Services are held twice a week at St. Barnabas Church on a Sunday and Wednesday and everyone is welcome.
Sunday – 10.30am: Holy Communion
Wednesday – 10.30am: Holy Communion in the Chapel. Please note: Every first Wednesday of the month it will be Holy Communion with Anointing.
Our Sunday service is based around the eucharist when we warmly welcome everyone to come forward to either receive communion if you are confirmed or it is your tradition, or to receive God’s blessing. Hopefully, therefore, you will sense the spiritual and sacred as much as the warmth and welcome.
At the service, we simplify our form of teaching and learning so that people who may have no experience of church at all, feel comfortable and can follow what is going on. This might involve turning to your neighbour and discussing a particular question given to the congregation by the vicar or her curate. This is found to be a good way for people to get to know one another.
Young Church is held on the first and third Sundays of each month. Service starts at 10.3oam. Children love to come to the front of the church after the first hymn and we all share a prayer. They then process down the aisle and go off to enjoy fun activities before returning for a blessing and sharing with everyone what they have learnt. There is a great sense of energy and life to Young Church Sundays and children tell us they really enjoy it all!
Palm Sunday 14th April: 10.30am Holy Communion Service. Starting at the Lych gate with a procession led by a donkey. Meet and say hello to the donkey later too!
Tuesday 16th April: 7.00pm Stations of the Cross – a reflective service as we follow Jesus to the cross.
Wednesday in Holy Week: 10.30am Holy Communion with Anointing.
Maundy Thursday 18th April: 7.00pm Agape Meal incorporating Holy Communion.
Good Friday 19th April: 9.00am Ecumenical walk of witness from Erdington Village Green to St. Barnabas. 12 Noon: Stations of the Cross – Church open for quiet reflection until 2.00pm. 2.00pm: The Last Hour.
Easter Sunday 21st April: 5.30am Churches Together Dawn Service at Erdington Village Green. 10.30am: Easter Holy Communion with Renewal of Baptism Promises, followed by children’s Easter Egg Hunt.
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.
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