Groups for Young People

Children in Church

At St Barnabas we aim to be a family-friendly church. Children are welcome at all our services and the 10.00am service on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month are especially child- and family-friendly. The 1st Sunday of the month is a Eucharist (also known as Holy Communion) and children stay in for the whole service. Our 3rd @ 10 Café Church on the 3rd Sunday of the month is non-Eucharistic and informal. It is held in the Paterson Centre, we sit around tables, eat breakfast and chat together as well as having a service involving prayers and songs. There are activities for children as part of this. There are other additional family-friendly services throughout the year – Mothering Sunday, Harvest, Pet Service, Christingle, Crib Service and so on..

Sunday Club

For ages 3+ Come and enjoy stories, songs, craft, games & prayer.

Sunday Club also now includes SC7+ for our young people in year 7 and above. Discover the truth through discussion, hot chocolate & cookies!    

Please make a note of the following dates for Sunday Club & The 3rd@10 – Café Church, our new style of Service for the whole family to enjoy with bacon rolls & croissants on arrival and family-friendly Christmas events.

Nov 4th – Sunday Club – Open Book – ‘A Marvelous Picnic’ with food!

Nov 11th – Remembrance Sunday – Sunday Club will meet in Barnaby’s for those not involved in the Service, we will then join the  congregation outside just before 11am

Nov 18th – The 3rd@10 – Café Church

Nov 25th – Toy Service – in aid of The Roberts Centre, Portsmouth Please bring a good quality second hand or new toy. Tea & Cake will follow the Service.

*Please note during December SC will meet in Church first to light the advent crown. We will then go out during the first hymn.

Dec 2nd – Sunday ClubChristmas Craft

Dec 9th – Sunday ClubChristmas Craft

Sunday 9th Dec – 3pm Messy Church followed by 4.30pm Christingle

Saturday 15th Dec – 2pm Film in the Church! – Nativity

Dec 16th – Sunday ClubChristmas Craft

Dec 23rd – Crib rehearsal & Christmas craft

Monday 24th Dec – 5pm Crib Service

Tuesday 25th Dec – No Sunday Club10am Family Service


Sunday Club returns on Sunday 13th January 2019.


Messy Church

Messy Church is an exciting activity, games and craft based time for families, with a very short, relaxed and often noisy ‘service’ in church, followed by a shared meal. Messy Church is a chance for  adults and children to learn more together about the Christian faith in a fun and informal way.

Next Messy Church will be Sunday 9th December 2018 3pm-5.30pm including Christingle Service

Dates for 2019:

Friday February 2nd – 3.30-5.30pm

Friday April 19th – 10am-11.30am Good Friday

Friday May 17th – 3.30-5.30pm

Friday June 28th – 3.30-5.30pm