Patronage Board (Bishop/Archdeacon/Dean & Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral/Team Council/a TV)
Kingston Episcopal Area
Richmond & Barnes Deanery
Details of the Church
The Church of St Mary, Barnes 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. In the aftermath 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 speciman Yew tree and Lych gate entrance.