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. 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 is an Associate Member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion and a Supernumerary Fellow of Harris Manchester College. He is also the Chair of the St Augustine's Foundation, which supports theological education in the Anglican Communion. 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. william.lamb@universitychurch.ox.ac.uk  

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.

t. 01865 279111

e. james.crockford@universitychurch.ox.ac.uk

Associate Priest
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The Revd Charlotte Bannister-Parker is an Associate Priest of the University Church. She is also President of the Children's Radio Foundation and Oxford's Interim City Rector. 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 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. She is now studying for a Doctorate in Transformational Leadership at the School of Theology, Boston University, USA.

t. 01865 279111

e. universitychurch@ox.ac.uk

Associate Priest
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The Revd Alan Ramsey is an Associate Priest of the University Church. He was the Assistant Priest from 2013 to 2016 and 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:

The Revd Dr John Findon

The Revd Canon Bruce Kinsey, Chaplain, Fellow and Welfare Officer, Balliol College

The Revd Canon Dr Judith Maltby, Chaplain, Fellow and Dean of Welfare, Corpus Christi College

The Revd Donald Reece

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.

t. 01865 279111

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

t: 01865 279111

e: universitychurch@ox.ac.uk

Finance Officer
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Jeanne White

 

Jeanne White

t: 01865 279111

e: jeanne.white@universitychurch.ox.ac.uk

Facilities Manager
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Kevin Harris

 

Kevin Harris

t: 01865 279113

e: kevin.harris@universitychurch.ox.ac.uk

Caretaker
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Sam Bell