Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford St. Barnabas, Woodford

Facilities and features

Click on the tags below to learn more about each.

Accessibility

We have separate toilets for men and women. We also have a toilet for the disabled with a disabled entrance. All of these are in the Parish Hall which was refurbished to comply with the Disability Discrimation Act 2010.

Our car park can accommodate 24 cars.

We have a disabled toilet with disabled entrance in the Parish Hall.

There is a public telephone outside the church near the entrance to the car park.

The church entrance has a ramp for wheelchair users.

The church is equipped with a hearing loop system.

Large print Mass booklets and Hymbooks are available.

Hearing dogs and assistance dogs are allowed. We have Pets Service on the First Sunday of October to bless pets and their owners.

We are a dementia friendly church.


Our Building

Our Parish War Memorial is a Grade II listed building.


Music and Worship

The 9:30 Sunday Sung Mass is accompanied by an accomplished organist who plays an organ voluntary at the end of the Mass.
St Barnabas is a favourite venue for the ABRSM Exams because of its very good acoustics.

In 1946 an organ was purchased from a bombed out church in Walthamstow. It was rebuilt and was used until 1968 when it came to the end of its useful life. Its parts were used tp build the present organ. A separate console was added with two manuals and radial pedals. The tracker was replaced with the electro-pneumatic action.

The BCP is used in our 6:00pm Evening Prayers from Tuesday to Saturday and in our 6:30 pm Sunday Evensong.


Groups, Courses and Activities

Catechism - instructions to be learned before Baptism and Confirmation.

They meet in out Scout Hut on Tuesdays.
Beavers Colony - Tuesday 5-6pm. Contact Martin Chew 02089894586

Fund Raising events are advertised when they occur.

They meet in our Scout Hut on Tuesdays.
Cub Scouts - Tuesday 6-7:30pm.

This is an ongoing course based on the Catechism (BCP) leading to Baptism and or Confirmation. It can be done one to one or in a group setting.

We have the Senior Citizens' Luncheon Club which meet every Friday at 12:30 pm when hot lunch is served for just £3 in the Parish Hall.

We have a Scout Hut which is used by Uniformed organisations on Tuesdays:
46th Epping Forest South Scouts - Tuesday 7:30pm.


Help for Visitors

9:00 am - 10:00 am
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Other Features

We have a small scale Mercy Ministry where we help the homeless and the needy with some food stuff.

For Hall Bookings contact Jane Davies 02085015413.