St Mary's Church, Barton Mills
Parish Priest: The Rev'd Sandie Barton is parish priest for the Lark and Lee group of parishes. This group of parishes is made up of Barton Mills, West Row, Worlington and Freckenham, and it is named for the River Lark and the Lee Brook which run through the four villages.
Contact details: The Old Village Stores, 6 The Street, Freckenham IP28 8HZ. Phone 01638 720770 email
Secretary to the Parochial Church Council: Frances Lewis (to whom all correspondence should be addressed)
Contact details: 11 Church Meadow, Barton Mills, IP28 6AR. Tel: 01638 713155 Email
Treasurer: Rodney Knight, The Manor, Barton Mills, IP28 6BL. Tel: 01638 711274
Verger and Churchwarden: Davina Peachey, 24 Church Lane Close, Barton Mills, IP28 6AX. Tel: 01638 716265
Churchwarden: Dave Traher, 25 Church Lane Close, Barton Mills, IP28 6AX. Tel: 01638 718328. Email
Elders: Colin Brotherton; Glynn East; Rodney Knight; Dave Traher
Other members of the Parochial Church Council: Sylvia Anderson; Colin Brotherton; Lis Brotherton; Rodney Knight; Frances Lewis; David Powell; Dave Traher; Jackie Vermeulen; Joy Willis; Sandra Woollard.
St Mary's Church in Barton Mills dates back to the late 12th century, although there has probably been a church here since Saxon times. The church serves the local community with regular worship, and baptisms, weddings and funerals. The building occasionally hosts functions such as concerts, talks, horticultural shows, exhibitions, Christmas fairs, meals, harvest suppers and dances.
Services are held at 9.30am on each Sunday of the month:
First and third Sundays: Holy Communion
Second Sunday: Messy Church - an informal service with crafts and storytelling for the young and young at heart
Fourth Sunday: Morning Praise
Fifth Sunday: as advertised
Visitors are very welcome to come to any of these services.
Coffee mornings are held in the church room every Thursday from 10am to 12 noon. All are welcome and these mornings are well attended, friendly occasions.
Barton Mills parish church is in the Anglican Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.