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TRUSTEES AND PATRONS

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

You can email the trustees at info@oxfordschoolschaplaincy.org

Kenneth MacRitchie

Kenneth MacRitchie, Chairman, had a long career as an international finance lawyer with major law firms. He now combines consultancy and non-executive positions with charity work including Chair of Christians in Sport, Thames Valley Partnership and governor of an Oxford senior school. He is married with three grown up children and has lived in Oxford for 30 years. He is an active member of his local Church of England.

                                Frances Down

Frances Down, Treasurer, is a teacher of physics at an Oxford secondary school. She has taught in many different types of schools. She has spent time working for churches and has experience of the administration and financial aspects of charities. She has lived in Oxford since 1984, is married with 3 children, and regularly attends St Andrew’s Church, North Oxford.

  Moira Dorey

Moira Dorey is an environmental consultant and an active member of Woodstock Road Baptist Church. She has brought up 3 children in Oxford, has been a governor in Oxford state schools for over 10 years and is now a trustee of the River Learning Trust who run several of Oxford’s secondary schools. She is driven by the desire for all students to know Christianity as a living faith open to everyone.

  Revd Ian Fry

Revd Ian Fry is the Families Minister of St Ebbe's Church Oxford having previously been the Pastor of Christ Church, Fetcham and the Director of Youth and Children’s ministry at Oak Hill College. After teaching history for 13 years in state secondary education he became a Schools Worker, set up and led the Oak Hill Youth and Children’s Training course and pastored a church in Surrey.

  Revd Dan Heyward

Revd Dan Heyward is Vicar of St Andrew’s Church, North Oxford – a church with a passion for young people and desire to see the Christian faith described faithfully and compellingly in the public sphere. With many teaching staff and educationalists in the congregation, the church sees support for OSC as an important part of their ministry and mission. Dan also acts as an independent listener for a local independent school. Dan and his family were in Oxford from 2004 to 2011 before returning in his current role in 2016.

  Revd Charlie Kerr

Revd Charlie Kerr is Chaplaincy Advisor to The Diocese of Oxford, which serves over 283 Church of England schools in the Diocese. This role entails helping to develop sustainable and contextually relevant chaplaincy in as many of these schools as possible, but his primary focus at the moment is on establishing chaplaincy in the 12 Diocesan Secondary Schools. He is an experienced RE teacher, having worked in this capacity for 17 years, and he is also ordained and was a school Chaplain for 14 years, latterly at St Edward’s School in North Oxford. He has a passion for working with young people and helping them to discover Christian faith in an increasingly secular world.

  Mandy Myatt

Mandy Myatt and her husband Andrew have lived in Oxford since they were married. Together they have led the Oxford Vineyard Church for 23 years. Mandy is committed to bringing life to the Oxford community in many varied ways and sees the role of the Oxford Schools Chaplaincy as vital to this. The Myatt’s four boys have all been educated in the Oxford schools system. Mandy has worked as a Teaching Assistant and is also a qualified rowing coach with an Oxford-based community sculling school which brings her into contact with children from 10-18, all attending local schools.

PATRONS

Rt Rev Dr Steven Croft, The Bishop of Oxford

The Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft read classics and theology at Worcester College, Oxford and went on to study for the priesthood in Durham at Cranmer Hall, St John’s College. He was consecrated Bishop of Sheffield in 2009 and Bishop of Oxford in 2016. Bishop Steven can be found on Facebook (Bishop Steven Croft) and Twitter (@Steven_Croft). His blog can be found at www.blogs.oxford.anglican.org.

“Oxford Schools' Chaplaincy (OSC) have worked hard to complement various parts of the curriculum and are an essential resource for those teaching R.E in Oxford. They also have the added benefit of having the support of a large number of Oxford churches. I wholeheartedly recommend them."
- Rt Rev Steven Croft The Bishop of Oxford

DR EWAN MCKENDRICK

Dr Ewan McKendrick is Registrar of the University of Oxford. He was a Professor of English Private Law in the University and was previously Professor of English Law at University College London. He is a Queen’s Counsel (Honoris Causa) and practiced as a barrister at 3 Verulam Buildings, Gray’s Inn. Prior to being appointed as Registrar he was a Pro—Vice-Chancellor in the University and was also Chair of the Law Board.  You can visit his website at https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/people/ewan-mckendrick

“In a work where the misunderstanding of religion is the cause of much conflict, it is essential that we educate the next generation so that they can understand and explore the meaning of faith and its implications for life.”
- Dr Ewan McKendrick