Warden’s Welcome

An Invitation to St. Barnabas

We are happy you have discovered our website, and we hope it will give you a sense of our community and an understanding of the programs and activities here.

St. Barnabas is an open, involved, and family-friendly village church, located at the top of Main Street in Irvington, drawing parishioners and visitors from here and nearby towns. Together, we learn about Christian faith and life in the beautiful words and music that are found in Holy Scripture, the Book of Common Prayer, the Hymnal, and the vibrant sermons of our rector. Check out the “What to Expect section of this site to get a preview of a service at St. Barnabas. In addition, families are plentiful at St. Barnabas, so you also will see information about Christian education for children, youth and adults. 

Due to pandemic closures, we have developed an online presence, and we invite you to participate in our Sunday worship services at the LocalLive Streaming, or on our home page. Coffee hours follow, currently by Zoom, and all are welcome. If you would like to join our email list, you may sign up to receive InCommon, our weekly eNewsletter that carries timely information about activities and links to programs of interest.

We look forward to a day in the not-too-distant future when we can again offer worship services inside our sanctuary and outdoors on our beautiful church grounds. Our energized community of volunteers also look ahead to the re-start of our popular annual thrift and clothing sales, where we come together as a church to offer needed items for all and use the proceeds for both charitable outreach and our own operations.

Wherever you are on your personal journey of faith — whether just beginning, ready to explore, or coming back from a long absence — we welcome you. Through our worship, educational programs, community outreach activities, and social events, we seek the face of God in one another and the presence of Jesus Christ in the sacraments. 

You are very welcome here.

Dave Oakes and Rose Lawson

On behalf of the Vestry of St. Barnabas