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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.
“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.
Great news! Our church will be open this Sunday (5th July) for Public Worship, a Service of the Word at our usual time of 10.45am. For more details see this week's Bexley Team News.
Welcome to Matt Hodder our new curate! Matt has given us a few words and recorded a short video that you can find on our Bexley Team page.
Church buildings can open for public worship, as from Sunday 5 July, but I will continue to send a short reflection, for those of you who must continue to ‘shield’. It will be based on the topic of the Sunday Sermon, but not a transcript of it.