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.
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.
Sunday Sanctuary: The first Sunday of the month, from 4:00-4:45 pm. Our monthly family centered service with wonderful music, hands on activities and quiet time to take a breath before the new week starts.
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 are distributed at the end of the service which are redeemable at a local grocery store. We've also recently partnered with the Emmaus Community for "Coffee and Conversation" (after Mass from about 9:45 to 10:45) where we hope those who attend this Mass will gather as a community-building place. The Emmaus Community is located accross the street from St. Barnabas Church at #2 - 1702 Belmont Avenue.
Healing Service with Eucharist: Every 1st Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. 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.
Companions of the Melanesian Brotherhood: Local Companions meet at St Barnabas for a corporate mass and breakfast meeting every few months. Anyone who would like to learn about the work of the Brotherhood is welcome to attend.
Sunday Low Mass 8:00 a.m.
Sung Mass 10:30 a.m
1st Sunday Sunday Sanctuary 4:00 p.m.
3rd Sunday Compline 8:00 p.m.
Weekdays Low Mass 9:00 a.m. (except Wed. 7pm)
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.
May 24 and 31, 3 - 4:30 PM:
This proposed new program will combine thought provoking speakers with afternoon tea.
The first Tea-Talk will be held on May 24th. Hosted by former CBC host Jo-Anne Robertson, this panel-style discussion will feature a medical doctor, a lawyer, and a priest (The Reverend Travis O'Brian) and will focus on the topic of the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision to strike down the ban on assisted dying. What are the ethical, medical, and juridical implications of this decision? The April headline in the Anglican Journal not surprisingly announced “Mixed Reactions to Assisted Dying.” But we need to ask what the theological implications are of this decision, and how we should respond to it as people of faith.
On May 31st, Local artist Jessica Cook leads us in a discussion: “Illuminating the Annunciation” – reflections on the iconography of the Annunciation in Medieval manuscripts. Bring a neighbour or friend and see what it is about! Registrations are not necessary but an RSVP would be appreciated. Contact Jasmin at email@example.com or 250-634-8182.
Check out our Formation page for more information on all our programs....
Nepal Earthquake Response
All donations to PWRDF between April 25 and May 25, 2015 for the Nepal earthquake relief efforts will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the Government of Canada into their Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund, which will be used to provide humanitarian relief in the wake of this catastrophe.
Donations can be made in the following ways:
Go to http://pwrdf.org/donate
PWRDF Donations By Phone
For credit card donations contact:
416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973
Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.
Please make cheques payable to PWRDF, Nepal Earthquake Relief and send to:
The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3G2
PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator
416-924-9192 ext. 321
Anglicans in Canada are praying, acting and giving to those affected by the Nepal earthquake. Please watch for updates on PWRDF’s response to the situation at www.pwrdf.org.
Please support PWRDF’s response to this ongoing emergency.
A St. Barnabas parishioner is working to raise funds to build the Gish Abay pre-school in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. In previous years, St. Barnabas church donated funds to the Gish Abay HIV/AIDS Education Initiative.
If you would like to help raise funds for the pre-school please follow this link:
Thank you for your generosity!