about us

We are a friendly, multi-cultural community committed to sharing God’s love with all.

We worship in the catholic tradition of the Church of England (https://www.churchofengland.org)  and Diocese of Chelmsford (https://www.chelmsford.anglican.org/).

We are an inclusive church, which accepts the ministry of women priests and women bishops, with specialist ministries welcoming migrants and LGBT people.

Our historic church, designed by William Douglas Caröe, lies geographically at the heart of the Queens Road and Boundary Road community, and has been “a home away from home” for many parishioners and migrants in the community.

Our relaxed style means that people of various ages and church backgrounds feel at home here. We have a small children’s area inside the main church that young children and their carers can relax in during any point of the service. Young Barnabarians (YBs) are the young children that gather for Sunday School inside the Foster Hall (during term time).

We have strong links to Queens Boundary Community (QBC). We often provide space for community events such as the Summer Pop-Up pub, QBC Quiz night amongst other community events.

We are committed members of the Waltham Forest Citizens alliance, which has 11 organisations in membership is a total membership of 12,000 people. We have been members of TELCO for over 10 years and are committed members of Waltham Forest Citizens. WF Citizens is an alliance of 11 organisations across faith and education. We have worked alongside 12,000 members to hold campaigns that work for the common good.

We have international links not least with the Philippines. We share a companion relationship with the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Philippines (EDNP), which enables visiting priests from the Philippines to have exposure into the working practices of clergy life in the Church of England.

We are musical! We sponsor Walthamstow Voices, a new community choir for children and adults that meets every Thursday (during term time).

We are in partnership with St Barnabas Sunday Concerts, led by world renowned opera singers, Gillian Keith and Tom Randle. St Barnabas Sunday Concerts hold quarterly musical concerts in our beautiful Grade II listed church building.

We partner with FareShare to redistribute food products from Tesco and ASDA. We have surplus food available, for anyone, no questions asked, every Sunday after Sunday mass. Also, every first Thursday after midweek morning prayer.

We have community space in the form of Foster Hall and Stafford Hall. Foster Hall is used by Early Education Centre to provide pre-school for 3 to 5 year olds. In the evenings, Foster Hall provides different classes such as Martial Arts, Dance, Yoga. Check the QBC website for more information.

On the weekends, Foster Hall is available for hire, Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon – to evening. Stafford Hall also holds martial arts classes, arts and dance classes throughout the week. It is also available for hire. For enquiries as to Foster Hall and Stafford Hall hire, please contact Liz.Worham@Gmail.com

We are committed to safeguarding children and young people and all victims of abuse and vulnerable adults. Our PCC has adopted the Church of England’s policies and best practices on safeguarding which may be found on the Church of England’s website (https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church-safeguarding) Our parish safeguarding officer is Averil Watan; she can be reached at averil.pooten@gmail.com.