Who’s Who

Simon Dodson


” I have worshipped at St Barnabas since my childhood and have progressed from Sunday school to churchwarden. I have held my current post since the church re-opened following the fire. You may see me around at weekends either outside the church collecting litter or helping on the welcome desk on Saturdays.

As churchwarden I am keen to make sure everyone who attends the church feels welcome and comes away with a positive sense of what a church can offer the community.

Outside of church I work in social care for older people. I have a diploma in Social Care from Anglia University in Chelmsford, Essex, where I lived for two years. Prior to that I studied history at the University of North London in the mid –nineties.”

Donald Skelhorn


Revd Siobhan Bridge

Assistant Curate

Message from the Archdeacon of Birmingham

“I am very pleased to announce that following a prayerful process of discernment, the Revd Siobhan Bridge has been appointed as the next Vicar of St Paul’s Hamstead, subject to completion of the legal formalities. I am sure that you will join me in congratulating Siobhan and in praying for her as she completes her valued ministry in Erdington and moves to take up this new appointment. We will now be making arrangements for her licensing service and the relevant dates will be communicated in due course.”

Please note: Siobhan’s last service at St. Barnabas will be on Sunday 22nd September 2019.  We wish her all the very best in her new role and thank her for her dedicated service and support to St.Barnabas church and the Centre.