Aerial view of the town of Abingdon in England, UKThe Dorchester episcopal area covers a great deal of Oxfordshire, apart from the City of Oxford. It extends from the Cotswolds in the west all the way down to Henley-on-Thames.

The deaneries in the Dorchester Area are AbingdonAston & CuddesdonBicester & IslipChipping NortonDeddingtonHenleyVale of White HorseWantageWallingfordWitney and Woodstock.

The Rt Revd Gavin Collins was consecrated as the Bishop of Dorchester at a special service at Lambeth Palace in April 2021.

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The Rt Revd Gavin Collins

Bishop of Dorchester

The Rt Revd Gavin Collins was consecrated as Bishop of Dorchester at a special service at Lambeth Palace in April 2021. Gavin was previously archdeacon of the Meon in the Diocese of Portsmouth. 

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David Tyler

Archdeacon of Dorchester

The Venerable David Tyler was a chartered accountant before ordination and became Associate Archdeacon of Dorchester in 2020. David was collated as Archdeacon of Dorchester in March 2023, following the retirement of the Ven Judy French.


Jane Haslam

Associate Archdeacon of Dorchester

The Revd Preb Jane Haslam took up the post of Associate Archdeacon to support the Venerable David Tyler in July 2023. Jane was previously Rector of the Alfred Jewel benefice in the Diocese of Bath and Wells. 



Contact the Area Office

Dorchester Area Office
c/o Church House Oxford
Langford Locks

01865 208 200

Page last updated: Wednesday 9th August 2023 11:45 AM

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