St John’s Bowling is a lively and growing church in the charismatic evangelical tradition, based in inner-city Bradford. As one of five resourcing churches in the Bradford area, St John’s is committed to making disciples-who-make disciples, and to raising up leaders who are equipped and empowered to plant new churches in the coming years. They have planted 5 new congregations in the past decade and are currently in the early stages of planting a new church amongst unchurched young adults, which would be a great opportunity for a pioneering curate to take on.
Being an inner-city parish, St John’s is very active in the local community, offering support to people on the margins, asylum-seekers, young people with troubled backgrounds, as well as families and older people. Their buildings are in use as a community hub, 7 days a week. Their vision is: “To see the community of East Bowling set free and transformed by the love and power of Jesus, bringing hope and life to the city.”