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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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