The New Communities Group has come to the end of its period of office.

As part of the Diocesan Vision and Strategy process a Working Group is being convened to explore the area of: Planting new churches and congregations.

Initial meetings are taking place early in the Autumn 2017

Applications to the New Opportunites Fund will be suspended until the new group is established.  If you have any queries in the meantime contact Martin Gorick:

The New Communities Group

 martin MW5A1399 Chairman The Venerable Martin Gorick, Archdeacon of Oxford


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


Martin Gorick on a new community being formed in Barton, near Oxford

Gordon Joyner on supporting schools in new communities

Pioneer Minister Ruth Maxey ‘Church Without Walls’ – Broughton, Milton Keynes.

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