Building Project



Littlemore Church Project Group

David Meara, Chair, spent the first 27 years of his ministry in the Oxford Diocese, serving for part of that time on the DAC. Moved to become Rector of St Bride’s in the Diocese of London. For the last five years of his ministry he was also Archdeacon of London. Has been involved with a number of church building projects and is a member of the Victorian and Ecclesiological Societies, as well as being a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Christian Randall, Architect, is a Historic Buildings Architect whose practice, ‘Conservation Architects’, is based near Oxford. He specialises in Church work and over the last 15 years has been involved with many church projects.

Sue Aldridge, Church Representatives, was born and bred in Littlemore. Background in education and social work. Has been involved with the church in various capacities since 1996, for 16 years as churchwarden.

Andrew Smith, Community Champion. Housing management and development professional, then Director of the Gatehouse cafe for homeless people in Oxford. As churchwarden and chair of its steering group, played a leading role in The Big Project at St Luke’s Church, Canning Crescent.

Paul Baird, Fundraiser, a member of the Institute of Fundraisers, with wide experience in Trust, Statutory, Individual, Corporate and Community fundraising and a particular interest in fundraising for capital/community projects in churches.

Neil Malcolm, Treasurer, was 20 years with KPMG as a business consultant and is now a business analyst for the Oxford University Press. Neil has undertaken treasurer roles with various organisations, including the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church.

Nnamdi Obienu, Project Manager, is a Member of the Association for Project Management (MAPM) and PRINCE2. Practitioner with a background in Engineering and Project Management with experience spanning Minor Construction, Oil and Gas, IT and Business Change projects. Presently working with The Research Councils as the Project Manager.

Sarah Holmes, Communication, has been a writer for 30 years in corporate and not-for-profit sector and is currently part of the communications team for the global Christian charity CMS.

Margreet Armitstead, Priest in Charge, Incumbent since 2006, curate in Littlemore Church from 2003 – 2006. Pre-ordination background in teaching. Originally from The Netherlands. Passionate about community ministry.

Vision for our Church in Littlemore:

Our vision is to be an inclusive, seven day church that embodies the love of God in the community.

Mission Statement for the Project:

To renew Newman`s vision for the 21st Century; to transform a simple church into a spiritual, cultural and social hub, in order to serve the needs of the diverse community of Littlemore.

Our Three Values:

Openness, Creativity and Authenticity

Littlemore Parish Prayer:

Loving Lord, may your shining light fill the hearts of all who live, work and worship here in Littlemore. Amen.

Project Prayer:

Generous God, lead us with your kindly light along the path of faith and trust, as we pray for your help and resources to complete our building project, to your glory. Amen.

Read about the building project in our first edition of  ‘a littleMore conversation’ leaflet here