Private prayer and livestreamed services
The Church is now open for private prayer every Tuesday and Friday from 10.00am – 12.00pm. Everyone’s welcome! Every Sunday at 10.30am our church services are now livestreamed. Details on the Church Services page.
Our Harbour Cafe is also open Tuesday – Saturday 10.00am – 2.30pm. More details on the cafe page.
Keeping everyone safe is our top priority and we have health & safety guidelines in place for everyone entering the church or Cafe to follow. This includes using hand sanitizers, appropriate social distancing, clearly marked entrance and exit routes and staff and volunteers on hand to help. If in the unfortunate event you feel unwell and think you may have Coronovirus symptoms, please help to keep everyone safe by staying at home and seeking medical advice. Thank you for your co-operation.
Our new vicar and online church services on YouTube
Welcome to our new vicar! The Rev. Emma Sykes is been the new vicar here at St. Barnabas. You can view her introductory message on YouTube by clicking here
Additional community information
Erdington Community Volunteers are organising Family Fun Days every Tuesday and Wednesday at SPRING LANE PLAYING FIELD B24 9NF. From 11am – 1.00pm there’s lots of free activities and free food aimed at children aged 5 – 11 years. Younger siblings are also welcome. Parents and carers wishing to take their children along to join in the family fun can order their food and ask any questions via email firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call Dave 077482 41321. Safety measures are in place and parents/carers must stay with their children at all times. Here’s the event poster: Family Taster Day Flyer FINAL
ERDINGTON FOODBANK URGENT APPEAL: Hundreds of local adults and children need support and the foodbank need donations now to ensure they can be there for those in need. Please can you help? Find out more here
Daily Hope Phone Line: The Church of England has set up a FREE phone line for anyone who would like to listen to hymns, reflections and prayers to help them through these current times. The number to call is:0800 804 8044. The line is open 24 hours a day.
The Active Wellbeing Society has a link on their website to help people in need and offers information on volunteering. Go to https://theaws.co.uk/relief/
Telephone Bereavement Ministry Support: The Church of England Birmingham has set up a dedicated phone line offering 1-2-1 pastoral support and prayer for bereaved people. The number is 0121 426 0405. For further details please click the following: CofE Telephone Bereavement Pastoral Ministry Service
WORSHIP AT HOME: The Church of England Birmingham offers some suggested morning and evening prayers for those who would like to worship at home. To find them click here
Personal prayer resources and scripture readings for the Covid-19 situation are also available from the Church of England website here
St. Barnabas Church Centre literally is a building that ‘rose from the ashes’. Why? Well, more information about our fantastic transformation can be found on this website, but to summarise the tale, a bad fire destroyed the heart of the original church in 2007 and its future was uncertain.
Thankfully, our destiny was shaped by a combination of finance and investment coupled with human drive, determination and the will of local people to rebuild and create the Centre we have today.
The joy is that we now offer multi-purpose facilities with the church of St. Barnabas living on as a place of solace, worship and hope, plus the added facilities of a delightful café and high-quality meeting spaces for hire including a fantastic conference room. It really is a place for people to use and enjoy.
Please do get in touch if you can’t find the information you are looking for on our website or if you would like to talk to us further about our facilities, the work we do or how you or your business or organisation could link with us.
Safeguarding: For information regarding the safeguarding of children and adults in the church, please view our statement here: SAFEGUARDING
St. Barnabas Church, which lies north of Birmingham, has long been a landmark of Erdington's busy High Street and a cornerstone of the local community.
We are an inclusive, Christian church welcoming a wonderful congregation, newcomers and people in the community who simply want a quiet place to reflect.
We have flexible rooms available, at competitive rates, to suit all kinds of events from 1 – 1 meetings, training sessions, conferences, exhibitions and more.
Come and enjoy the relaxed and informal atmosphere in what we think is one of the most inspiring and dramatic settings in the High Street!
What's On & News
Our busy calendar includes concerts, community activities, support and advice sessions, jobs fairs and more. Catch up on our latest news too.
Check here for directions, church centre opening hours and phone and email contacts.
Amazing venue, amazing staff, amazing food! Everything we need is always ready on hand.
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