We are still continuing to receive communion in only one kind and the priest distributes the bread from the chancel steps.
are no longer in place but we would ask that you remain mindful of
the needs of those around you who may still be vulnerable: please
sit as well spaced as possible.
Currently we are still having only one server/ thurifer on duty each Sunday to reduce the number of people present in the small sanctuary.
are no longer mandatory indoors but we would ask that you do so
unless you are exempt.
Our regular Sunday congregation has agreed to keep wearing masks in order to care for and help to keep one another safe.
We are now able to sing indoors - with facemasks on - and are doing
so for a limited number of hymns each week, very joyfully!
At Easter we started to move outside to sing the last hymn and that worked well so we will continue this as long as good weather holds.
See our dedicated Coronavirus web page for details of recordings of Sunday Services from the Joint Benefice. A range of prayer and worship resources for daily use can be found on the Church of England here.
The Vicar and Churchwardens will continue to review the risk assessment at regular intervals and report back to the PCC.
St. Lawrence Flower Festival was held for a week commencing Tuesday
The church had a fabulous display of flowers with the theme based on a range of the best of the last 40+ years of displays by our talented flower arrangers. View a slide show of the wells, church and flower displays below:- (remember to switch YouTube to Full Screen and High Definition).
See our Services page for larger calendar and detail
O God, who would fold both heaven and earth in a single peace:
let the design of thy great love
lighten upon the waste of our wraths and sorrows:
and give peace to thy Church,
peace among nations,
peace in our dwellings,
and peace in our hearts:
through thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ.
an old Irish Blessing:
“May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow,
May the soft winds freshen your spirit
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you
And may God enfold you in the mantle of his Love”
On a rather dreary morning I prayed that this would be so for all of you.
Keep us, good Lord,
under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious,
be with those who care for the sick,
and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort
knowing that nothing can separate us from your love
in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Our Vicar, Rev'd Sarah Colver, our Associate Priest, Revd. Janet
Quick, Curate, Gill Ball and Churchwardens, John Rushby and Pete
Gouldthorpe, are delighted to welcome you to these pages. Better
still, come in person to enjoy the beauty and history of Barlow
Church and join us for a service. We hope you find something of
interest here, and if you would like more information, please
click on the 'contact' link on the menu above.
The Vicar of St. Lawrence's has the further roles of the Vicar of The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Old Brampton (joint benefice with Great Barlow) and Priest-in-charge of Loundsley Green Church, Chesterfield an LEP with the Loundsley Green Methodist Church. The Joint Benefice is in the Chesterfield North Churches which includes St John's, Newbold, St Bartholomew's, Old Whittington and St Barnabas', New Whittington.
View our dedicated web page.
We are sorry our Open Gardens could not take place in either 2020 or 2021, due to difficulties as a result of the pandemic. We would urge you to look at our slideshow of the 2020 gardens.
Please see our Calendar - normally includes:
- Lent Breakfasts
- Open Gardens
- Well Dressing Week and
- Flower Festival
- Christmas Carol Extravaganza
Further details for major events will be highlighted here.
"53 degrees 16 minutes North and 1 degree 29
Hackney Lane, Barlow, Chesterfield, Derbyshire,
Find Us on Google Maps.
Walkers - OS Map Ref.: SK3474.
Barlow Church is part of the Diocese of Derby and both are part of the Church of England.
A brief introduction to our close links with Barlow Church of England Primary School can be found here.
If you'd like a flavour of pre-pandemic flower festival and
Well Dressings, please follow the links below:
(our Flower Festival Theme for 2019 was "From John O'Groats to Landsend" - please go to our photo sequences page to view the 2019 wells and flower festival).
View a YouTube Photo Sequence - 2017 Wells and Flower Festival.
View a YouTube slide sequence of the 2015 wells and Church flower festival here. Remember to change the Youtube settings to 1080p HD and view Full Screen for best quality.
YouTube Photo sequence of 2014 Flower Festival.
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The united benefice of St Peter and St Paul's Church, Old Brampton and St Lawrence' Church, Barlow have common policies regarding Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Baptism, etc. and are available for download on the Web Administration page.
The safeguarding officer for St. Lawrence is Maria Barnes and the dedicated contact number is 07716 129311. Our Safeguarding Policy is available for download here. The Derby Diocesan Website has a "Safeguarding" section here. The National Parish Safeguarding Handbook is available for download here.