Leadership Team

Vicar – The Revd David Goodhew

David has been appointed as Vicar of St Barnabas and will take up the post in summer 2019. The Revd Lindsey Goodhew has been appointed as associate minister of St Barnabas.


Revd Sam Tyndall – Curate

SamSam is a trainee vicar, so he is actively involved in a variety of areas of church life as part of his continued leadership development. He moved to Middlesbrough from York, after completing three years on a new on-the-job training scheme. It’s this love of hands-on community work which led him to Middlesbrough. “I’m excited to see what God is doing at St Barnabas and the ways in which he is reaching out to new groups of people here, whether they are families, students, or the most vulnerable people in our society – God is for everyone and it is a privilege to be part of a church which is trying to live out that message.

Sam is an enthusiastic musician, happy behind the drums, or singing along at the playgroup with his young family. He is also interested in community veg growing, cycling (A-to-B not, like, the competitive stuff…!) and open fires. You can follow him on twitter and instagram at @sam_tyndall.

Barbara Edwards – Administrator

Barbara is based in the office in the church hall. She is responsible for the creation of the weekly notice sheet, the monthly magazine ‘Outlook’, orders of service, the programme card and any number of administrative letters and notes. Barbara is the first point of contact with St Barnabas Church, for many people, including those who want to get married or have their children baptized here. Barbara is married to Phil and they have one grown-up son.

Other Staff

John Ravalde – ReaderJohn_Ravalde


Ken Whiteway

Ken Whiteway – Reader




Peter RushtonPeter Rushton – Reader



Jenna Cilley – Youth Worker


Addie Moore – Youth Worker


Ann WatsonAnn Watson – Recognised Parish Assistant



Allison Ward – Recognised Parish Assistant