News and Events August 2019


Many thanks to Peter Jackson for volunteering to take responsibility for organising the advertising in the Parish News.

All future advert enquiries should be sent to Peter 

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01780 740562. 

Thank you too to Margaret Broadbelt who has volunteered to take up the September Parish News collating slot.

Read more: News and Events August 2019

News and Events July 2019

Barnack Church heating project

As most of you know (!), Barnack Church is cold for about six months of the year.  The old boiler needs to be replaced, and new radiators and better insulation are required throughout the Church to make it more warm and welcoming, increase efficiency, and expand community use of the building.  The detailed planning for the project has been completed; the required permission has been obtained from the Diocese; the project has been tendered; a contractor has been selected, and the work could be completed in 8-10 weeks.  

The challenge that we have is on the financial side! The total cost of the project is £120,000.  So far, almost three-quarters (£88,000) of that amount has been secured, partly through external grants (amounting to just over £40,000), church collections and donations (slightly over £5,000 in total) and local fund-raising activities (about £7,000).  The Church’s PCC has also decided to use the church portfolio reserves (about £35,000) for this project, as necessary.  However, we are still left with a gap of about £32,000. 

We are very keen to move ahead without delay, as we want the Church to be warm in the coming autumn-winter season, this summer is the easiest time for the work to be done, and there is some pressure for the grants received to be utilised without undue delay.  Church members themselves are now doing everything possible to try to secure the remaining funds needed, but any further support from outside of the Church would also be extremely welcome.   

Any contributions (cheques should be payable to Barnack Church PCC) should be given to Mike Mills, the Church Treasurer.

Read more: News and Events July 2019

News & Events June 2019


As part of Rutland and Stamford Open Studios Katherine Winfrey will once again be opening her pottery workshop to the public. Come and see some pots being made and a display of Katherine’s work.

10am - 4pm, Saturday & Sunday, The Old Butcher’s Shop, The Square, Barnack PE9 3EA 

Read more: News & Events June 2019

News & Events for May 2019


Christian Aid Week this year is on 12th-18th May.  As there is no house to house collection now in our local villages donation envelopes will be available at church.  

These can be returned either to church or to Coffee Stop where envelopes will also be available.

Read more: News & Events for May 2019