On behalf of the people of St. Barnabas’ Parish, New Providence in the sunny Isles of The Bahamas, we would like to welcome you to our new website. As some of our parishioners would tell you, the aim of our parish has been to “Exalt the Divine, since 1929.” We hope that you will enjoy your cyber visit with us, and if you ever happen to be in Nassau during your holidays, we will be more that happy to have you come and visit with us.
St. Barnabas’ Parish is located in the heart of what is now known as the “over-the-hill” community. Surrounded by small businesses in a residential area, the faithful of this parish are constantly looking for new ventures in mission and evangelism. The strong social outreach programmes cater to the under-privileged young persons of the area, particularly in the area of education. For the past 70 years we have been a community of faith bringing the gospel to bear upon our social context.
Like the good scribe of Matthew 13:52, St. Barnabas’ Parish is a blend of things old and things new. Families from all over The Bahamas have contributed to the development of this parish. The strong youth ministry has produced many leaders and pioneers in our Bahamian nation as well as the church. Yet it has been, and continues to be, the “Hand of the Lord” and His favour that has brought us to where we are in this earthly pilgrimage.
Enjoy your visit. Please fell free to borrow any ideas for the advancement of Christ and His agenda in your local context. We want to exalt Him and not ourselves, who are simply His unworthy servants.