Across the world millions of Christians gather day by day to worship. We gather to hear and to retell the wonderful story of God’s love for his world and his plan for its good. We gather to bring to God our thanks and our praise for all that he is and all that he has done and is doing in our lives. We gather to hear from God, through the reading of the Bible and in the preaching and the reflecting on his word. We gather to hold before him our prayers and concerns for his world. And most significantly of all we gather together around his table where he is the host and makes us welcome.
Here at St Barnabas, the Eucharist, sometimes called Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper is central to our worship. In it and through it we believe that we encounter the Living God. As we break bread and drink wine together we believe that Jesus is made real amongst us, with his life giving and renewing presence.
As member of God’s church we know that we cannot begin to offer worship without his help and so we seek the help of God’s Holy Spirit to lead us in our worship. We hope that this longing for his renewal permeates all that we do but especially our worship.
Our usual service times are:
Sunday 8am: A spoken Mass lasting about 45 minutes
Sunday 10am: A Family Mass with songs and hymns and children’s /young people’s activities lasting up to an hour and a half
Monday 10am A spoken Mass lasting about 30 minutes
Thursday 9.15am A spoken Mass lasting about 30 minutes
Friday 9.15am A spoken Mass lasting about 30 minutes
In addition we celebrate the significant feasts and solemnities of the Churches year such as
- Join us for our regular Sunday services
- 8am Quiet Communion (no music)
- 10am Lively Mass (with youth and children's work)