Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay Church

Where all are welcome
Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay Episcopal Church
The Reverend Lisa A. Hoffman, Vicar
13 West Bates Avenue
Villas, New Jersey 08251
(down the street from Gaiss Market, Bayshore Road and Bates Avenue)

609-886-5960
Email: SaintBarnabasVillas@comcast.net
Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay Church, office, and parish hall are wheelchair accessible.


“Where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." (Matthew 18:20)

Wherever you see the name Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay Church in print, it typically is paired with this line: Where ALL Are Welcome! Folks at Saint Barnabas are a friendly group, an outgoing group, a group happy to welcome you into our church family.

The members of Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay Church emphasize that, as a Christian community, we welcome all who seek to know and serve our Lord Jesus Christ in their spiritual journey. We welcome every person, without regard to age, sex, race, sexual orientation, physical ability, mental ability, spiritual background, past sins, addictions, financial resources, and so on. Just as Jesus does, Saint Barnabas Church welcomes everyone.

The mission of Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay Episcopal Church is to bear witness to God as known in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and as proclaimed through the Holy Spirit and by our patron Barnabas and his fellow apostles. We do this by:

§ Emphasizing spiritual growth through the worship of God in the Episcopal tradition 
§ Providing pastoral care to make the Gospel relevant in people's lives
§ Educating people in the Christian faith 
§ Responding to the needs of people in our community

Ministers:
All the Members - young, old, and in between - of the Saint Barnabas by-the-Bay Church Family 

Vicar:
The Reverend Lisa A. Hoffman 609-435-5543
For pastoral emergencies 908-907-1264

Vestry:
Senior Warden: Maureen Kersch 609-425-1317
Junior Warden: Nicki Wynnefield 609-364-0326
Secretary/Treasurer: Leslie Flick 609-886-2625
Clerk of the Vestry: Patty Craig
Jerry Hilvert, Bill Leaman: Vestry Class of 2018
Ed Cattaneo, Terri Fairman: Vestry Class of 2019
Jessica Smith, Janice Ablett: Vestry Class of 2020

Other Ministries:
Church Secretary: Leslie Flick 609-886-5960
Food Bank Coordinator: Leslie Flick 609-886-5960
Church School: Rosemary Hilvert 609-884-7909
Altar Guild: Doris Dorsett 609-889-0356
Sexton: Robin Schafer 609-886-0720
Music Minister: Anthony Navarra 609-889-0667