Ordinary Time

Each year the Church journeys through the year with Christ by observing the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Easter but the longest of all the seasons is Ordinary Time starting on Trinity Sunday. But there is nothing ordinary about ‘Ordinary Time’. It is not about being common or mundane. The word derives from the Latin word ordo from which we get the English word ‘order’. Thus Ordinary Time refers to the ordered life of the Church. In this season, which includes the whole summer season, we celebrate Christ’s life and teaching celebrating his presence amongst us even today transforming our lives.

The liturgical colour of the season is green which is expressive of creation. Like the foliage that is used to set off flower arrangements to best advantage, greenery is beautiful in its own right but is there also to highlight the beauty that surrounds it.


Online Church at St Mary's Barnes

Our services on YouTube

You can click on the video links below to see a selection of recent services and sermons. You can also view our daily prayers on Facebook or see the whole selection of our videos on our YouTube channel by clicking on the buttons below. Please note you do not have to be a Facebook member to view, you can click on ‘Not Now’ when it prompts you to join.

APCM Report for 2019 & 2020

Please click the image above to view the APCM Report for the years 2019 & 2020. The APCM meeting was held on Thursday 29th April at 7.30pm.

Annual Review 2019 & 2020

You can view St Mary’s Barnes Annual Review for 2019 & 2020 by clicking the image above.

8am & 10am Service on Sunday 13th June 2021 with Rev’d Richard Sewell speaking afterwards

St Mary's Summer Open Day

Saturday 10th July 2021

10-4pm, free entry, all welcome

Sunday @ 6

New Sunday evening service – consultation

After discussion with the PCC, and Christabel and Geoffrey, we are planning to trial a new Sunday evening service to replace one of the monthly services of Said Evensong.  There are a number of reasons for doing this.  As you may know Christabel is stepping back from regular Reader duties, so it would be harder to maintain the current pattern of services.  A slightly different service can be led by others from the congregation who are not Readers. I am pleased that a number have accepted my invitation to do this, leading the service in pairs and as part of a wider team, with my oversight.

The new service, also at 6pm, will like the current Said Evensong and Wholeness & Healing services be reflective in character and offer the opportunity for quiet and prayer before the start of a new week.

We will use the Common Worship framework for Sunday evening prayer, with scope for some variety in the prayers, readings, use of music and reflections.

As we move on from lockdown and the pandemic, my hope and prayer is that by introducing something a little different once a month we may attract others to Christian prayer and worship at this time, as well as appealing to those who already come on Sunday evenings.  I therefore invite you to let me know any thoughts you have on this, and how to broaden the appeal of our worship to others beyond our existing congregation.  While we have an initial team to lead it, do let me know if you would like to be involved in any way.  I will also be happy to talk with anyone about these plans after the evening service on Sunday 25th.  I would be grateful for your thoughts by the end of April in order that we can then take forward the plans in the early summer.

Rev’d James email: [email protected]


Music Resources at St Mary's Barnes

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by our Director of Music and music scholars

Agnus Dei

by Anna Haestrup - Choral Scholar at St Mary's Barnes & BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of 2019

Anna Haestrup, aged 10, singing first solo at St Mary's Barnes

Cathedral Choirs Sing Forever

Choristers from across the UK are singing for Friends of Cathedral Music because they want to help cathedral choirs survive

Just Giving

Resources for Prayer & Faith

St Mary's Barnes Book of Remembrance

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