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. Our next Sunday Sanctuary will be on Sunday, May 3rd, 4 pm.
May is the month of Mary, the mother of Jesus, so we will be learning about her and do crafts centering Mary and make little rosaries (prayer bead chains)...
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.
Saturday, May 23 at 7PM: Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan will be holding a fundraiser in partnership with our parish. The evening will include Afghani food, music as well as an auction of Afghan jewelry. Cost: $30.
More info: www.CW4WAfghan.ca.
Coming May 24 & 31..."Tea Talks". Check out our Formation page for more information....
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!
DIOCESE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA EXECUTIVE OFFICER
The Diocese of British Columbia, serving Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, is re‐defining the scope of its ministry and mission to align with its vision of a renewed and revitalized Anglican community ministering in today’s world. The Executive Officer is a full-time key appointment in the mission and administration of the Diocese. This position offers an opportunity for the successful person to help implement the new organizational vision and to play a fundamental role within that transformation in the Diocese and for its people.
Applications for this position will be accepted to April 24, 2015. More information concerning the Diocese can be found at www.bc.anglican.ca. A detailed role description can be found at: http://bc.anglican.ca/employment.
To apply please send your resume or CV by either of –
Mail: Private & Confidential
Canon Imelda Secker
Diocese of British Columbia
900 Vancouver Street
Victoria BC V8V 3V7
Fax: 250 386 4013