Church of England Diocese of Gloucester St. Barnabas, Tuffley

Facilities and features

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Accessibility

Toilets

Baby changing facilities are available in the toilets in the cloakroom in the West Porch.

There is car parking to the front of the church and also further parking behind the church.

Accessible Toilet

There is a short drive way leading to the disabled access known as the Pilgrim Door.

The ramped entrance can be found by driving along a short drive by the side of the church.

This is always on, but please let us know if we can help in any further way.

Large print orders of service,hymn books and Newsheets are available at the Welcome Desk. Do please ask for these if they are not offered.

We try to have gluten free refreshments available each week. Please ask if they aren't obvious


Our Building

An Anglican parish church, dating from 1938-9, by N F Cachemaille-Day (1896-1976) for the Gloucester Church Extension Society, and its boundary walls; the church uses a combination of C20 construction and traditional form, with minimal Gothic detailing.
The parish church is listed at Grade II*, for the following principal reasons:
Architectural interest: the church is a fine design by Nugent Francis Cachemaille-Day, a significant ecclesiastical architect of the inter-war years;

Innovation: in common with other of Cachemaille-Day’s designs, the church demonstrates the influence of the liturgical movement, with its combination of traditional and modern materials and innovative planning;

Intactness: the church is almost completely unaltered since its completion in 1940, save for the sensitive glazing in of the arcade between the sanctuary and the Lady Chapel;

Interior: the church retains its contemporary fixtures and fittings, which are of high quality, and an earlier font.


Music and Worship

St Barnabas is a church that nurtures the arts. We have live music as part of our Sunday worship and welcome choirs, orchestras and other music groups into our building for concerts. For more details about how we can host your concerts contact Sarah on 07534 720160

Organ
Worship band

Groups, Courses and Activities

We run a Youth Programme. Meetings are on a Sunday evening and alternate social and fun times with Bible Study.

There are five House Groups. Our House Group Coordinator would be delighted to steer you to a daytime or evening group that would suit you.

On the first and third Friday in Term Time we run our after school club for Primary School children called 'Messy Church'. We eat together as children gather and then hear a story from the Bible, discuss a little and then enjoy one or two craft activities.

We often run an Alpha Course. Please email to find when the next course is running.

We are a bible based church which places scripture at the heart of all we do. We have regular bible study during our Sunday worship, in our small groups and run a number of courses throughout the year.

Brownies and Guides takes place on a Tuesday evening. Contact the page for more details

We have a number of community groups who meet in our church and halls. Visit our website for more details.

Cubs run on a Thursday evening in the church hall and are involved with activities at the church, including attending three Parade Services at church.

Guides run on a Tuesday evening in the church hall and enjoy attending three Parade Services a year at the church.

Our vicar Sarah is a mental health first-aider and can point you to the right places to find support and care.

Messy Church

We have a number events for older people. Check the website for further details.

Parenting
Parents and toddlers
Pre-school club
Scouts
Youth work

Help for Visitors

Guidebooks / Notes
Church Open

Other Features

Foodbank
#FollowTheStar
Urban Priority Area
Hall for Hire