What is the Mission of St Barnabas?
As a stone church, St Barnabas looks rather solid and immovable! However the people of the parish have been on the move, following Jesus and being involved in His mission for over 100 years. Our mission is to get involved with whatever He is doing through His Spirit in the community – to discern what He’s up to and join in! We believe our mission grows out of and is established upon the mission of God to all the world – it’s big – very big – but it’s also very local – as local as every individual person in our streets and neighbourhoods.
And it’s a great privilege to be called to this task – it gives energy, purpose and lots of joy! Our parish exists to hear and understand about our loving God and His purpose for everyone, and then to use our local church as a kind of base camp for operations within our community. Not just inviting people to come – although that’s important, but summoning God’s people to go and connect up with people, show compassion and tell them about Jesus!