About Us

[St Barnabas Church]

Welcome to our CofE Church in Blackwater, North Hampshire.

Vision

As a church we hope to share the Good News of Jesus in Frogmore, Darby Green and Blackwater by:

  • Building Faith

    Helping people of all ages find faith in Jesus and grow in that faith through services, activities and courses.

  • Building Community

    Working together with other groups to help build up our community, create communal spaces and support those in need. Helping people across the generations connect with one another and with the facilities they need.

  • Building for the Future

    Supporting our local young people, families and schools through partnership with local community groups. Using our resources to support ethical and climate aware activities and using our land to support green projects.

Who's Who

Clergy

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Rev. Lerys Campbell

Priest-in-Charge

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Rev. Rachel Hartland

Associate Priest

Lay Ministers/Workers

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Jane Hughes

Licensed Lay Minister

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Derek Wilmot

Licensed Lay Worker

Church Officers

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Richard Ranson

Church Warden

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David Lenaghan

Church Warden

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Margaret Manning

PCC Secretary

Parochial Church Council

Celia Hennell

Penny Hunt

David Lister, St Barnabas

John London

Jeanette McCormack

Jackie Neville

Pat Rees

Kathy Webber

Derek Wilmot

Electoral Roll

What is it?

A church’s Electoral Roll is the register of its voting members; it is a list of those qualified to attend and to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM).

The APCM is where the elections take place for the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and the parish's representatives on the Deanery Synod.

Who can be on the Electoral Roll?

Baptised adults (over 16 years) who live in the parish, or who have worshipped regularly at St Barnabas for at least six months and are committed to being part of the life of the local Church of England congregation.
see [1] below for full eligibility

Why join?

Enrolment is a way of saying “I belong”. For us it is an act of commitment to St Barnabas and the church as a whole. It opens the way for a greater involvement in the life of the church at parish, deanery, diocesan and national levels.

As a voting member you can help to ensure that the PCC, the Deanery Dynod, the Diocesan Synod, and the General Synod are fully representative of its members. This provides an opportunity for partnership between bishops, clergy and the congregation in the life of the Church, to enable church people at every level to be in touch with the Church as a whole and to have their say in all aspects of church life, including its doctrine and services.

Did you know?
Electoral roll returns are one of the key indicators monitored by the national church when allocating clergy across the length and breadth of the UK.

How do I join?

Complete the Electoral Roll Application Form and return it to:

The Electoral Roll Officer
St Barnabas Church
Brinns Lane
Blackwater
GU17 0BT