Meet the Team

the team


Paul Sparrey joined OSC as Director in January 2020. Originally from London, he now lives in Oxfordshire with his wife Rhonda and three children. Paul is an experienced youth worker, and is currently working in three secondary schools, providing in-school mentoring  and mental health support for students, equipping them to deal with a range of challenges, as well as joining the team in delivering lessons, assemblies and lunchtime groups.


Hemara Earl joined OSC as Co-director, working alongside Paul, in August 2023.  Hemara hails from Switzerland and Sri Lanka, came to Oxford as a student and never left.  Hemara brings a wealth of experience in schools work to OSC, and is passionate about sharing Jesus with teens.  She lives in Marston with husband David and six children.



Jo Curtis worked in secondary schools for 20 years before joining  OSC four years ago.  As well as leading lessons, Jo heads up our volunteer recruitment and training programme, ensuring that all of our volunteers are fully compliant with the expectations of classrooms today.  She lives in Oxford, with husband Ian, and two grown up sons. 


Our volunteers are a key part of our team.  Taking lessons in schools, supporting Christian Unions, delivering laptops to students who need support for home learning, running workshops for students going off to university, the team offer a wealth of activities.  We welcome applications from volunteers whose skills and time can support the work of Oxford Schools Chaplaincy, at any time.

Paul Sparrey


Churches around Oxford support Oxford Schools Chaplaincy with prayer, volunteers and donations. We love visiting churches and sharing our work with them.  If you would like us to visit your church, or home group, please do get in touch at

Our thanks expecially to the churches with whom we have been working this year:

Christian Life Centre

Cornerstone Church, Headington

Grace Church Kidlington

Headington Baptist Church

Kidlington Baptist Church

Magdalen Road Church

Marston Neighbourhood Church

Oxford Community Church

St Aldate's Church

St Andrew's Church

St Ebbe's Church

St Ebbe’s Headington

Trinity Church

Oxford Vineyard Church

Wheatley Community Church

Woodstock Road Baptist Church





Oxford Schools' Chaplaincy has taught lessons, established and supported Christian Unions and assisted teachers and students in the following schools, in recent years:

Cherwell School

Cheney School

Gosford Hill School

The Oxford Academy

The Swan School

Wheatley Park School

City of Oxford College

Beckley Primary

Garsington Primary

John Henry Newman School

Tyndale Primary

Wheatley Primary


OSC is funded by the generosity and support of numerous individuals, churches and trusts including Good News for Everyone (formerly Gideons UK) who gift us with Bibles to use in Christian Unions in schools.