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Race, Disability and Age EDI survey

We sent out an email on Thursday 11 February asking you to complete this survey which has been designed for us by our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) steering group. From the data we get we want to look at ways to better support and include minorities in our church. Please fill out the survey, which is anonymous, and should take you 10-15 minutes, as this will help us to make progress in these areas. You can find the survey by clicking here: www.stbarnabas.co.uk/EDIsurvey
 

How is church life continuing during Covid-19?

01/09/2021
Dear friends,

We wrote to you in July ahead of legal restrictions on gatherings ending to let you know our plans. For the past 6 weeks we have kept certain restrictions in place as our church and community adjust, and to see how the rate of infection has been changing in our local area. We also promised we would review this at the end of August.

We're writing now to let you know what the position will be for our services in September and the first part of the autumn.

From the 5 September, we intend to: 

Remove the requirement to wear masks at our gatherings. We recognise that some of you may continue to choose to do so and we welcome you to worship and share life with us either way. 
Stop ticketing our services as we return to our post-pandemic pattern of four services at 8:30am; 9:30am; 11:30am and 5pm. This means you won't need to book a ticket in order to be able to worship. And you also won't need a ticket for the Doors Wide Open event on the 5 September (10:30am-3pm).

It's worth mentioning again the things that won't be changing from September that have been introduced to try to help keep us safe. 

Chair capacity: Prior to lockdown our maximum seated capacity downstairs was 300. At the moment we will be keep this as it has been since 25 July at 160 (but now with more services for us to return to).

Air filtration: Last year we installed UV filters to our ventilation system which kills viruses. We also recently increased the fan speed of our ventilation system during our services.

Hand sanitiser: We will still have hand sanitiser available at the entrance to the church. 

One thing we would continue to recommend is test and trace. With the removal of ticketing, our primary method of test and trace will no longer work. So we would ask that you check in using the QR code on the church doors for the NHS Test and Trace app, or filling in a paper form.


Online Services
We also wanted to mention the related topic of the future of our online services. We will be continuing with streaming a service to the Church Online Platform and to our YouTube channel; this will be at 11:30am rather than the current 10:30am. Online prayer ministry will stop, and a reminder that there will  be no online service this Sunday (5 September) when Doors Wide Open is on.

Parking at Services
If you are coming to the building, please consider using public transport, cycling or walking to church if you live nearby. If you do need to travel by car, please continue to use the church car park for the time being as there is plenty of space. Please don't park on local streets, which we've agreed we won't do with our neighbours. 

A Fresh Season
We are committed to you to continue to listen to you and to seek God as we navigate this fresh season as a church. We really value those of you who have been in touch.


Please continue to pray for us and for all of our church family at St Barnabas as we pray for you.

God Bless,
Andy Gliddon and Henry Kendal

 

Join us this Sunday at 11.30am Online or LIVE

We're broadcasting our 11.30am service each Sunday online. Join us for worship, community stories, prayer, and teaching from God's Word. Join us every Sunday on StBs/Live, or YouTube

 


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Virtual Life Groups

We are keen for everyone to get involved in a life group as a way of keeping in community, and having a supportive group around you to help encourage you practically and spiritually. Click HERE to find out how you can join a Life Group.
 

Pastoral Care

For some great resources on help about finances, funerals, food banks, bereavement, mental health, domestic violence, drugs/alcohol abuse and other issues, please click here.

 

nhs prayerNHS Frontline Prayer

We have set up a WhatsApp Group to respond to the urgent need of supporting St Bs members who are NHS frontline staff in prayer.
Email theoffice@stbarnabas.co.uk if you wan't to get involved.

 


E-Bulletin

We are sending out weekly E-bulletins in place of the paper ones we gave out during out Sunday morning services. They are packed full of useful information about what's happening at the church. If you haven't received it, and would like to, then fill in our Connect Form and tick the box to receive general e-mails.

 

ChurchSuite

This is our church app, which has information about upcoming events, rotas, your contact details and communication preferences, giving information, and useful links. Do log-in and take advantage of it! Find out more HERE.

Join our Sunday 10.30am service online!

