The church is situated on the edge of beautiful moorland and was built a little over a hundred years ago with the intention of serving the needs of the local community, most of who worked in the mills.
At St Barnabas we value our history and what we have received from previous generations. The well maintained and cared-
The church has been re-
The East window made to commemorate 100 years of St Barnabas Church, is unusual and reflects the fact that we see Jesus at the heart of the local community, not in ancient but in modern times, walking the Pennines on England’s green and pleasant land.
The dedication of the church to St Barnabas is of great significance. In the book of Acts we read of what St Barnabas did to help build up the church family, teaching them the way of faith and discipleship. The name Barnabas was in fact a ‘nickname’: it is Hebrew for ‘son of encouragement’.