The church is open for private prayer
The Church is now open for private prayer every Tuesday and Friday from 10.00am – 12.00pm. Everyone is welcome! Of course the safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our top priority so we will have health & safety guidelines in place for everyone entering the church to follow. This includes using hand sanitizers, appropriate social distancing, clearly marked entrance and exit routes and staff and volunteers on hand to help.
Please note: in the unfortunate event that you feel unwell and think you may have Coronovirus symptoms, we ask that you don’t come to the church but stay at home and seek medical advice.
Thank you for your co-operation.
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
Our new vicar and online church services on YouTube
Welcome to our new vicar! The Rev. Emma Sykes has been appointed as the new vicar here at St. Barnabas. You can view her introductory message on YouTube by clicking here
Emma also posts prayers and reflections on YouTube. Upcoming and previous services can all be found on the Online Services page.
Additional useful information:
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.
Advice and assistance website: The Active Wellbeing Society has a link on their website to help people in need. For further information please visit https://theaws.co.uk/relief/
There’s also a link on the same website for people looking for local volunteering opportunities.
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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