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.

COP26 Relay Report from our Youth Worker, Julie Smith

Please click the image above to view Julie’s report on the COP26 Relay stretch she joined in London recently

COP26 Relay Report from Imogen Smith

Please click the image above to view Imogen Smith’s report on the COP26 Relay stretch in London she walked recently.

Footsteps of Jesus Holy Land Pilgrimage 6th-15th October 2022

Please click the image above to view full details of the Holy Land Pilgrimage planned for October 2022 with details of how to sign up.

Rev’d James Hutchings read the text of ‘Gratitude as a source of treasure’ by Brother David Steindl-Rast at a service recently. Here it is in video format. 

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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