Facilities and features


A unisex accessible toilet is located in the vestry and is open during times of services and events.

There is general car parking available on the opposite side of the road to the church and two spaces for those with disabilities next to the church gate. Parking on the Green is not encouraged unless necessary.

New unisex toilet and wash room (see also toilet tag).

Two spaces next to the main church gate.

The access is relatively flat into the church although wheelchairs may need to use a ramp that is located just inside the main south door. The stairs into the chancel for communion have an access ramp with handrail provided if needed.

A loop system is part of the audio system

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Guidedogs are welcomed

Our Building

Grade 1 Listed (Historic England List entry No: 1331176) and within the Barrington Conservation Area. The church is in the main early C13th with C14-15th additions. Built of dressed clunch from the nearby quarry with some elements in imported limestone and parts of the exterior faced in C19th 'Roman cement'. The roof is tiled and late C14th and replaces the older much steeper roof that may have been thatch (remains of the profile can be seen on the west tower). It has both its north and south doors protected by substantial porches. A mortuary and former Chantry chapel still remains off the north aisle (Bendyshe Chapel) and the vestry off the south aisle is of C19th date although was also site for a medieval chapel. The Pulpit is early C17th with original sounding board but cut down stem the Pews in the Nave are Late C15th or C16th.. Font is C13th limestone bowl with shafted corners on a later C14th, clunch base, with panelled sides. The Parish Chest is C16th with interlaced iron straps. Coffin bearer: in north aisle. There are numerous medieval to modern scratchings in the church some of which contain medieval poetry. Late medieval wall painting of 'the three dead' is visible in part of the south wall of the nave arcade (although the area above the north arcades also have remains of black letter texts under the lime wash).

Barrington church had an ecological awareness from early on when it was concerned with fossil fuel consumption before it was ever a talking point. Today it is starting to encourage 'wilding' in specific churchyard areas with volunteer engagement

Music and Worship

There is a peel of six bells that are rung on a regular basis.

Occasional Programmes of traditional classical music occur in the summer months


Evensong each month

Sings at most local services and forms the core of the Benefice choir which sings at Benefice services.

Groups, Courses and Activities

This occurs as part of the Benefice wide programmes often from the Rectory in Orwell during Lent.

Since Covid this has experienced some difficulty in re-starting shortly

Help for Visitors

There is an illustrated church guide to purchase inside the church beside the south door.

Every day during hours of daylight and of course during services

Other Features

A Free Emergency Food resource for those who cannot access the Food Banks for any reason.

The Barrington Conservation area includes the church, the school, the 22 acre Village Green and properties that surround the village green