St Barnabas is an inclusive church in the heart of Southfields
We are having a community Autumn Fair on Saturday September 19th. Open from 11am until 3pm for local produce and food. With guest community groups. From 3.30 there will be music in church.
All activities will be operated to help keep people safe. With social distancing , mask wearing and track and trace in operation.
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, particularly with Riversdale School and Southfields Academy. We are now experimenting with a Eucharist in church at 10am on Sunday, but we are still running 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.
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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…
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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