The Body and the Bride

Uniting the Body and preparing the Bride for the coming of the Bridegroom King


Our Vision

Our vision is to see the Church become united as One, and to embrace her true identity and destiny as His radiant Bride. We want to see her passionately in love with Jesus, fully prepared, without spot or blemish. and looking for the return of Jesus, her Bridegroom King.

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Foundations For Farming
We are pleased to announce a working friendship with the amazing Foundations For Farming based in Zimbabwe

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About The Body and the Bride

What is The Body and the Bride? The Body and the Bride is part of a 'movement of God' which focuses on two urgent and essential needs in the Body of Christ today. 1) The unity and restoration of the much broken and divided Body. This comes about only through repentence for the deep seated competitive and critical attitudes held so frequently the leaders and ministers in His Church. 2) The awakening of the Church to understand and embrace Her Bridal identity and destiny. This is the day of the Bride and we are committed to see the Bride of Christ make herself ready for His coming, the coming of the Bridegroom King

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Team Members


Howard and Tricia Barnes

Howard is the overseer and administrator of this network ministry. He was born in England in 1944 to pastor parents. He is married to Tricia and has two lovely married children and four grandchildren. He was a school teacher and a pastor until 2003 but in 2009 became a team member of Time Out Mission International. Howard has an apostolic ministry and serves the body of Christ with a passion to see the church empowered through unity and bridal awareness. He has many years of missions experience and has a particular prophetic anointing to speak into nations for transformation.

Tricia is a gifted musican and woodwind teacher. She recently retired from the County Music Department in Cornwall, UK after many years of service and now is beginning to explore a ministry in caring for the elderly in her neighbpurhood with a UK organisation called Age Concern. She has been a supportive prayer partner in the ministry that God has given to Howard and looks forward to working closer together with him in The Body and the Bride ministry now that she has retired from teaching. She is a busy and loving grandmother and demonstrates wherever she is and to whomever she meets a generous and loving spirit.

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David and Jill Munby

David and Jill Munby have been leading St Georges Barnsley – a Charismatic, Evangelical Anglican Town Centre church- for over 25 years. During that time David has been seeking to encourage unity in prayer, friendship and mission among church leaders and congregations in Barnsley. He has led a number of conferences in Kenya on spiritual renewal, reconciliation and unity, some with Howard Barnes. In 2004 he was made a canon of Bungoma, Kenya. Jill has also been involved in speaking at conferences in India and Kenya and has been working on a Foundations for Farming project in Barnsley. They have 3 children who are all involved in church leadership, 2 of whom are married and the 3rd recently got engaged. We rejoice that grandchildren have started to arrive. We hope to be able to serve the Lord again in other nations in the future. www.stgeorgesbarnsley.co.uk Go to David's Page Go to Jill's Page

Bill Smith

“I was born and grew up in Liverpool. My parents were Christians and my earliest memories are of the Baptist church we attended. I received Jesus as Lord and Saviour as a 15 year old and soon became conscious of the call of God on my life for specific Christian ministry. This meant my dreams of professional football, treading the boards in the West End as an actor, singer, dancer, or managing a business from behind a large desk, all went out of the window! I went to Bible College in response to this call and became a Pastor within the Baptist denomination. However, mixing with people from different denominations and traditions was something I often found uncomfortable because having grown up in a family with an open Bible I was aware of its teaching about Unity as being high on God’s purposes for His people and it pained me that His Body seemed so divided. Today, I constantly live with a fiery passion for revival in the UK, planted in me as a new believer. I am convinced we will see widespread returning and turning to God in these coming days and that Unity will be part of the work as well as a product of it. Through the difficulties, challenges and what seems like failures in life, I have come to appreciate the grace of Abba Father in growing us, healing us, restoring us and revealing more of His extravagant love for us. This process has accelerated over recent years as He has revealed His heart more and more leading me to see the reality of church as the Bride of Christ Jesus. Oh the magnitude of God’s love, demonstrated in the sacrificial death of Jesus, that brings us into that amazing relationship with Father in which He chooses us as the beloved Bride for His Son, the reward of His suffering. As well as regular teaching and preaching in the UK, my wife and I have ministered in Malta, India and Mozambique, bringing salvation and healing, as well as encouragement to several hundred church leaders. Whilst in Mozambique I was lead to speak about the abundance of God’s provision for us, offered as a banquet in ‘His Banquet House’- a strange topic among the world’s poorest people. This message became the backbone of the book which has recently been published called ‘Feasting on the Father’. It’s a book about Abba Father’s love, about His heart for real unity in His Body, about the Bride, our intimacy with God and so much more. Being associated with The Body and the Bride Network Ministry is such a natural progression for us and our relationship with Howard Barnes, which God has forged over recent years. Our hearts beat with the same longings and burden in God and we are here to support, encourage and help to advance the message of Unity and the Bride across the nation and the nations. One day we will see the Bride in all her glorious beauty as we make ourselves ready for the great wedding to come. To this end we co-labour in His name to see…. His Kingdom come and His will done on the earth as it is in heaven.” For a more detailed version please see Bill’s blog on the website Go to Bill's Page

