Do you have first aid? To ensure the safety of our congregation and our ability to respond adequately in case of an emergency, we would like to establish a handful of people in the congregation with first aid training. Please contact the office or speak with our Safe Church Coordinator, Daryl Elving-Klassen if you are interested in being one of these people.

The Elders’ Network invites you to a Welcome Advent Potluck, Wed Nov 29th, 11:30-1:30, at 209-1012 Collinson St. Please RSVP to Jane Turner. 

St. Barnabas Food Ministry Benefit Concert and Dance: Saturday, November 25th at 8:00pm: ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly! Hosted by William Scott Henthorn, with local musicians. $10 at the door. Cash bar.

Tea Talk: Making Peace with Creation – Movie screening followed by a discussion

with Poet and Theologian Loren Wilkinson and Regent College instructor Mary-Ruth Wilkinson, November 26th 3:00 pm. Childcare provided, please register.

Duo Corvi Early Music Ensemble: Concert Sunday, November 26th, St Barnabas Church. Featuring Julie Ryning: Voice & Symphonia, and Katelyn Clark: Organetto, playing Fourteenth Century songs of Pilgrimage. Tickets $15 for Adults, $10 for Students and Seniors, available at Ivy’s Bookshop, Oak Bay, or at the door. Free for children under 18. For more information, visit

The Advent Spiral: Saturday, December 2nd, in the hall. Walk the cedar bough labyrinth to prepare for the coming of the light. Sessions for families and children at 5 and 6:30 pm, session for adults at 8pm. Please register:

The Advent Lessons and Carols Service: Sunday, December 3rd at 7:30pm. Come for our annual service of traditional English carols and stay for seasonal refreshments. A fundraiser for St. Barnabas’s food outreach ministries.

Star Sunday Volunteer night: Monday, November 27th, 7:30 at the rectory. Come to find out about Star Sunday, get to know the stations on offer and how to help, and stay for the mulled wine!

Star Sunday: Sunday, December 10th, 3-5pm. Our annual children’s Christmas crafting fair: Wreath making, candle-dipping and more. Come for the crafts, stay for the hot cider and waffles around the bonfire. All ages. Free, donations gratefully accepted.

Save the date: Tuesday, December 19th: Christmas Carolling 5pm

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