Canon Paul Maybury, currently Bishop's Mission Priest in Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, is returning to Britain with his wife Sarah to become part of the team at Bradford Cathedral, as Canon Precentor. He begins work on Sunday 11 September after being licensed at the Cathedral by Bishop Nick at 4pm that day.
Paul comes to Bradford with wide experience, not just of the Church of England in Yorkshire but also the Anglican Communion. As well as being Bishop’s Mission Priest he has been the Diocesan Spirituality Co-ordinator for Cyprus & the Gulf: prior to this he worked as a Parish Priest in the Wakefield Diocese where he was both a Rural Dean and a member of the College of Canons. He and Sarah have been living in the South East of Cyprus and not far from the popular holiday resorts of Ayia Napa and Protaras. Paul is the first ordained leader of St John the Evangelist, Deryneia which was a church-plant just four years ago.
Paul says he and his wife Sarah are looking forward to returning to West Yorkshire. “Prior to Cyprus we lived in Ossett where I was Vicar of the parish for 14 years, Rural Dean of Dewsbury and was made a Canon of Wakefield Cathedral. Prior to that my Curacy was in Spondon, Derby. Before Theological College I was Assistant Diocesan Secretary in Ripon and Leeds (as it was then), Parish Administrator in Bramley and Deputy Warden at St George's Crypt, Leeds.
“ It's been a wonderful time of seeing God at work in many, many ways and in many, many lives and we look forward to all that God has in store for us in Bradford” adds Paul.