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paulmathews paulmathews
India
16 Jul 14

I am the Pastor of Bethlehem Church, Rice Mill Street, Velagathodu, Andhra Pradesh. I am married and have a one boy who is two years of age. I love the Lord Jesus and am privileged to serve Him...

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Pakistan
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We express on His unique teachings and motivate them for changing their lives with the help of Holy Spirit, conducting spiritual crusades and healing prayer meetings. We strongly encourage them...

Abwoya Abwoya
Kenya
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am Benson Abwoya a pastor and a trainer with CHE community Health Evangelism , i was saved in 1994 and am married with 2 son and Live in Nairobi

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Philippines
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I AM A HONEST CARING AND GOD FEARING PERSON...

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Pakistan
10 Jun 14

I am Pastor Asif Masih from Faisalabad Pakistan

Esther Glory Kiarie Esther Glory Kiarie
Kenya
9 Jun 14

Pastor, Glory Compassion Networking Ministries. Founder Pit To Palace initiative. Founder, Woman Of Africa Arise. Secretary, SAM Africa.

Chandaskids Chandaskids
Pakistan
8 Jun 14

I am a young women from Toba Tek Singh in Pakistan and am working with very poor children in the villages around whom I love so much and am trying to cloth, feed and teach.

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India
21 May 14

This is Pastor satyaraj is the founding Pastor of Jesus Grace faith Ministries based in Vizianagaram, State of Andhra Pradesh, INDIA.

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India
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This is Rev.Dr.satyaraj is the founding Pastor of Jesus Grace faith Ministries based in Vizianagaram, State of Andhra Pradesh, INDIA

Holy Fire Ministry Holy Fire Ministry
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Trust in God
My name is Sheen Melio.I am very thankful for Lord Jesus Christ for his blessings in my life. I was studying in a school. I was 13 years old. I had experienced faith. My was...

Laurent Laurent
Tanzania
1 May 14

Am the senior Pastor and Founder of Exodus Ministries International here Dar es salaam Tanzania East Africa.I was born again 10 years ago,i thank God for his grace upon my life.
I worked as...

davidbarnes davidbarnes
United Kingdom
30 Apr 14

A one time Social Services Officer, now retired. Married with two grown up children

mvital32 mvital32
United States
24 Apr 14

Youth Pastor
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Avishek B.K. Avishek B.K.
Nepal
26 Mar 14

I'm Avishek B.K. married and enjoying with one daughter. I have been serving God as being an Elder of Grace church Nepalgunj and doing ministry among youth people and disadvantaged people.

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Pakistan
20 Mar 14

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howard barnes The latest report from Nepal Sunday 23rd February 2014 submitted by Pastor Bishwa Dev Khadka Nepal & Tibet Border

23 Feb 14
 "Proclaiming Christ,Training Peoples, Making Disciples , Raising Godly leaders & Planting...
Bill Smith A personal biography by Bill Smith.....an international ministry team member of The Body and the Bride

13 Jan 14
“I was born and grew up in Liverpool. My parents were Christians and my earliest memories are of...
Bill Smith Faithful God

22 Dec 12
"If you hold on to Me for dear life" says God, "Ill get you out of any trouble, I'll give you the...
Bill Smith Pleasure in the family

1 Dec 12
Hi, This is a section of a chapter  from the new book I am writing. It looks at how Christians...
apostle TAKE CARE AS YOU GO HIGH

11 Oct 12
 - 2 Sam. 1 : 25 "Staying up is far more demanding than going up." "Might" does not prevent a...
apostle A White Stone for the Overcomer.......by Apostle Sam c. Ojukwu from T.O.M. Nigeria on Sunday August 19th, 2012

19 Aug 12
   "To him that overcometh will I give ........a white stone, and in the stone a new name...
Pst Precious c Shedrack DOES GOD LOVES ME

29 Jul 12
As you cry out does God really love me and allow me to suffer,because you feel unable to know God's...
DeborahButt He is my Bridegroom. I am His Bride by Deborah Butt TOM Friend UK Written 2011 -2012

24 May 12
    In January of 2011, I journalled a few prophetic thoughts that Holy Spirit had me...
Globalfaithcoalition THE MAN GOD USES!!!

