8 am Holy Communion

9.15 am Holy Communion

11.15 am Holy Communion

6.30 pm Evening Praise

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.

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.


The Alpha Course will be running at the Evening Service, starting on Sunday 31st March at 6 pm.

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


Join us on Good Friday, 19th April for crafts, activities, a message from the puppets and Billy Bonkers and the Chocolate Factory. 10 am – 12 noon in St Barnabas Church Hall. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Holy Week Services
Monday 15th April

9.30am – Morning Prayer in church


Tuesday 16th April

7am – Prayer Meeting

7.30pm – Worship Evening

An evening of prayer and worship led by the music group


Wednesday 17th April

9.30am – Holy Communion


Thursday 18th April

7.30pm – Maundy Communion

Join us as we celebrate Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples


Good Friday 19th April

10am – Easter Crafts

The puppets, Easter crafts and activities for children. Please bring an adult with you.

2pm – Hour at the Cross

A quiet service remembering Jesus’ last hour on the cross


Saturday 20th April

10am – Holy Saturday Reflection


Easter Sunday 21st April

8am Holy Communion

9.30am Holy Communion

11.15am All Age Communion

6.30pm Evening Communion

is in concert at St Barnabas on Saturday 27th April, 7 pm

Tickets available from eventbrite

Harrogate 13th -16th April 2019

Spring Harvest is a holiday, a festival, a conference and an encounter with God. Speakers include Malcolm Duncan, Arianna Walker, Bishop Paul Butler, Pastor Kingsley Appiagyei and Lisa Holmes. See  www.springharvest.org/harrogate for more details and to book.

Sam Tyndall is thinking about a day trip, so speak to Sam at church or email office@stbarnabas.net if you are interested.

Services this Sunday

8 am Holy Communion

9.30 am Morning Praise

11.15 am Praise Together with groups for children and young people

6.30 pm Evening Praise


Join us for our Christmas celebrations at St Barnabas

16th Dec 6.30pm Evening Service Carols

An informal, contemporary service to start our celebrations


23rd Dec 10.30am Family Carols

All age celebration of Christmas

23rd Dec 6.30pm Nine Lessons and Carols

A traditional service with readings and carols


24th Dec 2.00pm Christmas Crafts

Join us for craft activities for the whole family

24th Dec 4.00pm Crib Service

Stay on after the crafts for an all age service with puppets!

24th Dec 11.15pm Midnight Communion

Welcome in Christmas with this traditional service


25th Dec 9.30am Holy Communion

A quiet beginning to Christmas Day

25th Dec 10.30am Family Service

All ages celebrate Christmas together, led by Archdeacon Sam Rushton


30th Dec 8.00am Holy Communion (in the Dales Vestry)

30th Dec 10.30am All Age Holy Communion

Join us for crafts on Christmas Eve from 2 pm, followed by carols round the crib and the puppets at 4 pm. Children, please bring an adult with you.

Put on the party clothes and join us for evening of fun, food and music on Saturday 8th December, 6.45 pm in the church hall, including disco and hot food. Tickets £7 from the church office, office@st-barnabas.net, Dawn Howitt or Hazel Hutchings.

This year’s Craft Aid is on Saturday 17th November, 10.15 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 opened in 2002, the work of Dr Rowland Cowley, a member of St Barnabas Church, who died last year.  Money raised at Craft Aid will be used for medication, treatment and updating equipment.

All are welcome to join us for a short Act of Remembrance between our two main morning services at 10.50 am on Sunday in church.

Photo by Oscar Nord on Unsplash

We started our new morning sermon series, ‘Everyday Faith’ on 9th September, with Blessing the backpacks.

We were invited to bring a bag that represented what we do during the week. It could be a school bag, a nappy changing bag, a briefcase, handbag etc…
We were reminded that God is with us wherever we go.


Did you know that St Barnabas IS ALREADY a Dementia Friendly Church?  What does this mean?  Would you like to become a Dementia Friend?  What will it involve and do you need to invest a lot of time?  All these questions and more will be answered at the awareness session on Wednesday, 24th October at 7.30pm in the narthex.
Watch this wonderful film of a member of our congregation, Hal.

Dementia is EVERYBODY’S business!  And together we can make a difference.


The Alpha Course begins on Monday 17th September, with an introductory supper in the Reid Room.

It continues on Monday 24th, 7.30 – 9 pm at the Start Studio, Park Road South.

Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a non-threatening, low key, friendly and fun environment. Alpha is a place where no question is too simple or too hostile. Why not come along?

Email office@st-barnabas.net if you want to come along.

There will be a ceilidh for ages 11+ in the church hall on Saturday 13th October, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Music provided by Barney’s Band. Tickets £5, including pie and peas. Tickets available from Fiona Fletcher, Mel Downs or the church office. Bring your friends.

This ceilidh is held in memory of Adrian Bull, founder member of the band, who died earlier this year. There will be an opportunity to contribute to a collection for the Bible Society in memory of Adrian.

This time of vacancy is a demanding time for many people in the church, but it is also an opportunity, to take hold of God’s purpose for our church going forward. But we cannot take the opportunity unless God helps us. “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labour in vain”. God’s help is not necessarily automatic, we need to ask Him. And God wants us to ask Him for what we need.

In such a circumstance, the most important thing we can do is to pray. Although many people are praying for the vacancy, when lots of us take time to pray together, in the same place, at the same time, it can have a powerful effect. With this in mind, the prayer team have organised a meeting at the start of the week in which the next round of applications will close.  Each hour will start with organised prayer and worship, followed by free time for prayer. Come for however long you have time.

The prayer team would love to invite you to join with us in prayer on Monday 1st October, 6 – 9 pm in the Reid Room.

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