Rev'd Charles Draper

Revd Charles Draper
Charles became Vicar of Wolvercote and Wytham in November 2015. He was ordained in 1988 and was previously Vicar of Faringdon with Little Coxwell. Charles was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in January 2017. He values the support of an excellent Team as he continues his Ministry.  Charles’ regular rest day is Friday evening to Saturday afternoon. Email: or tel:01865 553992.

Revd Shei Crowther, Associate Minister

Revd Shei Crowther, Associate Minister

Shei was raised in the Forest of Dean. She trained to teach at Homerton College, Cambridge, before moving to Oxford to begin a long and varied teaching career and raise a family. She was an ordinand at Ripon College Cuddesdon before serving a curacy in the Osney benefice from 2015-2018. In our benefice Shei mainly cares for individuals and leads worship. She combines here ministry here with chaplaincy for the residential community at Ripon College. Email: or tel: 01865 430704.

Revd Dr William Whyte, Associate Minister
A Suffolkman, William came to Oxford as a student and never left. He’s now a fellow of St John’s and full-time professor of social and architectural history. From his ordination in 2006, William combined a full time day job with work as a priest in Kidlington. He has two sons, Nahum and Jacob, with wife and historian Zoe Waxman. William joined the St Peter’s team in May 2017. Tel: 01865 277338  E-mail:

The Rev'd Viv BridgesRevd Viv Bridges, Associate Priest – retired
Viv is a long-term member of St Peter’s and served for a time as Church Warden. She was accepted for training for the Priesthood in 2002. Since her ordination as Deacon in September 2005 and subsequently as Priest, she has worked as part-time curate. Although technically retired, Viv continues to be an active member of the Ministry team.  Tel: 01865 558705  E-mail:

The Rev'd Joanna Coney

Revd Joanna Coney, Associate Priest (retired)
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 lives in Lower Wolvercote and so has returned to St Peter’s as her Parish base. Tel: 01865 556456  E-mail:


Tony LemonDr Tony Lemon is a Licensed Lay Minister at St Peter’s where he has worshiped since 1979. As a Licensed Lay Minister, Tony is authorised to preach, lead certain services and share in the pastoral care of the congregation at St Peter’s. Previously he spent ten years as a Methodist Local Preacher. Tony is an Emeritus Research Fellow in the Oxford University School of Geography and Environment and an Emeritus Fellow of Mansfield College. He specialises in the social and political geography of South and southern Africa.

Wendy Sobey – Churchwarden Wendy and husband Ian moved to Oxford in 1987, and have two sons. Before retiring in 2016, Wendy was a biochemist working in the Chemistry Department at Oxford University studying chemical mechanisms of biological reactions, and has previously developed biological assays. Both Wendy and Ian still try to play hockey, although at a more sedate pace than in previous years. E-mail:

Michael Daniell

Michael Daniell – Churchwarden 
After a career with the Oxford University Press that included living and working in Africa and the Arab World, Michael now confines his publishing to helping with The Quarterly and printing on presses in his garage and at the Story Museum. He and his family live in Wolvercote. E-mail:


Julia Goddard – Parish Administrator is responsible for a range of administration and publicity tasks crucial to the effective functioning of St Peter’s ministry and mission in Wolvercote. She also oversees printing of service sheets and reports for the Summertown-Wolvercote Church Partnership on Thursday mornings. Julia studied French at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and worked in administration and publishing for over 15 years. With husband Steve, Julia haslived in Wolvercote for around 20 years. Their children Laura and Xander are both altar servers. The Parish Office is normally open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, though this varies during school holidays. Address: St Peter’s Church, First Turn, Oxford OX2 8AQ Tel: 01865 236094

Anne Dorman – Children and Families Worker  St Peter’s is committed to finding appropriate ways to engage, inspire and challenge our children and exploring new ways of worshiping together. Anne Dorman leads a team of volunteers to plan and deliver weekly services for under-10s and Explorers outreach events throughout the year. Anne has lived in Oxford since 2004 with husband Andrew, St Peter’s Treasurer. They have two grown-up daughters and two labradors. She previously worked as a doctor in the NHS with both adults and children, and in children’s ministry at Wokingham Baptist, Ramsbury and St Andrew’s Oxford. She loves music, stories, food and getting creatively messy with colour, glitter and glue, and exploring Bible stories in ways that are fun for children.