The Barn Church
The Barn Church is historic. It was the first church in England to be built from a barn.The timbers come from a 17th-century barn in Oxted, in the far corner of Surrey. The Oxted barn was L-shaped, and used at various times for cattle and the storage of hops and crops. When the timbers were dismantled and moved to Kew in 1929, they were numbered. (You can still see the numbers on the beams). They were then reassembled to create one long nave.
The Barn Church is run by a large number of volunteers, providing services from Junior Church to flower arranging, from organising social events to singing in the church choir. People are encouraged to join the rota for reading the lessons on a Sunday morning, and for leading the intercessions. We are particularly in need of people to oversee the maintenance of this fascinating building.
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