Revd Stephen Griffiths took up the post of Team Rector in September 2018. He was previously Team Rector of the Cherwell Valley Benefice and the Rural Dean of Bicester and Islip in the Diocese of Oxford. He is married to Cally, and they have two young children, Jonathan and Alexander. Stephen grew up in south Derbyshire, near Burton upon Trent, went to school at Twycross in Leicestershire, trained for ordination at Ridley Hall in Cambridge, served a curacy in Derby, and was a vicar and rural dean in Cumbria before moving to Oxfordshire. When not busy with church work he enjoys exploring the countryside, visiting historic places, growing food, playing music (piano and organ), and cooking.