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  • Busy Bees is restarting on Monday 20th September from 2:00 pm to 3:00pm, see: Busy Bees.
  • For Derek and Hayley’s farewell service on 25th July, see: https://youtu.be/reYSVtTwQr8.
  • While we’re without a parish priest, please direct questions that you would have asked Rev. Derek Chandler to our church warden David Howell: [email protected].
  • You’re welcome to join us at any or all of our services, either at the church or online. For details, see worship.

For details of the online meeting links, please subscribe to our mailing list below. If you join the congregation in the church, you must wear a mask, sanitize your hands and observe strict social distancing.

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    In church

    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 9.30am on Sundays, and 10.30am on Wednesdays.
    • Food bank donations on Sunday and Tuesday mornings.


    • Services at 9.30am every Sunday. Attend using zoom or watch the recording later on YouTube. For details and links to recent services, see Online services.
    • Online sessions for children are taking a break until September. For more information and links to useful resources, see Derek’s letter to families. For links to recorded sessions of Busy bees and COGS services see the Busy bees and COGS channels on YouTube.

    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.

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    Well done Wendy & Mary.

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    Dont cross the road, come and join us.  Be the Good Samaritan this Sunday at 11.30.
    The St Barnabas mens breakfast enjoying  a full english and fellowship at The Bite café in Emmer Green.

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    Christopher Howell why did you get a table on your own, were the other men not playing nicely today. 🤔

    This is such a lovely photo, happy men, tummies full!

    Great photo nice to see you all getting back to normal life❤️🙏

    Well spotted Sandra. It was coffee only due to work calls.

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    Wow, well done! You are all amazing. Your service to the community is wonderful!

    Inspiring work, as always. We so value what you are able to do.

    Thank you for what you do.

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    Sun rise at Reading Festival. All is well.  Thank you Lord
    Dear Lord, as we rise to meet each new day, please let us be filled with Your spirit. Wherever we go, let us spread love, joy, peace, goodness, and faithfulness. Amen
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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 the benefice of Emmer Green with Caversham Park.

    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.