Work with other churches

Touchstone works ecumenically not just in Central Bradford but across West Yorkshire.

We enjoy a warm working relationship with Bradford Cathedral where the current Team Leader is an honorary ecumenical Chaplain. The two organisations see themselves as different models of church offering complementary resources in ministry and mission to the wider church and city. Both offer a listening community.

There is recognition within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Leeds of the role which Touchstone plays in the Bradford area and there is week-by-week Catholic involvement in the life of Touchstone. Religious sisters make an important contribution. We play a leading role in BEACON (Bradford Ecumenical Asylum Concern) which was deliberately set up as a Metropolitan District-wide churches response to asylum issues.

Chaplaincy at the University is within an ecumenical and interfaith team, working very closely with our Anglican neighbours at Desmond Tutu House.