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We hope you will find here all the information you need and we look forward to meeting you. Our building is modern, our worshipping community is diverse, and we welcome all people, whatever their background or personal circumstances. For us, the important thing is that we are seeking God together, so we welcome those of faith and those who are struggling with faith, those seeking answers to life’s questions, and those needing a place of belonging, love and support. The parish lies within the Rochester Diocese and we are part of the Anglican Communion within the world-wide Christian Church.
SAFEGUARDING OUR PARISH SAFEGUARDING OFFICER IS MRS EILEEN HOLLINGSWORTH. SHE CAN BE CONTACTED ON 01322 525115
“Like all Church of England churches, safeguarding and safer recruitment are paramount. The PCC are committed to ensuring that our church and hall are safe places for all who use them. For more detailed information and guidance see the Parish Safeguarding Handbook. https://www.rochester.anglican.org and click on safeguarding. Produced by the National Safeguarding Team, it is a comprehensive guide, summarising the key areas a parish need to address with regards to safeguarding.”
St Barnabas Church is the Church of England parish church serving the Joydens Wood & Bexley Park estates, between Bexley & Dartford. The parish straddles the London/Kent boundary. The church building is in Tile Kiln Lane, near the junction with Baldwyns Park. The postcode is DA5 2BB.
St Barnabas Church, Joydens Wood is part of the Bexley Team partnering with the parish churches of St James, North Cray, St John's, Bexley & St Mary's Bexley
We are working together to ensure that during the current coronavirus outbreak we take all possible measures to protect our church congregations and the communities we serve.
St Barnabas Church will be opoen on the following Saturdays: 14, 21 and 28 November at 9.00am to 10.00am, for prayer and private reflection and to light candles. All hygiene measures advised by the Church of England are being observed in our churches, which includes disinfecting door handles etc, and having hand sanitiser available, and observing the two metre proximity rule. Face-masks are mandatory. If you feel you are in the at-risk group you might prefer to pray at home, and use the many prayer resources available online. There will be a Zoom Service on Sunday 22nd November at 10am. You can access Zoom meetings quite easily from a computer, tablet or smart phone, or you can listen in from a mobile or landline. Details available from Reverend Ren, [email protected]
STAR IN THE WINDOW! Click the poster on the right for information about our Star In The Window initiative and how to get involved!