Meet the St Clement's Team
Rachel Gibson - Rector
Rachel Gibson has been Rector at St Clement’s Church in Oxford since July 2015.
Previously she was Associate Vicar at St Andrew’s Church, Chorleywood, and before that was Curate at Christ Church, Chorleywood. Before ordination, Rachel worked for 17 years in a variety-filled Civil Service career; and has studied (at different times!) physics, for an MBA, and theology. Rachel is married to Mark, and enjoys nothing better than a day in the company of friends and family.
Rachel is on a three month sabbatical and will return to her role as Rector in early August.
Philip Lockley - Curate
Philip Lockley has been Curate at St Clement’s since July 2017. Before training for ordination in Durham, he was a tutor and researcher in theology and history in the University of Oxford. He knows what it’s like to be a student for too long; and he has considerable experience as an exhausted parent. Philip is married to Ruth, and they have two small, Lego-obsessed boys easily audible in church.
Dave Burt - Youth Worker
Dave has been our Youth Worker since August 2017. He grew up down the road in High Wycombe and after completing a degree in Youth Work and Theology at Oasis College in July 2017, he married Jess in August and they moved to Abingdon a few weeks later! Dave loves sport, especially rugby and tennis, films, music, travelling and food (lots of it!) Dave can usually be found in The Mish, our youth venue, where our young people enjoy a whole range of great activities.
Freya Sidhu - Children and Families Worker
Freya moved to Oxford from the Isle of Wight with her husband, pre-school age twins and their labrador in 2018. Freya is an Environmental Forensics graduate but has spent her career with young people and families. Her office is at The Mish, but she is more often elsewhere enjoying the company of children!
Theresa Gray - Licensed Lay Minister
Theresa has been a member of St. Clement’s since 1989.
She is a Licensed Lay Minister with a particular care for the older members of our congregation and community, valuing their contribution and ensuring that the interests of those in their third age are well represented. Theresa also offers bereavement support. She is a member of the team that runs regular CAP Money courses and is a Trustee of two local charities with connections to St. Clement’s.
Her interests include walking, art, geology, travel and tapestry.
Heather is our Parish Administrator and is is the one you will speak to or email if you contact the Parish Office. When not in the office, Heather enjoys spending time with people, particularly over a mug of coffee or out for a walk. She is married to Richard, and is both excited and overwhelmed at the prospect of becoming a grandma later this year.