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All About Us

Who are we ? Aims Core Values Church Life

Our mission statement

"to share Jesus' transforming love through our words and actions"

Who are we?

St Barnabas' Church is a local Anglican church serving Alwoodley. It is a part of the Moor Allerton and Shadwell Team Ministry along with St John's, Moor Allerton, St Stephen's, Moortown and St Paul's, Shadwell. The church building is a light and airy building and the sense of welcome is matched by a warm welcome from the church family.

The church began before the war as a small body of worshippers, using the current church hall as a meeting place.  With growth in membership the existing church building was built in 1963 to accommodate greater numbers. This has allowed full use of the church hall as a Sunday School venue - to see what groups meet in the hall, go to the Groups page.

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St Barnabasí Church Mission Statement is "for all to encourage people to come to faith in Jesus Christ by deeds, words and example". We recognise the importance for every person to come to know the living Lord Jesus as their friend, Saviour and Lord and to respond to the invitation he gives to us to continue the work he started in his life and ministry.

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Core Values

St Barnabasí Church has developed 8 core values which state that-

As disciples of Jesus we are committed to

1. the priority of worshipping God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
2. being open to Godís Word in the Scriptures and receiving the benefits of Jesusí death and resurrection.
3. responding to Jesus as Lord by a sacrificial offering our lives, time, talent and money in loving service.
4. seeking Godís guidance in prayer - being open to the leading and equipping of the Holy Spirit.
5. living in relationships which are honouring and growing as we share the love of God in our fellowship and life together.
6. creating a culture of welcome and invitation so people may encounter Godís love and discover their place in His Kingdom.
7. working individually and together to reach out with the love of God to the local community of which we are part.
8. valuing every individual as a person loved by God irrespective of age or background.

A series of sermons based on these core values was preached during 2013 and can be listened to again by selecting the appropriate core value.

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Church Life

Important features of life at St Barnabas' Church include worship, growing in faith and sharing faith.

Worship is at the heart of life with God. We are invited to draw near to Him and to seek His renewing life and power. We recognise the importance of regular worship with others as well as a life which is one of worship 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Growing in faith comes through seeking to apply God's Word, the Bible, to all areas of life. Expository preaching is a main feature of church services, as well as opportunities for people to explore their faith with others in mid week home groups. We also have a regular opportunity to explore the basic elements of the Christian faith in our "Christians for Life" course. This course is an opportunity to think about what it means to be a Christian today.

Sharing faith is about sharing our life with God with others. This means listening as well as speaking and being willing to be alongside other people to serve them and to share life's sorrows and joys.

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If you would like more information then contact us at office@stbarnabasleeds.org.uk.