St Barnabas is a diverse Anglican Church and we love welcoming newcomers and helping them to feel at home. Each week we celebrate God’s amazing welcome as we share in communion and so it’s natural for us to want to share that welcome to others. So why not join us at any of our regular weekly meeting times – you’ll find friendship and a community to share the journey of faith with.
In the movie ‘About a Boy’ the character Will (played by Hugh Grant) talked about being connected underneath like ‘island chains’ – we know all about that in Aotearoa! Anyway that’s what it’s like at St Barnabas. We’re all connected – part of a community of those who believe and follow Jesus Christ. God calls us to be connected with him and each other, to reach out and care for one another. We’re a work in progress but that’s what we’re striving to be. There’s lots of space for you to be part of our community too!
If you feel ready, you can put your roots down at St Barnabas, become established and begin to participate and contribute to what God is doing in our community. Involvement is the route to belonging – the more you give of your gifts, time and talents and invest in the community the stronger your sense of belonging. At St Barnabas there’s a place for everyone with lots of ways to contribute – from serving in some way during worship, leading a group, helping with children or youth and using your practical skill to support others. We’re a growing, serving community – with lots of options for involvement!
‘Welcome to St Barnabas’ - Rev Mark Chamberlain
Music, friendship and fun at Mainly Music
St Barnabas - a diverse family and a place for everyone
If you would like to make a charitable donation to support the ongoing ministry and outreach of the parish or contribute to our Buildings Trust to repair our earthquake damaged buildings use either of the following bank accounts;
Parish Ministry - ANZ 01 0819 0003971 00
Buildings Trust - ANZ 01 0819 0455281 00
Monday 10 April – Sunday 16 April
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
7.30pm Reflective Communion in church each night
Maundy Thursday in the Church
10am BCP Eucharist
7.30pm Eucharist and Foot Washing
8.30pm Tenebrae - Service of Shadows 'til 9pm
9am Devotions around the cross at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, procession to St Thomas’ then St Barnabas, with the Stations of the Cross.
9.45am Placing of the Cross at St Barnabas
10.30am Lifestreams contemp. service in church
12 noon Vigil and reflections in the church
8am ANZPB Eucharist with hymns in church
9.30am Festive Eucharist with Choir in church
9.30am Lifestreams Intergen Service in hall
5pm Coral Evensong in church
7pm Antioch – Contemporary Worship in hall
I would very much like to produce a series of unmarked Greetings Cards using the photos taken at the reopening events. These would be sold as a fundraiser. However I would like an indication of support for this idea before I go ahead. Please let me know, either directly or by email, if you would buy at least one set of five cards if produced.
More and more parishioners are giving by Direct Credit these days and, as a result, the offertory plate can be passed on by many people without anything being placed in it. Some use the green tokens as a symbol of their financial gift whereas others either forget to use them, or don’t particularly like using them. I feel that the bringing forward of the offertories, along with the food that is donated, is a very important aspect of our worship. Scripture teaches that our whole lives should be given to God in worship and so this is an important symbolic act. As one response to this I have asked clergy to acknowledge the direct credit offerings in their prayer of blessing of the offering.
I was contacted by the Rata Foundation during the week with the good news that a $50,000 grant had been approved for the deferred maintenance on the hall. This means that our total now stands at $1,578,047 which is only $21,952 short of our target of $1.6 million. I have been in touch with CPT about when the work on the Hall and Admin building will begin and they have indicated that the process has already begun.
Arohanui, Rev Mark