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Our Trustees

Our Constitution allows there to be up to 5 Trustees.

The Trustees are normally in post for 5 years with their Term of Office running out at each AGM (although s/he may be re-elected to the post).

The current Trustees and the year when their Term of Office finishes are

2021 – Dr P B Anand
2022 – Revd Canon Hilary Barber
2023 – Perveen Hussain
2024 – John Bouttell
2025 – Alex Mathie

These Trustees represent the following faiths –

Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist and Quaker

John Bouttell

The Revd Canon Hilary Barber

I've been a Priest in the Church of England for some twenty five years, before which I was a professional musician. I spent twelve years in Manchester Diocese before coming over the Pennines to Yorkshire to take up the role of Vicar of Halifax Minster. Much of my work is across the private, public and third sectors, helping the faith communities integrate into society and to serve their local communities.

I've been Vice Chair of Calderdale Interfaith for the past fourteen years, and have now stood down to take on a national role as Co Chair of Interfaith Network UK.

Alex Mathie

A member of Hebden Bridge Quaker Meeting for over 20 years, Alex serves on the Calderdale Interfaith Steering Group as the Brighouse West Yorkshire Area Quaker Meeting representative and has been a Trustee of Calderdale Interfaith since 2020.

Alex lived in the London area for most of her life before coming to Yorkshire in the 1990s and is a working actor who performs regularly in theatre productions all over the UK and on national radio. Understanding, learning from and working with people of different cultures and faiths is a constant source of inspiration in her spiritual life and work.