Coronavirus Arrangements


The Church building is Closed

Due to the current situation it is no longer possible to keep the Church building open.

Please continue to pray privately at home and if possible join the live streamed services. 

Daily Prayer and Services

During this period the Daily Offices will be said by Fr. Stuart either in the Church or in the Vicarage. If said in Church, the bell will be rung.

Please pause if you can and join in with The Lord's Prayer and your own prayers.

The intended pattern is as follows:-

8.30 a.m. Morning Prayer (Church)

1.00 p.m. Prayer during the Day

5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer (Church)

9.00 p.m. Compline (Night Prayer) - Live Streamed from the Vicarage. (Service sheet available to download.)

Sunday Service: 9.30 a.m. Service streamed from the Vicarage.

(Service Sheet and Reading Sheet available to download).

Daily streamed service: Compline at  9.00 p.m. (except Monday)

Thy Kingdom Come - 9 days of prayer between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Please see the resources on the Diocesan website:

Music - Please see the attached links for worship songs recorded by Revd Carol and the family.

There is a Redeemer

Before the throne of God above

Live Streaming of Services

Various services will be live streamed as indicated in the Daily Prayer and Services section above. 

To access the YouTube Channel please use the following link:

Useful Information and Prayer Requests

A Pastoral Letter from Fr. Stuart has been added to the Information and Downloads section (27 May 2020).

A resource to use at home at the time of a funeral is available on the Information and Downloads section.

The Church of England has launched a telephone number to access recorded services and prayers on the telephone. This is particularly designed for those who are not on-line. Please pass the information on.

The number is:-

0800 804 8044

A useful resource for the provision of food to the vulnerable within the Borough of Lewisham is Lewisham Local.

They can be accessed at

or 03330 150378 

Do let me know of any concerns, etc that can be included within our times of prayer. Please e-mail me at:-

Please indicate if you wish them to remain confidential

Light a Candle

If it is safe to do so, we are invited to place a lighted candle in our windows at 7.00 p.m.  and to say The Lord's Prayer.

Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals

It is no longer possible at the present time to hold Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals in the Church.

If you are looking to plan your wedding or a baptism for later this year or beyond, please contact me prior to making any arrangements. 

Junior Church

Whilst the Church is closed Junior Church is unable to meet.

But you can still carry on learning about the Christian faith and God's love for us all by accessing the Roots website at

There are lots of interesting activities and worksheets to download. If you have any problems accessing the site please let me know.

For a craft activity, Revd Carol has posted the following video on line showing you how to make a Sock Puppet Angel.


The Bridge

During the current pandemic The Bridge is only being published on-line.

A copy of the April edition is available on the Information and Downloads section.

Contact Us

Team Vicar

Revd Stuart Leck

St Barnabas Vicarage

1 Churchdown



Tel: 020 8698 0283


Find us on Facebook at:

St Barnabas Church, Downham

Downham Way, BR1 5EL