Meet Our New Caretaker!

Meet Our New Caretaker!

Thanks to funding from the United Kingdom Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF)* Holy Nativity is embarking on a three year project to develop our church building and expand the activities and community services that we provide.

Holy Nativity turns 70 this year and the building has been at the heart of the community for all of that time, being originally funded by public subscription and arriving as a ‘flat pack’ church back in 1954.

The funding enables us to have two dedicated members of staff to support users of the building and to obtain the funding and develop the ideas for regenerating the church building ready for the next 70 years of service and living life with God here in Mixenden.

Adverts for the role of caretaker went live in March and we are thrilled to introduce the successful candidate!

Man with short hair wearing a black poloneck standing in front of a blank wall
Meet the Caretaker!

Introducing Lee Taylor

Lee comes to Holy Nativity with a wealth of experience in construction and maintenance as well as in leading and training volunteer teams. He worked at the Threeways centre leading maintenance crews and understands the way we work alongside partners and volunteers to make everything happen here at Holy Nativity.

In addition to having lots of practical skills he has recently completed a degree in local history and has been volunteering with an archive project in the upper Calder Valley – so he’s already getting excited about supporting us for the 70th Anniversary celebrations this summer!

“I’ve really enjoyed my first few weeks in post, there’s so much for me to get involved in here at Holy Nativity and at the moment I’m just working out the best way to ensure that this much loved building is as safe, warm and welcoming as it can be.”

“As someone who enjoys serving my community I can’t wait to start working with everyone to make this building and the park a place that everyone in Mixenden can be proud of.”

“I’ve already been working with Jo, the volunteers and some of our community partners improving the storage spaces in church to make everything run more smoothly behind the scenes and hopefully soon you’ll be able to see some improvements in the public spaces as well!”

More information on the project and regular updates on progress can be found here.

*The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit


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