The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Barnby DunHistory
We are proud of our fine church, which has served the community of Barnby Dun for centuries. The first mention of a church on this site was in the Domesday Book of 1086, but the main structure was started at the end of the 13th century, and the tower added around 1450. The chancel was completely rebuilt in the mid 19th century.
Our organ was installed in 1909 and is considered to be a fine example of the work of Messrs Norman & Beard. The altar was transferred from Fenwick church in 1978.
There are several fine stained – glass windows and memorials, including the Bruce memorial (1798), the Sutherland (1732) and the Portington (17th century)
Additionally, we have an ancient Elizabethan chest and the font is 15th century.
The church has been tastefully refurbished, with the pews replaced with comfortable seating and additional capacity is available when required.
The tower contains the spiral staircase to the belfry. In 1887, the year of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee, the existing peal of ancient bells were re-ordered and increased in number to six. The bells are rung most Sunday mornings for service, and practice night is Thursday. If you would like to try your hand at bell ringing just send us a message.