Welcome to the St
Barnabas' Church website!
St Barnabas' is a friendly Church of England parish church in St Paul's Cray,
Orpington, Kent. We can be found in St Paul's Cray,
on Rushet Road (just off Cotmandene Crescent). (map)
We aim to provide a warm welcome to all
our visitors: if you're local to us, or visiting the area, we look forward
to seeing you. Wherever you're from, we hope you
find something of interest on (or through) this site.
The Bishop of Rochester has confirmed that the Institution of the Revd. Neil
Coleman as Vicar of St Barnabas, Cray will take place on Saturday 13th June 2015
at 3:00 pm.
Women's World Day of Prayer
The annual Women's World Day of Prayer is Friday 6th March this
year. St Barnabas will be hosting one of the three services in the Orpington area
at 2:00 pm, the others will be: 11:00 am at St Michael's and All Angels, Crofton
Road, Orpington and 7:00 pm at Christ Church, Charterhouse Road, Orpington.
'Women's World day of Prayer is about men and women of all ages
worshipping and praying together using a liturgy prepared by the Christian women
of a particular country, this year The Bahamas. WWDP is not FOR women but
FROM women: it is women's gift to the whole church, to everyone irrespective of
age, gender, denomination, politics or anything else. It is thought of not as a
one-day wonder for women but as a learning, sharing and caring experience for
the whole Christian community that lasts a whole year.'
The theme chosen by the Christian women in The Bahamas is Jesus
said to them: Do you know what I have done for you? John 13 v 12.
Once again we have been challenged by some of our younger church members to
support the WaterAid 'Jars of Change' Lent Appeal. Please use the period of Lent
to collect the loose change in your pockets or purses to fill glass jar. At
Easter please bring the jars of change to church so that they can be added to
our donation. More information about the Lent Appeal and the projects that it
will support can be found on the WaterAid website, please click on the Appeal
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