The Friends of St Mary's Barnes aim to raise awareness of the church, which is the oldest building in Barnes dating back to 1100 as well as an award winning piece of contemporary architecture, and to raise funds for its upkeep and renovation

We run a series of events every year including concerts, lectures and exhibitions and everyone coming to these events is regarded as a "friend". Barnes celebrities who have taken part in recent years include Tim Rice, Gyles Brandreth, Aled Jones, Patricia Hodge, Chris Patten, Peter Snow and Sir Christopher Frayling. Funds raised have been used to pay for an audio-visual system, organ renovation, new locks and signboards, churchyard tomb repairs and renovated lighting

The Friends of St Mary's Barnes are led by an Advisory Council made up of people in the congregation and in the wider community of Barnes. If you wish to make a donation or receive more information, please contact the chairman Andrew Summers at

For a full report of our activities do read our Reports

Read Annual Report 2014 Annual Report 2009
  Annual Report 2013 Annual Report 2008
  Annual Report 2012 Annual Report 2007
  Annual Report 2011 Annual Report 2006
  Annual Report 2010

St Mary's Archaeological Investigations 1978-83. Copies of the booklet available to purchase from church office

Forthcoming Events in 2015

Young Composer Competition Finals will take place on Tuesday 6th January. Do join us for this exciting new evening - details here

Barnes Charity Ball 2015 will be on Friday 6th February 2015. Click here for lots of info on the Charity Event of the Year. All tickets have been allocated so anyone wanting to be put on the waiting list for returns should contact

Barnes Charity Ball 2015 logo

Barnes Music Festival 2015: The programme for next year's festival is now available. Reserve the dates of 14th to 29th March 2015. Click here for the Music Festival website

For more details of all our past events click here