Barnes Charity Ball is the social highlight of the year in Barnes, taking place in spring of each year in St Mary’s Church.

Barnes Charity Ball raises considerable funds for local, international and church charities as well as providing a spectacular evening for Barnes residents and guests

Barnes Charity Ball is the annual celebration of the Barnes community that has been successfully running for over 10 years.

Every year, residents of SW13 come together for an evening of glamour, entertainment and socialising. In order to transform the Barnes Charity Ball to a truly unique experience, we pick a different theme every year, complete with venue decoration and attendee costumes.

The highlight of the evening is the auction of community donations, proceeds of which go to supporting several charities.

If you would like to be a part of next year’s event, you are recommended to apply as soon as possible. Demand is high, seats are limited and entertainment is unlimited.

Supported Charities

Proceeds from the Barnes Charity Ball are donated to support local, international and church charities for the improvement of society.


Stormbreak aims to improve children’s mental health through movement, equipping them with sustainable, transferable skills to thrive during the complex demands of growth into adult life. When the storm breaks, they teach children to find shelter and create light through movement.

Glass Door Homeless Charity

Glass Door Homeless Charity relieves poverty among homeless people by providing accommodation, advice and support. It provides London’s largest winter night shelter, with 35 to 70 bed spaces every night between November and April, provided by a variety of churches.

Under Tree Schools

Under Tree Schools has built, and runs, a school for 350 girls in the new country of South Sudan. Work began shortly after the end of a long civil war, with the purpose of bringing opportunities to girls who would otherwise be married with families at the age of 15.

The Friends of St Mary's Barnes

St Mary’s is the oldest building in Barnes dating back to the 1100s. The Friends of St Mary’s Barnes raise funds for the upkeep of the church building and churchyard to ensure that it remains a vibrant and accessible resource for the whole community to enjoy.