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                                                      The Revd Dr Matt Bullimore               Vice Principal                                                                 

              Contact Details:

              Westcott House

              Jesus Lane


              CB5 8BP


              +44 (0)1223 272975





Matt’s last role was as the vicar of the parishes of St John the Baptist, Royston and St Peter, Felkirk in the Diocese of Leeds, which serve four villages on the Barnsley coalfield straddling the boundary of South and West Yorkshire. He was brought up a few miles from there in Dewsbury.


Matt studied theology at the University of Cambridge before spending a year at Harvard University, working mainly in the Divinity School. He subsequently did his MPhil at the University of Manchester before preparing for ordination at Westcott House. Whilst there he completed his doctoral studies under the supervision of Professor Catherine Pickstock and the Revd Professor William Horbury. He served his title in the parishes of All Saints, Roberttown and St Peter, Hartshead in West Yorkshire before becoming chaplain to the Bishop of Wakefield. During his time as chaplain he began teaching Christian doctrine for St Hild College (previously the Yorkshire Ministry Course). He was also a bishop’s adviser on theology and society and, whilst an incumbent, was also the lead co-ordinator of the Wakefield Diocesan Fellowship of Vocation.


Matt is the Assistant Editor for Crucible: The Journal of Christian Social Ethics. He is a member of the Littlemore Group which is comprised by priests with research interests who meet to reflect on priestly practice. He has contributed reviews, review articles and articles for Crucible, Telos, Church Times, Modern Believing, Modern Theology, New Blackfriars, Literature and Theology and Theology.


Matt is married with three young children and a Springer Spaniel.




  • Life and Service
  • Christian Doctrine – The Question of God
  • Research and Reflection: Resources and Methods
  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • Further New Testament Text Study in Context (1 Cor)


Research interests:


  • Christian Doctrine
  • Philosophical Theology
  • Political Theology
  • Anglicanism


Recent Publications:


  • Graced Life: The Writings of John Hughes (London: SCM, 2016)
  • ‘Office: Baptism’ in Martin, Jessica and Coakley, Sarah (eds), For God’s Sake: Re-Imagining Priesthood and Prayer in a Changing Church (Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2017)
  • ‘Love is the Only Politics that Matters’ in Milbank, Alison, Hughes, John and Milbank, Arabella (eds), Preaching Radical and Orthodox (London: SCM, 2017)
  • ‘Public Theology or Ecclesial Theology?’ in Spencer, Stephen (ed.), Theology Reforming Society: Revisiting Anglican Social Theology (London: SCM, 2017)
















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