S. Barnabas' Church, Tunbridge Wells

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From the earliest days, S. Barnabas' has engaged in a lively and committed parochial ministry and witness in the Catholic tradition in the Church of England.  The Mass and the Daily Offices of Morning and Evening Prayer are at the heart of our corporate life.  We welcome you to join us.

The building, designed by London architects J E R and CP Cutts, is of red brick and stone, and the building contains many notable examples of ecclesiatical design by such designers as Sir Ninian Comper, Martin Travers and Sir William Milner & Romilly Craze. The foundation stone for this church was laid on 11th May 1887 by the Rt Revd Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln, and was consecrated by the Bishop of Dover on 18th May 1893. The organ, used for all principal services, was built by T. C. Lewis. S. Barnabas' is an extraordinary example of the Victorian Gothic Revival, so closely associated with the Anglo-Catholic movement in the Church of England.

We are a parish of the Diocese of Rochester and are under the pastoral care of the Bishop of Richborough.


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S. Barnabas' Church
(01892) 525656 (Fr. John Caster SSC)

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Parish Mass
Our parish Mass includes hymns and a sermon, and lasts approximately 70 minutes. Sunday School takes place during the Mass, and a large number of children are involved. Refreshments are served in the back of our beautiful church following the service.
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly Creche Sunday School Refreshments Incense


Low Mass
Every Monday at 8:00 AM for 20 minutes


Low Mass
Every Tuesday at 8:00 AM for 20 minutes


Low Mass
Every Friday at 8:00 AM for 20 minutes


Low Mass
Every Saturday at 10:00 AM



Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
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Priest in charge: The Revd John Forristall CASTER
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 7950
Built: 1887
Architect: J E R & C P Cutts of London
Style of worship: Anglo Catholic
Our Patron: Guild of All Souls
Archdeaconry: TONBRIDGE (313)
Deanery: TUNBRIDGE WELLS (31305)
Benefice: Tunbridge Wells St Barn (31/201 F)
Parish Legal Name: St. Barnabas, Tunbridge Wells (310269 )
CofE Church Info: (631269 31/269)
Short URL: acny.uk/7950/
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The current editor is: Fr John Caster

This page was last updated on Thursday 1st June 2017
S. Barnabas' Church : Stanley Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2RH

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