Online services and resources
New from October onwards - An evening service with space to
encounter the presence of God through worship, reflection and
It is called
and will be at St Barnabas Church once a month (1st Sunday of
the month) and at St Paul's Church once a month (3rd Sunday of
For more information, please email
Services now in church and online
Services in the Church Buildings have now resumed at St Barnabas
at 10.30am each Sunday. You can turn up at Church as we have a
track/test and trace in place at Church, now. You can use a
smart phone if you have one, but if not, pen and paper will be
In the main area of the church we will bring the chairs a bit closer together again and people can sit in larger groups if they so choose.
With this in mind, it is worth recognising, with our current numbers attending we are not in a position of being a crowded venue. However, for those who may feel a bit more concerned about returning there will be the option to sit nearer the back of the church where we will maintain social-distancing at least over the summer.
For those who are comfortable without social distancing please can you sit in the main seating area to allow others to sit in the back chairs.
Though government restrictions are lifted in regard to mask wearing, we still think that it is for the best for us as a community if we continue to wear our masks. This will help those who may be more apprehensive about returning in particular, and is a good way to demonstrate our love for one another. This means that we will be encouraging anyone attending our 10:30am service to wear a mask throughout the service except where you are involved in the service, or if consuming refreshments at the end.
However, it is delightful that we are now all able to sing again and many of us will be looking forward to worshiping God in this way. We will have our masks on, but we hope this will still encourage us to get back to singing out our praises to God.
For Holy Communion in the short-term we will not go back to the shared cup as the risk of infection is greater with this, however, we will change from the bread being brought to your seat, to the congregation queuing to receive.
We will maintain our provision of hand sanitiser and would encourage all attending to use this on entry and other times as appropriate.
Though people are not obliged to check-in to venues using the App, we would encourage people to use this on arrival.
We will also continue to leave doors and windows open wherever possible.
If you are showing any signs of being ill, please do not attend the services in the Church Building. Thank You.
For anyone who feels unable to meet up in person at the moment
or wants to do both, we're still providing talks and activites
for you to enjoy at home
Letter to congregation about Worship & Activities at St Barnabas after 19 July 2021
Online services (including links to previously streamed
Activities for children
Donate to St. Barnabas Church
We can now accept online donations and any donation, no matter
how small will be gratefully received
If you would like to make a donation, just click on the link
Toddler group has restarted
Rachel and the team are delighted that the Toddler group has been able to restart, getting together on Tuesday morning at 9.45am. It will now run weekly on a Tuesday morning during term time.
Please spread the word to families of pre-school children.
Community Cafe is restarting
Great News for all those of you who want to get back together with friends or make new friends....
The Community Cafe has restarted. Mondays, 10am to 12 noon, at the back of St Barnabas Church.
All welcome! Pass on the good news!
Covid safety will be in place, so face masks will need to be worn as you enter church, before you sit at a table. There will be hand sanitiser available and people will sit in groups of 6 as a maximum.....but we are used to this!
Come and get re-acquainted with friends old and new.
New Priest-in-Charge of St. Barnabas
- Family worship every Sunday at 10.30am
- Weddings and Baptisms on request (contact us)
Community Coffee Morning
Monday 10:00 to 12:00 (except Bank Holidays)
- Covid safety will be in place, so face masks will need to be worn as you enter church, before you sit at a table
- People will sit in groups of 6 as a maximum
- Tea, coffee and soft drinks
- Cakes, crumpets and other snacks
- Opportunity to meet others
- Chat in a friendly open environment
- Knitting group
- Quizzes (with prizes for winning team)
Games (e.g. indoor bowls, table tennis)
Babies and Toddlers
Tuesday 09:45 to 11:15 (term time only)
- From babies to pre-school
We welcome carers and their children from all cultures
Wide range of toys, books and activities for all ages
Quieter area at the top of the church suitable for babies
In good weather children can play outside
- Our garden is gated
Healthy snacks and drinks provided for the children
Tea, coffee and biscuits served for the carers
Men's Breakfast (currently supsended due to COVID-19)
First Saturday of the month 08:30 to 09:30
- Breakfast at Cafe Leemo
- Opportunity to chat with other men
- Bible discussion
Mondays 12:30pm and 8pm
Opportunity to explore the Christian faith
- 6 DVD based fun & interactive sessions
Chat and ask questions in a friendly open environment
Afternoon group held in church straight after community cafe
(bring a packed lunch)
- Evening group held at Matt's house
Email Matt to
find out more and to book
20s to 40s Group
Contact Matt for Dates and Times
- Make new friends
Join in with a range of fun social activities and community
- Explore life's big questions
Rev Matt via Twitter
or call 01904 439787
Dates and times vary between groups
Opportunity to get to know members of the congregation better
- Small friendly groups
- Bible study and discussion
- Opportunity for prayer