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

Healing Service with Eucharist: Every 1st Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. Next Service February 1st. 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 Feb. 5, Candlemas. 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

Candlemas: The Presentation of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple and the blessing of the candles, will be celebrated as a Solemn High Mass with Procession January 29th, 10:30; and is the theme of our next Sunday Sanctuary: February 5th, 4:00pm.

Worship Times

Sunday                  Low Mass                            8:00 a.m.

                             Sung Mass                          10:30 a.m.

Weekdays             Low Mass                            9:00 a.m.

Wednesday     Low Mass & Healing Service     7:00 p.m.

1st Sunday    Sunday Sanctuary                       4:00 p.m.

3rd Sunday     Compline                                     8:00 p.m.


Alan Liu in Concert: Saturday, January 28, 7pm

“Just wow” said the CBC of Alan (Xu Kun) Liu in naming him to their 2016 list of 30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30.

Born in Xi’An, China in December of 2001, Alan began studying piano and guitar at the age of five. When he was seven he won his first national-class prize for guitar in Beijing and has since amassed an impressive list of top prizes in music competitions around the world.

He began his guitar studies with Ping Jin & Xia Yang and has performed in numerous master classes. Alan currently studies with Daniel Bolshoy of the Vancouver Symphony School of Music and Michael Partington of the University of Washington. He was the first prizewinner of the Canadian National Music Competition (2016), the GFA International Youth Competition Junior Division (2014), Guitare Montreal International Youth Competition (2014) and the Northwest Guitar Festival Adult Competition (2015). He was also a finalist and prizewinner at the Michele Pittaluga International Youth Guitar Competition in Alessandria, Italy (2014), the Parkening International Young Guitarist Competition (2015) and the GFA International Youth Competition, Senior Division (2016), as well as many other local and regional events.

Alan has performed in Canada, the US and China, including a concerto with the Vancouver Symphony in 2015 and as a featured artist in the 2015 Montreal International Guitar Festival.


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.



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.