The Reverend Charles Draper has been appointed to be the next vicar in Wolvercote and Wytham. For the last 13 years he has been Vicar of Faringdon with Little Coxwell, in the Oxford Diocese. Charles completed his first degree at Durham University in 1980. He was ordained in Salisbury in 1988. As an incumbent he has had a strong involvement in schools, both primary and secondary, and has experience of training curates. Since 2013 he has been Area Dean for the Vale of White Horse Deanery. He is a keen classical musician. His wife Jane is a secondary school music teacher, and they have four sons. An announcement will follow about when Charles will start his ministry in Wolvercote and Wytham.
The Rev’d Viv Bridges, Curate
Tel: 07786 065233
Viv is a long-term member of St Peter’s and has served for a time as Church Warden. She was accepted for training for the Priesthood in 2002 and since her ordination as Deacon in September 2005 and subsequently as Priest has worked as part-time Curate here in St. Peter’s.
The Rev’d Joanna Coney, Associate Priest
Tel: 01865 556456
After completing her Curacy at St Peter’s in 1997, Jo became a member of the Oxford Diocesan Training Team. In 2004 Jo officially “retired” – and then became Diocesan LLM Adviser (Warden of Readers). In 2008 she “retired” again. She has since been elected as the Minister Provincial for the European Province of the Third Order of the Society of St Francis. She lives in Lower Wolvercote and so has returned to St Peter’s as her Parish base.
The Rev’d Dr Rob Gilbert, Associate Priest
Tel: 01865 276070
Rob is our curate-in training, and was ordained in July 2011 after training on the Oxford Ministry Course and at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. He originally studied biochemistry and is in addition a research lecturer at Oxford University, and a tutor at Magdalen College.
Other clergy who assist at St Peter’s include:
The Rev’d Tim Bravington, formerly priest in South Africa, now retired and living in North Oxford.
The Rev’d Paul Rimmer, formerly Vicar of Marston, now retired and living in Wolvercote