Sunday Services at our church of St. Lawrence, Great Barlow

Following the easing of the first and then second lockdowns, we had limited opening of Church, however as we're now in the third lockdown, we have chosen, for the safety of all our parishioners, to again suspend services in Church.

Opening for Private Prayer suspended over Autumn and Winter

Following approval of our Risk Assessment, we had opened our church for private prayer on Wednesdays from 12 noon to 3 p.m. However, with the onset of shorter days and the cold weather, we have suspended opening until Spring (providing Covid-19 restrictions allow us to do so).

Sunday Services

Again following approval of our Risk Assessment, we recommenced Sunday Services from 12th July, however they were for Barlow congregation members only at this time. There is a seating plan and all those who will be attending have an allocated seat. This arrangement will recommence when the third lockdown is eased until things change significantly.

We are normally a very welcoming church - to everyone who wishes to come - but we are very sorry that we cannot open our services to visitors at this time as there is limited space in our church building to provide for adequate social distancing.

For those who are unable to get to Church and who wish to view a service, the United Benefice will continue to provide recorded services for you to view at home. Please follow the link here to our dedicated Coronavirus page for details.


We were able to hold a Midnight Mass service at 11.30 pm on Christmas Eve and a 9.00 am Mass on Christmas Day.

The sacrament of reconciliation may be available by arrangement with the new Vicar subject to Covid restrictions.

Normal Schedule -

8.00 am Mass (second Sunday only)
11.00 am Sung Mass (no incense on fourth Sunday)
Occasional Evening Service (see Church Notice Board / Calendar below)

Week Days and Holy Days

9.30 am Eucharist at Old Brampton every Thursday
and see noticeboards


At Barlow, Common Worship, Order 1 traditional language.
At Old Brampton, Common Worship, Order 1 modern language, on Sundays at 8 am (except first Sunday) and 9.30 am, and on second and fourth Thursdays.
At Old Brampton, BCP is used at 8 am on the first Sunday, and on first, third and fifth Thursdays.

Full Schedule of Services our sister church of Old Brampton 


8.00 am Holy Communion first, third and fifth Sundays - Suspended during the pandemic
9.30 am Sung Eucharist second, fourth and fifth Sundays, or All-age Worship first and third Sundays
6.00 pm Evensong (first Sunday only) - Suspended during the pandemic

First Sunday of the month

08:00 Eucharist (BCP) - Suspended during the pandemic, 9.30 am All-age Service

Second, Fourth and Fifth Sundays of the Month

9:30 am Sung Eucharist - fourth Sunday incorporates Junior Church - Suspended during the pandemic

Third Sunday of the month

9.30 am All-age Service - Suspended during the pandemic


9.30 am Eucharist - Suspended during the pandemic

Service Schedule for Loundsley Green Church


9:45 am - Eucharist or Morning Worship or Methodist Eucharist or Methodist non-Eucharist
18:00 pm Second Sunday only - Anglican Eucharist


9:30 Anglican Eucharist