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We have more parishes and churches than any other diocese in the Church of England.

There are 808 churches in 29 deaneries serving a population of 2.4m people and 284 Church of England schools serving 60,000 pupils. Together, we work with God and with others for the common good in every place in one of the great crossroads of the world.

Our staff support parishes and schools in a huge number of ways. This includes providing financial, legal and administrative services and advising on many different areas of school and parish life, such as working with children and young people, social justice initiatives, vocations and training, safeguarding and communications.

To get in touch with us, email reception or find the person you're looking for below. For jobs and recruitment, please visit our vacancies page.

Note that a number of people listed on this page are volunteers or work part-time. 

Senior team
The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft

Bishop of Oxford

01865 208 222

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Mark Humphriss

Diocesan Secretary

01865 208 202

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The Rt Revd Gavin Collins

Bishop of Dorchester

01865 208 218

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The Rt Revd Olivia Graham

Bishop of Reading

01865 208 741

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The Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson

Bishop of Buckingham

01494 862 173

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The Venerable Jonathan Chaffey

Archdeacon of Oxford

01865 208 263

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The Venerable Guy Elsmore

Archdeacon of Buckingham

01865 208 266

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The Venerable Stephen Pullin

Archdeacon of Berkshire

01635 552 820

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The Revd Canon David Tyler

Interim Archdeacon of Dorchester

07961 726 403

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Andrew Anderson-Gear

Director of Mission & Ministry

01865 208 251

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Steven Buckley

Director of Communications

01865 208 224

07824 906 839

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David Mason

Director of Property

01865 208 230

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Darren Oliver

Diocesan Registrar

01865 297 210

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More about the Registrar

 

John Orridge

Director of Finance

01865 208 205

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Poli Shajko

Director of HR & Safeguarding

01865 208 770

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The Revd Paul Cowan

Chaplain to the Bishop of Oxford

01865 208 221

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Oxford Area
The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft

Bishop of Oxford

01865 208 222

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The Venerable Jonathan Chaffey

Archdeacon of Oxford

01865 208 263

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Photo of the Revd Canon Dr Peter GrovesThe Revd Canon Dr Peter Groves

Assistant Archdeacon - Oxford

01865 247 836

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Sharon Appleton

Administrative Assistant

01865 587 040

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Photo of Helen ArnoldHelen Arnold

Thames Valley Police Chaplain

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Claire Barratt

Personal Assistant to the Archdeacon of Oxford

01865 208 732

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Rhodri Bowen

Parish Development Adviser (Berkshire & Oxford)

07741 736 480

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Headshot of the Revd Dr Quentin ChandlerThe Revd Dr Quentin Chandler

Diocesan Director of Ordinands

01865 208 283

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The Revd Paul Cowan

Chaplain to the Bishop of Oxford

01865 208 221

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Dr Simon Cross

Research, Engagement & Parliamentary Liaison for the Bishop of Oxford

01865 208 760

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Marian Green

Bishop of Oxford's Executive Assistant

01865 208 222

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Yvonne Morris

Discipleship Enabler (Oxfordshire) &
Diocesan Children's and Family Ministry Adviser

01865 208 255

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Buckingham Area

Contact details for the Buckingham office

The Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson

Bishop of Buckingham

01494 862 173

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The Venerable Guy Elsmore

Archdeacon of Buckingham

01865 208 266

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Headshot of the Revd Canon Chris BullThe Revd Canon Chris Bull

Associate Archdeacon - Buckinghamshire

07481 343 440

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Caroline Everitt

Secretary & Administrator to the Bishop of Buckingham

01865 208 751

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Caroline is currently away from the office.
 

Catherine Green

Personal Assistant to the Bishop of Buckingham

01865 208 750

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The Revd Canon Rosie Harper

Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham

07743 679 651

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Heather Harris

Personal Assistant to the Archdeacon of Buckingham

01865 208 266

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The Revd Gill Lovell

Parish Development Adviser (Buckingham)

07391 416 089

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Tsungai Muchegwa 

Area Safeguarding Adviser for Buckingham

07435 550 685

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The Revd Canon Val Plumb

Area Dean for Rural Mission & Development

01844 239 347

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Caroline Todd

Personal Secretary to the Bishop of Buckingham, PA to the Associate Archdeacon of Buckingham

01865 208 297

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Headshot of James WoodJames Wood

Discipleship Enabler (Buckingham) & Diocesan Schools Specialist

01865 208 296

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Dorchester Area
The Rt Revd Gavin Collins

Bishop of Dorchester

01865 208 218

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The Revd Canon David Tyler

Interim Archdeacon of Dorchester

07961 726 403

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Headshot of the Revd Canon Toby Wright.The Revd Canon Toby Wright

Acting Assistant Archdeacon of Dorchester

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Empty headshotThe Revd Helen Kendrick

