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       Vicar                Canon Bruce                  Revd Ruth                  

 

 

REVD MARTYN WEAVER - Vicar

Martyn was previously assistant curate at Selby Abbey in North Yorkshire, where he served for four years.

Ordained in 2012 at York Minster, Martyn read Theology at Durham University and trained for the priesthood at Cranmer Hall, St John’s College Durham. Prior to ordination, Martyn, a graduate Civil Engineer, worked in senior management roles within the rail industry.

 
 

 

CANON BRUCE GRAINGER - a friend of All Saints     

Bruce was originally a medical student up to 2nd MB:BS. After experiencing a call to ordained ministry, he did 2 years National Service in the army, ending as Assistant Adjutant of a Royal Signals unit. Having been accepted for ordination training, Bruce spent 3 years reading Theology at Nottingham University leaving with a BA(hons) degree training, he then spent 2 years at Cuddesdon Theological College where he also did some teacher training before being ordained Deacon in Bradford Cathedral to serve at All Saints Bingley. After a year, he was ordained priest in 1965 and given full charge of St Aidan’s Crossflatts where he established a strong choir of boys and adults. After three years in Bingley he moved on to become chaplain of the King’s School Canterbury where he taught Biology, Chemistry and Religious Studies as well as becoming a Minor Canon of the Cathedral with duties singing the priest’s part in some of the regular services. Five years later, Bishop Michael Parker ‘summoned’ him back to Bradford to become Vicar of Baildon. There he and his growing family were to spend 16 happy years. During this time Bruce did an MA, with a thesis on Science and Religion. He also lectured on the Northern Ordination Course in Old Testament Studies for 11 years, as well as becoming a selector of ordinands for the C.of E. Board for Ministry. In 1982 he was elected to the Church of England’s General Synod and subsequently became Bradford’s chair of the House of Clergy and an Honorary Canon of our Cathedral. In 1988 Bruce moved to be Vicar of Oxenhope and Diocesan Director of Ordinands. After 8 years he became Diocesan Ecumenical Officer while remaining  Vicar. Alongside this he was appointed part time tutor in Hebrew in Bradford University.  Retiring from the parish in 2004, Bruce became a Canon Emeritus and was soon appointed as one of the five Canons who were to look after the Cathedral during an interregnum lasting nearly 2 years. There he was a founder of the Bradford Cathedral Music Trust and until recently was its chair. In July 2015 the Dean and Bishop Nick invited Bruce to be a Cathedral Chaplain “to recognise what you already do for our Cathedral”.
His outside interests include singing and conducting, clock repairing and caring for a vintage car and an old motorbike.

 

 

REVD RUTH DOWSON - Assistant Curate

Our part-time Curate is Reverend Ruth Dowson, who has joined us at All Saints for the final year of her curacy, having previously spent three years as Assistant Curate at St John the Baptist, Clayton, Bradford. Ruth also works full-time, as a Senior Lecturer at the UK Centre for Events Management at Leeds Beckett University.