Who We Are

Who We Are

Who We Are

As followers of Jesus Christ, the people of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church are called to learn, serve, welcome, and celebrate.

At St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, we believe there is a place for everyone around God’s table. With love and respect, we welcome all people into our community. Whatever your beliefs or background, your sexual orientation or gender identity, your race or ethnicity, your age or family structure, abilities or disabilities; wherever you are on life’s journey, your presence is a blessing. We cherish the diversity you bring to us.

Believe Out Loud

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Who We Are

Our History

Founded first as St. Barnabas Mission in 1949 by the Rev. Francis H. Ball, St. Barnabas held its first services Christmas Eve, 1951, and was consecrated in 1953 as the first Episcopal parish west of downtown. We then formed two mission churches – St. Bartholomew’s, Beaverton, and St. James, Tigard. St. Barnabas has since been the spiritual home of many in the Hillsdale and Multnomah neighborhoods. Many fondly remember the Rev. Robert F. Grafe, who served here for over 35 years. Just before Christmas, 2013, we were delighted to bring on our current rector, the Rev. Sean S. Wall.