This year in St Barnabas Church Hall, Monday 12th – Friday 16th August. Join us for fun activities for primary school-aged children. We’ll be looking at the Bible story of Noah, with an animal theme for our games and crafts. Each day will involve free food for the whole family. More details here.

First Friday is our monthly event for families on the first Friday of every month, 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm. We always have a meal together and lots of fun activities. Next one is on Friday 2nd August in church. Come along or email office@st-barnabas.net for more details. You’ll be in good company!

Revd Mark Whalley, who is going to be our new curate, was ordained at York Minster on 30th June. We look forward to Mark, Alice and the family joining us at St Barnabas later in the summer.

David Robinson with Adrian and Bridget Plass on Saturday 13th July, 7.15 pm in St Barnabas Church. Tickets £10 available from the church office or on the door.

 

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.

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

https://community.dur.ac.uk/cranmer.hall/Staff/the-revd-dr-david-goodhew/

Our new morning sermon series is on the 12 prophets in the Old Testament who are known as the minor prophets, because their books are small, not because they don’t have lots of important things to teach us! We started on Sunday 17th February with Hosea and continue with Joel, Amos, Jonah, Obadiah and Micah.

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