We have a new Vicar Southmead!

St Stephen’s Church are delighted to announce that Revd. Jon Roberts has been appointed as the new Vicar of St Stephen’s Southmead.

Jon and his family will move to Southmead in October 2019 and his collation service will be at St Stephen’s on Monday 25th November 2019 at 7.30pm, when everyone is welcome to attend.

Jon came to faith whilst a student at Reading University, working at the Chaplaincy there for a year after graduation. He then worked for two years at a charity called Christian Community Action, whilst exploring the idea of becoming a vicar.

Jon trained for ministry at Ripon College Cuddesdon, in Oxford, before beginning his curacy in the Dorchester Team Ministry in Oxfordshire. Jon is originally from Taunton in Somerset and also spent two years living in Bristol prior to University – so he’s relishing a move back to the West Country!

A huge thanks again to everyone who has been so supportive throughout the vacancy and interview process.

Any questions, please do get in touch with Rachel by emailing: enquiriesststephenssouthmead@gmail.com.

Otherwise let’s look forward to welcoming Jon, his wife Rachel and their two sons as they get ready to move and make Southmead their home.