St. Nicholas Church
Our opening times for visitors are as follows:
Friday 09.30am to 4.00pm
Saturday 09.30am to 4.00pm
Sunday 11.00am to 4.00pm
[It may also be possible during Spring and Summer to open the church building on request outside these hours by prior arrangement (with at least 48-hour's notice) to enquire about this please call the Parish Office on 01304 827052 with details.]
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.
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.