St Martin’s, Barholm is a medieval church, exhibiting Saxon origins and beautiful Norman arches and arcading, as well as evidence of the Tractarian values espoused by the parish in the 19th century.
The church serves the small parish of Barholm-with-Stowe – around 40 houses, a thriving public house & a well-respected private nursery school set in a conservation area.
The church is normally open daily during daylight hours, however, due to our current refurbishment works, we are having to leave the church locked. Once the works are complete we will return to the church being open everyday. Should anyone wish to access the church during this time of temporary closure, please contact our Churchwarden Elizabeth Noble, telephone 01778 344674.
Visitors often comment on the special atmosphere of peace and tranquillity within the church – which is also enjoyed by worshipers (from inside and outside the parish) at our service of traditional Evening Prayer on the first Sunday of the month at 6pm and Holy Communion (Common Worship Order One traditional language) every third Sunday at 9am.
We welcome those who wish to have a guided tour in large or small groups and why not combine this with a cup of tea and cake. There may be a concert, flower festival or art exhibition during the summer of 2019. There may an open day. We have made improvements to the church to ensure that your visit will be as safe and comfortable as possible.
Many too enjoy the quiet, calm and reflective atmosphere that St Martin’s provides. It has a distinctive traditional feel and asks to be visited along with others in the group.
St Martin's is one of the seven churches of the Uffington Group of Churches (which covers the seven parishes in the triangle between Stamford, Market Deeping and Bourne, in the South West corner of Lincolnshire). The other parishes are St Margaret, Braceborough; St Thomas of Canterbury, Greatford; St Lawrence, Tallington; St Michael and All Angels, Uffington; St Andrew, West Deeping; St Faith, Wilsthorpe.
The Rector of the Uffington Group, Fr Aran Beesley may be contacted on 07590 055905 or email: [email protected] especially for Baptism enquiries and visiting those who are ill.