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Welcome! My name is Derek and I am the vicar of St. Barnabas Church. We are a Church of England parish church at the heart of Emmer Green, Reading, in the UK.

As Christians we seek to live by these five words:

  • Encouraging: Barnabas lived at the time of Jesus and was given his name by his  friends, it means ‘encourager’. He is an example for us.
  • Life: St. John’s Gospel speaks about ‘Eternal Life’ being found now through a relationship with God, (John 17:3). We seek Life.
  • at the Crossroads: Our church is located by one, but a ‘crossroads’ can be a life changing moment. We are a church at the crossroads.

We welcome enquiries about Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals. You may like to view our diary for other events.