Beyond the sticks and stones of any building, the heart and soul of it is arguably defined by those who use it – the people of Barton Church, both past and present…

Located between the villages of Tirril and Pooley Bridge, Barton Church is a popular and much-loved local place of worship that has played a part in the lives of thousands of locals over the centuries. Dating back to the 12thcentury, it has celebrated the key moments in the year for the local community as well as births, marriages and deaths of generations of Barton parishioners as well as families from the Penrith area and much further afield.

If you’re interested in celebrating a special day at St. Michael, Barton please get in touch with us.

Supporting the wider world

Each year we support many causes both at home and further afield. Over the last 12 months we’ve been working with Lynn Treneary as she undertakes missionary work and English teaching in South Sudan. Stay up to date with her work here:

January 2018 – update from Lynne

September 2017 – update from Lynne

Fundraising for Sudan – 2017

The Team

St. Michael, Barton operates thanks to a dedicated band of clergy, wardens and volunteers. Learn more about them here:

Cyril Wilson – PCC Treasurer


Henry Pitt – Churchwarden


Eileen Pretswell – PCC Member

Bill Pretswell – Churchwarden

Duncan Sanders – Churchyard Co-ordinator

John Pritchett – PCC Member

Beryl Pritchett – PCC Member

Penelope Blackburn – Christian Aid Co-ordinator


Kathleen Brown – PCC Member and Organist