St Patrick's Barking

Mission Statement

St Patrick’s Church is a group of ordinary people bound together by faith and love of Jesus, coming alongside others where they are. We include everyone.

We are confident in being loved by God, our Father. He especially loves it when we love one another as we love ourselves. We are a grace-filled community in which people can find relationship, healing, faith, hope and love. Accountability, responsibility and transparency between all are important to us.

Here everybody contributes something. We have talents given by God’s Holy Spirit and use them. We heal as Jesus healed. We encounter God spiritually through people’s gifts.

We take Jesus into the community. We are a missionary movement to love and reach the lost, care for the poor and bring justice to homes, our neighbourhood and workplaces. We ‘walk on water’ by getting ‘out of the boat’. We are growing in numbers, maturity and public influence.

We like passionate, modern, vibrant, informal and moving worship. We celebrate God’s awesome power, supreme splendour and sovereign work, while at the same time experiencing His intimate presence - encountering Him in heartfelt worship.

All we believe, teach and do comes from the Bible, the written word of God. We also listen and obey the voice of the Holy Spirit speaking to us individually and corporately.

We believe Sunday to be a special day and therefore we respect it.


We are committed to Safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable adults.

The PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practice on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website:

or on the Safeguarding pages of the Chelmsford Diocese:

Details of our Parish Safeguarding Representative can be found on the noticeboard in church.

Our Parish Safeguarding Representative can be contacted at church or by email: [email protected]

Get in touch

Rev'd Chris Bolster

79 Sparsholt Road

IG11 7YG
0208 5948754

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Sunday Service

Every Sunday at for 1 hour, 15 mins
St Patrick's Barking
Blake Avenue Barking London, IG11 9SQ, United Kingdom

We meet for worship every Sunday at 10am for between 1 hour and 1 hour 15mins . Everyone is very welcome to join us. Most of our services are live streamed to We have a Sunday School for school aged children. We have refreshments after the service.

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Our parish of St Patrick, Barking 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 Chelmsford’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 Wendy Boenke on 07557092866 or email [email protected] or the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor Danielle Law - Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
Tel: 01245 294472 (Weekdays, Office hours)
Email: [email protected] The link to the safeguarding page is here: 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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