Find us on Facebook


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. 


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

Regular Worship @ St Barnabas

  • 8am               Quiet Traditional
  • 9am               Sung Traditional
  • 10.30am       Family Service - 'Lifestreams'
  • 5pm               Traditional with Choir
  • 7pm               ‘Antioch’ – Contemporary
  • 10am              Quiet Traditional

Bring the Family to Messy Church!

This Saturday from 3.30pm - 5.30pm. 

  • Do you want your kids to be exposed to positive Christian values?
  • Do you want a Christian community to belong to that is very 'kid friendly'?
  • Do you want to mix with other like minded parents in a supportive community?

Then come to the St Barnabas Messy Church - four times a year!

It's all about fun, faith, food and family craft activities for all the family - young and old!

Can Christians and Muslims Work Together For Peace?

Make sure to catch this conversation with Dave Andrews and Ibrahim Abdelhalim. 

7.30 pm, Thursday 12 May 

Delta Trust Café, 105 North Avon Road


Corner Fendalton Road and Tui Street
Christchurch 8041
Telephone: (03) 351 7064

St Barnabas Connect (login or signup required)


Quotable Quotes from the Clergy Conference

Harry and I were at the annual Clergy Conference during the week at Pudding Hill near Methven. The weather was fantastic, the food was good, the fellowship was warm and the main speaker Bishop John Pritchard from the UK was spiritual, wise and inspirational. The theme was ‘Discipleship.’

“Discipleship is a kind of ‘waking up’ to the glory of God”