We are glad that you have found us and hope that you will also be
able to visit our beautiful Grade II* listed church building.
You are warmly invited to join us for worship on Sundays or to join one of the groups that meet on weekdays.
Every Sunday morning we meet for Mass at 11am - a service with hymns, readings, prayers, and we share in Holy Communion together. Our worship style is traditional and reverent (thanks to our Anglo-Catholic roots) but also relaxed and friendly- everyone is welcome, so feel free to join us. On the 2nd Sunday of the month there is a quieter said Mass at 8am, followed by a 'Family Mass' at 11am with members of the congregation of all ages taking a bigger part in the leading of the service.
See our Services page for larger calendar and detail
Thank you to everyone who supported the concert on 17th July in memory of David Megginson.
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.
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, Revd Sarah Colver, our Associate Priest, Revd Janet
Quick, Curate, Revd Gill Ball and Churchwardens Pete Gouldthorpe
and Julie West, 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.
will take place on Weds 17 August.
In times past, well dressers would stay up all night
decorating the wells and then come to church for Mass before
going home to rest. The dressers still get up very early that
morning to add the finishing touches to their wells and so we
gladly continue the tradition of the early morning service -
followed by a well earned cuppa. Later in the day we hold the
Blessing of the Wells Service in church followed by the
Procession and Blessings through the village - a very special
event in the village church calendar.
Everyone is welcome to join us for either of these services and to join the procession.
The wonderful Flower Festival also starts on Weds 17 August
and runs up and including until the following Monday, 21
Further details of opening times and refreshments to follow soon.
Thank you as always to Helen and Sue, who spend hours planning, preparing and arranging the flowers for our annual celebration..
Our Flower Festival theme for 2021 was "We've done it before" and the theme for 2019 was "From John O'Groats to Landsend" - please go to our photo sequences page to view the both 2021 and 2019 wells and flower festival. If you'd like a flavour of earlier flower festivals and Well Dressings, please follow the links on that page.
"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.
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.
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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.