By working closely with our deaneries and the parishes affected by new development, the diocese has enabled the appointment of two Pioneer Ministers, supports a third and has supported the appointment of a school chaplain for Aylesbury Academy School.

Each minister is facilitating a wide-range of activities and events within the communities in which they live. Their evolving role at the heart of ‘community life’ allows them to discover new ways of ‘being church’.


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The short clips below provide insight into their work.

Archdeacon Martin Gorick    Barton, nr Headington, Oxford

Mark Bodeker    Great Western Park, Didcot

David McDougal    Newton Leys Estate, Bletchley

Sarah Sharp    Longford Park, Bodicote nr Banbury

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

Case Studies