Prayer and Worship

Everyone is very welcome to all the worship at St Barnabas. If you’re looking for a new church, or haven’t been to church for ages do come along and give it a try – we hope there is something to suit everyone.

Our main Sunday Worship is at 10am every week.

Sunday at 8am

This is a weekly communion service for those bright and keen in the early morning! There aren’t any hymns – it’s a quiet, thoughtful service, using the 2000 Common Worship liturgy. There is a short sermon on the Bible readings of the day, and prayers for our community and our world. We have coffee together after – it’s filtered coffee! – and toast and posh biscuits. It’s a lovely service with which to start the day.

Sunday at 10am

This is our main service of the week, when we gather as a church family of all ages to worship together and share communion. We worship God with a variety of music, some led on the organ, some by our music group. The preaching is an important part of the service as we focus on the Bible readings for the day, and learn together. There are groups for the children in the rooms at the back of the church where they have their own Bible teaching and prayer time. We have coffee together after, and there’s the opportunity for private prayer if you have a special need on your heart. The service lasts about an hour and a quarter.  The 3rd Sunday of the month is different….

Family Praise

On the Third Sunday of each month at 10am we have our monthly Family Praise service.
This is a varied and informal type of worship, planned with children and families in mind. The service includes Bible stories, prayers and activities, modern songs, and a chance to celebrate our birthdays and anniversaries. It has quiet prayerful times, as well as some laughter and worship songs. This is a very popular service, with lots of families and young children – the children have plenty of things to join in with. We collect food for the Food Bank, the crisis centre in Gloucester, so do bring along some tins, jars, pasta, etc..
Link to the Food Bank.

For those who wish there’s a quiet Communion service after we’ve had coffee, at 11.30am

Evening Worship

An informal evening service is held on the 1st Sunday of each month at 5.30pm. Worship is led by the music group, and we gather in teaching and fellowship together.
A more traditional Evensong is held on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6pm (4pm in the Winter), with well known hymns and a short sermon.

Worship in church during the week

Midweek Communion on Wednesday:- in the Lady Chapel

10am on  Wednesday of each month a short service of Holy Communion

A 20 minute service of Morning Prayer is said at  9:15am  on  Monday, Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  and  Friday  mornings to which everyone is welcome, and every Monday this includes prayers of healing.

Early Morning Prayer - from the C of E Lectionary