St Lawrence, Barton on the Heath

St Lawrence Church in Barton on the Heath is within the Archdeaconry of Warwick in the Diocese of Coventry.

This sleepy village, where four counties meet, has a rich history and connections with Robert Dover, who started the Cotswold Games. He is buried here as is the mother of William Wilberforce. Medieval stained glass close to the altar and the mysterious carving of a leaping animal behind the chancel arch are real treasures. The unusual tower is known as a saddleback and was built in the 1100s.

Barton is one of the South Warwickshire Seven Churches.

The church is normally open from 9.30am to 6.30pm or dusk in the winter months

Barton on the heath


Rector Revd Stuart Allen 01608 684207
Pioneer Minister Revd. Ben Dyson  
Church Warden Hamish Cathie 01608 674303
Church Warden Caroline Henderson 01608 674424


Service Details

2nd Sunday (4pm-6pm) - Youth Bible Study
3rd Sunday - 9am Morning Prayer Book of Common Prayer)
4th Sunday (10.30am) - United Benefice Service (rotates around the seven churches) Holy Communion (Common Worship)