Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the church located?

St Barnabas Church Centre is located on the High Street in Erdington, on the corner, at the junction into Church Road.  The postcode for Sat Nav is: B23 6SY

Where can I park?

Please be aware there is no official church car park.  There are two pay and display car parks nearby, one by the side of the church and other opposite the church’s Lych Gate.

When is the church centre open?

The Cafe is now open Tuesday – Saturday 10.00am – 2.30pm.   For details of church services and times for prayer and worship please visit the Church Services page. 

 What are the café opening hours?

Our Harbour Café is open Tuesday – Saturday  10.00am – 2.30pm.   The Cafe is closed on a Sunday.

When are the church services?

For details of church services and times for prayer and worship, please visit the Church Services page.

Where can I find information on the Church’s Safeguarding policy?

Please refer to the Church section on this website or click here

Can I hire a room?

Yes, we have high quality rooms to hire which are suitable for meetings, conferences, interviews, advice sessions, training and events.  To book a room please email  Further details can be found on the Room Hire section of this website.

Children’s Parties and Private Parties

We’re sorry but unfortunately we don’t offer room hire for private parties or children’s parties.

Can I get married at St. Barnabas?

For information about getting married or having a blessing at the church click here.

What is your room hire cancellation policy?

There is a percentage graded scale of charges for room booking cancellations. Click here for more details of our terms and conditions.

Is there Wi-Fi access at St. Barnabas?

Yes, we have free Wi-Fi access in all areas of the Church Centre.

Does the church have a Food Bank?

The Food Bank is not located at the church but we can provide information about where to find a Food Bank in Erdington. We also have a foodbank donation box in the main entrance foyer and we welcome donations from the public.  The St. Barnabas Mother’s Union will take all donated items to local food banks.  Please no fresh or perishable foods or items that are past their use by date.  Thank you!

How can I contact the vicar?

Our vicar is Rev. Emma Sykes.  To contact her please email:

What is the telephone number for the Centre?

The number is 0121 306 4820.

Is the café child-friendly?

Yes, we welcome children to our café. There are high chairs available and there is a baby changing facility.

When is the free live music in the Cafe? 

The Rhythm & Bone Jazz trio play on the third Friday of every month from 12.30pm – 2.00pm.   Tim Robinson, accoustic guitarist plays most Wednesday lunchtimes at 12.00pm for an hour and a half. He often has guest musicians playing along too.  Always check the Harbour Café section on our website for further details or any changes to performance dates.  ALL MUSIC EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY POSTPONED OR CANCELLED DUE TO CORONOVIRUS CONCERNS.  Please check the website or our Facebook page for updates.  


The Lighthouse at St Barnabas is a lovely modern, bright and airy venue that met our needs perfectly. The team were accommodating, making us feel very welcome and ensuring our needs and those of our delegates were met throughout the day.

Andy - PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors)