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We hope you will find here all the information you need and we look forward to meeting you. Our building is modern, our worshipping community is diverse, and we welcome all people, whatever their background or personal circumstances. For us, the important thing is that we are seeking God together, so we welcome those of faith and those who are struggling with faith, those seeking answers to life’s questions, and those needing a place of belonging, love and support. The parish lies within the Rochester Diocese and we are part of the Anglican Communion within the world-wide Christian Church.
“Like all Church of England churches, safeguarding and safer recruitment are paramount. The PCC are committed to ensuring that our church and hall are safe places for all who use them. For more detailed information and guidance see the Parish Safeguarding Handbook. https://www.rochester.anglican.org and click on safeguarding. Produced by the National Safeguarding Team, it is a comprehensive guide, summarising the key areas a parish need to address with regards to safeguarding.”
St Barnabas Church is the Church of England parish church serving the Joydens Wood & Bexley Park estates, between Bexley & Dartford. The parish straddles the London/Kent boundary. The church building is in Tile Kiln Lane, near the junction with Baldwyns Park. The postcode is DA5 2BB.
St Barnabas Church, Joydens Wood is part of the Bexley Team partnering with the parish churches of St James, North Cray, St John's, Bexley & St Mary's Bexley
We are working together to ensure that during the current coronavirus outbreak we take all possible measures to protect our church congregations and the communities we serve.
This Sunday we are pleased to be having a communion service at our usual time of 10.45am. For more details see this week's Bexley Team News. Please note that face masks are now required to be worn in all Places of Worship, unless there is a clear medical condition which gives you exception. The person leading worship, and readers will be able to remove masks when speaking, so audibility shouldn’t be a problem..
Matt’s Deacon Ordination was live-streamed on Saturday 26 September 11am via the Diocese of Rochester Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/CofERochester, and can be viewed there. Matt will be at St James NC for their usual 9.30am Communion Service on Sunday 27th, where he will assist at the altar and read the Gospel, and will be offered an informal welcome.
The formal parish “Welcome of a new Deacon” will take place at St Barnabas on Sunday 27 September at the 10.45am service, and there will be a more relaxed welcome for Jen and the children at the Sunday @ 4 service at 4pm that afternoon.