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St Barnabas is a diverse Anglican Church and we love welcoming newcomers and helping them to feel at home. Each week we celebrate God’s amazing welcome as we share in communion and so it’s natural for us to want to share that welcome to others. So why not join us at any of our regular weekly meeting times – you’ll find friendship and a community to share the journey of faith with. Check out our Easter services below.


In the movie ‘About a Boy’ the character Will (played by Hugh Grant) talked about being connected underneath like ‘island chains’ – we know all about that in Aotearoa! Anyway that’s what it’s like at St Barnabas.  We’re all connected – part of a community of those who believe and follow Jesus Christ. God calls us to be connected with him and each other, to reach out and care for one another. We’re a work in progress but that’s what we’re striving to be. There’s lots of space for you to be part of our community too!


If you feel ready, you can put your roots down at St Barnabas, become established and begin to participate and contribute to what God is doing in our community. Involvement is the route to belonging – the more you give of your gifts, time and talents and invest in the community the stronger your sense of belonging. At St Barnabas there’s a place for everyone with lots of ways to contribute – from serving in some way during worship, leading a group, helping with children or youth and using your practical skill to support others. We’re a growing, serving community – with lots of options for involvement!

‘Welcome to St Barnabas’ - Rev Mark Chamberlain

Shaking it up at Mainly Music

St Barnabas - a diverse family, a place for everyone

Holy Week

Death has lost its sting - Alleluia! Join us this week as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Reflective communion Monday - Wednesday at 7.30pm

Maundy Thursday 
This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

10am Book of Common Prayer Eucharist 
7.30pm Eucharist & Foot Washing 
8.30pm Tenebrae - service of shadows until 9pm

Holy Week

Good Friday

From noon on, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.

9am Devotions around the cross at St Thomas'
9.10am 'The Expedition of the Cross' to St Barnabas
9.45am Placing of the Cross at St Barnabas followed by Hot Cross Buns and even hotter drinks.
10.30am a contemporary, reflective service
12noon midday vigil and reflections 

Good Friday

Easter Sunday

He is not here, he has risen... go quickly and tell the disciples. 

8am ANZPB Eucharist with hymns 
9am & 10am Festive Eucharist with Hymns
11am Contemporary Family Service 
5pm Evensong with Choir 
7pm Antioch - contemporary feast 


Corner Fendalton Road and Tui Street
Christchurch 8041
Telephone: (03) 351 7064
Email: office@stbarnabas.org.nz


Confirmation Begins Soon

This year Bishop Victoria will be visiting our parish for a Confirmation Service on Sunday 22 June. Confirmation is an opportunity for those who have been baptised as infants to declare their faith both publically and personally. Those who have returned to the Church after being away, may also find Confirmation helpful as a way of marking their return to active commitment to Christ and the Church. Finally those who are new to the Anglican Church may find that Confirmation is a way of marking a new chapter in faith and a sense of belonging. Confirmation is therefore a public declaration of faith and belonging, a spiritual strengthening and a commissioning for service. Those who have been confirmed find both the weekly preparation meetings and the Confirmation Service itself to be a great stimulus to faith. I have planned a Confirmation Exploration Meeting on Sunday 4 May at 3pm in the Dorothy Cooper Room for those who want to find out more. Please let me know if you intend being there.

Solomon Islands Flood Appeal

Most will know about the flooding that has devastated the Solomon Islands in recent weeks. It is estimated that over 50,000 people have been affected with almost 10,000 living in makeshift evacuation centres after losing homes, crops and possessions. 23 people have been officially reported dead, with 30 missing. The Government has declared a State of Emergency for Honiara and parts of the main island Guadalcanal. Children and families are suffering from diarrhoea and other health issues due to a lack of clean water and adequate toilets. Much of the water supply in Honiara is damaged or contaminated. Vestry has decided to contribute $2,000 to the Solomon Islands Appeal from our Outreach Fund and invite parishioners to also contribute. Please place your gift in an envelope and drop it in to the office.

Arohanui, Mark