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St. Nicholas Church


Our opening times for visitors are as follows:

Monday to Saturday    10.00am to 4.00pm

Sunday                          12.00am  to 4.00pm    


Barfrestone is a small village with a population of 60, situated at the northern boundary of the Bewsborough Parish.

There are many visitors to the church, which is open throughout the daylight hours. Ministry to visitors is an important part of the church’s mission.

A small, but faithful congregation, attends the regular 9.00am Sunday service using the Book of Common Prayer. The traditional style of worship attracts people from outside the Parish. St Nicholas Day Evensong and Compline services during Holy Week form part of the programme of joint Parish services. Harvest Thanksgiving and Remembrance Sunday services are supported by the local community.

The church is well maintained, and conservation work on the unique stonework and carving was completed in June 2019. 

Art Show

An annual Art Show has taken place for a number of years and is a very popular and well attended event in the village. This Art Exhibition and Sale of Work, had been held in the Victorian barn of a local farm but will move in 2021 to another location. The success of this popular event was achieved through the help and goodwill of both the local community and members of the other churches of the Parish. 

Please check the What's On - Latest Event pages for information about this event in early 2021.

Art Show

Sean Sheffield, 05/11/2020
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Planning your Visit

Churches in the Bewsborough Parish 

We are blessed with 5 wonderful Churches in our Parish. Click on the images below to visit each of them and find out what is going on.

St.Nicholas 1

St. Nicholas Church, Barfrestone  


St. Pancras 1

St. Pancras Church, Coldred


St Andrew 1    

St. Andrew's Church, Shepherdswell


St. Peter 1

St. Peter's Church, Whitfield

St. Peter & St. Paul  

St. Peter & St. Paul's Church, Eythorne & Elvington with Waldershare