Margreet has been priest-in-charge in St Mary and St Nicholas Church since 2006, after her three year curacy in the parish. She feels passionate about the church being the embodiment of the all embracing love of God in the whole community. Margreet grew up in a village near Amsterdam in the Netherlands where she acquired teaching qualifications in English and Dutch and an MA in English at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam. She came over to England in 1989 when she married Julian, a playwright, who currently works as a writer in residence in a prison. They lived in Hong Kong for five years where their children, Gillian and Tom, were born. In Hong Kong Margreet taught English in various settings including a Vietnamese Refugee camp. Back in the UK, Margreet did her ministerial training with the St Albans and Oxford Ministry Course, during which she had a rewarding part-time post working with brain-injured adults. Margreet loves working among the people in Littlemore, a community where life is real and diverse.
Teresa Morgan grew up in Oxford and studied classics at Cambridge, theology at Oxford, violin at the Musikhochschule in Cologne and viola at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has served as a self-supporting minister at Littlemore since she was ordained in 2002. She is also Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History at Oriel College, Oxford, and author of several academic and popular books including ‘Seasons of the Spirit’ (BRF, 2010) and ‘Every-Person Ministry’ (SPCK, 2011).
Churchwarden – Vacant
Richard Vendome was a pupil at Southfield School, Oxford (now Oxford School), and as a schoolboy was organist at St Francis’ Church, Cowley. He went on to the Royal College of Music in London before returning to Oxford with a scholarship to the Queen’s College, continuing his organ studies with James Dalton and later with Susi Jeans. He was organist of St Giles’ Church, Oxford, Exeter College and Kidlington Parish Church before coming to Littlemore in 1984 at the invitation of his friend the Vicar, the Revd David Nicholls. Richard has held British Technology Group and Leverhulme Trust research fellowships in computing at Oxford University, and in 1990 was awarded the British Computer Society medal for music software. He has taught techniques of composition and music history at Queen’s and St Hilda’s Colleges, Oxford, and in 1984 founded the Oxford Girls’ Choir (part of Oxford Youth Choirs) to give girls a similar opportunity to that provided by the historic college choirs for boys. He has performed as an organist both at home and abroad, most recently in Malta, Norway and the USA, and is editor of Spanish Netherlands Keyboard Music (1983-); his special interests include instrument making, the psychology of music, the Venetian female choral tradition (Vivaldi website), and Hildegard of Bingen (Hildegard website).
Sacristan – Barbara Kelly
Sunday School Leader – Stephanie Sawyer
I was born and grew up in Cowley, Oxford. Disillusioned with school I left at 16 and joined the Natwest Bank. I have since enjoyed a career at the front line of Banking and Finance. I’m Mum to Charlotte and Step-Mum to David. I have been leading the Sunday School since 1998 and enjoy the challenge of working with children. In the bit of spare time I get I enjoy swimming, gym, gardening and baking.
PCC Secretary – Mr Richard Comley
Revd. Margreet Armitstead (Chair)
Mrs Sue Aldridge (Church Warden)
Ms Jayne Ozanne (Treasurer)
Mr Tom Bower
Mr Michael Cook
Revd. Teresa Morgan