Amidst a tranquil setting, the marble front of St. Barnabas Chapel glistens in the sun. Enter the massive dark timber to discover pews inlaid with mother-of-pearl shells and rose windows. Used by England’s missionary workers, the chapel was built using stone from ruins of the New Gaol. A small cemetery with intriguing headstones and a huge fig tree in the back further add to the heritage. Take a look at our Norfolk Island itinerary maker to schedule your visit to St. Barnabas Chapel and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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You often hear that churches are "a labour of love". This term would definitely fit this dear little church which is still in use today. Many stories of missionaries have negative connotations, not so... more »
What a remarkable church. The history is unbelievable. The church is open 24 hours a day to visit. The arts are worth millions. Worth the visit more »
Each week the Church of England on Norfolk Island meets in two of the most historically significant buildings on Norfolk Island (All Saints Kingston and St. Barnabas Chapel). For more than 150 years, these buildings have been home to people from all backgrounds, significant in their determination to love Jesus, love each other, and love Norfolk Island. Are you looking for a warm and welcoming church that teaches the Bible authentically? Are you looking for answers about the meaning, or complexity of life? Are you holidaying on Norfolk Island and looking for a place to worship? Regardless of your motivation to visit you'll be welcome at this warm and welcoming church made up of people from all backgrounds who have found real and satisfying hope by connecting with God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
The chapel is open during the day to visitors and tourists alike. Visitors and tourists are welcome to the services on Sunday. The morning service commences at 8:30am and is followed by Morning Tea in the Community Centre adjacent to the chapel. All welcome.
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