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Rainbow of Hope & Love

Readings and thoughts for Sunday 29th March

5th Sunday of Lent – Passiontide begins Ezekiel 37.1-14Romans 8.6-11John 11.1-45 There are many rainbows around at the moment, a growing movement of a symbol of hope. The symbol given by God to Noah after the flood. We are a people of hope – we

The Christmas Truce

Virtual Lent Course – Lent 4

Consider the incredible events of this day, the carol Silent Night sung simultaneously in English and German. Picture in your mind’s eye the scene. What questions cross your mind?What hopes might you have had were you on the battlefield? This picture in the Peace Museum

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Resources for use at home

Dear All I apologise for all the emails, but when I receive emails I will pass one. Below are two resources sent out be the church of England. I would recommend signing up to the Simply Jesus bible study. Firstly, in the form of an

St Barnabas Church High Altar

Future arrangements

Dear All, You will have heard that due to the new restrictions the churches are now all to be shut. This means for me as well as you. It is not a situation we could have wished or ever dreamed of, but we are the

Our Lady Statue

Mothering Sunday message from Rev Liz Cox

Tomorrow is Mothering Sunday, a day when many families – including mine – get together to celebrate to give thanks for the love and support we have received as parents, grandparents and children. This year will be very different. But the fact that we cannot

Execution Post at Poperinghe

Virtual Lent Course

While Public Worship is suspended our Lent Group are meeting virtually, todays topic was ‘Forgiven and forgiving’. Why not consider it for yourself? What feelings does the photo of the execution post in Poperinghe inspire as you look at it? Jesus died on a similar


Priest-in-Charge: Rev’d Liz Cox The Vicarage, 27, Gillingham Green, Gillingham. KENT ME7 1SS Tel: 01634 321546 Email 18th March 2020 Dear All The follow up letter I promised. I hope this will set the way forward for us in the next days and weeks.

Nativity Scene

Christmas Services

Our Christmas services include: Crib & Christingle Service at 5pm on Christmas Eve – perfect for families. Children will receive a free Christingle, we’ll tell the Christmas story and sing some favourite carols. Midnight Mass at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve – a perfect way to

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Revd Elizabeth Cox

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Revd Elizabeth Cox as Priest-in-charge of St Barnabas and St Mary Magdalene. Liz joins us from the parishes of the Six in Stockbury and the Prison Chaplaincy of HMP Swaleside. We look forward to