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 and Merton Roads.
The Church of England needs you … to talk about the theology of sex, gender and relationships. Why are we sexual beings, anyway? What is gender and how many of them are there? What is marriage, and what kinds of relationships should the Church solemnize as sacramental? What is it like to be a Christian who ruptures the normative categories of binary gender and heterosexuality?
This is your chance to listen, learn, and share your understandings as part of a national consultation designed to inform the future teachings and practices of the Church of England. Read more about the purpose of this project here.
Put these dates in your diaries: Mondays at 7.30pm from 13 September thru 11 October 2021. The 5 Sessions will alternate between St Michael’s, Southfields and St Paul’s, Wimbledon Parkside. For further details and the full weekly schedule, click here.
Get a head start. You can order print copies of the 5-session course booklet (£4.99) and the companion book (£19.99) here. Or download them now for free.
A big ‘Welcome!’ to Dr Ben Wood, our newly appointed Consultant Theologian. Click here to read more about Ben and this exciting innovation in the life of our St Barnabas community.
Our neighbourhood festival is back at St Barnabas! Read more here.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the ‘Next Service’ announcement above supersedes the regular schedule at ‘Read More’ below.
There is a university department that studies emotions, and one of the ideas that it has generated is that emotions change. Not just that we feel different things at different moments in our lives – as I am sure we all experience – but that emotions change over time and according to place. One example…