Children and Young People

Children and Young People

Children are very welcome at St Barbaras, and we have a growing number of pre-school, primary and secondary school children who attend our services. There are always age-appropriate activities for children at our 10am Sunday Services. Our Younger...
Mid-week groups

Mid-week groups

At St Barbara's we believe that meeting together in smaller groups to pray and discuss the Christian faith is an important part of how we grow both as individuals and as a church. We currently have four mid-week groups: A fortnightly Bible...
Music and Choir

Music and Choir

St Barbara's has an active Choir comprising members of all ages. The choir sings at Family Communion , Evensong and at other special events. The Choir meet regularly to rehearse and have a wide repertoire of modern and traditional pieces. They are ...
Jamaican Canticles

Jamaican Canticles

Programme note for the ‘Jamaican Canticles’ This setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, the canticles sung during evening prayer, is characterised by the exuberant syncopated dance rhythms of the Caribbean. This is particularly evident in the...
Thou Knowest, Lord

Thou Knowest, Lord

A movement from Bob Chilcott’s Requiem which was published in 2010. Most of the texts in the requiem are taken from the Missa pro defunctis, a mass offered in the Roman Catholic Church for the repose of the soul of a deceased person. “Thou knowest, Lor...
Antiphon

Antiphon

The anthem for choral evensong in September is Antiphon, the last of the Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). This composition sets to music four poems by George Herbert from his collection called The Temple: Sacred Poems and was...
Senior Citizens

Senior Citizens

St Barbara's has a number of activities that appeal to our more senior citizens. These include Our popular Wednesday Fellowship Group. This meets at 2pm at Earlsdon Methodist Church, alternate weeks from March to December. Recent gatherings ...
Social Events

Social Events

St Barbara's has an active social committee who organise events for all the community. Recent events have included: Film nights Fish & Chip Quiz Nights Church Fete Winter ramble Pies and Poems Afternoon
Daily Reflections

Daily Reflections

Four times a year the church produces a series of daily reflections (sent out by email) to encourage Scripture reading, prayer and reflection. The latest series, taking place in December 2019, is entitled Journeying to Bethlehem and Beyond: Reflections...

Introduction to the Psalms

The Psalms are an amazing collection of songs, poems and prayers. The people of Israel, returning to Jerusalem after years of exile in Babylon, were in need of words to help inspire them in their worship, and so they gathered together 150 psalms. They...

Anger and Vengeance in the Psalms – How Do We Respond?

One does not need to read many psalms before one comes across passages which can leave us uncomfortable, and even shocked. Some of the anger and calls for vengeance, if expressed in our churches, or even in private conversations, would upset and offend....

Praying the Psalms

Monday 9 th September: Psalm of Praise - Psalm 8 Pointers for Reflection and Prayer What causes you to be filled with awe and wonder at the greatness of God? How might you express that in prayer today? Awed by God's majesty, the Psalmist...

Journeying to Bethlehem and Beyond: Reflections on the Christmas Story

Journeying to Bethlehem and Beyond: Reflections on the Christmas Story Each day you may like to use the following structure:   Opening Prayers O Lord, open our lips And our mouths shall proclaim your praise. Reveal among us...