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. St Barnabas continues to support local families with food and fresh fruit, working with local schools. Please contact Claire in the office if you would like to help. As 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.
Elephants are not mentioned anywhere in the Bible. As you all know, they were pretty important to Carole. I will come back to elephants in a moment. Love is mentioned very many times in the Bible, and that was also very important to Carole – love of family, love of children and love of God.…
From Sunday 5th July the church is going to open between 9am and 11am for informal prayer. People are welcome to come in, preferably by arrangement with the church office, for silent prayer and reflection. There will be readings for the day and occasional prayers led by a member of the clergy or congregation. This…
Collect and Readings for the Day COLLECT: O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that with you as our ruler and guide we may so pass through things temporal that we lose not our hold on things…
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 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