National Estate Churches Network

Bradford Estate Church Opportunity

There is an exciting vacancy in Bradford working half and half with a city centre resource church and one of our outer estate parishes.

Fountains Church Associate Leader (0.5) and Priest in Charge of St Michael’s Shelf with St Aidan, Buttershaw (0.5)

In combining the two roles of part-time Associate Leader at Fountains and part-time Priest-in-Charge of Shelf with Buttershaw, the Diocese of Leeds are seeking someone who is able to keep growing in their own understanding and practice of ministry and mission, particularly among those from more disadvantaged backgrounds, while also developing the potential links between Shelf with Buttershaw and Fountains ministries as part of taking forward the possibilities within the Fountains Network of churches. (S)he will need to work with a spirit of generosity in sharing wisdom and insights about mission and ministry within the Network, as well more widely in the Deaneries of Outer and Inner Bradford.  There is also a need for personal resilience and excellent personal organisational skills in working the two roles, and creativity in order to maximise the potential synergy between them. 

Application for this post is via Pathways

Closing date for applications is 29th May with interviews on 13th June

More details can be found on the Diocese of Leeds website and on Pathways or contact