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 becoming the Anglican Chaplain to the University of Sheffield, where he taught biblical studies. In 2010, he became the Vice-Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge, and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, before returning to Oxford in 2017. He enjoys music, travel writing, regular trips to see family in France, and looking after a rather anarchic labrador called Fenton.

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Assistant Priest
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James Crockford

 

The Revd James Crockford is the Assistant Priest of the University Church. He originally read Music at the University of Nottingham, and trained for the ministry at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He read Theology at Trinity Hall, where he also completed an MPhil prior to ordination. A saxophonist, he has played in a number of big bands and jazz ensembles as well as solo recital projects. James has published a number of articles on the relationship between performing music and the life of faith. He enjoys running, hiking and daily walks with his beagle, Benny. He is an Honorary Chaplain at Magdalen College.

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Associate Priest
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The Revd Charlotte Bannister-Parker

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Associate Priest
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The Revd Alan Ramsey

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Ministerial Assistant
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Esther Brazil

 

Esther Brazil is the Ministerial Assistant of the University Church. After graduating from Oxford, where she was a choral scholar at The Queen’s College and read Philosophy and Theology, she studied at the Royal Academy of Music and graduated with an MA with Distinction. She is a professional singer.

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e. esther.brazil@universitychurch.ox.ac.uk

Churchwardens
Churchwarden
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Megan Roper

 

Megan Roper

Churchwarden
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Nicholas Hardyman

 

Nicholas Hardyman

Deputy Churchwarden
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Sarah Mortimer

 

Sarah Mortimer

Deputy Churchwarden
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Margaret Chaundy

 

Margaret Chaundy

Deputy Churchwarden
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David Barr

Church Staff
Administrator & Events Manager
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Ana-Maria Niculcea

 

Ana-Maria Niculcea

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Finance Officer
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Jeanne White

 

Jeanne White

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Facilities Manager
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Kevin Harris

 

Kevin Harris

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Caretaker
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Sam Bell