Rev'd Charles Draper

Revd Charles Draper
Charles became Vicar of Wolvercote and Wytham in November 2015. He was ordained in 1988. Charles was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in January 2017. He is now taking early retirement. His final service will be 28 June -St Peter’s Patronal Festival. He values the support of an excellent Team as he continues his Ministry.  Charles’ regular rest day is Friday afternoon to Saturday afternoon. Email: or tel:01865 553992.


Revd Sarah Flashman, Associate Priest

Sarah shares her time between the clergy team at Wolvercote and Wytham and chaplaincy at Wycliffe Hall where she completed a post graduate theological degree. She originally trained as a nurse in London, then spent many years in Christian ministry in Chichester with her husband Steve, initially in overseas mission then running one of the first Bishop’s Mission orders. She was ordained during this time. Steve and Sarah have five assorted children and live in Quainton where Steve is Vicar. Email: or tel: 01296 655237.

Revd Shei Crowther, Associate Priest

Revd Shei Crowther, Associate Minister

Shei was born and educated in the Forest of Dean. She trained at Homerton College, Cambridge, before moving to Oxford to teach performing arts and religious studies. During this time she brought up her family – a son and two daughters. Having received God’s call to ministry, Shei studied theology at Ripon College, Cuddesdon before serving her curacy in the Osney benefice West Oxford. She continues her connection with the Theological College, currently working as chaplain supporting both students and the College community. Shei is excited to  be part of the Ministry Team serving both Wolvercote and Wytham. Email: or tel: 01865 430704.

Revd Dr William Whyte, Associate Priest
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:

Will and Sandie Capel, Churchwardens – moved to Wolvercote in 2003. Since then St Peter’s has been their parish church even though they have ongoing commitments, in Will’s case to the Third Order Franciscans, and in Sandie’s to the Convent in Wantage.  Will was a theatrical stage manager, then a play publisher and Sandie is a retired science teacher/ deputy head of New College School. As they have many other commitments, they decided to offer a ‘job share’ and will perform the duties of Church Warden together. Their contact details are: , tel 01865 556982.

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. Address: St Peter’s Church, First Turn, Oxford OX2 8AQ Tel: 01865 236094. E-mail:

Anne Dorman – Children and Families Worker, Safeguarding Officer St Peter’s is committed to finding appropriate ways to engage, inspire and challenge our children and exploring new ways of worshipping 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.