The church started life back in 1823 but in 2007 the Church’s world was turned upside down when a devastating fire caused extensive, irreparable damage to the Grade II listed building and many of its contents.

A great feeling of loss reverberated throughout the community and there was an initial fear that the fire had marked the end of an era and the church would now fall derelict.

Fortunately, this was not the case. The Rt. Revd David Urqhurt, the Bishop of Birmingham, declared St. Barnabas Church was to be saved. And so followed investment of insurance money, coupled with huge drive and determination from the church and its community, thus enabling a five year restoration project to transform St. Barnabas Church into the thriving, multi-purpose centre it is today.

The aim was to not only rebuild the damaged church but add on new facilities that would benefit the local and wider community. This saw an impressive, glass fronted new build, incorporating the wide and spacious Lighthouse conference room, two Anchor meeting rooms and our wonderfully relaxing and welcoming Harbour Café.

As a fully inclusive church, everyone is welcome at St. Barnabas, whether taking part in church services and activities, hiring and using the meeting spaces or enjoying refreshments in the café.

We look forward to seeing you soon and thanks again for your interest in St. Barnabas Church Centre.


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