St Barnabas' Young Adults

'Antioch' Contemporary Evening Service 

On Sunday nights at 7pm we strive to create a space where young people can encounter the living God. We do this through inspirational preaching, excellent worship times, scripture reading, prayer, prayer ministry and sharing Holy Communion fortnightly. Following the service we share a great supper. Visitors are very welcome! Contact Phil Parkes on 022 032 3663 or email for more info.


Above: Antioch Services September 2018.
Photo Credit: Rena Hamilton




Kia ora e hoa! If you are a school leaver or student or worker in your twenties or thirties then you've come to the right place. There is a lot going on for young adults here at St Barnabas, our Facebook page is probably the best place to keep up to date! If you would like to know more then have a read here or contact our younger persons worker Phil:

Young Adult Small Groups

Sometimes we just want to dig deeper, find out more of what it means to be disciples that step out in faith! That’s something we encourage at St Barnabas and that's why a young adult small group could be the place for you... come along to hang out, eat, explore the Bible and see what it means to follow Jesus today.
Our young adult small groups are...
TYA This group for young adults meets every Tuesday 7pm in Papanui.  
Life @ 91 This group meets every Monday at 7.30pm in Hillmorton. 
Both of these groups usually spend the night kicking around the disorientating emotional, theological and practical dimensions of entering young adulthood and we'll give you real deal helpful insights on how God can make your year awesome!

Photo credit: Rena Hamilton

Young Adults retreat 2018
Photo credit: Jude Ayogu  



Winter Retreat

The St Barnabas Young Adults Winter Retreat is a major highlight of the year for our community. Come Spend two nights away with your church family, a chance to rest, recover from the busyness of life with times of worship, prayer, hot-pool soaking, food-sharing and most importantly hearing from guest speaker Joshua Taylor.

Rev. Joshua Taylor is the Vicar of St John’s Anglican Church in Timaru. He's married to Jo with three daughters (Phoebe, Esther, and Eve) and together they’ve been exploring what it means to be a family on mission. Josh recently completed his Master’s thesis on consumerism and its impact on how we do church. In his spare time he writes a blog ( summarizing theology books, and loves to spend his days off being mocked by fish whilst holding a fishing rod.
Check out the photo below for all the details you need and CLICK HERE to register. Can't wait to soak in the Hanmer pools with you (and deepen our faith, of course!)


Pentecost Sunday is significant one in our calendar; last year we hosted the second annual Anglicost worship event. Over 100 young people from across the diocese gathered in our beautiful church building to worship God as one body and be refreshed by the Holy Spirit. 
Anglicost is happening again this year - 7pm Sunday 9th June. See you there! 

Photo credit: Mandy Caldwell