St Barnabas is an inclusive church in the heart of Southfields
St Barnabas aims to be a place of welcome for people of every age and background, where a thoughtful and rooted faith can be found. In the Liberal catholic tradition of the Church of England, we offer a place of worship which is traditional and contemporary. A place where you can think, reflect and pray, and share the journey of faith with others.
We are easy to find. At 146 Lavenham Road SW18 5EP On the corner of Lavenham Rd and Merton Road.
We are continuing to work with the community during this time. We still run on line services, are now host to SW fruit and Veg, are offering a listening ear to people who are struggling, and are supporting people with food and essentials deliveries. A you can see below we are also right at the heart of the Grid Alliance.
The Southfields Grid Residents’ Association, St Barnabas Church and the “Grid Mummies” network are working together to provide a range of support and assistance for anyone on the Grid who needs someone to turn to. We know how resilient and resourceful the people of Southfields are, and we’re confident some residents will be comfortable they can look after their own needs. However that will not be true for everyone. That’s where our fantastic community spirit will be so valuable, providing practical help and appropriate social contact to anyone who needs or asks for it. Please go to the Southfields Grid Residents page for further details. www.southfieldsgrid.org.uk
Our three organisations are sharing our long experience, local knowledge, expertise and trusted contacts. Local, trusted representatives will be on hand if needed to do anything required for the elderly, vulnerable or self-isolating. For example they can do things like:
- Running errands
- Doing the shopping
- Have a friendly chat by phone
- Dog walking
- Pick up prescriptions
Please bear with us in these difficult times. Information will appear under Latest news on this page, but more up to date information can be accessed via the Twitter Link- including regular reflections by Ian , which can be found in the pinned tweet section on this page-and our Facebook page.
Sermons and talks will still appear here in written form.
Join us for Parish Eucharist every Sunday.
Feast of the Ascension, Thursday 21st May 2020 by Revd Joy Boyce Acts1: 1-11; Luke 24: 44-end Today is Ascension Day, when Jesus leaves his friends with a promise that he will send them the Holy Spirit to empower them. That dramatic arrival of the Holy Spirit coming to the disciples was on the Day…
Reading 1. Genesis 1-5 and 26-end. Psalm 136.1-9.23-26 Prayer. Reading 2 Exodus 14.10-31; 15.20-21. Canticle Exodus 15.1b-13, 17-18. Reading 3 Isaiah 55.1-11 Canticle Isaiah 12.2-6. Prayer Reading 4 Proverbs 8.1-8, 19-21; 9.4b-6 Psalm 98 Reading 5 Romans 6.3-11. Gospel Matthew 28: 1-10. The Easter Acclamation. Collect.
In accordance with current Church of England policy, we have suspended all public services and gatherings until further notice. We had hoped to keep the Church open as a quiet place for private prayer and meditation, but regret that we must now close the building completely for the indefinite future. For the next few weeks,…
We regret to announce that all our halls are now closed until further notice. This means that all regular hall activities and all previously scheduled one-off uses are now cancelled indefinitely. We are working to update all our webpages to reflect this change; please note that this announcement now overrides the Events Calendar page.
We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. Our safeguarding officers are:-
Suzanne Ross – tel 07876 744247
Peter Jackson – tel 020 874 8409
The Diocesan safeguarding adviser is:-
Kate Singleton – tel 020 7939 9423
The Diocese safeguarding policies and procedures can be followed at this link:
Southwark Anglican Safeguarding