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Interim Principal: LMP

The Diocese of Oxford has announced that the Revd Dr Phil Cooke has been appointed to the post of Interim Principal of the Local Ministry Pathway (LMP).

The Local Ministry Pathway is a nationally-validated, part-time and context-based training programme designed to prepare people for ministry and leadership in a range of parish and other settings.

The Revd Dr Phil Cooke, who has been with the diocese for over nine years, becomes Interim Principal for the LMP from September 2022 and will play a key role as the diocese begins work on a vision to widen and extend formational training for lay ministries.

Speaking on his appointment, Dr Cooke said:

“We have a brilliant cohort of students and tutors on the Local Ministry Pathway, I am thrilled that I will continue to work with them in this new role.”

Phil is married to Kath, Associate Vicar in North Abingdon Parish. They have two adult children. 

If you would like to explore God’s calling on your life, the diocese has a team of people who are there to listen to your story and advise you about what you are feeling and where it might be taking you. Find out more on the website at



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