Meet the St Clement's Team
Joanna Tarassenko: Assistant Curate
Joanna joined St Clement’s in July 2021, having trained for ordination at Ridley Hall in Cambridge. She completed her thesis on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s musical theology of the Holy Spirit. Her background prior to training for ordination is in teaching theology and she has also worked in the charity sector supporting ex-offenders. She is married to Luke and they are keen gamers (among other things!). They have two children.
Beth Mead: Children and Families Worker
Beth has been our Children and Families Worker since September 2021. Before this she studied for her BA Hons in Theology at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. She has done kids work in churches in North London and in Surrey, having grown up in the latter. Beth is a massive bookworm so you will often find her reading, but she also loves Marvel movies, history, games and loves to spend quality time with her friends and family.
Colin Dobson: Parish Administration Manager
Colin is our Parish Administration Manager and is the person you will speak to, or email if you contact the Parish Office. Among many previous occupations, he has worked in accountancy, bar work, as a film extra, a photographer and as a taxi driver. He has been worshipping at St Clement’s for seven years and is a lifelong resident of Oxford. He has been enormously blessed in his life by living with two cats, who have lived to greater than the age of 21 years. A former winner of the St Clement’s Bake Off, he also writes a column for the local paper, enjoys travelling to obscure overseas destinations, walking as much as he can and believes that a man or woman can never have enough books.
Saint Clement's Church is currently in Vacancy, which means we are at the start of the recruitment process for a new Rector.