St Barnabas, Manor Park

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A diverse, friendly, inclusive congregation, we welcome all who seek to love God and their neighbour whatever their background. Our main regular service is the Sunday Family Eucharist, 9.30 a.m. - traditional in structure, but relaxed and with a variety of music. Our focus is on the sharing of Communion in prayer and song, exploration of Scripture, fellowship in church, service and witness to the world.

Our church building is large and beautiful - a surprise to those who know it only from the outside - used throughout the week by different community groups: Pre-School, Textile Arts, Indian classical dance, karate, 2 local bands, a Tamil church prayer group, Traidcraft stall. Designed by Sir Ninian Comper in partnership with William Bucknall at the beginning of the 20th century, the structure needs major renovation, and the building is on the 'Heritage at Risk' register. The first phase of this work (repairs to the East end) is complete, phase 2 is currently nearing completion, and we are fundraising for the next phase (north side brickwork, buttresses and roof). We seek to make the building more flexible for greater community use, while maintaining the function of sacred space and preserving the distinctive quality of the architecture, which is appreciated and valued by all users.

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URL Please Note: WEDDINGS are solemnised at St. Barnabas only for residents of the parish, members on the Electoral Roll, or those with significant links with the church, the church is not otherwise available as a wedding venue.

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The Revd. James Ramsay
St. Barnabas Vicarage
Browning Road
London E12 6PB
Tel: (020) 8472 2777
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Family Communion
with Sunday School - but no organised Sunday School in August
Every Sunday at 9:30 AM
Family Friendly Sunday School Coffee Common Worship


9-11 a.m. Traidcraft Stall, teas & coffees from
Wide variety of Traidcraft goods available - orders can be placed, and home deliveries arranged
Every last Saturday at 9:00 AM
Family Friendly Coffee
Sunday School Live Music / Concerts Grade 2 Listed Building Urban Priority Area Supports Fairtrade goods Wall paintings / art Stained glass Shop Organ Wheelchair Access / Ramp Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Toilets

Our building is busy throughout the week, but when its free there may be space available for activities that accord with our understanding of mission and living the Gospel.

Visit our Church

Any Saturday and Sunday morning - otherwise please contact the priest-in-charge, James Ramsay, [email protected], 0208472 2777

Nurture Courses

We welcome all who seek to know and love God, and offer fellowship, nurture, Bible Study, and teaching that is appropriate to the particular group of people at the time.

Other information
A Church Near You ID: 6482
Built: c. 1907
Style of worship: Eucharistically centred, diverse in outlook and focus of prayer and mission
Archdeaconry: WEST HAM (581)
Deanery: NEWHAM (58105)
Benefice: Lt Ilford St Barn (08/281 M)
Parish Legal Name: St. Barnabas, Little Ilford (580108 8/108)
CofE Church Info: (608108 8/108)
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The current editor is: James Ramsay

St Barnabas : Browning Road, Browning Road, opposite the junction with Shelley Avenue - 147 bus, Manor Park, London, E12 6PB
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