Meetings @ St. Barnabas Church, Swanland

St Barnabas Church, Swanland has a number of meetings/groups.

This section of the web site contains an outline of the main meetings/groups that take place in the church building.

Several 'cell groups' (small groups of 6 - 12 people) also meet on different nights of the week in members' homes.
To be put in touch with a conveniently located group please contact the office.

Sunday: Morning Services

Please note: a large, well-equipped and free creche is available at all services and there is also an area at the back of church for small chldren and their parents/ carers. On the 1st Sunday of the month the 10.30/45 service is for all ages together.



9:00 am - Holy Communion: 'traditional'


Common Worship

on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month


Following the pattern of the Book of Common Prayer ('1662')

on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month


  • Liturgy, as above, in separate booklets.

  • Hymns led from our modern Copeman Hart computer organ (2 manuals + pedals)

  • followed by free refreshments (joined by members coming for the 10.30 service)



10.30 for 10.45am: Contemporary Worship - informal


refresh - 1st Sunday of each month

informal cafe-style around tables, with music, visuals, engaging talks and fresh coffee with refreshements throughout

Communion Together: 2nd and 4th Sundays


Morning Celebration: 3rd and 5th Sundays

vibrant worship, testimony from a member of the church family, a look at God's word in an accessible way, and openness to the ministry of the Spirit

At all 10.30/45 services:

  • Band-led worship: modern songs with occasional classic hymns 


  • Dynamic and relevant preaching, often with use of multi-media


  • Song words and any liturgy on video projection screen 


  • Children and young people in their own groups for part of the service (in term time)


  • On the 2nd and 4th Sundays we share Holy Communion together as a church family


  • Opportunity to talk and/or pray with others afterwards

  • Free refreshments before every service (and after on request!)


Sunday: Evening Services

Sundays @ 6:30 PM - reflective

(NB Sunday evening services are currently suspended, apart from occasional evening prayer times.)


Holy Communion with prayers for healing  - 1st Sunday of the month

Informal worship with simple communion - usually 3rd Sunday of the month. A time to worship God in Spirit and freedom and to listen to him speaking.

Special services - usually 4th or 5th Sundays - e.g. United service with other Christians, "Rock Eucharist", etc.

There may be also be special services on certain weeks: please check the Events section for up-to-date information.


Other regular weekday activities at St. Barnabas


Monday        8:30-9.30am Prayers in the lounge.

Tuesday       8:30am Prayers in the lounge.

Tuesday        1:30pm Cygnets' group (for babies and pre-schoolers) - during term time

Wednesday  8:30am Morning Prayer in the lounge.

Thursday      8:30am Morning Prayer in the lounge.

Thursday       10am-12 noon 'Coffee Chat' in the lounge

Friday           8:30-9:30am  Prayers in the lounge

Friday            1.30-2.15pm Chair exercise group in the hall

Saturday       8:30-9:30am  Prayers in the lounge


Church Calendar etc


For other information  -
e.g. Annual Church Calendar,
special events, etc. -
visit the News section



The Church newsletter and the Parish magazine have extra weekly activities included - use the link below to view this week's newsletter
Click here to view this weeks newsletter.

Office posted the article on Wednesday, 26th May 2004 at 1:20pm
Article updated on monday, 8th january 2018 at 10:40am