Welcome to St. Barnabas Church, Emmer Green

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“Encouraging Life at the Crossroads” 

Welcome! My name is Derek and I am the vicar of St. Barnabas Church. We are a Church of England Parish Church at the heart of Emmer Green, Reading, in the UK. As Christians we seek to live by these five words:

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    Encouraging: Barnabas lived at the time of Jesus and was given his name by his  friends, it means ‘encourager’. He is an example for us.
  • Life: St. John’s Gospel speaks about ‘Eternal Life’ being found now through a relationship with God, (John 17:3). We seek Life.
  • at the Crossroads: Our church is located by one, but a ‘crossroads’ can be a life changing moment. We are a church at the crossroads.

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We welcome enquiries about Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals. You may like to view our diary for other events (click the icon below):


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We continue to discover what it means to be ‘Encouraging Life at the Crossroads’ which you can find in our Mission Action Plan and PCC reports. Details of Parish Centre openings, Worship, and Events are contained with other information at What’s on.

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