Conservation & Support

At nearly 1000 years old, St. Michael, Barton is in constant need of tender, loving  care. This care and support can take many forms.

You may wish to give your time as part of our volunteer team who look after the needs of our services, the upkeep of the church or the maintenance of our churchyard. Email us to learn more about what our happy band of volunteers get up to and how you can get involved.

Individual Giving

Every year, there are significant ongoing costs associated with St Michael, Barton. If you wish to make a donation towards these, there are number of ways of doing so:

  • Attending church services and leaving an offering
  • ‘Planned giving’ – setting up regular payments via your bank
  • Leaving a lasting gift to your church by way of a legacy – a gift in your will to St Michael, Barton. Find out more here.
  • If you’d like to make a one-off donation, please get in touch with us

Re-pointing Project

In 2017, we launched an appeal to raise £40,000 towards the repointing of this historic Grade I listed building. In August 2018, work began on this conservation project  and is scheduled to be completed in Autumn 2018. In the meantime, the church wardens behind the project will be publishing regular updates here.

August 2018: The Re-Pointing project starts!

Churchwarden and Project Team Leader of the re-pointing project, Henry Pitt, shares the background to this important work as the scaffolding starts to go up on site. Successive quinquennial [five yearly] inspections of St Michael’s, which are a legal requirement for Church of England churches, have shown that while the basic structure remains in a […]


A twelfth century Lakeland church has just received a funding boost in the form of £23,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The funding will mean that urgent re-pointing work in order to preserve it for future generations, along with activities to share the architectural and historical heritage of St Michael’s Church, Barton can now […]


The project has been made possible thanks to a combination of generous pledges from the local community and grants from the following organisations: