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.
Our Church Re-opened for services - Sunday 6th
Recent changes to Government and Church of England
guidance have given us the the opportunity to open our church building again and
services in church resumed on Sunday 6th September.
All members of the congregation are required to wear face masks, to use hand
sanitiser and to maintain an appropriate degree of social distancing. When you
are welcomed to the church you will be given advice on the precautions agreed by
the PCC and set out in the Risk Assessment. We will continue to offer the possibility of joining our online
services each Sunday and the service will be available on Zoom and as a
livestream on Facebook. Recorded services will still appear on Facebook for
those people who are unable to view our services live.
We will be keeping a record of everyone who attends our services in case we need to refer people on for
contact tracing. If you are joining our services for the first time please bring your own pen
to sign in and provide contact details. Full details of our precautions and how to join
services are set out below with a letter from our Vicar, the Revd. Neil Coleman,
a plan of the one-way system of moving around our building and a Risk Assessment
agreed by our PCC.
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
On this site you can find:
What do you think?
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 8th October 2020
The site is updated at least twice a month, please let us know if you spot anything out-of-date.