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.




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 is the Office and Volunteers' Administrator, having joined OSC in 2019. A former secondary teacher, Jo had a second career in administration, and enjoys combining the two in her work at OSC.  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


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

Gosford Hill School

Oxford Spires Academy

The Oxford Academy

The Swan School

City of Oxford College

Wheatley Park School

Beckley Primary

Garsington Primary

Wheatley Primary

Wolvercote 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.