Acting Assistant Archdeacon of Dorchester

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Paula Bennett

Personal Assistant to the Archdeacon of Dorchester

01865 208 245

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Sarah Brennan

Events & Services Administrator for Dorchester

01865 208 765

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The Revd Charles Chadwick

Parish Development Adviser (Dorchester)

01865 208 246

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Erica Hegg

Safeguarding Casework Officer for Oxford & Dorchester

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Photo of Jane HemmingsJane Hemmings

Area Director of Ordinands (Dorchester & Oxford)

07876 864 962

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Yvonne Morris

Discipleship Enabler (Oxfordshire) &
Diocesan Children's and Family Ministry Adviser

01865 208 255

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Carol-Anne Swinney

Personal Assistant to the Bishop of Dorchester

01865 208 218

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Reading Area

Contact details for the Reading office

The Rt Revd Olivia Graham

Bishop of Reading

0118 984 1216

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The Venerable Stephen Pullin

Archdeacon of Berkshire

01635 552 820

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The Revd Liz Jackson

Associate Archdeacon - Berkshire

07394 952 596

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Rhodri Bowen

Parish Development Adviser (Berkshire & Oxford)

07741 736 480

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The Revd Nicholas Cheeseman

Area Director of Ordinands (Oxford & Berkshire)

07391 416 088

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Jane Garrard

Personal Assistant to the Bishop of Reading

01865 208 741

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The Revd Mark Laynesmith 

Anglican Chaplain at the University of Reading

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Ian Macdonald

Discipleship Enabler (Berkshire) & Diocesan Youth Adviser

01865 208 253

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Marina Melvill-Smith

Personal Secretary to the Archdeacon of Berkshire

Personal Assistant to the Associate Archdeacon of Berkshire

01865 208 274

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Alison Taylor

Personal Assistant to the Archdeacon of Berkshire

01865 20 8275

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Lesley Young

Personal Secretary to the Bishop of Reading

01865 208 741

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Headshot of Charlotte WilmshurstCharlotte Wilmshurst

Safeguarding Casework Officer for Berkshire

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Communications
Steven Buckley

Director of Communications

01865 208 224

07824 906 839

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Photo of Bev Botting at Church HouseBev Botting

Data Analyst

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Ruth Hamilton-Jones

Communications Officer - Publications

01865 208 225

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Maddy Hayden

Communications Officer - Content

01865 208 227

07880 716 761

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Emma Thompson

Communications Officer - Digital

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DAC & Property
David Mason

Director of Property

01865 208 230

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Tim Alley

Building Surveyor (Development)

01865 208 281

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Karen Barton

Receptionist

01865 208 200

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Headshot of Roisin Collins.Roisin Collins

Personal Assistant to the Director of Property

01865 208 231

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Headshot of Jane DarlingJane Darling

Property Manager

01865 208 248

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Karen Drew

Administrative Assistant (Repairs & Maintenance)

01865 208 268

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Tony Kerry

Diocesan Surveyor (Repairs & Maintenance)

01865 208 292

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Photo of Sophie HammondSophie Hammond

Church Buildings Officer

01865 208 228

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Photo of Carolyn JupeCarolyn Jupe

Casework Co-ordinator

01865 208 270

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Headshot of Liz KitchLiz Kitch

Senior Church Buildings Officer

01865 208 229

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Photo of Chris MarinerChris Mariner

Building Surveyor

01865 208 232

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David Mitchell

Diocesan Surveyor (Development)

01865 208 233

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Kally Morley

Church House Facilities Manager

01865 208 764

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Debbie Perry

Project Co-ordinator

01865 208 223

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Hannah Robertson

Church Buildings Officer

01865 208 262

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Jennie Schillig

Church Buildings Officer

01865 208 745

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Jackie Whittaker

Cafe Assistant


 


 

Marion Williams

Receptionist

01865 208 200

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Finance
John Orridge

Director of Finance

01865 208 205

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Photo of Danuta FinzeDanuta Finze

Finance Processing Team Leader

01865 208 207

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Liz Holloway

Finance Officer - Parish Share

01865 208 210

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Mona Liu

Financial Controller

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Karen McGill

Finance Assistant

01865 208 247

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Jackie Meek

Finance Team Administrator

01865 208 206

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Aline Nkusi

Accounts Assistant

01865 208 294

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Rachel Reynolds

Accountant - Schools & Trusts

01865 208 211

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Dee Skelcher

Accountant

01865 208 209

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HR & Safeguarding

Note: see 'areas' for safeguarding caseworker contact details.

For any HR recruitment, resourcing or development matters please email recruitment.

