St Peter’s Church Barrowden is part of the The Welland Fosse Benefice which is the formal name for our group of churches: St Peter’s Church Barrowden, St Mary’s Church Duddington, St Mary’s Church Morcott, St Mary’s Church South Luffenham and St Luke’s Church Tixover.\


The Very Reverend Chris Armstrong

The Priest-in-Charge is The Very Reverend Chris Armstrong, who fulfills this role on a part-time basis. He and his wife Gerry are based at Barrowden Rectory.

Most day-to-day enquiries may be dealt with by the Churchwarden, see Contacts To contact Chris (his usual duty days are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday) call 01572 748 634 or email priest-in-charge@wellandfosse.org .

Christopher is supported in his work by our volunteer Reader, Mrs Ann Robinson, who is based in South Luffenham.

Each village in our group of parishes is different in character and size, from lively Barrowden (which has a doctors’ surgery, pub, shop and village hall as well as the church) to tiny Tixover, our ‘church in the fields’. The Welland Fosse group of churches straddles the River Welland: Duddington and Wakerley are officially in Northamptonshire; Barrowden, Morcott, South Luffenham and Tixover are in Rutland. We are part of the Diocese of Peterborough, which is led by Bishop Donald Allister.

Our group also includes the little parish of Wakerley which is linked with Barrowden. Wakerley Church (St John the Baptist) is officially ‘closed’ for normal services and is cared for by the Churches Conservation Trust.


St Peter’s Church church and the Exeter Arms pub at Barrowden have combined to offer you a comprehensive celebration of your life events within the context of a small and attractive village in Rutland. Do take a look!’