About Us

St Barnabas is one of three ‘Church of England’ churches that make up the Parish of Canford Magna, the others being Canford Magna Parish Church and the Lantern Church in Merley. In 1982 Bearwood Church Centre was planted out from the Lantern and the Parish church into the new residential development here in Bearwood, and in 2005 the centre was formally re-named St Barnabas Church.

The three churches remain one parish supporting and encouraging one another in their respective ministries and are governed by one Parochial Church Council, though each church has a local sub-committee overseeing the local ministry. All three churches are of an ‘evangelical charismatic’ tradition and associated with the New Wine network of churches.