The Diocese of Oxford is divided into four smaller ‘episcopal Areas’, each overseen by their own Area Bishop. The Bishop of Dorchester is the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher.

The Dorchester Episcopal Area covers a great deal of Oxfordshire, apart from the City of Oxford. It extends from the Cotswolds in the west all the way down to Henley-on-Thames.

The deaneries in the Dorchester Area are: AbingdonAston & Cuddesdon, Bicester & Islip, Chipping Norton, Deddington, Henley, Vale of White Horse,  WantageWallingfordWitney and Woodstock.

Mission Action Plan for the Dorchester Archdeaconry

Colin Fletcher

Bishop of Dorchester

The Bishop of Dorchester is the Rt Revd Colin Fletcher OBE. He has been Bishop of Dorchester since 2000. He recently announced that he will retire in 2020.

Judy French

Archdeacon of Dorchester

The Bishop of Dorchester is supported by the Archdeacon of Dorchester, the Venerable Judy French. Other colleagues also provide specialist advice and support in the Area of Dorchester.

David Tyler

David Tyler

Associate Archdeacon of Dorchester

The Bishop and Archdeacon are both assisted by the Associate Archdeacon of Dorchester, Revd Canon David Tyler.

DeddingtonChipping NortonWitneyVale of White HorseAbingdonWoodstockBicester and IslipWantageWallingfordAston and CuddesdonHenley