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Welcome to the St Barnabas' Church website!

St Barnabas' is a friendly Church of England parish church on Rushet Road (just off Cotmandene Crescent) in St Paul's Cray, Orpington, Kent BR5 2PU. Although the distinctive green roof is clearly visible from a distance, it becomes more difficult to find our church the closer you get and you may wish to consult the map.

Our aim is to keep connected to God through prayer, worship and teaching to enable us to be connected to our world, responding to the needs of our community and sharing God's love in a way that transforms lives.

We try to provide a warm welcome to all our visitors:  if you're local to us, or visiting the area, we would be pleased to see you at one of our services or social events. Wherever you're from, we hope you find something of interest on (or through) this site or one of our social media feeds.


   St Barnabas Church, St Paul's Cray   and      Videos and Livestream events   or      stbarnabas.cray

Church Re-opening - addition of Communion services

Recent changes to Government and Church of England guidance have given us the the opportunity to begin opening our church building for private prayer and short Communion Services, if we are able to ensure that visitors to the building maintain social distancing. We will continue to offer the possibility of joining our online services each Sunday, but will now offer a monthly Sunday afternoon Communion Service and the church will be open for Private Prayer when there is no Communion. Our new pattern of worship is set out below:

                        CHURCH @ HOME

Every Sunday at 10:30am - streamed online via  

                            TIME TO PRAY

Wednesday and Friday at 8:00am - streamed online via


Sunday 19th July and Sunday 23rd August at 2:00pm

                    OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER

Sundays when there is no Communion from 2:00-3:30pm


There is still a need to maintain social distancing in our building and hand sanitiser will be freely available. Please bring your own pen to sign in and provide contact details, should we need to refer people on for contact tracing. Full details of our precautions and how to join one of our services are set out below in some instructions from our Vicar, the Revd. Neil Coleman.

 St Barnabas Cray services - Risk Assessment




The Healing on the Streets team from Churches Together in the Crays have cancelled their monthly sessions in Cotmandene Crescent until further notice, but will resume again as soon as government guidance permits.

However, at a time of social crisis it is more important than ever for us to pray for people in their different situations and their wide range of hopes, fears and needs. If you would like the team to pray for you, or someone you know, we are happy to do so if you get in touch with us either by email or phone. Please let us know who it is that you would like prayer for and why. You can request a call back to you, if you include your phone number in the email. As always, anything you discuss is confidential within the team and several members of the team will pray for you and your concerns.


Phone: 01689 831597


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We welcome your comments on this site. Please contact us with your comments or if you would like any other information about the church.

Web-site last updated on 1st August 2020
The site is updated at least twice a month, please let us know if you spot anything out-of-date.