 

Poli Shajko

Director of HR & Safeguarding

01865 208 770

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Photo of Louise WhiteheadLouise Whitehead

Head of Safeguarding

07391 868 478

About

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Headshot of Tim Barnett.Tim Barnett

Senior HR Adviser & Data Protection Co-ordinator

01865 208 763

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Linda Carpenter

Safeguarding & DBS Administrator

01865 208 267

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The Revd Polly Falconer

UKME Development Enabler

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Headshot of Nicole HayesNicole Hayes

Payroll Officer

01865 208 204

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Rowan Lake

HR Adviser (Resourcing & Development)

01865 208 295

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Photo of Rebecca Norris-BulpittRebecca Norris-Bulpitt

Safeguarding Assistant & Training Officer

01865 208 290

Email

Rebecca is on maternity leave
 

Susie Sigsworth

HR Adviser (Reward & Wellbeing)

01865 208 269

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The Revd Katie Tupling

Diocesan Disability Adviser

01865 208 254

07442 762 998

Email

 

Suzanne Urwin

HR Adviser

01865 208 201

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Helen Walker

Safeguarding Training Adviser

01865 208 744

Email

 

 

Mission & Ministry
Note: Some members of the department have regional responsibilities in addition to their diocesan role. Contact details for those colleagues can be found in 'areas'.
Andrew Anderson-Gear

Director of Mission & Ministry

01865 208 251

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Navita Pereira

Administrator to the Directors

LMP Academic Administrator

01865 208 277

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Jane Barlow

Administrative Assistant to Head of Vocations & DDO

01865 208 249

Email

 

 

The Revd Dr Grant Bayliss

Head of IME2

07990 442 554

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Headshot of Mandi Bowden in Church House OxfordMandi Bowden

Administrator to the DDO Team

01865 208 291

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The Revd Dr Phil Cooke

Local Ministry Programme Leader

01865 208 282

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The Revd Will Donaldson

Director of New Congregations

01865 208 746

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Emma Firth

Project Manager (New Congregations)

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Headshot of Sarah Flashman.Sarah Flashman

New Congregations Enabler

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Beverley Higgs

Administrator to the Discipleship Enablers and Generous Giving Adviser

01865 208 252

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Charlie Kerr

Chaplaincy Adviser

07776 595 046

Email

Charlie is part of the ODBE staff team.


Blank headshotJames Leach

Theological Educator for IME1

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Headshot of the Revd Hannah Lewis at her installation service. Hannah is smiling at the camera and wearing a stole and clerical robesHannah Lewis

Chaplain amongst Deaf People

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Hannah Ling

Social Justice Adviser

01865 208 213

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Headshot of Carolyn MainCarolyn Main

Local Ministry & LLM Support Officer

01865 208 257

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Hannah Mann

Environment Programme Manager

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The Revd Tina Molyneux

Head of Discipleship & Social Justice

07443 534 010

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The Revd David Pickering

IME2 Curates Hard Skills Co-ordinator

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Emma Nawrocki

IME Curate Course Administrator

01865 208 261

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Alison Riggs

Environment Action Delivery Co-ordinator

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Tanya Sazonova 

Homes for Ukraine Support Worker 

Email

 

 

 

Maranda St John Nicolle

World Development Adviser

01235 851 763

Email

 

 

Joshua Townson

Generous Giving Adviser

01865 208 757

Email


 

Blank headshotKseniia Ugriumova

Generous Giving Administrator

Email

 

 

 

Steve Vickars

New Congregations Interim Project Manager

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The Revd Canon Janet Binns

Dean of the UKME Chapter

Email

Janet is a full-time parish priest offering her time in a self-supporting capacity for this role.
 

The Revd Felicity Scroggie

Bishop's Adviser on Women's Ministry

01865 372 230 | 07821 542 182

Email

Felicity is a full-time parish priest offering her time in a self-supporting capacity for this role.

Secretariat
Mark Humphriss

Diocesan Secretary

01865 208 202

More about the DioSec

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Ali Adams

Interim Personal Assistant

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Sam Adams

Governance Officer

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Fiona McGrady

Development Fund Administrator

01865 208 739

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Maggie Metaliaj

Pastoral Secretary

01865 208 243

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Janet Rogers

Common Vision Programme Manager

01865 208 742

Email
 

 

Sue Zajac

Governance & Projects Officer

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Diocesan Registry
David Hodge

Chancellor

01865 297 214

Email


 

Darren Oliver

Diocesan Registrar

01865 297 210

Email


 

Cordelia Hall

Deputy Diocesan Registrar

01865 297 207

Email


 

Helen Lambourne

Diocesan Registry Clerk (for Faculty Information)

01865 297 208

Email


 

Sara Leader

Diocesan & Provincial Registry Clerk

01865 297 211

Email


 

Ruth Rundle

Personal Assistant to the Diocesan Registrars

01865 297 214

Email


 

Oxford Diocese Board of Education
Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust
Oxford Diocesan Bucks Schools Trust

 

Church House Oxford
Langford Locks
Kidlington
Oxford
OX5 1GF

Tel: 01865 208 200


 

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Church House Oxford

Directions to Church House Oxford, Kidlington.

Diocesan directory (CMS)

Information about the diocesan directory, which is based on the Church of England Contact Management System (CMS).

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