About

Wellsprings Together is a joint venture between the Church Urban Fund and the Anglican Diocese of Leeds, made possible by Allchurches Trust

Our Mission:

Working faithfully with partners to address deprivation, isolation and division within our communities.

Our Vision:

Faith in action transforming communities together across the Anglican Diocese of Leeds to see the flourishing of all who live there.

We want to see a movement of faith-inspired social action which will enable people and communities to flourish. Building on the successes of the last decade, we will be a catalyst and connector for extending the reach, depth and quality of social action through dynamic partnerships with the parishes, civic authorities, faith groups and others who share our mission and values.

As the Anglican Diocese of Leeds’ adopted vehicle for supporting parish-based social action, our objective is to increase the numbers and effectiveness of projects in the areas of food provision, social inclusion, interfaith and homelessness across the area covered by the Diocese of Leeds.

What we do

  1. Promote and enable sustainable activity of faith groups, churches and other community organisations
  2. Act as a catalyst to develop new ideas and projects
  3. Build access to resources, information and expertise
  4. Create networks of those responding to aspects of poverty to enable informed and joined-up responses

Why we do it: Our Values

Dignity: We acknowledge the inherent, indisputable value of each person, seeing each member of our communities as an individual gift, irrespective of wealth, ethnicity, culture, faith or gender. Where injustice or marginalisation threaten, we seek change for the good of the whole community.

Generosity: Recognising what each of us have been given, we are motivated to act by love. We seek to mutually create opportunities for the assets in each of our communities to be used as gifts for the common good.

Relationships: We encourage the bravery of listening first, particularly across difference, as we look to overcome the obstacles to connection and belonging. We seek to be a movement of shared investment, working in partnerships with others to find creative ways to live together well.

Flourishing: Our great hope is for individuals and communities to flourish as all they can be. We seek to inspire and enable pathways towards freedom, agency and justice, now and for the future.

Our team

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Kaneez Khan

Near Neighbours Co-ordinator West Yorkshire

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Cathy Henwood

Feeding Bradford Coordinator

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Theo Sheridan-Watts

Development Worker

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Birgit Carey

Network Assistant

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Mark Waddington

Director

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Trustees

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Bishop Toby Howarth

Chair

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Canon Denise Poole

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Revd. Andrew Norman

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Lydia Groenewald

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Revd. Brunel James

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Stewart Davies

Trustee

Partners and Supporters

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Church Urban Fund (CUF) was established by the Church of England as a practical response to unmet need and has been active in local communities for over 30 years. CUF's vision is to see people and communities all over England flourish and enjoy life in all its fullness.

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Cof E Leeds

The Anglican Diocese of Leeds covers 2,500 square miles, and is by area the biggest in the UK. The diocese serves more than 460 parishes, maintaining a Christian presence among a population of more than 2.5 million people. Wellsprings Together serves a network of locally based champions and support groups in the episcopal areas of Wakefield, Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford and Ripon.

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Allchurches Trust

Allchurches Trust is one of the UK's largest grant-making trusts. A grant from Allchurches Trust has helped create Wellsprings Together. Please click on the button below to find out more about Allchurches Trust.

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