2 May 12
And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. And he...
howard barnes ‘Walking with God’ ....."And Enoch walked with God and was not"...Gen 5 v 24

23 Apr 12
Introductory statement Enoch, the God pleaser extraordinary! Enoch was a man who walked so closely...

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We are a missionary based ministry and are open to travel anywhere in the world where the Lord opens a door. We have no outside funding or support and therefore all of work is done with a total dependency upon God for the provision of finances. Because the ministry has grown significantly it has been necessary to adopt a specific policy on how mission trips should be arranged, and it is important for anyone wanting to arrange a visit from the apostolic team to be aware of the steps involved. We have therefore put together a simple outline explaining what to do.

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You have reached the growing family and online community of The Body and the Bride Network. By providing this social network it is our hope and prayer to encourage the development of new relationships, mission partners, prayer forums, events calendar, and much more. The social network aspect of our website is brand new and still under development, although it is fully functional, and we invite you to get involved by creating or joining groups, participate in onlne discussions and communities. There is also the facility for your own photo galleries, blogs and other content.
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Word for the Week

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - YOU HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST

27 Jul 14
“For "who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:16 NKJV) The product of the New Birth is the New Creation in Christ who is “created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.” (Eph. 4:24 RSV). Your born-again spirit is “renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him.” (Col. 3:10 NKJV). Your born-again or recreated spirit is perfectly like that of Jesus Christ! The Scripture testifies: “But he who is joined to the Lord is one...read more ...

Word for the Week Posts

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - YOU HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST
27 Jul 14
“For "who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 2:16 NKJV) The product of the New Birth is the New Creation in Christ who...
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Jesus.....our Bridegroom and our singing Saviour!
16 Jul 14
Good morning every one and greetings from England. Susanna, my wife,  and I are in a choir. It is called 'Questa Voce.' It can be found on the internet. Most people like to sing....
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"And God took one of his (Adam's) ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. Then the LORD God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man." Gen 2 v 21 and 22
27 Jun 14
Dear friends of the BBN   Its not particularly 'Women's Day' today but this was special enough to want to share it so that we men can learn to celebrate our better 'self'. Love to you all...
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Preparing the Church for the great awakening and the Bride for His Coming
24 Jun 14
Dear Friends of the BBN Ministry I recently received this stirring post from Julie Meyer who is from the Int House of Prayer Kansas City and is passionate about preparing the Church for the great...
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You are the fragrance of Christ!
16 Jun 14
“For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.” (2 Corinthians 2:15 NKJV)     I am so grateful to Pastor Jegede...
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AN URGENT PROPHETIC WARNING FROM THE LORD!
8 Jun 14
To all who support the  Body and the Bride Ministry .....URGENT! I send this out today, 8am on Sunday June 8th 2014, with a real sense of urgency. It is a prophetic warning given to Suzette...
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The Lord knows the end from the beginning.......fear not!
1 Jun 14
I am indebted to my dear friend Dr Benad Etta from Cameroon for this timely reminder that God knows the end from the beginning and His ways for us are always "Yea and Amen!". He always goes ahead to...
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Thanksgiving report from the mission in Malawi
20 May 14
Dear BBN friends throughout the nations Greetings from Malawi in Africa. Love to you all.  My work here is in its last week. I want to thank you for your prayers for me and for Tricia at home...
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Mission to Malawi
5 May 14
Special mission to Malawi   7th to 25th May 2014 Dear Friends of the BBN Tricia and I send our love to you all and want to ask you for some special prayer cover for us. I fly out...
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We are Crucified, Resurrected and Ascended with Christ.... Hallelujah!
1 May 14
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for...
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Contact Us

To contact us please use the following email address

Howard Barnes
howard@thebodyandthebride.co.uk