Four Middlesbrough churches, led by a team from St Barnabas Church, ran a Globe Café for students and staff during Welcome Week at Teesside University this year. Around 1000 people visited the Café across the week.

The Café was run by St Barnabas Church in Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough Community Church, the Salvation Army in Middlesbrough and Jubilee Church.

David Goodhew, Vicar at St Barnabas Church, Middlesbrough, said:

"There was a terrific atmosphere and catering for such numbers gave the event a ‘Feeding of the 5000’ feel! Many of the students were from overseas, including India, Ghana, Nigeria and Myanmar – and many others.Some come to the UK as church members, but others come with no awareness of Christian faith. All students received a warm welcome, the opportunity to meet new people and to find out about church life and courses such as Alpha. It was a great example of what churches can do by working together."