A warm welcome awaits you at St Barnabas’ where our main weekly service is at 10.00am on Sundays. It is a Eucharist service (which means bread and wine is offered) and is usually attended by about 35 people.
The service will either:
- Last around 1 hour and consist of 4 hymns, an Old Testament reading, a New Testament reading, the Gospel reading and a short sermon.
- Last 45 minutes or so and be a Child-Friendly Eucharist – shorter and simpler in style, particularly aimed at young families, but catering for all.
Part-way through the service we share the Peace – which simply involves shaking hands with those members of the congregation sitting nearby. At Communion, everyone is welcome to receive a blessing or, if baptised, share the bread and wine.
The service is easy to follow – you will be given a hymnbook (hymn numbers are displayed on a board at the front of church), a service sheet and a pewsheet which you can take home (it contains the readings, collect and prayers) and maybe pass to a neighbour or friend.
A collection (the offertory) is taken during the service – a contribution at your discretion – we particularly welcome gift-aid donations if you are a UK taxpayer. Some regular members of the congregation have weekly envelopes for their donations, some donate by standing order and others donate using the Parish Giving Scheme – which can be explained if you are interested in becoming a regular giver.
All our services finish with tea/coffee/squash and biscuits served in the cafe in the Pastoral Centre (adjoining the church).
Why not come and give us a try!