St. Barnabas Church is part of the North Wingfield Team Ministry

This consists of 5 churches: St. Lawrence, North Wingfield, St. Bartholomew's, Clay Cross, St. Mary's, Pilsley and St. John's, Tupton.  All the churches are committed to the New Wine visions and values. There are some aspects of ministry which are best done within a community by the local church and some aspects are best done as a team. We actively seek opportunities to work together.

St Barnabas Centre was opened in November 2007

It is a modern purpose built community hub and church. The Centre was built upon the site of the Victorian-built church. A number of original features where incorporated into the new building, including an original stained glass window depicting Saint Barnabas and a font which is now located in the peace garden. Two new stained glass windows were commissioned by the congregation and designed by David Pilkington.

The St Barnabas Centre's aim is to allow the local community to flourish by providing a modern state of the art venue.

The Centre houses St Barnabas Church and St Barnabas Nursery as well as being home to many local community groups including the Darby and Joan Club and Danesmoor Youth Club. The Centre is used by the community for birthday parties, functions, weddings, meetings and conferences.

Mission Statement

Summer

SummerWell it’s already June start of summer, I know everyone has a favourite season, favourite month, but it’s amazing to see God’s creation all around, hearing all the birds, stopping to just listen and be in the moment, I have swifts nesting and to realise they spend all the time in the air, catching food on the go, flying around except when they go into the nesting box, flying thousands of miles, God still looks after them, they are so busy but are you too busy for God? Are you weighed down and not able to soar?‬
‬John 15:5-8 MSG‬
[5-8] “I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire. But if you make yourselves at home with me and my words are at home in you, you can be sure that whatever you ask will be listened to and acted upon. This is how my Father shows who he is—when you produce grapes, when you mature as my disciples.‬
‬Have you really thought about what this means, God saying I am the vine you are the branches. Well branches stay firmly attached to the vine, unless however nothing is done to them they will get weighed down and heavy and with all the weight they will snap away from the vine, they have to be pruned back so there not too heavy, but also so they don’t get weighed down on the ground, and the fruit would rot, they also need the structure of a trellis of sorts, to hold the branches up to be fruitful keeping them connected to the vine to flourish, do you have structure and support? Have you pruned things out of your life that are weighing you down? How can you grow on your journey if you don’t do these things?‬
We are a family in Christ we are made to help each other grow by studying God’s word, in groups if there are things we don’t understand we can ask each other, when you study alone, make sure you have a support system to ask the difficult questions or the easy ones as well don’t be afraid to ask, no question is daft if you don’t understand ask for help.‬
As we grow in our faith, the Holy spirit will help you to prune things away, things not of God that are holding you back, at first you won’t realise as God takes us as we are, but then we start to understand through the spirt, what we need to prune away. He can do things slowly before you even realise what’s happened. Other times its like a whirlwind, it’s God’s timing.‬
Is God asking you to prune things away to help strengthen your faith, be still in Him, listen, pray, study His word, really study, don’t just read it, God’s word is a living word as relevant today as when it was written, that’s amazing all by itself. Ask God today how can I grow in faith? What do you want me to do? Then listen, you may get an answer from someone or somewhere you weren’t expecting. God can use non believers to give believers a message.‬

Today start the journey to strengthen your faith in God, He wants us to soar like eagle’s.

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church services:

We meet every Sunday for worship at 5pm in the church at the St Barnabas Centre. Meetings are generally very informal as we explore faith by discussion. Read More

Bible Study Groups:

Wednesday evening 7pm - 9pm House group with bible study and prayer. Read More

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