St Barnabas' Church, Morecambe

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St Barnabas' Church, Morecambe
St Barnabas' Church, Morecambe is located in Morecambe
St Barnabas' Church, Morecambe
St Barnabas' Church, Morecambe
Location in Morecambe
Coordinates: 54°03′53″N 2°52′41″W / 54.0646°N 2.8781°W / 54.0646; -2.8781
Location Regent Road, Morecambe, Lancashire
Country England
Denomination Anglican
Churchmanship Anglican Catholic
Website St Barnabas, Morecambe
Dedication Saint Barnabas
Status Parish church
Functional status Active
Architect(s) Austin and Paley
Architectural type Church
Style Gothic Revival
Groundbreaking 1898
Completed 1900
Materials Stone
Parish St Barnabas, Morecambe
Deanery Lancaster and Morecambe
Archdeaconry Lancaster
Diocese Blackburn
Province York
Bishop(s) The Rt Revd Philip North (AEO)
Priest(s) Fr Tom Davis
Churchwarden(s) John Deacon
Mabli Craddock

St Barnabas' Church is in Regent Road, Morecambe, Lancashire, England. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Lancaster and Morecambe, the archdeaconry of Lancaster, and the diocese of Blackburn.[1]


The church was partially built between 1898 and 1900 to a design by the Lancaster architects Austin and Paley. At this time the chancel, five bays of the nave, and the north aisle were constructed at a cost of £4,214 (equivalent to £410,000 in 2015).[2][3] In 1904 a font was installed,[4] and in 1913 the south aisle and an organ chamber were added.[5] A parish hall was built across the west end in 1961.[6]


St Barnabas' Church is designed in "free Perpendicular" style, and is described as being "low and solid".[6] It has aisles that run through to the east end. Inside, the nave has three-bay arcades carried on alternating round and octagonal piers. Between the nave and the chancel is a low wall that incorporates the pulpit. The stained glass dates between the 1970s and 1989, other than glass from the late 19th century that was re-set in 1989.[6] The three manual organ was made by Wadsworth and Brother.[7]

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  1. ^ St Barnabas, Morecambe, Church of England, retrieved 26 January 2012 
  2. ^ UK Consumer Price Index inflation figures are based on data from Gregory Clark (2016), "The Annual RPI and Average Earnings for Britain, 1209 to Present (New Series)",
  3. ^ Brandwood et al. 2012, p. 243.
  4. ^ Brandwood et al. 2012, p. 245.
  5. ^ Brandwood et al. 2012, p. 248.
  6. ^ a b c Hartwell & Pevsner 2009, p. 457.
  7. ^ Lancashire, Morecambe, St. Barnabas (D01799), British Institute of Organ Studies, retrieved 26 January 2012