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Our Team

 
Leon Catallo1   stuart
Leon Catallo
Priest-in-charge
  Stuart Donaldson
Music Director & Organist

Leon has been interim minister at All Saints since July 2021. He was ordained in Exeter Cathedral and served his curacy at the Minster Church of St Andrew, Plymouth. He is married to Charlotte and they have a young daughter, Elanor. They have been friends of All Saints since arriving in Oxford in 2018 to work at St Ebbe's in Headington. Before his ordination he worked in finance and did degrees in both Natural Sciences and Theology.
You may see him in the park walking Hobbit, their lively Jack Russell. He enjoys reading, watching Arsenal, playing bridge, and all things JRR Tolkien or CS Lewis related.
 
Stuart was born in St Andrews, Fife and grew up in Leven, some ten miles down the coast. As an undergraduate he studied music at Reading University, conducting the university opera society in works by Offenbach, Verdi and Donizetti.
After graduating Stuart began working in the BBC Gramophone Library's cataloguing department as their classical music and, later, opera specialist. At this time he was organist of St. Gabriel's, Cricklewood and also played bassoon for the orchestra of All Souls', Langham Place in their services and Prom Praise events.
     
     
James Larminie   Janet Marx 400 by 400
James Larminie
Churchwarden & Licensed Lay Minister
  Janet Marx
Churchwarden

James 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.
 
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. 
     
     
Christine Tucker   Glassons
Christine Tucker
Licensed Lay Minister
 
Treasurer

Christine 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, and 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 many occasions to wear her blue scarf yet. Originally Christine worked professionally as a research chemist, and then took advantage of a late ‘gap decade’ to study Missions & Theology abroad. After returning to the UK she trained in Accounting. Together with a friend, she co-founded Project Shoebox Oxford in 2014. She also 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.
 
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.
     
     
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Vivienne Larminie
Choir secretary
  Charlotte Catallo
Children's coordinator

Vivienne Larminie is the administrator of the choir and collaborates with the organist/music director in suggesting hymns and anthems to fit the themes of services, and in other musical activities. She sings soprano.

A historian of 17th century religion, politics and migration, she is married to James Larminie
 
Charlotte organises the children's activities at All Saints. 
Before having a daughter in 2019, Charlotte was a teacher at the Dragon School in Oxford teaching Latin, Ancient Greek, and Religious Studies; before that she taught at Beachborough School in Brackley. She has a degree in Classics from Cambridge University. She is now a full-time Mum. Charlotte's passions outside of Church are her family, music and education. 
     
     
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Peter Boulton-Lea
Honorary Associate Priest
  Brigid Crofton
PCC Vice Chair

Peter, 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.

 

Brigid, our PCC vice-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. 
     
     
Valerie Boulter resize 2021   Emma
Valerie Boulter
Sacristan
  Emma Steane
Parish Safeguarding Officer

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.
 
Emma is married to Andrew and has three children in their teens and early twenties.  They all enjoy family camping holidays and playing board games.  Emma works as an HR Administrator and has lived in Headington for the last 20 years.  
Emma describes herself as a 'Jack of all trades', taking an interest in many different things as a keen amateur!  She has played the French horn since childhood and continues to play in local groups.  She also enjoys singing in All Saints Choir on a Sunday.  She spends a lot of time keeping her garden in a sort of tidy wild state, sharing it with local wildlife. She aims to plant a tree or a new hedge at least once a year in the hope of attracting birds and butterflies.  Other interests include sewing, crochet, knitting and attempting cryptic crosswords.  She is involved with the children's work at All Saints and loves to meet friends for coffee.
 

Planning your Visit

A Warm Welcome

We welcome everyone to our Sunday services - whether you are sure you believe, sure you don't believe or not sure either way!

We are a Church of England parish church in the central area of Headington, Oxford.

Our worship is traditional, joyful and friendly. You can read more about how we worship here

We celebrate communion every week. All who profess belief in the Lord Jesus Christ and who have been baptised are cordially invited to participate with us in the Lord’s Supper.

Where and When

We meet at the Church Building (details here) for our Sunday Service starting at 10am. When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our sidespersons who will give you a service booklet, a bulletin and a hymn book.

You are welcome to join in as much as you like - or just to listen quietly if you prefer.

There is no need to book.

We serve refreshments after the service.  We would love for you to join us. 

Come as you are 


You will find people in t-shirts and jeans and others in suits and dresses. Come in whatever you find most comfortable.

You are equally welcome to wear a mask or not.
 

Accessibility

There is wheelchair access (via the south door), and a sound loop for anyone who needs it. Please let one of the Welcome Team know on your arrival and they will help you to get set up. There is an accessible toilet at the west end of the church.

What about my kids?

We welcome children at all our services and we encourage them to participate in our worship. Of course, we understand that babies and young children sometimes need a break - so we have a children's corner at the back where parents can take children when necessary.

There are also often activities put on for children during the sermon.

But please don’t worry if your little ones make some noise. No-one in the congregation will mind. Quite the opposite! (the vicar's daughter is one of the loudest...)       

 
Get in touch with us
If you would like to discuss your visit - or come and see the church beforehand - you are more than welcome! Get in touch and we can arrange a time that suits you.
 
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We hope that whoever you are, you will feel at home at our church.

Best Wishes