There is a ring of five bells. The team ring at the 10.00am services and on special occasions. Practice night is Monday at 7.15pm and anyone wanting to learn can come along then.A fifth bell, known as the Jubilee Bell, was installed in 2002, to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. The money for the bell was raised by events organised by the bellringers and donations from villagers.
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more photos of the bells.
St Mary's group of enthusiastic amateur flower arrangers make sure that there are always fresh flowers displayed in the church throughout the year.
For weddings and other special occasions they enjoy the challenge of decorating the whole church. If anyone is having a celebration in the church the "flower ladies" are available, at a realistic cost, to provide a glorious floral display. Please contact Hazel Parsons (01788 890178), Jeanette Massie (01788 891472) or Pat Webb (01788 890800).
St Mary’s has a small choir and welcomes new singers. The choir has sung in concerts and at the Diocesan choral festival.
List of Rectors since 1230
Replacing the Roof on our Church
Following the two separate thefts of lead from the Church Roof we are now aiming to raise £30,000 to replace the two sections of roof with terne-coated steel instead of lead. Whilst the colourful tarpaulins are valiantly trying to keep the rain out we need to replace the roof as soon as possible. Please help us to preserve this grade II* listed building.
Barby Church Trust
Barby Church Trust was created in 1979 and is registered under the Charities Act 1960 (No 277482). It's objective is to raise funds to help cover major expenditures on the building fabric of St. Mary' Church.
Ancient buildings such as St. Mary's enhance village life but require on-going attention. In 1996 the stonework of the tower, together with lead and other stonework, was restored. In 2010/11 there was a major appeal (strongly supported by, but separate from the Trust) to finance repairs to the stonework to the rest of the external stonework. Additionally, electric storage radiators were installed in 2000 and in 2013 major electrical repairs and upgrades were carried out. In 2015 repairs to the stone and wooden floors have been undertaken with the most worn parts of the stone flooring and areas of rotten wooden flooring being replaced.
The Church Trust has financed much of the on-going expenditure to the fabric of the Church since its creation in 1979. It has done this mainly by organizing fund-raising events in the local community. To view the 2017 accounts click here.
Taps and Toilets Club ("100 Club")
Barby Church Trust have started a "100 Club" to raise funds to improve the facilities to serve refreshments in St Mary's Church and also provide a disabled toilet. The Club is expected to run for 2 years starting in April 2018. Full details are contained in this invitation letter and the full rules can be downloaded here. Contact Chris Smith (Promoter) (01788 890963) or Rob Close (Treasurer) for more information.
Chairman Rev Nigel Fry
Secretary Pat Webb 01788 890800
Treasurer Rob Close 01788 522865
Other Trustees: Ros Atchison, Helen Johnson, Lisa Thompson, Nigel Crowe, Liz Grange, Jan Middleton Chris Smith and Dawn Cotton
If you would like to support the work of the Trust please speak to any of the Trustees.