Dorchester

Aerial view of the town of Abingdon in England, UKThe 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 & CuddesdonBicester & IslipChipping NortonDeddingtonHenleyVale of White HorseWantageWallingfordWitney and Woodstock.

The Rt Revd Gavin Collins was consecrated as the Bishop of Dorchester at a special service at Lambeth Palace in April 2021.

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The Rt Revd Gavin Collins

Bishop of Dorchester

The Rt Revd Gavin Collins was consecrated as Bishop of Dorchester at a special service at Lambeth Palace in April 2021. Gavin was previously archdeacon of the Meon in the Diocese of Portsmouth. 

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Judy French

Archdeacon of Dorchester

The Bishop of Dorchester is supported by the Archdeacon of Dorchester, the Venerable Judy French. Judy was among the first women to be ordained priest in the Church of England.

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David Tyler

Associate Archdeacon - Dorchester

The Revd Canon David Tyler was a chartered accountant before ordination and became Associate Archdeacon of Dorchester in 2020.

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Contact the Area Office

Dorchester Area Office
c/o Church House Oxford
Langford Locks
Kidlington
Oxford
OX5 1GF

01865 208 200


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