Our Vision

Hearts on Fire with a Vision for growth

Barnes: St Mary

(a member of the Barnes Team Ministry)


Church Road
SW13 9HL

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Parish Contacts

Parish Office

St Mary's Church
Church Road
London SW13 9HL

Tel: (020) 8741 5422
E-mail: admin@stmarybarnes.org

Church website: www.stmarybarnes.org

Sunday Services

8.00 am Holy Communion (BCP) 10.00 am Parish Communion (CW)
(with children's and young people's activities)
11.30 am Family Service 
(with children's and young people's activities)

6:30 pm Evensong (BCP)

Facilities: Disabled access, toilets, disabled toilet, crèche, induction loop, large print books/service sheets

Further details of all Sunday and weekday services and activities may be obtained from the parish contacts


Tradition: Central

Patron: Special Board of Patronage

Member of a Local Ecumenical Covenant with the Roman Catholic, Methodist and Baptist Churches and the other members of the Barnes Team.

Deanery: Richmond & Barnes

Archdeaconry: Wandsworth

Episcopal Area: Kingston

Diocesan Record Office: Surrey History Centre

Introduction to parish

St Mary's is the historic parish church, dating from 1215, serving the local community with St Michael's and Holy Trinity, the other churches of Barnes Team Ministry. We are a welcoming congregation, committed to joyful worship, with a lively ministry to young families. Many young parents have stressful lives at work and home. Part of our mission is to be a place of rest, encouragement and spiritual growth.

Details of the church

Built: C1220. Rebuilt (after a fire) in 1984
Architect: Rebuilt by Edward Cullinan
Listing: grade 2*

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.