Church of England Diocese of Blackburn St. Barnabas Darwen

St Barnabas

Welcome to St. Barnabas Church Darwen. We are friendly church, seeking to joyfully follow Jesus together.

We meet at 11 am service on Sunday, and there are usually groups for children and young people during the service. 

Come along! You will receive a very warm welcome.

St Barnabas church has good links with two local primary schools St. Barnabas school and Ashleigh school. We are actively involved with the Whitehall park supporters group and in supporting local projects like the food bank and Refugees in Darwen .

You're invited

You are very welcome at our Advent and Christmas services and events – bring your family and friends or come along on your own. Whether it will be your first time at church or you have been before, we look forward to welcoming you!

Get in touch

Family Praise

Every Sunday at for 1 hour
St Barnabas
Watery Lane Darwen, BB3 2ET, GB

This is a relaxed service with songs, prayers, Bible readings and a talk. A group for children and young people (Palm Tree) runs during the service most weeks.


Our parish of Darwen: St Barnabas is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). Our Diocese of Blackburn’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the PSO Sarah Hartley on 07846616295 or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Sharon Hassall on 01254 503088 or email [email protected] If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

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