What can I expect if I come to a Sunday service?

If you’re thinking about visiting Barneys on a Sunday you might have some questions about what to expect. You might even feel a bit nervous. Please don’t! We want to make our services as welcoming and accessible as possible.

Hopefully this page answers your questions. If not, please get in contact and we’d love to help.

What should I wear?

Wear some clothes! There’s no dress-code so wear whatever you’re comfortable in. People who come to Barneys wear anything from shorts and t-shirts to shirt and jacket.

Can I park?

Yes. There’s plenty of street parking in William Street and Elizabeth Street, adjacent to the church building.

What time should I arrive?

We aim to start the service at 10am but do come early if you can. There’ll be someone on the coffee machine from 9.45am and there’s usually some morning tea to enjoy as well.

How do I know when to stand or sit?

The leader will make that clear. We usually stand for songs (it’s easier to sing that way), and usually sit for most other things. Just look around and see what other people are doing if you’re not sure!

Can I bring my children?

Yes! Children are very welcome – at any age.

What if my child makes a noise?

Your child probably will make a noise, and that’s fine – we’d rather have the noise and your child than peace and quiet! There’s always a healthy burble of children at our services. We’re happy for you to get up and move around if it helps you to comfort your child. There’s also a crèche which you can use at any time and crèche helpers who would be happy to look after your child if you’d like to try leaving them.

When do the children go to Creche or Kids Church?

After a couple of songs (and a short kids talk) the children go out to Creche and Kids Church. Creche is for children aged 0-4 and Kids Church is for primary aged children. All our leaders are screened and trained in delivering a safe and fun session. Find out more about Creche and Kids Church.

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Do I have to bring some money for the offertory?

We’re not after your money! And we don’t have a collection at our Sunday services. If you’re keen to give, it can be done electronically.

How long does the service last?

The service usually finishes between 11.15 and 11.30am.

What happens after the service?

Most people stick around and chat. A couple of times each term we have a lunch together. Feel free to leave straight away if you need to but we’d love to get to know you if you can stay for a while. Please introduce yourself to any of the regulars. They’d love to help.

Any other questions? Just ask us…