St Margaret of Antioch, Barley

We are a small rural benefice in North East Hertfordshire, covering an area that includes Barkway, Barley, Reed, Buckland, Chipping, Nuthampstead and Newsells. Our nearest towns are Royston and Buntingford, but Cambridge is also within easy reach.

Our active churches are in Barkway, Barley and Reed (Please click on the service times tab at the top of the page to find out the times of our services); there is a redundant church is Buckland, where occasional services are held. (For addresses and postcodes of our churches, please press the churches tab at the top of the screen.)

As Christians, we seek to worship God and live out our faith in our communities and beyond, in word and action, through loving God and loving our neighbour.

We would very much like to welcome you to join us for worship or for any other activities in the benefice

Our United Benefice is currently in vacancy so please pray that we shall soon find a new rector. Our parish profile is available by clicking and anyone interested in applying for the position should email [email protected];

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Charles Wrangham or Geoffrey Wilkerson (Church Wardens)

We are in vacancy but the address of The Rectory is:
The Rectory, 135 High Street, Barkway, Royston, SG8 8ED.

Charles Wrangham
01763 848699
Geoffrey Wilkerson
01763 848418

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All Age Holy Communion Service

Monthly. Every First Sunday at for 1 hour
St Margaret of Antioch, Barley
Church End Barley Royston, SG8 8JR, United Kingdom

A monthly Holy Communion service, suitable for everyone. We gather for refreshments afterwards.


The parish of Barley 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(s), PSOs. The Diocese of St.Albans’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. 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.