Church Office Holders and Ministers

This list is in alphabetical order of Christian name.

Brigid Crofton
PCC Vice Chair and acting PCC chair.

Brigid Crofton our PCC vice-chair, and thus acting PCC chair, was born and brought up in Devon, then trained in Institutional Management in Gloucester and Cambridge, followed by teaching English for a year in a school in Switzerland. With her husband and three children she lived for 16 years in Malawi. Returning to England, Brigid lived in Winchester for 32 years where, sadly, her husband Mel died in 2003.

In 1983 she began working for UNICEF HQ in London, visiting Ethiopia in 1984 during the famine and subsequently several other countries. She finished her time with UNICEF as Vice-Chair of the UK Board of Trustees for seven years, for which service she received the OBE. Coming to live in Headington in 2005 and being a member of the All Saints’ congregation is a continuing pleasure. 

Christine Tucker
Licensed Lay Minister

Christine Tucker was first licensed as a Lay Minister in the Anglican Diocese of Saskatchewan in the 1990s. After returning to the UK in 2001 she settled in Oxfordshire, but only transferred her licence to the Diocese of Oxford in 2020. Unfortunately, this coincided with the Covid19 outbreak and the closure of churches for public worship, so she has not had much occasion to wear her new blue scarf yet.

Originally Christine worked professionally as a research chemist, and then took advantage of a late ‘gap decade’ to study Theology abroad. After returning to the UK she trained in Accounting, and has been working on a freelance basis for the past 18 months.  Together with a friend, she co-founded Project Shoebox Oxford in 2014. Also she volunteers with various organisations in and around Oxford, including Churches Together in Headington and the Headington Fairtrade Shop.  Her ministry interests are focused on supporting and encouraging people in their faith, whether by teaching, preaching, social justice activities, or ecumenical events.  

Janet Marx

Janet Marx (also known as Burton) is a mediaeval historian who now teaches part-time at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Lampeter, a small town in West Wales. She is married to William whom she met when they were both postgraduate students at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York. From York they moved to Wales where they spent most of their careers.

Their migration to Oxford was a gradual one, but since 2017 they have been firmly rooted in Highfield, where they are delighted to have found the fellowship and friendship of All Saints. 

James Larminie
Churchwarden & Licensed Lay Minister

James Larminie has been worshipping at All Saints’ Church since 1980, and been a Licensed Lay Minister since 1987. He is an electrical engineer by trade, and before retiring a few years ago he worked as a school teacher, in industry, and for a good while as a lecturer at nearby Oxford Brookes University. He helps lead our services of worship, preaching sometimes, but is also a practical person, and does many jobs around church with drill or voltmeter. In this capacity he is the main person who keeps Church House running smoothly. Since 2019 James has also been churchwarden. His family, which now includes grand-children, occupies much of his attention, especially a particularly delightful grandson with special needs.

John Glasson

John and Carol Glasson are Lancastrians who came to Oxford, for a couple of years, over 50 years ago. John is the Hon Treasurer, and member of the PCC, Church House Management Committee, Stewardship Committee and Social Committee (heavy lifting section). He was previously Head of the School of Planning, and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) at Oxford Brookes University. He is now Professor Emeritus at Oxford Brookes, and works part-time on research and writing.

Carol is cochair of the Social Committee, editor of the weekly bulletin (in normal times), and co-ordinator of our Ride and Stride and Christian Aid activities. Carol also worked at Oxford Brookes in the Computer Department, and then as outpatient travel organiser at the Sobell House Hospice.

Julian Littlewood

Julian Littlewood, our organist, has played at All Saints’ since 1993, while still at school. He was an Organ Scholar at St Peter’s College, Oxford, where he achieved a First Class BA degree in Music. He went on to undertake a Master’s in Music Theory and Analysis, followed by a PhD in Music Analysis, both at King’s College, London.

Julian has played a significant part in the Oxford music scene for over twenty years, playing for many choirs, including the Summertown Choral Society. He has played in most Oxford colleges and many churches. Julian works for Oxford University Press and also undertakes the production and printing of the All Saints' monthly parish magazine

Leon Catallo
Interim Minister from July 2021

Leon Catallo, our Interim Minister, was ordained in Exeter Cathedral in 2015 and served his curacy at the Minster Church of St Andrew, Plymouth. He is married to Charlotte and their daughter, Elanor, was born on Christmas Day 2019. They have been friends of All Saints since arriving in Headington in 2018. Before his ordination he worked in the City of London and did degrees in both Natural Sciences and Theology.

You may see him in the park walking Hobbit, their lively Jack Russell. He enjoys the gym, watching Arsenal, playing bridge, and all things JRR Tolkien or CS Lewis related.

Peter Boulton-Lea
Associate Priest

Peter Boulton-Lea, our associate priest, was ordained at Portsmouth Cathedral in 1972, subsequently serving in the Dioceses of Durham, Chelmsford, Guildford and Sheffield. He is a former Rural Dean of Doncaster; since his retirement to Oxford he has served as an honorary Assistant Priest at All Saints’ and, at the start of the Interregnum was co-opted onto the PCC. He has played a pivotal role in the quick return to services after the lockdown. He currently helps in the Marie Curie and Helen and Douglas charity shops, and once a month takes a mid-week service at Holy Trinity.

Thirty years ago Peter donated bone marrow which saved the life of Mark Cowan, a five year old boy living in Newcastle suffering from aplastic anaemia. They have remained friends ever since and recently celebrated a 30 year reunion, Peter also attended Mark’s graduation at Northumbria University.

Valerie Boulter
PCC Secretary

Oxford born Valerie has been a member of All Saints' since 1991, when she left 30 years of Sunday School teaching at Holy Trinity Headington Quarry. Since then she has served on the PCC and was a representative to the Cowley Deanery Synod. She took over the leadership role of 3rd Headington Guides in Oct 1991, and is now of member of the Kidlington Trefoil Guild. Her life long association with the British Red Cross Society has led her to training people in First Aid and Home Nursing in many different fields of work, and she has been awarded life membership of the BRCS.

Valerie worked at the Nuffield Press Ltd, Lord Nuffield's printing company in Cowley, for 44 years before her retirement. As well as serving on the PCC she is an Honorary Sacristan for the church and co-ordinates the flower arranging in church when it is open for public services.

Updated March 2021