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
All are invited to our annual ANZAC Day service in St Barnabas on Tuesday 25 April at 10am. This will be the first time in 7 years we have had this service in our church! Children are invited to enter a Colouring Competition and the winners will be awarded prizes on the day. Click here for an entry form.
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
9am Stations of the Cross at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, cnr Jeffreys Rd and Idris Rd. We will not be carrying the cross this year due to the persistent rain and winds.
9.45am Morning tea in the St Barnabas hall.
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 Choral Evensong in church
7pm Antioch – Contemporary Worship in hall
As was announced recently, Harry Newton has secured a position in a parish in the North Island and together with Aimee, Josiah and Ariana will be leaving the parish and shifting north in July. Harry continues to contribute very significantly to our parish. He has done a tremendous job building up the youth ministry, organising Antioch and contributing in many other ways. Advertising for a replacement for Harry will get underway soon.
This week our parish has the distinction of having two parishioners attend the Bishop’s Ordination Discernment weekend. Kofe Havea and Peter Chapman are prayerfully seeking God’s guidance as to their future role as ordained ministers. Kofe is seeking ordination to the Priesthood and Peter to the Diaconate. Please pray for them both.
I would like to commend the Christian Vocation series coming up in May which we have called ‘Where’s God On Monday?’ This is a series of three seminars led by Alistair Mackenzie and Don Rowlands and covers aspects such as our Spiritual Gifts, our calling as Christian workers and developing a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Further information enclosed. We will also be welcoming Phil Guyan of Christian Broadcasting Association who is our guest speaker at the first ‘Living the Life’ service of the year on Sunday 30 April at 5pm in the Church. Phil will speak about his life, work and faith – he is Denis’ nephew!
Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!, Mark