Christian Education & Formation 

Confirmation and Baptismal preparation classes

Beginning Sunday, Feb 7th: classes will be held after Mass from 12:30 - 1:30 in the Rector's office. Please contact the Rector the Reverend Travis O'Brian at or our Communitylife Minister, Jasmin O'Brian at for more information.

Saturdays in February leading up to Easter: 1st Communion preparation classes from  2- 4 pm at the Rectory. Please contact Jasmin O'Brian at to register or for more information.

The “Tuesday Evening Group” is a rather eclectic gathering of people who are seeking to grow in their faith and to build loving relationships with one another.  We started as a Bible study and have progressed through various topical studies.  Recently we have been reading Christian books that stimulate thought and discussion.  These have included “Being Christian” by former Archbishop Rowan Williams and “If I Had Lunch with C. S. Lewis” by Alistair McGrath. Our members have a variety of backgrounds, ages and perspectives, so no one feels like an ‘outsider’. What unites us is a desire to learn, to hear and apply God’s word and to love and support one another.  We meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 9 pm in the home of one of our members.  Come and ‘check us out’.  For more information please contact the St Barnabas Church office by phone (250) 595.4324 or email at


Tea Talks

Resuming in September, our Tea Talks offer the opportunity to broaden one's understanding, over tea an home-baked scones, about political, cultural and social issues impacting Victorians today and tomorrow. Admission is by donation. Child care is provided.