St Barnabas is an Anglican parish church in the Stepney episcopal area of the Diocese of London.
Its diverse congregation is a cross-section of the local community in Bow.
The parish priest is Father Brian Ralph, who has worked in East End parishes for 23 years. Father Stuart Lee is assistant priest and Carmen Buchanan is parish reader.
Church wardens: Linda Snooks, Katie Ashcroft
Secretary of parochial church council: Ruth Herbert
St Barnabas is committed to relations with other faiths and the local community as a whole and is used by many local groups as a place to meet and rehearse.
Organisations associated with St Barnabas include:
-- Chisenhale Primary School
-- Chisenhale Gallery
-- The English Theatre Frankfurt
-- The Okai Collier Company
-- Old Round
-- St Barnabas Community Fete (Bowstock)
-- St Paul's New Heart for Bow
-- The U-Turn Project
We are affiliated to Inclusive Church, and have been affiliated to the Lesbian & Gay Christian Movement since April 2006.