Welcome

Current services
Join us every Sunday at 9.30am for an online service taken by Derek or one of the other preachers at St Barnabas. This is streamed live on Facebook and available afterwards in our video library.

Busy bees is also running virtual sessions on Mondays.
Contact [email protected] for details.

For services from the Oxford diocese, see https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/livestream/. For other information and resources, see the latest updates from Derek: Updates.


Recent news

Busybees Online

Join us each Monday afternoon live or at anytime afterwards for Busybees - Songs, Bible Stories, Crafts, for pre-school children and their carers - via Youtube. Contact children@saintbarnabas.org.uk to subscribe, or for Mondays recording (25.5.20) follow this link:
https://youtu.be/bP3JyUPtWsk
Pentecost 20

Some may know that before the current restrictions there were plans to hold a large ecumenical service in Christchurch Meadows for this coming Sunday to celebrate Pentecost with the Churches Together in Caversham. 
Although that particular event cannot proceed there will be an ecumenical service celebrating Pentecost which you will be able to access through this page for this coming Sunday from 9.30am! One of the event organisers, Martyn Strong, has this to say:
I hope you and your congregations are all really blessed by the service and the way the Caversham Churches have worked so hard together to make it happen, in such a different way than we had planned, but using our creativity and working together, I think we’ve made something equally as special, here’s looking forward to next years Pentecost in the Park!
Risen, ascended Lord,
as we rejoice at your triumph,
fill your Church on earth with power and compassion,
that all who are estranged by sin
may find forgiveness and know your peace,
to the glory of God the Father.
Amen.
Clapping for Carers with a Prayer

The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nicholls, shared this public prayer for carers which you may also like to use at 8.00pm this Thursday evening:

This evening we pray for all those who day by day come face to face with this virus, in our hospitals, in care homes, in house visits; 
in research laboratories and surgeries.
We thank them for their courage and generosity of heart which sustains their efforts. We salute their great commitment to their patients whom they serve so unselfishly.
We pray also for those whose families include people with special and demanding needs, that within the confines of their homes this same courageous and generous spirit will be strengthened and sustained. We pray for those who are suffering with the effects of this dreadful virus, for those who have died and for their grieving families and friends. Amen.

For prayers and resources from the Church of England at this time please follow this link:
https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-parishes/coronavirus-covid-19-liturgy-and-prayer
O God the King of glory,
you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ
with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven:
we beseech you, leave us not comfortless,
but send your Holy Spirit to strengthen us
and exalt us to the place where our Saviour Christ is gone before,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.
Daily Hope

The Church of England has a free 24 hour Daily Hope phone line at 0800 804 8044.
Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections, as well as full worship services.
Risen, ascended Lord,
as we rejoice at your triumph,
fill your Church on earth with power and compassion,
that all who are estranged by sin
may find forgiveness and know your peace,
to the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

 

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Thank you lovely morning prayer🙏

Thank you John.

 

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Lovely morning prayer John 🙏

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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.