A message from the Bishop of Whitby, the Right Reverend Paul Ferguson
‘I am delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Dr David Goodhew as vicar of St Barnabas’, Linthorpe. David is currently on the staff of Cranmer Hall Theological College, part of St John’s College, Durham University. David has taught there for the last ten years during which he has helped prepare hundreds of Anglican clergy for parish ministry. Prior to that, David was vicar of two parishes in York. Before that he has held posts in Bristol and Cambridge. David is married to Lindsey, who also ordained. They have two teenage sons — Aidan (19) and Benjamin (17) and a border terrier called Pip.
‘I am also delighted to announce the appointment of the Revd Lindsey Goodhew as Associate Minister (Self-Supporting Ministry) of St Barnabas’ Linthorpe. For the last ten years Lindsey has been Student Worker and Associate Minister at St Nicholas’ Church, Durham. Previous to this she has worked in parishes in York, Cambridge and Bristol.
‘David is originally from Bristol and Lindsey from Goole in East Yorkshire. They met whilst training for ministry at Cranmer Hall, were married 26 years ago in Durham and ordained alongside one another 7 months later in Bristol Cathedral.
‘Cranmer Hall has expressed a strong desire that David remain in post until the end of the academic year — that and Benjamin’s A levels mean that the family are not able to move to Middlesbrough until the end of June. It is expected that David’s collation and Lindsey’s licensing will take place early in July. I realise that this means a little more extension to the vacancy, but I am confident that the people of St Barnabas’ will meet this with energy and confidence now that you know when your time without a vicar will end.’
David writes: ‘I’ve known St Barnabas’ through various Cranmer Hall students who have had connections with the church. I know it has a great record of sharing the good news of Jesus by word and deed. As Middlesbrough changes there are significant opportunities and challenges. I hugely look forward to working with the congregation of St Barnabas’ to sustain all that is good as well as take new opportunities to share and be good news in Linthorpe. Lindsey and I are praying for you in this vacancy period.’
+ Paul Whitby