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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

Regular Worship @ St Barnabas

  • 8am               Quiet Traditional
  • 9am               Sung Traditional
  • 10.30am       Family Service - 'Lifestreams'
  • 5pm               Traditional with Choir
  • 7pm               ‘Antioch’ – Contemporary
  • 10am              Quiet Traditional


Sermon Background - 18 Dec

Click here for a copy of Tom Wright's article 'Suspending scepticism: History and the Virgin Birth'

Reopening of St Barnabas

  • Public Lecture on 'The History of Fendalton and St  Barnabas' - Tuesday 14 Feb @ 7.30pm in the Hall - THIS EVENT NOW FULLY BOOKED.
  • Celebration Dinner - Saturday 18 February @ 6pm in the Silks Lounge at Addington Raceway
  • Reopening and Thanksgiving Service - Sunday 19 Feb @ 10am.
  • Variety Concert - Tuesday 21 Feb @ 7.30pm in the church.

Click this link for an information brochure so you can order tickets.

Corner Fendalton Road and Tui Street
Christchurch 8041
Telephone: (03) 351 7064

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Christmas Services

What a wonderful series of Christmas services we enjoyed last year! They went extremely well with about a 10% increase in attendance from the previous year. It was especially good to meet so many new people who really appreciated the opportunity to worship with us. Thanks for those who took up the challenge to invite people to attend with them.

Reopening Celebrations

It’s great to see so many tickets being booked for the church opening celebration events. We need to see the reopening of the church as a way we can grow our mission and extend God’s love into the community – so please consider inviting a friend or relative to one of the events.

Website and Facebook Page

I met a person recently who had discovered our parish website and gained a tremendous amount from reading the material that is there and listening to the recorded sermons that are available. So thanks to all those who contribute to our website - Stephen Viles for his technical support, staff who keep various areas up to date, and Nigel Yeoh and the Communications Team who help in a variety of ways. It’s marvellous to have a positive and accessible presence in the community through our website. I would also encourage you to ‘LIKE’ the parish Facebook page. Gavin Kingsley is arranging for a weekly post to pass on news, invite feedback and be a positive presence. Soon we will be publishing on our Facebook page snippets of the church’s history written by Frieda Looser leading up to the reopening of the church.

Arohanui, Rev Mark