Welcome to St Michael, Barton

Experience the beauty and tranquillity of St Michael, Barton. Located between the villages of Pooley Bridge and Tirril on the edge of the Lake District National Park, this 12th century Norman Church was built of local sandstone by an order of Augustinian monks on a pre-historic site with wide, open views across to the ancient landscape of the Ullswater Valley and the commanding ridge of Blencathra.

Sunday Services

Holy Communion

Every Fourth Sunday at 10am for 1hr 10m

Holy Communion using Common Worship, Order 1

Morning Service

Every Second Sunday at 10am for 1hr

Morning Service from different traditions;
BCP or Common Worship. Usually lay-led.

History

Anyone entering Barton Church is likely to sense its long history. The visitor may even feel that, as T. S. Eliot says in Little Gidding:

You are here to kneel
Where prayer has been valid.
And prayer is more
Than an order of words…

Find out more about the origins and history of this unusual but very beautiful church with its roots in pre-history…

Latest News

St Michael Barton: an architect’s view

It was a warm July evening. Prince Charles had married Princess Diana the day before, as I made my first visit to Barton Church. Entering through the beautifully carved Lychgate, I was immediately taken by the elevated position of the church on a mound, enclosed by what appeared to be an historic circular boundary wall. The […]

Time…less: a farewell from the Rev David Wood

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain. And you are young and life is long and there is time to kill today, And then one day you find ten years have got behind you. ‘Time’ from ‘Dark Side of the Moon’. Pink Floyd It was in August 2005 that I […]

The Great War and Barton Church – a Blog

Most historians regard the Great War of 1914 – 18 as the cardinal tragedy of European civilisation from which flowed all the subsequent horrors of the 20thcentury. They have pondered upon the complex issues that lead to the catastrophe, but it is unlikely that any man named on Barton lych-gate, with the possible exception of […]

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Prayer for this month

God of all mercy, your Son proclaimed good news to the poor, release to the captives, and freedom to the oppressed: anoint us with your Holy Spirit and set all your people free to praise you in Christ our Lord. Amen. THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EPIPHANY
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten Son, that who ever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16 (KJV)
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten Son, that who ever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16 (KJV)
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St Michael, Barton is open year-round to visitors. Please check the calendar for any special events.

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