St Wilfrid’s Open Day

May 20, 2021

We are really excited to welcome you to our open day at St Wilfrid’s. Join us on Wednesday 2nd June between 10am – 2pm. Explore the church transformation and take part in our free medieval inspired clay tile workshop. Due to Covid restrictions, all visitors must please pre-book a slot in advance. To book your […]

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The role of a churchwarden

May 18, 2021

St Wilfrid’s was recently featured in “The World of Interiors” magazine, which is part of the Conde Nast media group.  The article focused on the role of Anne Heathcote as churchwarden and the discovery of the historic importance of the effigy. The full article can be read on the link below. World of Interiors article […]

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St Wilfrid’s Church – its secret past and hidden secrets

May 3, 2021

The Church of St Wilfrid in Barrow dates back to Anglo-Saxon times and has been a place of worship and community for over a thousand years.  Dedicated to the Anglo-Saxon Saint St. Wilfrid and gifted to the medieval Knights Hospitallers in 1165, our church building has changed little over time but it is full of […]

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The Font

April 28, 2021

A font is a receptacle used for baptism ceremonies. Fonts hold consecrated water used in the baptism of newcomers to the Christian church (usually infants), and are usually located at the west end of the church, often near the south door.   The font normally sits close to the entrance to the church so that children […]

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Evaluation of our Transformation project

April 10, 2021

Part of the process of undergoing a significant transformation is to evaluate whether or not it has achieved what it intended to do. The Project Team appointed an organisation to do this on our behalf – Andrew Meredith Associates.  During the building part of the project, collection of information is relatively easy to do; have […]

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Back to the future? Thoughts behind the Transformation

April 10, 2021

In 2014 it was obvious to the Parochial Church Council that the future for the church was in the balance financially. Congregations were reducing in size, but expenditure on insurance and running costs was increasing. We decided to take the building “back to the future” – to make it what it once was in Anglo-Saxon […]

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