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.
Services have migrated to Facebook for Lockdown 2.0
Following the recent government announcement of a new Lockdown, we regret that all our in-church worship together is now suspended until 2 December 2020 at the earliest. You are warmly welcome to join us on Facebook, however, where worship will continue, along with occasional prayers, readings, meditations, and inspirational photography. Upcoming Facebook posts will be announced on this webpage in the ‘Next Service’ box and on the Events Calendar.
Don’t forget: if you miss a live stream, you can always catch up later with all our posts.
Sermons and talks will still appear here in the ‘Latest Sermon’ box below.
St Barnabas Emergency Storehouse open, Wednesday, 2 December, noon to 1pm
Once again St Barnabas will open its storehouse of emergency supplies to those in serious need. Spread the word. We have essential items, such as breakfast cereal, pasta, washing up liquid, etc. Drop-ins are welcome, but it would be helpful if you could let us know you’re coming by phoning Revd Tattum at 020 8874 7768.
An Afternoon with Johannes Brahms, Sunday, 6 December 2020
In this intimate afternoon of chamber music, husband-and-wife team Michael Csányi-Wills and Nunziatina Del Vecchio treat us to some beautiful music for cello and piano, performed in the round.
There will be two socially distanced performances on the same day, one at 3pm and one at 5pm.
Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
“Sechs Lieder”: six songs arranged for cello & piano by Michael Csányi-Wills
Attendance at this concert will be limited so that audience members can be safely socially distanced. Advance purchase of tickets is required, allowing us to create bespoke seating plans for each concert.
Tickets cost £15. Full refunds will be offered in the event of cancellation.
Art inspired by our recent Autumn Fair and Harvest Festival
An awesome autumn butterfly
by Peg Fell, age 4
And a gallery of seasonal scenes by Thomas and Isla Winter
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the ‘Next Service’ announcement above supersedes the regular schedule at ‘Read More’ below.
I can’t stop thinking about Ian’s sermon from last week. It was about what Ian named ‘the Parable of the Harsh Master’ – also known as ‘the Parable of the Talents’ – and about how, as Ian put it, ‘the daft slave’, knowing his master is severe, ‘acts entirely out of fear and buries the…