ALL SAINTS CHURCH at Barton-upon-Irwell was built between 1865 and 1868. The cost was borne by the De Trafford family. Cardinal Man-ning preached at the solemn opening in June 1868. The Friars Minor Conventual have cared for the church described as ‘A Cathedral in miniature’ since 1962.
The Church is listed as Grade 1 and is considered to be the chief work of the architect EDWARD WELBY PUGIN. It is a remarkably complete example of Victorian Catholic Church architecture in the Gothic Style. Pevsner call it ‘Pugin’s masterwork’. A great deal of work has already been done but the Church necessitate further work to keep it up.
Although the ENGLISH HERITAGE approves grant aids, we still need to pay large amounts of money to restore the Church and keep it open.
Please help to restore this gem of a church. Every donation will be most welcome and faith-fully acknowledged.