Meet the People

Vicar

The Revd Sarah Sharp joined us as our vicar in September 2013. Ordained priest in 2001 she was previously a primary school teacher for 8 years and remains involved with education as a governor in our Church School, Bishop Loveday. She enjoys travelling, scrapbooking, theatre, reading and swimming.

Associate Minister

The Revd Brian Gardner has lived in Bodicote for many years. Originally from Stratford-on-Avon, he came to Banbury, and to Bodicote Church, in 1973. He has been, successively, sidesman, churchwarden and licensed lay minister. In 2004 he was ordained and has since served the church as a self-supporting Associate Priest. Brian worked for 39 years as a Biomedical Scientist in the NHS, 34 of them at Banbury’s Horton General Hospital. His hobbies are music and reading.

Licensed Lay Minister

Elizabeth Smith moved into the parish in 2011, having previously lived and worked in North Yorkshire. Lay ministry is a voluntary role and Liz is actively involved in many aspects of our church life. She is an artist by profession and a keen bellringer.

Church Wardens

We would usually have two church wardens but currently Claire Roberts is our only one, the other position being vacant.

Parochial Church Council (PCC)

The PCC meet regularly to discuss various aspects of the running of the church and the strengthening of the Christian community in the parish. It consists of the vicar, church wardens, deanery synod representatives, the treasurer and elected members.

We also have a Gift Aid officer, who assists the treasuer, a safe guarding officer and an administrator.

Volunteers

We rely heavily on volunteers who help with, and enrich, most aspects of church life. Many take on multiple roles, for which we are extremely grateful.