Our trustees volunteer their time and skills to support Emmaus Bradford and play a vital part in ensuring we meet our strategic objectives and operate appropriately. We have asked 10 questions to Emmaus Bradford Trustee Canon Stephen Treasure so we can all get to know him better.

Name: Canon Stephen Treasure

What made you want to be an Emmaus Bradford trustee?

I was invited by Darren and Alison Birkenshaw. I came to Schofield Sweeney to hear Terry Waite, cared about the homeless, and agreed to come on the committee.

What is your background and what has your career path been?

I have been ordained in the Church of England since 1977, and have been vicar of St Oswald’s and All Saints, two churches in Little Horton, for 22 years.

What do you enjoy most about being a trustee at Emmaus Bradford?

I enjoy the sense that we are working towards a time when there will be a place for a homeless person to live in dignity and have work and responsibilities to carry out, to become a full member of society.

Has the COVID-19 pandemic changed or impacted your role as trustee?


Can you sum up what Emmaus means to you in one sentence?

I love the strapline, give a person a bed and a reason to get out of it.

Tell us something interesting about you

My hobby is windsurfing – great for when I have a bit of time to go, and when there is a strong wind.

What food can you not resist?

I fast during Lent, but have never yet given up coffee.

What is your favourite film?

The Sound of Music.

What do you feel most grateful for?

For the gift of faith.

What is your biggest achievement?

Setting up two community projects, one in All Saints (All Saints Landmark Centre) and one in St Oswald’s (St Oswald’s West End Centre).

We are currently recruiting for new Trustees to join Emmaus Bradford. Find out more here.