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Welcome

Welcome to the United Benefice of Barkway, Barley, Reed and Buckland.

Our churches are places where all are welcomed, and where we can grow in faith and in friendship. We long to welcome you, your family and friends to worship with us or to any of our social events. Whether you live in these villages or further afield you are welcome. All of our villages are vibrant communities with many activities and groups and the churches are central to each.

Our small rural benefice in North East Hertfordshire, covers an area which includes Barkway, Barley, Reed, Buckland, Chipping, Nuthampstead and Newsells. Our nearest towns are Royston and Buntingford, but Cambridge is also within easy reach. Buckland Church, in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust,  is a beautiful church where we hold occasional services.

We seek to worship God and discover ways to live out our faith in our communities and beyond, in word and action, through loving God and loving our neighbour.


The Reverend Canon Ruth Pyke

You are welcome to contact us or our individual churches on the details found here.

Our benefice is committed to safeguarding all our children and vulnerable adults providing consistent policies and practice. Please click  https://www.stalbans.anglican.org/diocese/safeguarding/ The PCCs of the churches in the United Benefice of Barkway, Barley, Reed and Buckland have also adopted  the House of Bishops “Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement”. The Church of England’s Parish Safeguarding handbook is also available from the Church of England website so please click on   https://www.churchofengland.org/

For any further information please click on the Safeguarding details button under Categories to the right of this screen OR contact Ruth Pyke.

Please contact nicholas@ntufton.co.uk if you would like anything added  to this web site.

And finally…….data protection is important to us so please click the relevant Category to the right of the screen for further details.