Welcome to the website of the Parish Church of St Barnabas, Swanland - part of the Church of England.

Although there has been a CofE church in the village since 1899, the current multi-purpose building opened in 1992 to host some 200 regular adult members and over 100 young people an children in the service of God throughout the week.

The church is also in daily use as a resource for the church family and the wider community of Swanland and beyond.

About Us





Our Vision

All Christian churches share a common mission and key points of belief. We are a Church of England (Anglican) church, but of course each local church has its own style and 'feel'. We try to make St Barnabas feel quite a relaxed place.

Our mission statement ('vision' and 'goal') describes what we believe is God's unique plan and purpose for this particular local church (click on the link). 

[Read our statement

Our Meetings

There are usually* two services each Sunday morning, one at 9am and the second at 10.30.  We also meet in smaller numbers at 6.30pm on some Sunday evenings, and for prayers every morning from 8.30am.


Between our morning services we have refreshments, please do join us and enjoy a free cup of fresh coffee or tea, etc.

[More on our Meetings

* occsionally we have a joint service at 10am or 10.15am - eg, in 2015:

19 April (Annual Church Meeting - 10am); Remembrance Sunday (10.15am) and Christmas/ New Year (10am on December 27th)

Our Church

St Barnabas' is a Church of England (Anglican) church in the village of Swanland, East Yorkshire, 7 miles west of the great city of Hull. We belong to the West Hull area of the Hull Deanery (local Anglican church group) as well as maintaining links with national movements such as New Wine and Spring Harvest.

Our Team            

Our team helps to make our church what it is. We have a great team of people - here, part/ full time, paid and volunteers: associate minister, cleaner, vicar, children and youth workers, office staff, parish assistant and more...

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We try to reach out to our community in a number of ways.

As well as regular village events, from time to time we invite our friends and family to the Alpha course - 10 evenings exploring the Christian faith.


[Find out about the Alpha course


St. Barnabas supports mission and outreach through prayer, giving and practical support across the world. We have particularly strong links with other parts of Hull, and with parts of Africa.

[Find out about Mission

Church is for Everybody

Everyone is welcome - and we run special activites to make all ages feel especially welcome.


We have  a number of passionate and experienced people who lead our work with pre-school, primary and pre-teen children as they learn about God from an early age. We also have a midweek 'Cygnets' toddler group, and on Sunday mornings there is a lovely big creche and usually small groups for children.


We also have a number of midweek home groups and activities for young people who are at secondary school or college, led by our student youthwork volunteer Rob and a dedicated team, who also lead our Sunday morning youth group.

More info: [Youth]  [Children]

Getting to the Church       

Our Church is easily accessible from around the local area.

We have a large on-site car park with disabled and visitor parking. There is easy (level) access for anyone, including mobility'wheelchairs and buggies, and we have good facilities for babies, young children and people with disabilities.

If you need directions or need any further information please visit our contact page.

[Map/Contact us


Upcoming Events

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Sunday Services @ St B's


9 am -  Holy Communion ('traditional style') with hymns on the church organ. 

     Common Worship on 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays 
    "1662" (following the order from the Book of Common Prayer) on 2nd and 4th Sundays

10.30 am - A variety of more informal services led by a modern worship band.
- with separate groups for children during part of the service (except 1st Sunday).

    'refresh' (Cafe-style gathering) in hall - on the 1st Sunday of the month
    Family Communion - usually on 2nd & 4th Sundays
    Morning Worship - usually on 3rd & 5th Sundays

6:30 pm - worship in various styles (mostly informal) including: -

Healing service, Informal worship, or other special service - and also...

'Cafe Church' on the 2nd or 3rd Sunday of the month.

(NB Evening services are currently suspended for Autumn 2015)

St B's Facilities

The following link will show you the general layout of our facilities so you will be able to find your way around when you arrive, including where to park.

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Our cafe-style service for all ages - 1st Sunday of every month. Fresh coffee served with biscuits/ cakes throughout the service. Activities for all ages, multimedia and engaging talks. All welcome.

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Morning prayers

Prayer in the church lounge each morning at 8.30am

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Coffee Chat

Coffee and chat every Thursday 10.00 to noon.

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Weekday Communion Service

Short, quiet Communion Service at 11.00am, on 2nd Thursday of each month.

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