For some years now, the New Communities Group has maintained general oversight of mission activity within strategic growth areas within the diocese, and has coordinated the work of officers of the diocese. It brings together clergy from key areas of housing development with our Directors of Education, Buildings and Mission.
They meet each term to assess gathered information and learning points from across the diocese and advise the Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee on its policies in relation to mission in new communities.
They also administer the Opportunities Fund – through which they can also provide funding for work in new housing areas.
The New Communities Group
|Chairman The Venerable Martin Gorick, Archdeacon of Oxford firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Reverend Canon Andrew Blyth Area Dean, Vicar of Holy Trinity Church, Aylesbury|
|Reverend Canon John Robertson Director of Ecumenical Mission, MK Mission Partnership|
|Reverend Angie Paterson Associate Clergy, Icknield|
|Reverend Ian Biscoe Vicar of Emmanuel Church, Bicester|
|Reverend Verena Breed Team Rector, Bicester and Islip|
Officers of the Diocese
|David Mason Director of Glebe Land and Buildings|
|Anne Davey Director of Education|
|Kirsteen Roberts Assistant Director Education (Free Schools and Academies)|
|Andrew Anderson-Gear Director of Mission|