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We’re a seven days a week church with something for you whether you’re looking for company and friendship, a quiet place for reflection, or want to find out more about God’s love.

There’s a variety of activities and we’re sure that you’ll find something that suits you. 

What’s special about St Barnabas?

  • We’re friendly — welcoming everyone with a smile.
  • Our door is open to everyone whatever their age or background.
  • We’re part of the community offering friendship and refreshment to all, as well as supporting local charities and hosting the meetings of local groups.
  • We hold out hope in an uncertain world and encourage questions on life’s big issues.
  • We have a variety of services to suit or challenge everyone.

Recent news

Celebrating 10 years of Reading Street Pastors at Greyfriars Church this evening. Within the commissioning, Joy, David, and Paul from St Barnabas Church became Response Pastors. Please pray for them and for the work of Reading Street Pastors.Image attachmentImage attachment
Article from the latest Oxford Diocesan magazine, Pathways:
Approximately 40 church leaders met at The Blade this morning for prayer and praise arranged by Transform Reading (Reading Christian Network). Please pray for all Gods work and for the growth of Gods kingdom in Reading.
Zak and Dennis say a big thank you to everyone, including Emmer Green Pre-School and Emmer Green Primary School, for the harvest gifts this year which will go to Churches in Reading Drop-In Centre and Churches in Reading Womens Centre.
Please think about our church’s charitable giving for this year by offering up your suggested charity. There is a sheet to sign at the back of the church or speak to one of the Church Wardens.
Today we welcome Sienna by baptism into the family of the Church.


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A great Sunday!

Today at our COGS Family Harvest Festival we welcomed Hollie by baptism into the family of the Church.


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A lovely thanks giving!

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Who was Barnabas?

Barnabas lived at the same time as Jesus and during the life of the early Christian Church he became instrumental in the spreading of the Christian gospel throughout the Mediterranean.  His name means ‘encourager’. Encouragement forms an integral part of our church community at the crossroads in Emmer Green.

Like Barnabas we want to encourage and support you. Also like Barnabas we believe we have a message we want to share with you, the good news of the gospel which opens up a whole new way of life.