@ Saint Barnabas
We have resumed services in church but continue to make them available online for anyone who prefers to join from home.
We continue to ask you to pray for the family of Oliver Stephens, ‘Olly’, who died in tragic circumstances on Sunday in Emmer Green. The church grounds will be open for a vigil on Sunday 10th January, from 3.15-4.15pm and the bell will toll for a 2 minutes silence at 4pm.
When you come to the parish centre or church, you need to wear a face covering and follow the stewards’ guidance to keep risks from Covid-19 as low as possible. Our church is currently open for:
- Services at 8am and 9.30am on Sundays, and 10am on Wednesdays.
- Private prayer from 9-10.30am on Thursdays, for details see private prayer.
- Food bank donations on Sunday and Thursday mornings.
- Services at 9.30am every Sunday live on one of our YouTube channels or via zoom. For links to recent services, see Online services.
- This Months COGS COGS 3rd January.
- This Weeks Busy bees Busy bees 14th December. To catch up with recent sessions, see the Busy bees channel.
For services from the Oxford diocese, see https://www.oxford.anglican.org/coronavirus-covid-19/livestream/.
If you have friends who don’t have internet access, there are also services from Oxford and prayers available by telephone. For details, see a note from Hayley.
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.