Sunday Study Group - First Sunday of the Month

On the first Sunday of the month we have a "Bite-Size" study group looking at various aspects of our faith.

The next meeting is on Sunday 7th July starting at 11.30 a.m. for about an hour and will meet in the Church. 

All are welcome to come along and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.


Father Stuart's sponsored climb


On the 7th May 2019, Revd Stuart, vicar here at St Barnabas Downham climbed the Salmon Centre climbing wall, in order to raise money to support youth services, which are in great need of financial support. He climbed this wall 8 times, which is equivalent to the height of Big Ben. As part of the Bishop of Southwark's Lent Appeal, he was aiming to show our support for our young people and those who work with them. 

To find out more information about the climb, or to donate money to the centre please click here: 

Sponsored Climb

To learn more about Salmon Youth Centre's cause and what they are doing to help young people, please click the button below:

Salmon Youth Centre

Bishop Christopher visits during holy week

It was a privilege to welcome Bishop Christopher, the Bishop of Southwark, to St. Barnabas for Holy Week. He led our services during the week and helped us to journey with Jesus towards the Cross.

Palm Sunday

The week started on Palm Sunday as the congregation gathered in the Hall for the Liturgy of the Palms, led by Bishop Christopher, and then we processed from the Hall to the Church waving our palm crosses and shouting “Hosanna!” as we remembered Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.  

Tuesday and Wednesday

Bishop Christopher led us in the Stations of the Cross, both the traditional Stations and the Scriptural Stations using the Stations created by the children and young people of St Barnabas 3 years ago.


Bishop Christopher spoke of his recent visit to the Holy Land with the curates from the Diocese, including Father Christopher, and described each of the Stations on the Via Dolorosa (“Way of Sorrows”) as they would be experienced in Jerusalem.

Maundy Thursday

Bishop Christopher led the Liturgy of the Day and washed the feet of congregation members and watched in the Garden as we remembered the events of that night. 

Good Friday

On Good Friday we gathered to stand at the Cross as we remembered Jesus’ death on the cross and left the Church in silence to await the joy of Easter Sunday. 


I am grateful to all who helped with the services during the week and to Bishop Christopher for his leadership of this special time in the Christian year.

Fr Stuart.

Saturday at Noon


A short service (40 mins) on a Saturday at Noon followed by a bring and share lunch. An opportunity to spend time with God in the peace and quiet of the Church.

The format of the service will vary each week and will reflect the church season. 

First Saturday      Said Mass

Second Saturday  Silent Prayer

Third Saturday     Meditation on the Gospel for Sunday

Fourth Saturday   Prayer at Mid-Day

Fifth Saturday      Said Mass

All are welcome.