Welcome to St Barnabas!

St Barnabas Anglican Church in Victoria, B.C., is a prayerful, thoughtful, loving and diverse community of people seeking to live out their Christian faith within the Anglo-Catholic inheritance of practise and worship.  Whatever your age or condition in life, you will find peace, joy, and welcome here.  If you are looking for a lively family ministry, a rich tradition of music, Bible study or prayer groups, if you are looking for ways to serve in the community, or wanting to learn more about the Christian faith; if you are desiring to grow closer to God and to find fellowship of many kinds, we invite you to take some time to browse this website.

 

Recurring Events

Compline: Every 3rd Sunday of the Month at 8pm. This quiet, contemplative candlelit service 'completes' the day with plainchant and prayers for peace and rest. Next service April 9th. (Moved to avoid Easter)

Healing Service with Eucharist: Every 1st Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m., next Service April 5th. An opportunity for either anointing or laying on of hands within the setting of the Mass. To be healed is to be restored wherever we experience brokenness in our lives.

The River: a Waldorf-inspired playgroup for children aged 0-5 and their caregivers. A snack is included. Entry is free (donations are welcome). Wednesdays from 10:00 to 11:30 in the church hall.  Does not run during Spring Break.

Sunday Sanctuary: Next Service Saturday, April 1st: The Palm Cross Workshop. First Sundays from 4:00-5:00 pm. Our monthly family centered service with wonderful music, hands on activities and quiet time to take a breath before the new week starts. 

Please contact the Community Life Minister, Jasmin O'Brian at familylife@stbarnabaschurch.ca if you would like to learn more about Sunday Sanctuary, our family service at St. Barnabas. 

The Friday Communion: This Friday morning Mass begins at 9:00 am and serves a large group of people from widely divergent backgrounds and histories. Food vouchers redeemable at a local grocery store are distributed at the end of the service.

We meet after Mass for "Coffee and Conversation" at Emmaus Community, across the street from the church.

Companions of the Melanesian Brotherhood: Local Companions meet at St Barnabas for a corporate mass and breakfast meeting every few months.  See the Outreach page for a description of the Brotherhood. 

Weekly Image

The Stations of the Cross, Henri Matisse, 1950.

Join us for the Stations of the Cross Wednesday nights at 7:45, after our 7pm Eucharist, and on Good Friday at 10:30 before the service.

HOLY WEEK AT ST. BARNABAS

 April 9th: Palm Sunday

10:30 Solemn High Mass with Grand Procession

April 13th: Maundy Thursday
7:00  Solemn Liturgy with Foot washing

April 14th: Good Friday      
10:30      Stations of the Cross

11:00  Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

April 15th: Holy Saturday    
8:00  The Great Vigil of Easter with the New Fire

April 16th: Easter Sunday     
10:30   Solemn High Mass of the Resurrection

 

You can now listen to our Sunday services!
Just click on the link below and choose which service/date you wish to listen to or download. The entire service is recorded.

 http://www.sermoncloud.com/st-barnabas/

 

Missed a Sermon?

We are building an archive of sermons. To read the Rector's most recent homily, click here.

 

Syrian Refugees

Learn more on the Refugee Support Group's blog. Anyone wishing to contribute to St Barnabas'  Refugee Support Fund can do so by cheque.