St Barnabas Jericho at 150

St Barnabas Jericho was consecrated on 19 October 1869, the Feast of St Frideswide, Patron of Oxford.

Our 150th anniversary celebrations begin on the weekend of 19/20 October 2019 and run until June 2020. We will have services, concerts, exhibitions, tours, lectures and open days so that everyone in Jericho and beyond can celebrate the beauty of this sacred building and the wonderful legacy left by the generosity of those who had the vision to build St Barnabas Church.

Scroll down to find full details of what’s planned.

Our anniversary logo drawn by © Matthew Rice

Our anniversary logo drawn by © Matthew Rice

Anniversary Services

We’ll be celebrating the launch of our 150th anniversary year over a stretch of 8 days on 19, 20 and 27 October.

Discovery Tours & Walks

Find out more about the neighbourhood’s history and the fascinating details about the inside and outside of St Barnabas Church and the Jericho area.

Musical and Liturgical Performances

Three very special performances of cherished sacred music will take place during the year: Fauré Requiem, Stainer Crucifixion and Dupré Le Chemin de la Croix.

From a painting by Valerie Petts

From a painting by Valerie Petts

Oxford Artweeks Exhibitions

From 16 - 25 May 2020 we will be hosting a very special 150th anniversary series of exhibitions to celebrate Jericho and St Barnabas.

Lectures & Discussions

Join us for a series of stimulating and informative lectures and discussions in St Barnabas exploring some aspects of the church’s history in the community.


St Barnabas Festival 2020

Celebrate Jericho and the feast of St Barnabas over the weekend of 13 and 14 June 2020 with the Jericho Street Fair and the special visit of the Lord Bishop of Oxford to conclude our anniversary celebrations.