The Project Steering Committee is a subcommittee of the Parochial Church Council

Sir Christopher Codrington, Bt - Chairman

The Chief Executive Officer of Navarino Services, a Global Distribution Systems and Web Reservations Management Company. He has considerable commercial experience of fundraising, having taken part in a successful campaign to raise 1m US dollars for Codrington College, a theology college in Barbados. He has also participated in fundraising initiatives for a number of start-up businesses in the UK and USA. Christopher has lived in the parish for 9 years. He has been active in the community events - incluiding being a major draw as Father Christmas in the Christmas Fayre in the church.




Rev Dr Brian Ford OBE - Project Director

An Associate Priest, Brian has led the activity that achieved the faculty for re-ordering. He is the Founding Director of the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) Ltd, Oxford, a professorial member of the Mathematical Devision, Oxford Univercity and an experienced fund raiser.




Mr Simon Salome-Bentley - Treasurer

Simon ran his own retail buisness in the past and now works in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. He has has an actice involvement with the parochial church council through much of his 20 years in Leafield, including 6 years as churchwarden, and has been involved in Project St Michael from its conception.



Rev Paul Mansel - Vicar

Before training for ministry Paul worked as a senior manager within a research and development company based in London. As the recently appointed vicar of St Michael’s Church, Leafield, part of the Forest Edge Benefice, Paul has pastoral oversight within the team which he shares with his clergy colleagues. Paul is married to Jane and they have three children.



Jamie Summers

Jamie is the Chairman of the Association for Pastoral Care in Mental Health. He has had a varied career and travels, and past experience in renovating a historic church.



Mark Waters

Mark has a background as an architect but now is a landscape gardener. His expert knowledge and practical skills are invaluable. But he is modest and retiring.

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