What to Expect
Worried about fitting in? Don't be! At Barneys you'll find there are students, young workers, families and retirees, from different countries and a variety of faith-backgrounds. You certainly don’t have to be a Christian to come along and benefit.
There’s no dress-code – come in whatever you feel comfortable wearing. Most people are pretty casual. As you arrive, you'll be given a welcome and everything you need for the service. There’ll be some prayers, a Bible-reading, a talk, usually something for the children, and various songs along the way. If you arrive late, it’s OK. We try and start on time, but we always leave seats at the back for latecomers.
You’re not expected to bring any money with you. Our regulars do contribute to church funds, but visitors are our guests. Refreshments are served after the service – and they’re also free. You can slip off after the formal close of the service (around 10:30am) if you like, but lots of people choose to stay and chat over tea and coffee.
We hope it goes without saying that it’s fine to bring children – and please don’t worry if they misbehave. We 're a 'Shhh'-free church! You can always wander in and out if they’re proving challenging.