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
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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. 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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Member Blogs

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 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...

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 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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Word for the Week

God is love and we are to be made in His likeness!

26 Jan 15
GOD IS LOVE .......and we were made to be in His image!  (A reflective poem on recent events in Pakistan and Paris by Howard Barnes) The only ONE I know who lived this truth was God Himself when born as man in Jesus Christ. He lived amongst us, with a mind so large it could embrace the widest cosmic view of life. That truly embraced all histories, cultures, race and kind. His heart expressed the purest motive of the selfless sort that LOVE is made of, devoid of ego, vain glory and pride. His aim was clear. To demonstrate beyond denial that His approach to more ...

Word for the Week Posts

God is love and we are to be made in His likeness!
26 Jan 15
GOD IS LOVE .......and we were made to be in His image!  (A reflective poem on recent events in Pakistan and Paris by Howard Barnes) The only ONE I know who lived this truth was God Himself when...
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A Jewel from the past.....The Report of the Bungoma, Western Kenya, Mission 24th Nov - 19th Dec 2008
21 Jan 15
A Report of the Bungoma, Western Kenya, Mission24th Nov - 19th Dec 2008 Dear friends and Prayer Partners of the Body and the Bride,I recently found a report of a conference for Unity that I and my...
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Nazi Nightmare Ends for War Criminal's Son
15 Jan 15
I was so blessed by this testimony. Oh the power of the gospel and the glorious accessibility of its transforming love and forgiveness. Just read this and give Him the glory and the thanks that He is...
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At the start of this new year let us remind ourselves that......."Our sufficiency is from God!"....Amen?
8 Jan 15
“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.” (2 Corinthians 3:5 NKJV)   This January I began to read through the...
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At the start of this new year lets remind ourselves that......."Our sufficiency is from God!"
8 Jan 15
“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.” (2 Corinthians 3:5 NKJV)   This January I began to read through the...
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Its a new start, a new day, a new opportunity.....SO... PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST! January 1st 2015
1 Jan 15
 “But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31 NKJV)...
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Its....Good News of Great Joy! A Happy Christmas to you all.
25 Dec 14
“The angel said to them, "Don't be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all the people. For there is born to you, this day, in the city of David, a Savior, who is...
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The Mysterious Star! Christmas 2014
23 Dec 14
God bless you all. This lovely Christmas message written by Daniel Kolenda of Christ for all Nations ministry will no doubt also have been sent with both his and Reinhard Bonnkie's love. It reminds...
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Looking unto Jesus! Dec 18th 2014
18 Dec 14
Christmas is nearly here isn’t it! At such a time as this we are encouraged to focus our attention more clearly than ever on the Christ child yet never forgetting the purpose for His coming and the...
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Another atrocity in Pakistan today.....A need for urgent prayer!
16 Dec 14
Please pray! Earlier today another tragedy struck Pakistan.when militants from the Pakistan Taliban attacked an army run school in Peshawar leaving 135 dead most of them children.  We grieve...
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Howard Barnes