Barnies has always been a consecrated place of worship, including the last 21 years since it was moved from Springlands to beside Nativity in order to function as a youth centre. We are re-dedicating it now as St Barnabas Chapel "Barnies", because in the last 2 years the interior has been upgraded and it's regularly used for mid week Communion services, funerals, quiet days, prayer ministry and the like, in addition to being a place for our youth. It will continue to be known by both names, and the new sign outside indicates that.
Recently we were gifted some beautifully embroidered Communion cloths, which Bishop Richard will also bless at that service, for use at Communion.
Whether or not you follow Jesus, I hope you can come to some or (better) all of these services. They are all very different in style, but all worship Jesus, the God who calls us his, and calls us to call all his children throughout the world back to himself. The focus of them all will be the mission we are called to participate in under the leading of God's Holy Spirit.
Tomorrow, Sunday 16 July is going to be rather special, celebrating the mission we are on the riches we have to accomplish it. Every Sunday is special, but this one has a bit more than usual happening.
- 8am Traditional Communion Service Our Bishop, Richard Ellena with Hilary, will be with us, preaching and celebrating.
- 10am All Age service: Bishop, Richard Ellena and Hilary, preaching and celebrating Communion. NiVan men singing
- 2pm Re-dedication of Barnies as "St Barnabas Chapel (Barnies)" by Bishop Richard.
- 4pm CMS Prayer Meeting in Nativity lounge
- 5.30 to 6.30pm Deep Church (Taize Style) in Barnies
- 7pm Regional Dean Richard Dyer preaching on the Father Heart of God in Nativity Centre.