Revd Daniel Natnael - Minister
Daniel, our Minister, lives with his family on the new Mindenhurst Estate. He is married to Tberih and they have four children. He was an associate minster at St Paul’s Camberley three years prior to the church plant in Deepcut, and before that he served as School Chaplain at Twyford CofE Academies Trust in London.
Daniel trained at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford, and is also a graduate in Music Education. In the time between colleges, he worked as a youth & children’s pastor in many places.
Originally named "St. Michael & All Angels", our church was built as a portable Garrison church in 1901. The first known service was held on 31 March 1901 (Palm Sunday). The church was renamed "St. Barbara's Garrison Church" on 1 October 1967 and became a listed building in 1984.
Since the closure of the army camp, the area has been undergoing major development work to create the new Mindenhurst Village. St. Barbara's, no longer a garrison church, has become a church plant of St. Paul's in Camberley, who provide the support needed until it is able to run fully independently. As part of the Village development, the church building is undergoing major renovation work which will continue well into 2024. Works Updates: Click Here for Community Newsletters
Initially when the church building first had to close its doors, which also coincided with Covid time, the church family met together for services in the church car park when possible. An opportunity then opened up in June 2021 to lease temporary premises and facilities in the new Mindenhurst School. The school gave us many wonderful opportunities to fulfil our God given mission priorities of Connecting, Growing and Serving and the church enjoyed significant growth in numbers. After notice was served on this lease in April 2023, ahead of the start of the September academic school year, new larger premises were sought. Therefore as from 7th May 2023 Sunday worship is now located at Portesbery School in Deepcut. A great place to continue to grow the church and serve our community.
Although the start to our journey has had many uncertainties we give thanks to have been blessed with Gods generous provision and faithfulness throughout.