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.
Silent Night Carols - Sunday 21st
December at 6:30pm
Our Carols by Candlelight service this year has adopted the
national theme of Silent Night Carols. This is an opportunity to come together
as a community to sing carols, to remember the Christmas Eve truce of 1914 and
to think about and support Tearfund in their work of providing aid to those
innocent families displaced by war today, particularly in Syria. Please join us
for tea, coffee and mince pies afterwards.
Messy Church at Christmas - Wednesday 24th December
Our last Messy Church of the year is our ever popular Christmas
Eve session, starting at 3:30pm. This will follow the usual pattern of a time of
craft activities, followed by a look at the Christmas story in our time of
worship and then a chance to sit down and enjoy a meal together. Admission is free and
all are welcome.
Christmas Eve Midnight Holy Communion -
Wednesday 24th December at 11:00pm
There will be no service at St Barnabas but, as last year, we
are joining the service at St Mary's Church, St Mary Cray.
Christmas Day Family Holy Communion -
Thursday 25th December at 10:30am
Our service on Christmas day will be a Family Holy Communion at
Sunday 28th December at 10:30am
Our last Sunday service of 2014 will be an end of year
celebration, giving thanks for all that has happened during our jubilee year and
a chance to look forward to what is ahead in 2015.
2014 - St Barnabas' Church Jubilee Year
Historical video footage covering the building of the church has
been transferred from film to digital media by Andy Fordham and uploaded to
YouTube, you may like to view it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfZ5zhQsRRw
On this site you can find: