Windows to the World Festival

Mon 12 July - Fri 23 July 2021
St Mary's Parish Church Barnard Castle

Save the date!

This July, Windows to the World Festival is celebrating the colourful history of the oldest church in Barnard Castle – through art, music, and history. And we are inviting you to join us!

For two weeks, St Mary’s will offer workshops, tours, performances and heaps of other exciting activities. The Windows to the World festival will be sure to offer something for curious minds of all ages.

The church will be home to Journeys – Teithiau, a stunning exhibition of stained glass artwork by Jonathan Cooke, Catrin Davies, Nicola Kantorowicz, Elizabeth Lamont, Rachel Phillips, and Christian Ryan currently exhibited at the Stained Glass Museum at Ely.

You will also be able to explore the sound of history through a series of special concerts that will transport you back in time; enjoy the gentle sounds of a lute concert with Tristram Cooke, polyphonic motets from Renaissance Europe performed by a capella lower voice quartet, Scaramella, and a lively evening concert celebrating journeys, home, and the natural world.

More details coming soon

COVID-19 latest

The Coronavirus pandemic currently limits the type of event we can hold at the church. Learn more about the forms of worship that are possible under the current restrictions.