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The Rev’d Dr Mark Butchers

The Rev’d Dr Mark Butchers, Vicar (2005 – March 2015)

Mark has been appointed as the next Archdeacon of Barnstaple in North Devon in the Exeter Diocese. He left St Peter’s following a moving service on 8 March. We hold Mark and Hilary in our prayers as they to move to their new home.

Mark joined us in April 2005 following six years as Chaplain and Director of Studies for Theology at Keble College, Oxford. After training at Chichester Theological College, he was curate of two urban parishes in London at Chelsea and Mitcham. He then served as Rector of four rural parishes in mid-Devon for six years, before moving to Keble College.

Go to OVER THE HORIZON to read about Mark’s visits to our Link Parish of St Chad’s, Taung, South Africa, see the work of Christian Aid in India and some of the work supported by St Peter’s in Sri Lanka.

The Rev'd Viv Bridges

The Rev’d Viv Bridges

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

The Rev’d Joanna Coney

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.

Rev'd Dr Rob Gilbert

The Rev’d Dr Rob Gilbert

The Rev’d Dr Rob Gilbert, Curate in Training

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