Church of England Diocese of Ely Barrington

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ALL SAINTS - BARRINGTON

Barrington church is a large building located at one end of probably the largest village greens in England (22 acres) and is associated with a church school next door to it. Although there is evidence of an earlier 12th century church building, the church mostly dates from the 13th and 14th centuries with medieval roof, pews and south door. Also of interest is the 16th century parish chest, a 17th century bier, fascinating corbels of local people, the staircase to an earlier rood screen, the fine Jacobean pulpit and the late 15th century Bendyshe chapel off the north aisle which has a reredos by Sir Ninian Comper. 

The church runs a Messy church event each month and has four regular services each month. The services are in the main Common Worship but there is a BCP evensong. It has a long standing commitment to ecological issues. It also maintains a Free Emergency food store for those who cannot access the local Foodbank. It has accessible toilets, as well as parking spaces for those with a disabiility and a relatively flat access into the church.

The church is largely built of Clunch a very soft chalk stone that is or was until recently quarried just to the NW of the church.  It is believed that the quarry has existed since the Romano British period. The churches layout is typical of many medieval churches except that the south and north doors are particularly grand in terms of proportion.  There is a Barnack stone font which is thought to be a relic of an earlier Saxon church on the site  The C19 vestry off the south aisle possibly replaces a pre-Reformation chantry. The west tower contains six bells. The chancel was restored in Victorian times when its present furnishings were also installed.  However extensive conservation work was carried out recently on the windows at the west end.  All Saints' Church is a grade 1 listed building.

Barrington not only has this massive green (made up from smaller greens) that allows sports pitches alongs side more gentle relaxation but also has the  interesting and thatched Royal Oak public House is situated at the other end of the green.   There is a thatched church school next door to the church.   The church is open daily during daylight hours. The churchyard is open at all reasonable times.