Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly your, utterly dedicated unto you; and then use us, we pray you, as you will, and always to your glory and the welfare of your people, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (Book of Common Prayer, pg 832)

Communion service

The 10:00 a.m. service is family-friendly.

Sunday, 8:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite I
This is a quiet, meditative, spoken, service in the Chapel, following Rite I in the Book of Common Prayer.

Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite II – Live streaming on YouTube and Facebook
This service uses Rite II in the Book of Common Prayer and includes organ and choir.

About our worship

We use the Book of Common Prayer to guide us through worship, special holy days, sacraments such as baptism and marriage, and funerals.

The Lectionary is the three-year cycle of Scripture readings that we use throughout the church year, which begins with the first Sunday of Advent.

A booklet about baptisms, marriages, or funerals at St. Barnabas’ is provided when meeting with the Rector to help your planning.

Holy Eucharist (Communion)

The Holy Eucharist is central to the life of St. Barnabas’ Church and is celebrated at all weekend services. Worshippers of all ages are invited to receive Communion.

Holy Baptism

Baptism marks our entrance into the Church, the body of Christ. Baptism is available for all ages. St. Barnabas’ offers classes for adults, and for parents who wish to have their child/children baptized. If you wish to be baptized or to have your child baptized, please contact the church office to arrange a meeting with the Rector.


Confirmation is offered for adults and for youth 13 years old and over at the time of the Bishop’s annual Pastoral Visit. Prospective members from other Christian denominations or persons who wish to renew their Baptismal Vows are also presented at this service Preparation classes are scheduled at various times throughout the year.

Memorial and Funeral Services

Memorial or Funeral Services are conducted for members of St. Barnabas’. Services may also be arranged for family members of parishioners. Memorial or Funeral services are planned in consultation with the clergy. Please contact the church office (302-994-6607) when this need arises.


Weddings are arranged in consultation with the clergy. Several counseling sessions are required for all those who wish to be married at St. Barnabas’. Remarriages are permitted in the Episcopal Church. If you are considering marriage, please contact the church office (302-994-6607) as soon as possible.

About the Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church is ready to meet you where you are. There is much spirit-filled activity going on in the Episcopal Church, and many opportunities for growth in your life in Christ. For more information about the Episcopal Church and its mission in Delaware, the United States, and the world, please visit these links: