St Barnabas is a diverse Anglican Church and we love welcoming newcomers and helping them to feel at home. Each week we celebrate God’s amazing welcome as we share in communion and so it’s natural for us to want to share that welcome to others. So why not join us at any of our regular weekly meeting times – you’ll find friendship and a community to share the journey of faith with.
In the movie ‘About a Boy’ the character Will (played by Hugh Grant) talked about being connected underneath like ‘island chains’ – we know all about that in Aotearoa! Anyway that’s what it’s like at St Barnabas. We’re all connected – part of a community of those who believe and follow Jesus Christ. God calls us to be connected with him and each other, to reach out and care for one another. We’re a work in progress but that’s what we’re striving to be. There’s lots of space for you to be part of our community too!
If you feel ready, you can put your roots down at St Barnabas, become established and begin to participate and contribute to what God is doing in our community. Involvement is the route to belonging – the more you give of your gifts, time and talents and invest in the community the stronger your sense of belonging. At St Barnabas there’s a place for everyone with lots of ways to contribute – from serving in some way during worship, leading a group, helping with children or youth and using your practical skill to support others. We’re a growing, serving community – with lots of options for involvement!
‘Welcome to St Barnabas’ - Rev Mark Chamberlain
Music, friendship and fun at Mainly Music
St Barnabas - a diverse family and a place for everyone
8am - Quiet traditional communion service
9.30am - Festive communion with choir twice a month
10am - 'Lifestreams' - contemporary service with band and children's ministry
12 Noon Tongan Service
5pm - Evensong/Night Prayer/Eucharist with the Parish Choir
7pm - 'Antioch' - contemporary service with band for youth, young adults - everyone welcome
Wednesday at 8.45am - quite early morning communion - all welcome
Thursday at 10am - traditional communion with hymn
How blessed we were to have over 100 youth and young adults from throughout the city fill the church on the evening of Pentecost Sunday to gather for "Anglicost" - an evening of praise and worship. The Spirit was truly moving amongst those present. It was encouraging to see so many take up the offer of prayer. A big thanks to all those who helped out in any way!
Happy Birthday!: We give thank to God this morning for Beryl Newman who celebrated her 100th birthday last Wednesday! Beryl has been an inspiration to many people throughout her life – as a mother, a teacher and an inspirational Christian. It is a pleasure to be able to celebrate with Beryl at the 9.30am service this morning!
Pastoral Care Coordinator: It is with much pleasure that I’m able to announce that a new Pastoral Care Coordinator has been appointed. Watiri Maina will begin here ministry among us in the first week of August. Watiri is currently a lecturer at Laidlaw College but had been looking for an opportunity to move back into parish ministry. Watiri has excellent ministry and academic experience and I’m certain will fit in very well with our parish and staff team. She will work 25 hours/week and will undertake the development of the whole range of our pastoral care ministries.
24-7 Youth Worker: I’m also very pleased to announce that Matt Robb has been appointed to the position of 24-7 Youth Worker at Boys’ High offering pastoral care, leadership training and support to the students at Boys’ High and working alongside our existing Youth Workers – Matt Meek and David Bosma. Matt will work for 10 hours/week in this ministry and will also be involved in own youth ministry with Phil and the team. We welcome Matt very warmly – this has been the culmination of much prayer and hard work!