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.
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 join us. 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.
Fr John Caster, Vicar of St Barnabas Tunbridge Wells
St Barnabas Church Tunbridge Wells
An Anglo Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Rochester under the care of the Bishop of Richborough.
St. Barnabas Church is at the heart of our community in Tunbridge Wells and has been a focal point in our community for more than 120 years. As well as on Sunday, the church and the church hall is used nearly every day by various groups such as uniformed organisations, Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows and other charities and for local private events and of course for holding regular weekday mass. St Barnabas Parish School will also visit regularly and more recently our hall has been used as a winter night shelter. Clearly it is important to many in the community and your giving is also an important way of supporting this mission in our parish.
St. Barnabas is situated on Stanley Rd, an off shoot of Camden Road. Because St. Barnabas is built in a dip it is hidden from the road – amazing when you consider just how large the church is.
Tunbridge Wells lies 45 minutes from London by train. Trains depart from Charing Cross and call at London Bridge & Waterloo East. The church is in walkable distance from the Station.
A car park can be found on the Quarry road entrance to the church.
St Barnabas Church
Kent TN1 2RH