Barnston Mission Evangelical Church

Church Events

Sunday: Sunday Services at 11.00am Holy Communion – 1st Sunday of the month. Refreshments for fellowship follow our Sunday Services. A warm welcome awaits you.

2nd Wednesday of the month:Coffee & Chat – 10.30-12.00 noon

4th Wednesday of the month: Ladies Meeting – 2.30pm

5th Wednesday of the month: Craft Afternoon – 2.30pm


At our September ‘Coffee & Chat’ morning get-together at *Barnston Mission, (we meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10.30am), we packed the last few gift-filled Christmas charity shoe boxes, and this year we’ve filled a record 80 boxes!

These have been collected by our local Essex Co-ordinators from **Teams4U, and are now on their way, with the many thousands of other gift boxes donated to the charity, for distribution to vulnerable children from ages 3 to 16, in Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, Georgia and Bosnia, in time for Christmas.

On behalf of Stephanie Hamilton, who co-ordinates our Christmas shoe box donations each year, and our team of volunteers at the Mission, we’d like to say a huge “THANK YOU” to everyone who has generously donated gifts and knitted the colourful scarves & hats, and the delightful hand-made knitted toys, which bring a smile to the faces of the children receiving them.

A happy and joyful Christmas to you all from Barnston Mission

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Come and join us for Carols in the Car Park

7.00pm Thursday 21st December at Barnston Mission.

Followed by yuletide refreshments

A warm welcome awaits you.

For further information on the above and other events at Barnston Mission please contact our Pastor: Chris Noble on 01371 872717 Or check out our website:

Approximately 100 years ago (Established 1903) an evangelical tent mission was held on a meadow in the village. The message and the teaching of this mission made such a deep impression on some of the people of Barnston that they became committed Christians and decided they must have an evangelical church of their own. But where were they to find a building.

Mr Bowtell, a local farmer, came to their rescue. He had a building which served as a stable, cow byre and piggery and he made part of this available to them for conversion.

Barnston people set about the work on a "do-it-yourself" basis. Later Mr Bowtell was succeeded by a Mr Lukies and when Mrs Lukies his widow died she left the remainder of the building to the church and the land on which it stood.

The church was created spontaneously to meet a spiritual need and has been run very much independently. There is no priest in charge. Three trustees are responsible for the building and land, three elders look after financial matters and three take care of the spiritual needs. Although all these are not necessarily different people.

The church is now affiliated to the Fellowship of Independant Evangelical Churches.

Pastor: Mr. C. E. Noble. Tel: 01371 872717