Bradwell, St Barnabas

Bradwell, St Barnabas

St Barnabas Church was built in 1865 in the village of Bradwell in the Hope Valley.  It was built on land given by Bradwell-born Samuel Fox, who manufactured the worlds first successful umbrella. 

The square tower and its clock was added in 1888 (look up the story of Old Benny).  In 1938 Fanny Jeffrey, niece of Samuel Fox, added a peal of eight bells with an electric ringing apparatus, in his memory. 

St Barnabas Church has lovely stained glass windows and exhibits skilful carving on the oak fittings.  The church is very much part of the community, displaying local arts and crafts at its yearly exhibition during the first week of August.  The church is well supported by the villagers.  It is also a place for quiet retreat for prayer and reflection.

Please note that parking is available in the adjacent school yard outside of school hours- at weekends and during school holidays.


Refreshments nearby
Car park
Place for quiet reflection


Stained Glass
Architectural Features
Historical Significance
Famous Person

Church Street
Hope Valley
S33 9HJ

Doreen Cameron- Murphy, PCC Secretary
01298 871598

Open times:

Open Wednesday- Sunday