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

Holy Communion

Every First Sunday at 8am for 45m

Service from the Book of Common Prayer. The service is said

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…

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Prayer for this month

O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers of your people who call upon you; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.Prayer for 16th Sunday after Trinity.
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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