History and Architecture

The Church of St Mary, Barnes has a Grade 2* listing.  It dates from the time of the Domesday Book. Over subsequent centuries the fabric was extended and altered successively in response to changing needs and a growing congregation

In 1978 the church was largely destroyed by fire and designs were developed for a new church. This occupies the site of its predecessors and incorporates elements of historical significance and architectural distinction, notably the south wall, east gable, vestry, northwest turret and tower

In 1984, following rebuilding, the church was rehallowed, with the tower being subject to further, external, restoration in 1990. The church forms part of the outstanding conservation area of Barnes Green, and stands within an extensive walled and gardened churchyard, with specimen yew tree and lych gate entrance

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A service was held on February 2014 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the re-hallowing of the church after the fire. Rev'd Richard Sewell, the current rector presided. Also present were two past rectors, the Rev'd Juergen Simonson and the Rev'd Richard Ames-Lewis