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. **There will be no River playgroup during Spring Break (March 9-20)**
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.
Companions of the Melanesian Brotherhood: Local Companions meet at St Barnabas for a corporate mass and breakfast meeting every few months. Saturday March 21, 2015 two local doctors who have worked in Vanuatu spoke about the Victoria-Vanuatu Physician Project, just concluded. See their website for reports of the recent cyclone in Vanuatu. Anyone who would like to learn about the work of the Brotherhood is welcome to attend.
During the season of Lent, members of the choir (Esther-Ruth Teel, Luc Steele) presented Giovanni Pergolesi’s, “Stabat Mater” in its entirety. The work represents Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, “plunged in grief and weeping” beneath the cross on which Jesus suffered death. The various verses chronicle the historical event which provides a musical thread for us as we reflect during the Lenten season. Please see our music page to find out more about St. Barnabas' choir and its Music Director.
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)
Holy Week at St. Barnabas: April 2-5, 2015
Maundy Thursday 19:00 Solemn Liturgy with Foot washing
Good Friday 10:30 Stations of the Cross
11:00 Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Holy Saturday 20:00 The Great Vigil of Easter w/ New Fire
Easter Sunday 10:30 Solemn High Mass of the Resurrection
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.
Lent program: “At the foot of the Cross”: A Spiritual preparation for Holy Week. Tuesdays March 17, 24th and 31st, 7-8:30 PM at the church. The topic will be on why the cross is a central focus in Christian faith. If you are unable to attend these sessions in person, they are being recorded and can be accessed through the ‘Sermoncloud’ link above.
Saturday March 28th, 2-9 pm, The Upper Room: An afternoon and evening retreat exploring what happened in the Upper Room. Cost $15, including a lamb Seder meal. Space is limited. Please pre-register by phoning or emailing the office, (email@example.com), or by signing the sheet at the back of the church.
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!