C Kingsley Barrett, 1917-2011, was one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars in the second half of the twentieth century. A graduate of Pembroke College, Cambridge, he was a student at Wesley House from 1938 to 1942, and published his first learned papers while he was there. After three years as Assistant Tutor at Headingley College, Leeds, in 1945 he became a lecturer, and later Professor of Divinity, at the University of Durham, and spent the rest of his life there. He gained the Doctorate of Divinity at Cambridge in 1956 and was made a Fellow of the British Academy in 1961. Internationally recognised, he became President of the Society for New Testament Studies in 1973, and was a visiting lecturer in universities in many countries. He published extensively, including major commentaries on St John’s Gospel, many of the Pauline epistles and the Acts of the Apostles. Throughout his life he continued a preaching ministry in local Methodist churches, with great acceptance.