St Barnabas’ is a Church of England church, which continues the Anglo-Catholic tradition. It has sat at the heart of the vibrant and eclectic community of Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells for over 120 years.

We are an open and welcoming community – our congregation is diverse, comprising families who have been members of the church for generations, children and young families from St Barnabas’ School and the local area, and visitors from outside the parish who enjoy our style of worship.

Our Parish Mass on Sunday includes a Sunday School for children of all ages, and coffee or a glass of wine and a chance to socialise afterwards. As well as our regular programme of service, and festivals for special occasions, we host social and community events.

The Church is open every day for worship, reflection, thought and friendship. Everyone is welcome to join us for any of our services.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the Church has remained open whenever possible for regular, Covid-safe prayer and worship. Our church is open for Mass at 11am every day, at the High Altar or in one of our beautiful chapels. In addition, all our Church services are livecast on Facebook for those who want to join but are unable or feel unready to join us in person.

Please go to our Facebook page to watch today’s Mass. Please also Like and Share our broadcasts as much as you can – it really helps!

Whether you’re interested in joining our worship, having your children baptised, getting married at St Barnabas, or you’re just curious about the Church and what goes on, you’re welcome.

Latest news and updates from St Barnabas’

  • This is a big weekend for our church! 
    Not only do we celebrate our blessed patron on Saturday, but we also celebrate Trinity Sunday with our Bishop.  He will preside, Baptise, Confirm, and…
  • Visit from Bishop Norman, 12 June 2022
    We are delighted to welcome Bishop Norman Banks, Bishop of Richborough, on Sunday, 12 June 2022. If anyone is interested in being confirmed on this…
    From 28 April to 1 May 2022, Fr George Guiver and Peter Snowdon will be cycling from Ford End near Chelmsford to St Barnabas’, Tunbridge…
  • Arthur Shearly Cripps
    Human life is full of stories, of people, of interconnections and strands of meaning that give meaning to other things. Here, Nicolas Stebbing, CR, describes…
  • Chrism Mass
    For the first time since 2019, we will be able to attend the Chrism Mass, presided over by Bishop Norman.  This Mass is the time…
  • Cleaning Morning
    Among the many things for your diaries is our annual cleaning morning, which will be on Holy Saturday (16th April) beginning at 11am.  We are…