Supporting Ukraine

Supporting Ukraine

Ukrainian Youth Group - Seaside Trip 2022


St Barnabas is praying earnestly for peace in Ukraine and is committed to serving the 150+ Ukrainian adults and children who have joined our local community. With the support of Alleyn’s School, James Alleyn’s Girls’ School, Dulwich College, Dulwich Village Infants’ School, St Saviour and St Olave’s Church of England Secondary School, State Street Corporation, Dulwich Tutors, Bell House, The Bike Project, and many friends and neighbours, we’ve matched guests with hosts, provided English Classes, CV help, school placements, university open day support, college workshops, youth groups, sports, art and drama workshops, mental health signposting, clothing, laptops, bikes, tea and friendship. Since March 2022, with your help, St Barnabas has been able to support almost 50 hosts through the initial stages of hosting, support 50 Ukrainian young people at a weekly support group, provided ESOL, employment, and CV workshops. Together with the Diocese of Southwark, we are also sponsoring an extended family of 9 adults and children to live locally in a Vicarage which has been offered, rent-free, for up to 12 months.

We need your help to continue to support our Ukrainian sisters and brothers. Please give as generously as you can: we need your help to continue to support our Ukrainian guests through the winter months and as they move into their own homes.

This is a whole community endeavour of which we can all play a vital role. If you’re able to offer to host (even on a short-term basis), offer practical support and/or friendship, please email our refugee support worker, Sara Manwell, on

‘Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another’ (John 13:34).

Ласкаво просимо! Ми дуже раді, що ви знайшли цю сторінку, і нам шкода, що ми не розмовляємо українською, і цей переклад дуже поганий! Ми щодня молимося за ваші народи та за припинення конфлікту та насильства. Ласкаво просимо тут, і ми хочемо допомогти. У нас є багато дорослих і дітей з України, які є частиною нашої громади. Якщо ви хочете зв’язатися з ними, або хочете допомогти знайти місце в школі, роботу, медичне обслуговування, або у вас виникли проблеми з вашим господарем, будь ласка, напишіть на і представник духовенства зв’яжеться з тобою. Незабаром ми проведемо заняття ESOL та кавові ранки. Якщо ви хочете приєднатися до нас у неділю вранці для Церкви, будь ласка, приходьте о 10 ранку за адресою 40 Calton Avenue, SE21 7DG. Для дітей також є недільна школа. Ласкаво просимо тут.

In addition to offering socials and ESOL classes and support for hosts, we want our Ukrainian guests to feel welcome at all of our services and events. Key events they might like to come along to are:

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8pm: Free Ukrainian Youth Group for 13 – 19 year-olds. Please email Louise for more information: 

Fridays from 9:30 – 11am: Free playgroup for children aged 0 – 5, and their carers. 

Fridays from 5:50 – 6:30pm: Free Children’s Choir Practice with an experienced music teacher. Tea & Coffee for grown-ups. Just come along! 

Sundays, 10am: Church Service with Sunday school & Youth Groups and a growing Ukrainian congregation. We would love for you to join us.