Our Church

From 1866 St Barnabas Anglican Church, located in the heart of Stoke, Nelson has been a centre of community and worship.We are a lively, all-age church offering traditional and contemporary worship as well as youth and children’s activities.

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Our People

We believe that church is not really about religious buildings but about people. We are a church made up of people of all ages and backgrounds aiming to be grounded in our belief in the Bible while seeking to be accessible and relevant. Our people are here to serve you.

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Our Place

St Barnabas has an interesting history. Stoke was first known as “Brook Green” but was renamed by William Songer, who arrived in Nelson in 1841 as Captain Wakefield’s personal attendant. William was Stoke’s first settler, and named the place in memory of his English birthplace.

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