Church of St Mary the Virgin

 

As indicated by the glorious late 12th c. chancel arch there has been a substantial church at Great Barrington at least since Norman times.  The north aisle seems to have been added or rebuilt later in that period but the distinctively light and airy atmosphere derives from the major remodelling that took place in the early 1500's when the clerestory and square-headed windows in the nave and aisle were provided.  The tower was also rebuilt at this time but the porch only dates from the 19th c. The church's eight bells are in regular use.  

St Marys Church was constructed using locally quarried stone which was also used for St Pauls Cathedral in London and several local Colleges in Oxford. 

 It is usually possible for weddings to take place in this gem of a Cotswold church.  To enquire further please contact our modern and very approachable vicar, Nick Fisher, either by telephone on 01451 861 195 or by email nick@5fishers.co.uk and he will be very happy to assist you.

 

 

 

 

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St Marys Church was constructed using local stone which was also used for St Paul's Cathedral in London and several Oxford Colleges.  The magnificent Norman dog-tooth chancel arch dates back to the 12th century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Marys Church North View Church of St Mary the Virgin Church Interior Norman Tower Stain Glass Window Churchyard Primroses Clockface
  • 1: St Marys Church North View
  • 2: Church of St Mary the Virgin
  • 3: Church Interior
  • 4: Norman Tower
  • 5: Stain Glass Window
  • 6: Churchyard Primroses
  • 7: Clockface

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