Community Support

[St Barnabas Church]

Support for both our church members and the community around our church.

Foodbank

[Hart Foodbank Logo]

Opening Hours

Monday and Thursday, 1:30-3:00pm.

The Darby Green Foodbank at St Barnabas Church is one of four Foodbank Centres for Hart Foodbank, part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust.

Foodbanks work by enabling people in crisis to ask for a Foodbank Voucher from local agencies, such as:

  • Citizens Advice
  • Housing Support Officers
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Health Visitors
  • Social Services
  • and some local charities

They assess your needs and give you a voucher to exchange for food. You present the voucher at the Foodbank where food is supplied for each family member, sufficient for 3 days.

How to get help

If you need food help, please contact us:

  • 07926 806256

We will help you with your immediate food crisis and signpost you to any further help you might need.

For further detail, please visit: Hart Foodbank: How to Get Help .

How to give help

  1. Donate Food

    If you are able to donate food, you can take it to one of these local donation points:

    Location Opening Hours Notes
    Centre Stores, Eversley Store Opening Hours Near Tills
    Co-op, Yateley Store Opening Hours Near Tills
    Discoveries, Yateley Store Opening Hours
    St Barnabas Church, Darby Green Mon - Fri 09:00-16:00 Term-time only plus during Foodbank opening hours
    St Mary's Church, Eversley Mon - Fri 09:00-17:00 Currently closed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

    For a full list of donation points within Hart together with details of current weekly shortages, please visit Hart Foodbank: Donate Food .

  2. Donate Money

    To make a donation, please visit Hart Foodbank: Donate Money .

  3. Volunteer

    At the St Barnabas Foodbank Centre, volunteers:

    • meet and greet guests
    • receive donations and make up food parcels
    • deliver food parcels and transport food between the warehouse and foodbanks

    Full training is provided.

    We're looking for people who can commit to volunteering:

    • Monday and/or Thursday afternoons from 1:15-3:00pm
    • Weekly, fortnightly, monthly, or a timeframe to suit you

    If you'd like to volunteer, please contact our Foodbank Centre Lead:

    • Jane Hughes
    • 0118 973 1489

Lunch Club (TOTS - Together on Tuesdays)

Covid-19 Pandemic

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Lunch Club is currently suspended. We hope to resume in September.

Come and join us on Tuesdays from 12 noon in the Honeycomb at St Barnabas. Our Lunch Club is open to all who would like to have lunch in the company of others.

We start with a Ploughman's Lunch and a piece of cake served from 12 noon until 1:00pm.

After lunch we have a social time with a speaker, quiz or game.

And it costs only £3.50!

If you wish to come for lunch, please let us know in advance if possible by calling the office on 01252 873839.

We look forward to seeing you!

Spring Pre-School

[Spring Pre-School Logo]

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday, 8:00am-4:00pm. Friday, 8:00am-1:00pm.

Spring is an independent Pre-School hosted at St Barnabas Church located close to both Frogmore Infant and Junior Schools.

We also operate a Breakfast Club.

Who is it for?

It's for children age 2 years to rising 5's.

What facilities are there?

We have a bright and engaging indoor space and a large enclosed outdoor area, with dedicated learning areas designed to stimulate all aspects of your child's learning and development, including:

  • Library
  • Science Area
  • Maths Area
  • Fine Motor Area
  • Quiet Area
  • Mud Kitchen
  • Woodland Area

Our caring and friendly staff will encourage and support your child to their full potential.

Can I come and look around?

Yes. We have an open door policy so you can visit us at any time to have a look around with your child.

How do I find out more?

For more information, please visit us on Facebook or contact:

  • Jeanette McCormack
  • 07901 742502

Cafe

[Cafe Promo]

Join us at our outside Community Cafe every Saturday from 9:30am to 12noon at the church and enjoy hot and cold drinks, cakes, and biscuits.

Other Support

At St. Barnabas we strongly believe in providing help and support for both our church members and the community around our church.

We all face problems in life ranging from illness and bereavement to loneliness and depression, help with problems, or perhaps coping with a new addition to the family - sometimes we just simply need someone to listen to us.

We have a team of volunteers who can assist with most situations and where we can't we will be able to put you in touch with professional organisations that can provide assistance when you need it.

If you need help, please contact:

  • St Barnabas Church
  • 01252 873839