal Website.