We care about community
St Barnabas is passionate about community and being a community-based church for people living in Weeke, Harestock, Teg Down and King’s Barton.
We recently conducted a community survey to find out what people thought were the needs of the local community, as well as where the local community thought we should invest our resources.
In drawing conclusion from the results we wanted to identify something that will change lives for the better and have long term effects within the whole community. Our planning revolves around this aim:
‘To help create stable and loving family units (including children and youth) and caring for the elderly, with a particular emphasis on addressing issues of mental health and loneliness across the area.’
We’re currently working on plans to widen how we are there for people living in the local community in Weeke, Harestock, Teg Down and the Kings Barton development. Alongside much of our existing work with families, youth and older people. We’ll shortly be adapting our buildings so we can better serve people living nearby.
We are also linked with a number of different services, charities and organisations working in the local and wider community
Street Pastors – Offering safety, reassurance and support to those working or enjoying the night life of Winchester.
Parish Visiting – A team of volunteers who visit those in need of company in the local community.
Boaz Project – A provision for those leaving full time education with learning disabilities.