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.
Healing Service with Eucharist: Every 1st Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. Next Service December 7th. 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. Runs every Weds. now until Dec. 14.
Sunday Sanctuary: The first Sunday of the month, 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 email@example.com if you would like to learn more about Sunday Sanctuary, our family service at St. Barnabas. Next Service November 6th.
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.
a Waldorf-inspired fall scene at The River.
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.
Tea Talk: Economy & Ecology, with Jeremy Caradonna, Sunday, October 16th, 3pm.
Dr. Jeremy Caradonna is an historian, professor, and sustainability advocate. He is the author of Sustainability. Tea Talks offers the opportunity to broaden one’s understanding, over tea and home-baked scones, about political, cultural and social issues and ideas that impact Victorians today and tomorrow. By donation, free childcare provided. To RSVP, our Community Life Minister, or call 250-595-4324.
All Souls Service Wednesday, November 2nd, 7pm:
On Wednesday, November 2, we will gather at 7 pm to celebrate Mass in commemoration of All Souls Day. Why should we participate by being present and offering our prayers?
This annual remembrance of the souls of the departed has been observed by the Church for centuries. Rooted in teachings throughout the New Testament is the belief that at death the soul is separated from the human body and rests in the hands of God. The Jews prayed for the deceased in their services with which Jesus would have been familiar. The writings of the early fathers of the Church – among them Saint Paul, Tertullian, Saint Chrysostom, and Saint Augustine – speak of individuals praying for their deceased loved ones.
At Saint Barnabas, we remember at daily Mass deceased loved ones on the anniversary of their deaths, using a master list of names that has been compiled over the years. At the back of the church, you will find sheets upon which you are invited to add the names of your loved ones and the dates of their deaths. These names will be added to the master list which is read aloud in its entirety during the All Souls Day Mass. (Once names appear on the master list, they do not need entering on these sheets in future years.)
Remember, O Lord God, the souls of thy servants who have departed this life in thy faith and fear, who we remember, or who are forgotten upon earth. Do thou grant unto them, and unto all who rest in Christ, a place of refreshment, of light, and of peace, in thy kingdom, in thy paradise, in the bosom of Abraham, where sorrow, pain and sighing are banished away and where the light of thy countenance ever shineth. Derived from a prayer of Saint Gregory.
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.
Learn more on the Refugee Support Group's blog. Anyone wishing to contribute to St Barnabas' Refugee Support Fund can do so by cheque.