We are pleased to announce that Bishop Paul has appointed Sam Tyndall as 20-40s Minister for Coulby Newham. Sam will be based at St Cuthbert’s, Marton with the specific aim of starting a new worshipping community in Coulby Newham. The focus of Sam’s work will be young adults and families who don’t currently attend church.
Sam’s new post in Coulby Newham is part of the Diocese of York’s strategy to reach people in their 20s-40s. To read more about this work visit bit.ly/York20-40sStory. Information about the other new posts across the diocese is available at bit.ly/York20-40sMinisters.
Sam writes ‘I’m so pleased to have been given this exciting opportunity to seek to reach new people in Coulby Newham. I believe that God longs for more people to know him, and that the Church needs to do everything we can to share God’s transforming love with as many people as possible. I am so pleased that St Cuthbert’s is taking this call seriously by being willing to host me as a 20-40s minister, and send me out onto Coulby Newham to start this new work. Please pray for me as I finish my curacy at St Barnabas, that God will prepare me for the difficult role he has called me to. Pray too that God will be preparing the ground, that this work will be fruitful, not through my efforts, but through God working in wonderful ways in the lives of people who don’t yet know him’.
Bishop Paul commented, ‘Sam has a deep love of God and his people, in particular those in their 20s – 40s. I am delighted that he is moving within the deanery. I know that Sam will help the people of the parish to grow in faith and will be a friend to all who live, work, pray and learn in this community.’
Sam is married to Becky, and they have two young daughters. Sam and family will be moving over the summer, once Sam his curacy has come to an end. Sam’s final Sunday at St Barnabas will be Sunday 28th July. He will be licensed to his new role at St Cuthbert’s on Monday 29th July at 7.30pm.