Welcome to the website of the Parish Church of St Barnabas, Swanland - part of the Church of England.

Although there has been a CofE church in the village since 1899, the current multi-purpose building opened in 1992 to host some 200 regular adult members and dozens of young people and children in the service of God throughout the week.

The church is also in daily use as a resource for the church family and the wider community of Swanland and beyond.

About Us





Our Vision

All Christian churches share a common mission and key points of belief. We are a Church of England (Anglican) church, but of course each local church has its own style and 'feel'. We try to make St Barnabas feel quite a relaxed place.

Our mission statement ('vision' and 'goal') describes what we believe is God's unique plan and purpose for this particular local church.

Our Meetings

There are usually* two services each Sunday morning, one at 9am and the second at 10.45.  We also meet in smaller numbers at 6.30pm on some Sunday evenings, and for prayer most mornings from 8.30am.


Between our morning services we have refreshments, please do join us and enjoy a free cup of fresh coffee or tea, etc.

[More on our Meetings

* occasionally we have a joint service at 10am or 10.15am - eg, in 2020:

19 April (Annual Church Meeting 10am); Remembrance Sunday (10.15am).

Our Church

St Barnabas' is a Church of England (Anglican) church in the village of Swanland, East Yorkshire, 7 miles west of the great city of Hull. We belong to the West Hull area of the Hull Deanery (local Anglican church group) as well as maintaining links with national movements such as New Wine and Spring Harvest.

Our Team            

Our team helps to make our church what it is. We have a great team of people - here, part/ full time, paid and volunteers: cleaner, vicar, children and youth leaders, office staff, parish assistants and more...

 [More info








We try to reach out to our community in a number of ways.

As well as regular village events, from time to time we invite our friends and family to the Alpha course - 10 evenings exploring the Christian faith.


[Find out about the Alpha course


St. Barnabas supports mission and outreach through prayer, giving and practical support across the world. We have particularly strong links with other parts of Hull, and with parts of Africa.

[Find out about Mission

Church is for Everybody

Everyone is welcome - and we run special activites to make all ages feel especially welcome.


We have  a number of passionate and experienced people who lead our work with pre-school, primary and pre-teen children as they learn about God from an early age. We also have a midweek Cygnets toddler group (Tuesday mornings), and on Sunday mornings there is a creche plus small groups for children of both pre-school and primary school age.


We also have a number of midweek home groups and activities for young people who are at secondary school or college, led by our a dedicated team o volunteers along with those who also lead our Sunday morning youth group.

More info: [Youth]  [Children]

Getting to the Church       

Our Church is easily accessible from around the local area.

We have a large on-site car park with disabled and visitor parking. There is easy (level) access for anyone, including mobility wheelchairs and buggies, and we have good facilities for babies, young children and people with disabilities.

If you need directions or need any further information please visit our contact page.

[Map/Contact us


Office posted the article on Wednesday, 26th May 2004 at 10:13am
Article updated on friday, 13th march 2020 at 9:13pm