Who We Are
St. Barnabas Church is an active, growing community that provides nurture, support, and guidance to enable all its members to deepen their faith and carry out Christ's work in the world.
The Rev. Dr. Justin E. Crisp
Priest in Charge
A summa cum laude graduate of English and Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee, the Rev. Dr. Justin Crisp received a master of divinity from Yale Divinity School, a master of arts and a master of philosophy from Yale University, and a doctor of philosophy in Religious Studies from Yale University. He holds a certificate from the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and is a lecturer in Anglican Studies at Yale Divinity School.
Father Justin comes to us from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Canaan, where he has served for nearly ten years as an associate rector and Theologian-in-Residence. He begins his service at St. Barnabas on April 2, Palm Sunday. He and his wife, Dr. Jewelle Bickel, will be in residence at the rectory with their dog, Val(kyrie).Besides the Lord Jesus and his family, his passions include clam chowder, autumn in New England, Ina Garten, the New York Mets, and the operas of Richard Wagner.
phone: (203) 661-5526 ext. #11
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Clark Van Nostrand
Class of 2024
Mary Ellen LeBien
Class of 2025
Class of 2026
Founded in the 1950s in the backcountry of Greenwich, Connecticut in a tack room on John Street, St. Barnabas Church has been an independent parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut since 1967. The present church structure was designed by noted Greenwich resident and architect Philip Ives and constructed in 1958. Today, St. Barnabas Church is a thriving congregation that serves the greater Greenwich area. Sunday liturgy is the heart of its spiritual life as families and friends gather as a community for worship, learning, and fellowship. Through a variety of outreach programs, its faith and resources are shared, making a difference in the community, Connecticut, and the world.
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