Barlow is a friendly church with a warm welcome for all, young and old alike. The Grade 2 listed church is in a large churchyard, open for burials, with rhododendrons and scattered trees. It is a delightful setting for weddings (see church website for more information). There is a fine set of vestments of Roman and Gothic design, with a beautiful purple cope, much used for funerals. The highlight of the year from the village point of view is the service of Blessing of the Wells, held at 6 pm on the Wednesday after St Lawrence's day.The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a number of changes throughout 2020 and 2021. We are pleased to announce that regular Sunday morning services in Church recommenced on Palm Sunday 2021. We no longer require you to "pre-book" your attendance but do ask that you respect social distancing when in Church. Other services are temporarily "on hold".
Our vicar, Rev'd Sarah, Associate priest, Rev'd Janet and Reader, Kate are conducting some other services by Zoom - 20 minute Daily Offices on weekdays - 9 am Morning Prayer and 5 pm Evening Prayer. Please contact Rev'd Sarah ([email protected]) for details.
The parish of Great Barlow is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer. The Diocese of Derby’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.