Father Timothy Whitwell is the Catholic Chaplain at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as well as Assistant Priest in the Parish of St Joseph, Bradford.

His journey to the Catholic priesthood included a brief career in architecture – and 13 years as an Anglican clergyman. Originally from North Yorkshire, he trained at the College of the Resurrection in Mirfield. He has degrees in theology from the Universities of Oxford and Leeds, is a former head of religious studies at Lichfield Cathedral School.

He still maintains interests in architecture, singing and opera and enjoys getting out on his bike in the countryside. Inspired by the similar journey of Blessed Henry Newman, Father Timothy was received into the Catholic Church in 2012 by the now Bishop John Wilson – himself a convert from Anglicanism.

“It is my privilege and pleasure to find myself serving the immediate needs of the Trust’s patients and their families. I am available to offer a listening and caring ear to patients, families and staff alike.”