Contemporary Carols 2017

Join us for our contemporary carol service on Sunday 10th December at 6.30 pm. An informal service, with music, nibbles and something to think about. This is usually very popular, so come in good time to get a seat.


There will be a concert on Saturday 25th November, 7 pm in church in celebration of our 125th anniversary. Various groups from the church will be displaying their musical talents. Admission free, all welcome.


As part of the process of finding a new vicar when Erik retires, we need to create a parish profile and it would be helpful to have some information about the congregation at St Barnabas. We would be grateful if you would fill in this questionnaire and put it in the box in the narthex by 26th November or fill it in online either here, or by using the box below. If there are any questions you prefer not to answer, please just leave them blank. Thank you.


Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, is leading a mission in Middlesbrough Deanery from 10th – 12th November. The Archbishop will be preaching at our family parade service on Sunday 12th November at 9.30 am. There are also various events over the weekend. Come along and bring a friend.

Men’s Breakfast at the Fork in the Road, Linthorpe Road on Saturday 11th November at 8.30 am. Tickets £5.
Women’s Breafast at the Fork in the Road, on Saturday 11th November at 8.30 am. Tickets £5. Speaker: Archdeacon of Cleveland, Sam Rushton.
Tea with the Archbishop, 2.30 pm in St Barnabas Church. Tickets £2.

Tickets are available from St Barnabas Church office or by email

Remembrance poppies

This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday and there will a short act of remembrance between the two morning services at 10.50 am in church.


This year’s Craft Aid is on Saturday 18th November, 10 am – 2 pm. There will be stalls, coffee, lunches, crafts, music and trains. All welcome.
All the money raised will be put to good use in the work of the Eye Clinic in Jachie, a village close to the city of Kumasi in Ghana. The building was partly funded by St Barnabas Church and was opened in 2002. The staff saw approximately 23,000 patients in 2012. Money raised at Craft Aid will be used for medication, treatment and updating equipment.

Big Bash

On 10th November, BIG Kids and Middlesbrough Deanery are working to bring kids together (School years 3-6) from all over Middlesbrough to St Barnabas Church for a fun evening of rhythm with Archbishop Sentamu! We’re having a BISH, BASH, BOSH!
Tickets are limited so contact BIG KiDS on facebook @bigkidsboro if your interested in coming along.

Light party

We are having a light party on Tuesday 31st October, 6 – 7.30 pm. All children welcome, but make sure to bring an adult with you. Come along and enjoy crafts, music, food and fun.

Messiah 2

As part of our 125th anniversary, there will be a performance of Handel’s Messiah on Saturday 28th October in church by a choir of church members and friends. Tickets are £5, available from Alistair Bolton and the church office or on the door.

Prophecy course 2.

Mondays from 7.30pm in the Reid Room

11th September – 30th October 2017

This autumn we are running The Prophecy Course. Using a mixture of interactive teaching, group discussion and opportunities to have a go for ourselves, The Prophecy Course is designed to help all people to hear from God and use the gifts of prophecy.

The Prophecy Course seeks to give “a solid, biblical foundation for their understanding of the prophetic” and provide people “with the confidence to step out and use the gift of prophecy.”

The course is open to all, whether or not you have any experience of prophecy, and takes a down-to-earth accessible approach to the following topics:

– Understanding Prophecy

– Tuning In

– Learning to Hear God’s Voice

– The Holy Spirit

– Values

– Growing in the Prophetic

– Guidelines and Good Practice

– Weighing Prophecies; Responding to the Prophetic

– Prophetic Ministry

We will be asking for a contribution to cover the costs of the participant booklets (suggested donation £7).

More information is available on the accessible prophecy website:

To sign-up and for more details contact Sam Tyndall


There will be a family ceilidh in church on Saturday 14th October, 6 p.m. -9 p.m. Music provided by Barney’s Band. Tickets £2 and please bring a contribution to a finger buffet. Tickets available from Fiona Fletcher, Mel Downs or the church office. All ages welcome. Bring your friends.

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Over the past few years Bear Grylls has become the embodiment of adventure and outdoor survival in the public imagination. A former reservist in the SAS, Bear has climbed Everest, navigated the Northwest Passage and Paramotored over the Himalayas.

As well as being an adventurer, writer and television presenter, Bear is a former guest on Alpha and is sharing his story with the world as part of our global invitation to explore faith.

Bear’s is one of millions of different stories of exploration—of asking life’s biggest questions without knowing what will be found. Despite a life characterised by risk, danger and the unknown, it is this exploration that he describes as his ‘greatest adventure’. Watch Bear’s story here.

A new Alpha Course starts on Wednesday 13th September. Email the church office if you would like to attend or bring a friend along.



As part of our 125th anniversary celebrations there will be a songs of praise for Middlesbrough Deanery on Sunday 17th September, 2.30 pm in church, followed by refreshments.

All welcome.


Our normal morning service pattern resumes this Sunday:
8 a.m. Holy Communion
9.30 a.m. Morning Praise
11.15 a.m. Praise Together (with creche in the Supper Room and groups for children and young people ages 4-14)

Come along and join us!

Building St Barnabas

2017—one year celebrating 125 years of God’s love and faithfulness

During its 125 years of existence St Barnabas Church has been a place where many prayers have been offered up to God, where tears have been shed, laughter shared and the Lord’s name has been honoured. It has been a place of welcome and nurture in the Christian faith and service to the local community.
Our prayer is that worship and service may continue at St Barnabas for generations to come.
Please join us as we celebrate God’s goodness together.

Programme of 125th anniversary events

Flower festival door

‘Our Community in Flowers’
We had a wonderful flower festival at the end of June to celebrate our 125th anniversary. Some of the beautiful arrangements can be seen here
Thank you to all who contributed to the event.


Barney’s Band will be playing at the Albert Park bandstand on Saturday 8th July, 12 noon to 2 pm. Come along, enjoy the music and bring a picnic.

Organ restoration

On Saturday 10th June we celebrated the restoration of the organ with a concert. The organists were Rt Revd Paul Ferguson, Bishop of Whitby, Mrs Diane Wood and Mr Keith Watkinson and there were items by St Barnabas Choir.


Bishop Paul will be leading our Confirmation service on Sunday 18th June at 10.15am. We will have one combined morning service, which will be followed by lunch together in the hall.

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Thy Kingdom Come nine days of prayer at St Barnabas:

Prayer room and prayer stations
Monday 29th May to Sunday 4th June: 9am–9pm daily
With resources and activities for all ages. Sign up to pray at the back of the church after services, or at:

Monday 29th May

9am-12noon: Church open for prayer (drop-in any time)

7pm: Evening of prayer led by the prayer team


Tuesday 30th May

7am: Church prayer meeting

2pm: Service of prayer led by clergy


Thursday 1st June

7pm- 9pm: Worship and prayer event – with other local churches


Saturday 3rd June

9am: Church prayer meeting

10am-12noon: Church open for prayer (drop-in any time)


Sunday 4th June

7.30-9pm: Beacon event at York Minster

Ticket required – see


Further details about the Thy Kingdom Come prayer week are at

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