St Barnabas' Young Adults

'Antioch' Contemporary Evening Service 

On Sunday nights at 7pm in the church hall we meet together to sing God’s praises, hear from Scripture and grow in Jesus, pray together and have time together over supper. This is Antioch, a contemporary Anglican service which is aimed at young adults, but open to anyone. Come with your questions, come with your burdens, come with your expectations (whether low or high), come as you are - but come expecting to engage with God and his people as we meet together and encourage one another.
The purpose of our service is to provide 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 Fendalton.  
Life @ 91 This group meets every Monday at 7pm 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

Photo credit: Jude Ayogu



Winter Retreat

This winter we had an amazing retreat in Hanmer Springs. Two nights away, spend in prayer, worship, silence, reflection and most importantly seeking to deepen our faith and personal connection to God. We we're privileged to have our friend and guest speaker Noah Cremisino with us for the weekend.
And of course we made the most of our time away with good kai and plenty of chill time in the Hanmer village. 
Check out a few photos and stay tuned for next years retreat:

Anglicost 2

Pentecost Sunday is significant one in our calendar, this 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. 

Photo credit: Mandy Caldwell