St Barnabasí Church
Clarksfield, Oldham

St Barnabas Community Project

St Barnabas is an Anglican Church, so our first objective is to worship God. That includes offering services of celebration and comfort such as baptisms, weddings and funerals.

Our second principal objective is to serve our host community. In order to serve our community, we created the Barnabas Community Project to support the underprivileged, sponsor wellbeing, and promote inter-ethnic mixing. We therefore seek to promote social cohesion in the Parish of Clarksfield and Greenacres. To this end, we supply a co-ordinated suite of ventures, clubs and activities (our own in conjunction with complementary agencies):

o   We run many projects ourselves.

o   A large number of complementary projects operate from within our venue, and are administered by other third-sector groups.

o   We are also the only venue in the whole of Oldham that we know of where the eastern-European and Pakistani-heritage Asian communities meet at the same time.

o   We assist other operators within the local third sector by finding funding and other support for their projects.

We run modest environmental projects in the immediate locality.

Listed below are the clubs, groups and societies that we run ourselves. For a comprehensive list of other groups we sponsor, please click here.

Youth Club

Our youth club aims to bring together local children from a wide array of backgrounds and ethnicities. We meet every Friday of the year in the Main Hall, between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm for a time of fun, cooking, craftwork, sports, companionship, electronic games Ö the list is enormous, and changes every week! The Youth Club is run by staff seconded from the Oldham Play Action Group (OPAG), and open to children of Junior-School age.

Entrance costs 50p per child. Please click here to see some recent photographs.

For more details, please contact the Vicar, Revd Dr Paul Monk, on (0161) 624 7708.

We gratefully acknowledge generous financial support from the following funder:

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Community Cafť

To join us or just find out more, please email stbarnabascomworker @ gmail.com or call Duane Kenneally on (07950) 446 942.

For a recent blog entry, please click here or see here for a YouTube entry click here.

 

 

 

 

Holiday Club

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We all know the feeling: the school holidays have arrived and the children are bored already. They donít know what to do, and clearly need fun and company. The parents canít think of anything that doesnít involve money, travel or major inconvenience. We have the answer: St Barnabasí Holiday Club! During each week of the school holidays, the Oldham Play Action Group (OPAG) joins us for a time of craft, fun and togetherness. Itís totally free, and includes free food.

OPAG next join us on Tuesday 8 August and Tuesday 15 August. We meet in the Main Hall each Tuesday between 11 am and 1 pm.

For more details, please contact either Steph Gill on (07790) 753 931 or Revd Dr Paul Monk on (0161) 624 7708.

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the following funder:

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Breakfast Club

Our breakfast club re-starts on Monday 23 October.

It meets each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the school holidays.

We offer craftwork, a nutritious and tasty breakfast, and fun. Itís open to all school children but itís important that you register your children beforehand.

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the following funders:

         The Big Lottery Fund

         First Choice Homes Oldham

         The Near Neighbours Fund

 

Job Club

Our job club meets at the same time as our Community Cafť, each Monday and Wednesday, between 10 am and 2 pm. Itís available for everyone, free of charge.

To join us or just find out more, please email duane.comworkerstbarnabas @ gmail.com or call Duane Kenneally on (07950) 446 942.

 

Clothing and food

If you or your family struggles to get by, and you need clothing and food, we have a small stock. Please email duane.comworkerstbarnabas @ gmail.com or call Duane Kenneally on (07950) 446 942

 

Billieís Friends

Billieís Friends is a self-help group for female substance abusers. We meet in the Small Hall every Thursday evening between 5:00Ė7:00 pm.

Our sessions generally include cooking, art or craftwork, and a time of fellowship.

To join us or just find out more, please email duane.comworkerstbarnabas @ gmail.com or call Duane Kenneally on (07950) 446 942

We gratefully acknowledge financial assistance from the following funder: The Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund.

 

 

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