Azariah France-Williams

Visiting Scholar, Centre for Encountering the Bible


Azariah France-Williams is a priest at the Ascension Hulme, a member of the HeartEdge church network which focuses work around four C’s: congregations, culture, commerce, and compassion. He has been a priest with the Church of England for 10 years. For the first 6 years he ministered on a group of housing estates in an area of deprivation. His role included community organising, creating social events and supporting people in great need. For the next 4 years, Azariah spent time in a suburban setting, enjoying coffee, enduring a ParkRun, and roaming the parish hearing stories.

He writes poetry and prose, is a podcaster, and his most recent book is Ghostship: Institutional Racism and the Church of England, available through SCM Press here.