Our Clergy

The Reverend J. E. Cocke M.A., Vicar - Retired
The Rev. James Cocke (known as Jim) was Vicar of All Saints’ from 1957 until January 2020, a record in the Church of England. 

He has moved to a retirement home in Dorset to be nearer to family, including four children, ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. However he is still keeping busy, giving talks to other residents and taking some services!

Honorary Assistant Priest

The Reverend P. J. Boulton-Lea, B.A.

A brief biography of Peter will be available shortly. 

Honorary Assistant Priest

The Rev. Canon B. Dagnall, MA, B.Sc., CSCI, C.Chem., MRSC, A.K.C. 

Unfortunately we do not have a brief biography from Canon Dagnall, so provided a quote from a Latin version of "The Hobbit" as an amusing interim measure. This has been removed as some people have interpreted it as elitist.

Licensed Lay Minister

Mr. James Larminie, B.Sc.
I have been worshipping at All Saints Church since 1980, and been a Licensed Lay Minister since 1987. Professionally I am an engineer, and have worked in industry, and for a good while as a lecturer at nearby Oxford Brookes University. 

I help lead our services of worship, preach sometimes, but am also a very practical person, and do many jobs around church with drill or voltmeter as well as in the LLM blue scarf.  My family, which now includes grand-children, occupies much of my attention, as well as cycling, which I do both to get about and for fun.

Licensed Lay Minister

Miss R. C. Tucker.
I was first licensed as a Lay Minister in the Anglican Diocese of Saskatchewan in the 1990's, after returning to the UK in 2001 I recently transferred this to the Diocese of Oxford. 

Unfortunately this coincided with the Covid19 outbreak and the closure of churches for public worship, so I have not had an occasion to wear my new blue scarf yet!  Originally I worked professionally as a research chemist, and then took advantage of a late gap year / decade to study Theology. After returning to the UK I trained in Accounting, and have been working on a freelance basis for the past 18 months.

My ministry interests are focused on supporting and encouraging people in their faith, whether by teaching, preaching, or social justice activities. 

June 2020