Vicar - St Barnabas', Linthorpe, Middlesbrough | Diocese of York

<p>This is a parish with a wonderful living tradition of worship, Christian nurture, and community involvement. There have been significant and exciting developments during the recently-retired vicar’s twenty years here. The people are eager to build on them, to pray and work with their new vicar, and be led by God into the next phase of the parish’s life. St Barnabas’ serves an area of Middlesbrough with a variety of housing, with lifelong residents, others who reflect the town’s changing population, the town’s welcome to asylum seekers and refugees, and of course its many students. In addition, because of its distinctive evangelical voice, the church attracts worshippers from a wide area. The Diocese of York has identified strategic goals, among which is Reaching those we currently don’t, with an emphasis on young adults (20s-40s) and people living in poverty — both being under-represented in the Diocese’s life. We would envisage St Barnabas’ potentially being a significant hub for this aspect of mission in the future. This post is an opportunity for a collaborative servant leader who will love the people for whom St Barnabas’ is, or will be, their spiritual home; one who will appreciate the community of the parish and understand what makes Middlesbrough a great place to be; and one who is, first and foremost, a friend of Jesus who deeply desires to see others grow in faith and whose daily prayer is that God’s Kingdom may be a reality for the people of the parish.</p>

The post is open to priests of the Church of England or a church in full communion with it. Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure. You are invited to view the Parish Profile, Role Description and further details using the Pathways application form:


Diocese of York
About us We are part of the Diocese of York, led by the Archbishop, the Most Revd and Rt Hon Dr John Sentamu. The Diocese is the Church of England from the Humber to the Tees and from the general area of the A1 and East Coast main railway line to the North Sea. In the Diocese there are about 450 parishes and 600 church buildings. Our diocesan vision is to be Generous Churches Making and Nurturing Disciples and our mission is to see Growth in Christlikeness, commitment, partnership, influence and numbers. You can read more about it at — click the tab marked Generous Churches. Middlesbrough Deanery is made up of 18 parishes, 16 of which are in the 20% most deprived in England. St Barnabas plays an active part in the life of the Middlesbrough Deanery, supporting and hosting deanery events and maintaining links with other local parishes. We also support Together Middlesbrough and Cleveland both financially and practically, a joint initiative between the Diocese of York and the Church Urban Fund, working closely with other churches, to initiate and support wider local church action against poverty.
Linthorpe, Middlesbrough