All Saints & St Barnabas

St Barnabas Purley

St Barnabas in the sun 


St Barnabas Church aims to make Jesus known to all.  God knows us all better than we know ourselves, and the Good News about Jesus is that He has made it possible for us all to know God personally. 

Our Church has been living out this commission for over 100 years.  The church was originally formed when St John the Evangelist Church in Old Coulsdon decided to plant a number of Churches in its very large parish (as it was then).  St Barnabas became a parish in its own right around the beginning of the 1960's.

Our main Sunday service begins at 10:45am.  Services have a relaxed and friendly atmosphere but that is not at the loss of depth since concurrently they offer a high quality in terms of spirituality, effort spent planning, and prayer.  We also have an 8am service every other Sunday.  Please see our services page for details. 

St Barnabas

Our Church is named after the Saint, Barnabas.  He is described as having the status of an Apostle in Acts 14:14.  Together with St Paul, he undertook many missionary journeys throughout the Mediterranean.  He was originally called Joseph, although because of his ability to encourage those around him, the early church re-named him Barnabas which means son of encouragement (Acts 4:36).  St Barnabas understood the power of the Gospel to change people's hearts, and lives.  When an arch persecutor of the early Christian Church, Saul (later called Paul), arrived in Damascus claiming to have experienced a now famous conversion en route it was Barnabas who made great efforts to convince the early Church of the genuineness of Saul's conversion.  

Post code for your satnav: CR8 2HR