David Barnsley

Revd. David Barnsley (Vicar)

David has been the vicar at St Paul’s Little Eaton, since 2006. He is married to Helen, with three children, Tom, Hannah, and Zoë. After training at Oak Hill Theological College, he was ordained in 2003 in Sheffield Diocese, serving his title post in the ex-mining village of Kilnhurst. David was licensed to the Benefice of Duffield and Little Eaton in 2006, and given responsibility for Little Eaton, as well as serving, where needed, across the Benefice.


Helen Hawley – Youth & Children’s Worker

Helen is working as a joint staff member for St Alkmund’s and St Paul’s in Little Eaton. As a Youth & Children’s Worker she is involved in many areas of church life, – Impact, Ignition, Impact Extra, Salt Cafe, Sparks and Hope Valley Venture in the Summer. She is on the planning team for a local termly youth event ‘Youth Surge’.

Helen was a member of St Alkmunds Church as a child before moving to Nottingham University to study Philosophy and Theology in 2008. After completing her degree she moved to Manchester for a couple of years before returning to Duffield and settling at Little Eaton Church. Her present post began at the beginning of August 2016.

Other Staff

Richard Nicholson

Church Warden

Richard is retired from Rolls Royce, and is filling his spare time at St Paul’s!  He’s a keen gardener, runner, biker and bass guitarist. He’s married to Sue, and they have two grown up children, Stephen and Joanna.

Linda Crowder

Church Warden

Linda is a retired GP.  As well as being church warden, she is often found hiding behind the piano, and if feeling adventurous she’ll pop out to play the violin.  She’s married to Rob, and they have two grown up children, Helen (our Youth and Children’s Worker) and Peter.

Andy Hardwick

Parish Safeguarding Link

Andy co-ordinates safeguarding for our parish.  If you have any safeguarding concerns you can either contact him on 07709 002996 or you can report a concern directly to the Derby Diocesan Safeguarding Team here.

Lucy Bailey

Assistant Parish Safeguarding Link

Lucy assists Andy in our Safeguarding work.