Welcome to St Barnabas Church Bearwood

About us

We are a family-oriented community church in the heart of Bearwood and form part of the Canford Parish group of Churches alongside the Canford Parish Church and the Lantern Church in Merley.

We first opened our doors in 1982 as Bearwood Church; in 2005, the Bishop of Sherborne (Tim Thornton) dedicated the Church and renamed it St Barnabas.

We are an Evangelical and Charismatic Church. We believe in the authority of the Bible. We believe that the ‘Gifts of the Holy Spirit are available today and that God is moving powerfully in his Church. We learn how to walk and act, as Jesus did, to each other and the community we are trying to serve.

Worship Gatherings and Live Services at St.Barnabas

Every Sunday, starting at 10:30 am, we hold live worship services at St Barnabas. These are open to all, and there is no need to book.

Currenlty we are only running our children’s ministries during our prayer, praise and preaching services.

Join us live or catch up on previous services via YouTube Channel.

See the full calendar of what’s happening at St Barnabas Church Bearwood.

Catch up on all our latest talks and talks from previous series.

Next Upcoming Event
28 November 2021
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Sunday Services

We hold services every Sunday at 10:30am. We pride ourselves in offering a warm welcome to all and after each service provide refreshments and chance to catch up and talk with one another.

We have two service types: Prayer, Praise and Preach and Holy Communion.

All of our services, include, songs of worship, a talk from our latest series of teachings and time for prayer and healing ministry.

Our services are open to all people and all ages, with our Children’s ministries running during the main service.

Children’s & Youth Ministries

As a family church we provide our children’s & youth ministries during our main services. We have 4 age groups ranging from birth through to late teens, each group follows a similar curriculum following the Bible and it’s teachings. This offers the chance for children to learn and study God’s word no matter what the age. Each group includes Bible study, songs, art/craft, prayer and discussions.

    • Little Lambs: is our crèche available from birth to 2 years. (A parents or guardian must supervise their child).
    • Lion Cubs: the first of our main children’s ministry groups from the age of 2 until 5/6 years old.
    • Kids Church: this group is for children between the ages of 5/6 through to 11 years old.
    • Xcite: this group is for anyone over the age of 11.

Song of the Month

Music is a great way to speak to us and enable us to speak and worship God, so each month, we choose a song to allow us to do just that. This month the song is: Chris August – Abide in me

The Power of Prayer

God is ready, willing and able to listen and answer our prayers, all the time. 

Sometimes though, we might like someone to pray for us. Here at St Barnabas we have a team of people willing to do just that. It’s easy to request Prayer, just click the button below, fill in the Prayer request form and we will pray for/with you. It can be totally anonymous and your details will be kept safe and we will only contact you if you want us to.


Canford Churches; namely The Lantern, St Barnabas & Canford Parish Church, take our responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and work in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.

Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here.

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Officers, Jane Hazel or Barbra Jaggs on safeguarding@canfordparish.org
Further details here

Alternatively, you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, on 07500664800 or email heather.bland@salisbury.anglican.org