Clergy and Staff

Ministry Team
Vicar
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William Lamb

 

The Revd Dr William Lamb is the Vicar of the University Church. A graduate of Balliol College, he was ordained in 1995 and served as a parish priest in South Yorkshire before working in higher education. From 2005 until 2010, he was a Canon Residentiary of Sheffield Cathedral. In 2010, he became the Vice-Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge, and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, where he taught New Testament Studies. He returned to Oxford in 2017. He is an Associate Member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion and a Supernumerary Fellow of Harris Manchester College. He enjoys music, travel writing, regular trips to see family in France, and looking after a rather anarchic labrador called Fenton.

t. 01865 279114

e. vicar@universitychurch.ox.ac.uk

Associate Vicar
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Simon Thorn (temp)

 

The Revd Dr Simon Thorn is the Associate Vicar at the University Church. After training as a neuroscientist at the University of Bristol, Simon became a secondary school teacher. In 2009, he was ordained by the Bishop of Oxford after part-time training on the Oxford Ministry Course at Ripon College, Cuddesdon. In 2011, after 14 years at Radley College as Head of Biology, PSHE, and latterly Head of Science, he was appointed Chaplain of Downe House, where he also taught biology, and became an Associate Curate in the Hermitage Team. He continued to serve as an Associate Priest during school vacations. In 2015, he was appointed Dean of Chapel at Winchester College. In addition to these responsibilities, Simon is a Chaplain (SCC) RNR and District Chaplain for Wessex Sea Cadets, Chaplain to UGLE (United Grand Lodge of England), an Honorary Chaplain of Winchester Cathedral, Chaplain to the Winchester branch of the Prayer Book Society and Foundation Governor of Cold Ash St Mark's C.E. Primary School. His wife, Rachel, is a freelance editor. She read French at the Queen's College and sang in its chapel choir. Their 21-year-old daughter is a musician. Their hobbies are gardening, making and listening to music and walking their three whippets.

t. 01865 279146

e. simon.thorn@universitychurch.ox.ac.uk 

Associate Priest
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The Revd Charlotte Bannister-Parker is an Associate Priest of the University Church. While based at St Mary's, Charlotte has been the Bishop of Oxford's Adviser for Overseas Programmes and Catechist at Exeter College. Prior to ordination, she worked as an Associate Producer of documentaries on development and environmental issues and co-founded the charity Learning for Life which supports education programmes in Asia. She is also a trustee of the Children's Radio Foundation. She has a BA from Durham University, an MA from the Centre of Overseas Research and Development in Durham University and a BA in Contextual Theology. A self-supporting minister, Charlotte is now studying for a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership at the School of Theology, Boston University, USA. She is also a Visiting Fellow at St Benet's Hall.

t. 01865 279111

e. admin@universitychurch.ox.ac.uk

Associate Priest
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Laurence Price 2

 

The Revd Laurence Price is an Associate Priest of the University Church. Laurence read Classics at Exeter College before training as a barrister. In 2014, he began training for the ministry at Westcott House, Cambridge, where he completed the BTh. Ordained in 2016, he served his title near Grimsby in the Diocese of Lincoln. In 2019, he served as the Interim Chaplain at the Queen's College. Laurence is married to Katherine, who currently serves as the Chaplain of the Queen's College. 

t. 01865 279143

e. laurence.price@queens.ox.ac.uk 

Associate Priest
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The Revd Alan Ramsey is an Associate Priest of the University Church. A self-supporting minister, he is now co-director of a design company. Prior to ministry training at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, Alan worked in the branding industry in London. He has an MA in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art. He also has an MA in Creative Writing and a BA in Interior Design.

t. 01865 279111

e. alan.ramsey@universitychurch.ox.ac.uk

Associated Clergy

We are grateful for the support and assistance of a number of clergy who have other roles in the city:

 

Churchwardens
Churchwarden
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Megan

 

Megan Roper

Churchwarden
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Nicholas Hardyman

Deputy Churchwarden
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Margaret Chaundy

 

Margaret Chaundy

Deputy Churchwarden
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David Barr

Church Staff
Administrator
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Sarah Ockwell

t: 01865 279110

e: admin@universitychurch.ox.ac.uk

Operations Manager
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Communications, Learning & Outreach Officer
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Ana-Maria Niculcea
Shop Manager
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Adam Hardiman is the manager of the University Church Gift Shop. 

T: 01865 279113

E: adam.hardiman@universitychurch.ox.ac.uk

Finance Officer
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Jeanne White
Facilities Manager
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Kevin Harris
Caretaker
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