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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.

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 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.

Online

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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St. Barnabas Church continues to be open on Thursday mornings from 9.00am until 10.30am for Private Prayer and to receive food donations on behalf of ReadiFood food bank.

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Well done Wendy.

To all our young and young at heart members of St. Barnabas:

We hope you are keeping safe and well during the current restrictions and we just wanted to send a message to say that you are still in our thoughts and prayers.

We are sad to say that we have now decided to suspend all COGS, Busybees, and 3rd Space activities and broadcasts until September of this year. By then we hope that a form of 'normality' may return to our communities, including St. Barnabas Church. We are now planning for what that return may look like.

However, we want you to know that we are continuing at St. Barnabas Church in other ways. Our public services continue as advertised on our website, Facebook, and email communications. You are welcome to attend in person or online at the advertised times. Please continue to refer to our latest communications, as we have all now experienced that events can change rather quickly.

On the first Sunday of the month at 9.30am we will continue to run an all age service in the place of COGS.
We will be sending out short videos at regular intervals to keep you connected with the Busybees team and their songs, Zak from 3rd Space, and other friends from St. Barnabas Church too.
In the summer we may be able to meet in larger groups outside and as such, it is hoped to arrange an all age BBQ and social.
As the days lengthen it is also becoming possible to do activities with children outside again. As such, we recommend this website for you as it is full of ideas. So until we meet again, please look after yourselves and keep in touch.

We are here for you.

God Bless

Derek
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To all our young and young at heart members of St. Barnabas:

We hope you are keeping safe and well during the current restrictions and we just wanted to send a message to say that you are still in our thoughts and prayers.

We are sad to say that we have now decided to suspend all COGS, Busybees, and 3rd Space activities and broadcasts until September of this year. By then we hope that a form of normality may return to our communities, including St. Barnabas Church. We are now planning for what that return may look like.

However, we want you to know that we are continuing at St. Barnabas Church in other ways. Our public services continue as advertised on our website, Facebook, and email communications. You are welcome to attend in person or online at the advertised times. Please continue to refer to our latest communications, as we have all now experienced that events can change rather quickly.

On the first Sunday of the month at 9.30am we will continue to run an all age service in the place of COGS.  
We will be sending out short videos at regular intervals to keep you connected with the Busybees team and their songs, Zak from 3rd Space, and other friends from St. Barnabas Church too. 
In the summer we may be able to meet in larger groups outside and as such,  it is hoped to arrange an all age BBQ and social.
As the days lengthen it is also becoming possible to do activities with children outside again. As such, we recommend this website for you www.muddychurch.co.uk as it is full of ideas. So until we meet again, please look after yourselves and keep in touch.

We are here for you.

God Bless

Derek
Almighty God,
in Christ you make all things new:
transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives
make known your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.
Eternal Lord,
our beginning and our end:
bring us with the whole creation
to your glory, hidden through past ages
and made known
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
Almighty God,
in Christ you make all things new:
transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives
make known your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Amen.
Eternal Lord,
our beginning and our end:
bring us with the whole creation
to your glory, hidden through past ages
and made known
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
Almighty God,
in Christ you make all things new:
transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives
make known your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
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 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.