At St Barnabas, we welcome everybody into the church and that welcome is extended to Christians and non-Christians alike. If you have been christened or have previously attended a church at some point in your life, of whatever denomination or tradition, we also extend a very warm welcome to you to join us.
We recognise that an individual’s spiritual journey can take many different paths through life and often pause, and restart, at different points in time in response to life events. You might have gone to church at some point, but for whatever reason stopped attending, while nevertheless continuing to feel that you are called to live a Christian life in one way or another.
You might have considered going back to church, but the thought of setting foot through the door on a Sunday morning seemed too daunting. Will I stand out as a newcomer? What if I don’t know how the service works, or know any of the hymns? Will anyone talk to me? Am I supposed to take communion? Will I be left on my own after the service while everyone talks to their friends? Will it look strange if I leave quickly without talking to anyone?
The church is a community and St Barnabas is no exception. If you do decide to come and give it a go one Sunday (our main service is 10am on a Sunday morning), we promise to make you feel welcome. We don’t care if you don’t know how the service works or what we’re singing, we’re just very happy you’ve chosen to come along. We will talk to you if you would like, and you’re more than welcome to stay for coffee afterwards, but don’t worry if you want to leave quickly if that makes you feel more comfortable!
Apart from worship on a Sunday morning, the church also has a lively social life and calendar of events. For those interested, we also run some informal study classes on a Tuesday evening for wide-ranging discussions of the Christian faith.