Join us as we gather as a whole church for a Pentecost Celebration. Children aged 3-11 will be having a praise party and after the service we will be having a bring and share lunch so bring food for your family along with some to share (cold food only; leave the hog at home). Cold drinks will be provided.
There will be no 9.00am, 3.30pm or ///the SEVEN services on 19th May.
Note: The venue for this event has changed, we are no longer meeting at St Paul’s school. Instead, we are meeting at Cambridge Community Church, Coldhams Lane, CB1 3HW. The time has also changed as we will now be meeting at 10am, not 11am like previously advertised.
Are you good with a hammer? Fancy moving some pews or the organ? Come along to the BFM Working Party on Saturdays.
When? 13th/20th/27th April from 9:30am starting with a breakfast of bacon buttes, pastries etc, finishing the day at 4pm.
Wear sturdy shoes and bring a tool kit.
This year all the churches in the Ely Diocese have to rewrite their Electoral Roll. Everyone on the current Roll needs to fill in a new application form as the previous Roll will cease to be of use.
There are just under 3 weeks left to get your forms in so don’t delay! The last hand in date will be Sunday 7th April.
Forms can be found in church. Please bring to the church office or leave in the labelled box in the Square when you have completed your form.
Our Lent theme this year is ‘Lord, teach us to pray’ focusing on the Lord’s Prayer.
Every Wednesday during Lent we will be gathering in the Cartwright Room from 7:30-8:00am to pray for the life of our church. This is open to all so do come and join us.
On Sundays at the 10:30am service, we will be looking at different aspects of the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6) and learning together how we can pray in our everyday lives.
For Holy Week (25th-28th March), we will come together every evening from 7:30-8:00pm, Monday-Wednesday, for a time of reflection and meditation in the build up to Easter. On Maundy Thursday we will have a communion service starting with meditation and worship at 7:30pm
On Good Friday, there will be a family service at 10:30am followed by One Hour at the Cross at midday in the main church.
Then join us on Easter Sunday for the 9am Holy Communion service followed by our 10:30am Family Celebration. Afterwards we will be sharing lunch together as a church family.
The Online Giving Page is now up and running! We apologise for the delay.
Would you like to give to St Barnabas?
Mill Road Fair was an incredible day here at St Barnabas. Over 1250 people came through our doors during the day and over 400 stayed to see the choristers from kings. We had a great Christingle service and loads of children did activities in the childrens tent. 5000 people were given mince pies and many were blessed by the Ceilidh on the street. We had stands in the Square , Sing community choir, Ridley Gospel choir, our own choir, prayer throughout the day and on top of that gave out 1000 hot drinks! And all of it was free!
It really was a special day and was a great lesson for us to see just how easy becoming a missional and loving part of our wider community can be. For a taster of the Mince Pie give away, watch our video below:
St Barnabas Mince Pie Give Away from Andy Carter on Vimeo.
Mill Road Fair is coming up quick and fast. On the 1st December 20,000 people will hit Mill Road for the winter fair. We have LOADS going on at St Barnabas, so do come along or better still get on team! If you would like to help out we have all these that you can get involved in:
The Great Mince Pie Give Away
Ceilidh Dancing and Evangelism
If you feel you could help out please email firstname.lastname@example.org with what you are available to do!
See you then!
If you haven’t yet heard Anne’s vision for the church this year, you can find it here. Make sure you bring your pledge cards, which can be found at church, on Nov 11th when we commit to this vision. For more information, here is a letter from our Vicar Anne Maclaurin.
Karen Halls, Hannah Overton and Rachel Harris have joined the staff team as of this week. Karen and Hannah will be sharing the role of under 5s worker while Rachel will be our new 5-11s worker.
Karen, Hannah and Rachel are key members of St Barnabas and we are all very excited to have them on the team.
Andy Carter and Chris Cutler will be joining the staff team as interns in September. Andy will be working with students while Chris will be working with youth.
Andy has just graduated from university with a degree in Biblical Studies while Chris has been doing Youth work in Birmingham for a year after graduating from university with a Geography degree.