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.

Joanna Tarassenko - Associate Curate

Joanna joined St Clement’s in July 2021, having trained for ordination at Ridley Hall in Cambridge. She is currently completing 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!).


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.


Children and Families Worker - Vacancy

We are seeking to appoint a new Children and Families Worker.  Job description is available  here and application form here.



Heather McCallum 

Heather is our Parish Administrator and is the person 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 loves being a granny.

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