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..
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.