Dear Friends,

Join us this Sunday at 10.30am

We're excited to announce our first ever ONLINE SERVICE.  Our Mothers' Day Sunday service will be online, starting at 10.30am, and it will be suitable for all the family – so gather together and join us online for a time of sung worship, prayer and teaching from God's Word.  Have a Facebook or YouTube account? Interact with the St Bs community in the comment section!  You can view it here:
YouTube – While you're at it, subscribe to our channel so you will know about any other videos or live-streams that we post.
Facebook – Follow St Barnabas North London while you're there.
Remember that we won't be meeting at the church building so please don't turn up there.


This Sunday: National Day of Prayer and Action

Our Archbishops and the leaders of other churches in the UK have called a National Day of Prayer and Action this Sunday.  We want to join with them in praying for our country.  We can do this in a number of ways:

  • You may choose to fast on Sunday, for the whole day or just from lunch
  • Try praying the Lord's Prayer every time you wash your hands (it takes longer than the recommended 20 seconds of handwashing!)
  • Please join the live stream of our morning service, which will include intercessions for our country
  • Stop at 12-noon and spend a few minutes in prayer, knowing that you will be joining many others at the same time. You can also use the Lord's Prayer at this time.
  • Pray through Psalm 91
  • Light a candle at 7pm and put it in your window
  • Ring someone who is isolated and vulnerable
  • Volunteer to help with the Community Lunch or Night Shelter (see more information below) 
  • We need help with our Homeless Outreach

Even while we've had to suspend many of our public activities, we are continuing to provide the Community Lunch (Sundays) and Night Shelter (Wednesday nights) to some of the most vulnerable members of our community.  But we need more help, because many of our normal volunteers may be sick or self-isolating and if we don't have enough people we may need to shut these activities.  For Community Lunch we need help with cooking, serving and welcoming guests; for Night Shelter help with dinner and breakfast cooking, and staying awake overnight.  We have put in place appropriate risk mitigations to help protect both guests and volunteers from coronavirus.  To volunteer please complete the form here: https://www.cognitoforms.com/StBarnabasChurchPCC/CaringForOneAnother or for more information email Viv Metliss vivmetliss@aol.com
 

24/7 prayer

Many of us feel isolated, powerless and overwhelmed.  What better time to cry out to the Lord?  We've started our own virtual 24/7 prayer room. There's no exclusive booking and we can have as many people as possible praying at any one time. Whether you're praying alone, with your household, or using whatsapp/facetime/skype to bring a group of you together, or a good old fashioned landline to call a friend and spend the hour in prayer together, let's cry out to Jesus, our source of hope.  Just follow the link and sign up here:  https://www.24-7prayer.com/signup/940405  Don't forget to scroll on the little red arrow under 'navigation' to see the following days.
 

More new things coming soon!

We're working on more ways to keep connecting with each other during this season, including a daily video podcast.  Please follow us on Facebook and YouTube to be alerted to new videos, posts and other news.  
 
St Bs team

Sunday Services SUSPENDED

Dear Friends,

In line with the latest guidance from the Church of England this morning, with immediate effect we are temporarily suspending our public Sunday services in the building.  We are planning to live stream a service each Sunday so that we can continue to worship together, and will send more information out later in the week about this.  We are also working on other ways of keeping connected and supporting each other during this unprecedented time – watch this space.

Important note
We have sent this email to everyone on our church database as it's essential to let you know not to come to the church this weekend.  However we will send further updates only to those for whom we have consent to contact you.  If you did not receive my email last week about coronavirus precautions, then we do not have consent to contact you and therefore you must update your consent preferences if you would like to know more about our live streaming and other communications.  To do this either:

-    Log in to MyChurchSuite at: login.churchsuite.com – then search for St Barnabas North London, enter your email address, and click on     'forgotten password'.  You will be sent a password reset email, and when you log in you can change your communication preferences     under 'My Details'
-   Email theoffice@stbarnabas.co.uk

Blessings,

Henry
 

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Unveiling of the WW1 Memorial

We've moved the WW1 Memorial Screen from the old church building, and commissioned a mural to go with it for the 100th anniversary of the armistice.
 


Our Vision

The new Our Vision booklet is out now. Pick one up at church or read it here:

Our Vision

easyfundraising.org.uk

Would you like up to 15% of your onlinespending at many major retailers to come to St Barnabas? If so, visit:

http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stblondon and register yourself there. Then when you shop online, at no cost to you at all, major retailers will donate directly to St Barnabas.

Click this link to search for a retailer that supports us: http://stblondon.easysearch.org.uk and do your shopping directly this way. This is a serious fund-raising tool, please use it.

Bulletins

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