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 responsible for the running of youth ministry here at St Paul’s Church, and the youth and children’s work at St Alkmund’s Church Duffield, working closely and liaising with brilliant volunteers who are also passionate about our under 18’s.

Helen is married to Will and her present post began at the beginning of August 2016.

Check out our youth and children’s pages to see what’s going on here at St Paul’s & in our wider United Benefice.

Other Staff

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

Church Warden

Lucy Bailey

Parish Safeguarding Link

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