Kia ora e hoa! If you are a school leaver, student or worker in your twenties or thirties then you’ve come to the right place. There is a lot going on for young adults here at St Barnabas and our Facebook page is probably the best place to keep up to date! If you would like to know more then have a read here or contact the Parish Office. 


On Sunday nights at 7pm we strive to create a space where young people can encounter the living God. We do this through inspirational preaching, excellent worship, scripture reading, prayer ministry and celebrating Holy Communion fortnightly. Following the service we share a great supper. Visitors are very welcome!

Sometimes we just want to dig deeper and find out more of what it means to be disciples that step out in faith! That’s something we encourage at St Barnabas and that’s why a young adult small group could be the place for you… come along to hang out, eat, explore the Bible and see what it means to follow Jesus today.
Our young adult small groups are…

TYA – this group meets every Tuesday 7pm in Papanui.

Life @ 91 – this group meets every Monday at 7.30pm in Hillmorton.

Both of these groups usually spend the night kicking around the disorientating emotional, theological and practical dimensions of entering young adulthood and we’ll give you real deal helpful insights on how God can make your year awesome!

If you want to know more about our small groups please contact Jenny.

Small Groups


Pentecost Sunday is a significant one in our calendar; for the third year in a row, this June we hosted Anglicost – an evening of worship and prayer. Over 100 young people from across the Diocese gathered in our beautiful church building to worship God as one body and be refreshed by the Holy Spirit. Check out some photos below.

The St Barnabas Young Adults Winter Retreat is a major highlight of the year for our community. We spend two nights away with our church family, have the opportunity to rest and recover from the busyness of life with times of worship, prayer, hot-pool soaking and food-sharing. We usually have a guest speaker and this year it was the Rev’d Joshua Taylor from St John’s Highfield, Timaru. Checkout some photos from 2019 below and start getting excited for next year’s retreat!

Winter Retreat