Young Church and Youth Group

MESSY CHURCH – next date is Sunday 18th April at 3.30pm in church.  For details click here

Our Children and Families Missioner, Bethan (pictured right or below depending on your device) is working hard to keep in touch with children and their families during these pandemic times.  If you haven’t already met her, you can watch Bethan’s welcome message here!

Bethan set up our St.Barnabas Families@Home YouTube channel and there’s lots to see on there if you haven’t already tuned in.  To subscribe to the YouTube channel and find the weekly videos follow this link.

She posts an online Children and Families Service every  2nd and 4th Sunday at 9.00am with games, songs, bible teaching and craft activities for the whole family to enjoy from home.  Service related craft packs are available to be delivered to your home.  Email Bethan if you’d like to receive one at:

Messy Church is held on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 3.30pm.  Next session is Sunday 16th May.  Messy Church Pentecost Prayer.  To book a place please email Bethan:


About young church…. (please note, copy relates to pre pandemic times)…

St. Barnabas welcomes children and young people, because Jesus welcomes children and young people.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them, because God’s kingdom belongs to people who are like these children.”

Parents, carers and children of all ages will find a friendly welcome, a safe environment, and age-appropriate activities and groups.

For very young children our special Coracle room becomes a cosy crèche called Toddling Tugboats on Sunday mornings, with toys, books and a special craft activity to introduce very little children to Jesus.

For children of school age, our Young Church groups, Harbour Heroes and Lighthouse Keepers meet on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month alongside the regular 10.30am Sunday service. On the other weeks, children are invited to make use of the books and tabletop activities set out in the Harbour Café.

In addition to our Sunday morning activities, children are invited to special services at Christmas and Easter, and to our fun-filled summer garden party.

Youth Urban Disciples

This is a unique, creative project which seeks to help young people to be more confident in their faith.  Young people are able to understand and develop their discipleship in an urban context.

For more information on all Young Church activities please contact Bethan via email:  

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)