St Barnabas Eltham

St Barnabas Church Eltham is located in the district known as Well Hall in London SE9. The church is a landmark building on the A205 South Circular Road on the way to and from Woolwich, close to the A2. 


Due to the improving infection rates locally and nationally we are able to re-start services in church from Easter Sunday at 1030am. Please come and join us.

All our services continue to be subject to strict infection control measures to keep you as safe and comfortable as we possibly can in this situation. We are presently alternating services between celebrations of Morning Prayer and Holy Communion in order to reduce infection risks. Our services are somewhat shorter than normal, and involve fewer people in prominent roles, for the same reason. Holy Communion is administered in one kind.


Our services are lively and led by a worship band made up of up to five musicians. The group is led by Maureen and we have two singers, and an electro-acoustic style.  We mix traditional hymns with music from an organ with modern music. There is an accent on preaching at St Barnabas. We try to involve children in the worship and in the music.  

Each week we enjoy a cup of coffee or tea after the service served at the rear of the church with appropriate infection control measures. 

The church is now on social media in two ways. We have a group on Facebook called 'St Barnabas Church Eltham'. Just search for that and it will take you to our page. You may also wish to follow the vicar on Twitter @VicarStBEltham. We also hold a weekly bible study on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm on Zoom. Details are available from the FB page.


At St Barnabas we take very seriously the whole issue of safeguarding. Our two Safeguarding Officers are Lynne and Maureen, who can be reached 24/7 via email ([email protected]) or by phone (0208 856 8294), or you can reach the diocesan safeguarding contacts (0207 939 9400).

Get in touch

Revd Stephen Cook

St Barnabas Vicarage, 449 Rochester Way, London, SE9 6PH

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Sunday Worship Service

Every Sunday at for 1 hour, 15 mins
St Barnabas Eltham
Rochester Way Eltham London, SE9 6PH, GB

Each week we gather at 1030am to celebrate the Christian faith together with words, music, songs, prayers, preaching and silence. Our service uses simple language and lasts about an hour. As we exit the pandemic we have a simplified form of worship and we are using both Holy Communion and Morning Prayer on different weeks.

During this very cold period we have created a warm space in the church and meet for worship in that area.


An online art club for anyone to join and participate in art as a response to the lockdown.

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