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. **Sunday Sanctuary will not be held December 1st.
Sunday Low Mass 8:00 a.m.
Sung Mass 10:30 a.m
1st Sunday Sunday Sanctuary 4:00 p.m.
4th Sunday Compline 8:00 p.m.
Weekdays Low Mass 9:00 a.m. (except Wed. 7pm)
For the Healing of the Nations:
A Course on the Psalms
Course leader: Bob MacDonald. Beginning Tuesday November 12th and running every Tuesday for 6 weeks until December 17. Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM. Cost: $25; bursaries available. Please see our Formation page for a complete course outline.
Star Sunday: Our ‘Christmas Crafting Event’ for families which we call ‘Star Sunday,’ will be held Sunday December 8th from 3-5 pm. Last year, we welcomed over 200 children and their families! At Star Sunday, the children make bees wax candles, construct wooden crèche scenes, make origami stars, tree ornaments, and create many more hand-crafted items to give as Christmas gifts to their families. We use only natural materials; no plastic, Styrofoam, or other artificial materials. St. Barnabas offers this event free of charge, so that everyone can come and enjoy themselves.
Typhoon Haiyan – Philippines
On November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan, hit the Philippines’ Eastern Visayas Region. The devastation and loss of life is widespread and ongoing.
PWRDF partner Father Rex Reyes, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches of the Philippines (NCCP), sent this message: "I bid you pray for the repose of the dead, comfort to the survivors and strength to those who minister to their needs. Give of yourself that God's love may be made real."
The Canadian government has announced a matching grant program for donations to relief work in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Between November 9 and December 9, 2013, all donations received for typhoon relief from Canadians by registered charities—including PWRDF—will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the Canadian government. Relief agencies including PWRDF will be able to apply to the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund to enhance relief projects in the Philippines, although there is no guarantee that any project or agency will receive funding from the Relief Fund.
PWRDF has pledged an initial response of $20,000 towards the ACT Alliance appeal to be implemented by the NCCP in the Philippines.
Donations can be made in the following ways:
- On-line Go to http://pwrdf.org/donate
- By Phone For credit card donations contact: Jennifer Brown 416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973 Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.
- By Mail Please make cheques payable to PWRDF, Typhoon Haiyan 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 Donations Contact: Jennifer Brown firstname.lastname@example.org 416-924-9192 ext. 355; 1-866-308-7973
PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator Naba Gurung 416-924-9192 ext. 321 email@example.com
Anglicans in Canada are praying, acting and giving to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Please watch for updates on PWRDF’s response to the situation at www.pwrdf.org.
Please support PWRDF’s response to this ongoing emergency!