Adam de Brome was one of the major donors to the Church, stepping in to help fund the building of the library. King Edward II rewarded him by granting to him and his college in 1326 the right to choose the vicar for St Mary’s. Adam de Brome himself was rector of St Mary's, a post which changed to vicar shortly after his tenure. The strong link between Oriel and St Mary’s was forged at this time, and continues today. Naturally Adam de Brome was buried here in the church, and his tomb can still be seen in the chapel that bears his name.