Revd Jason St John Nicolle

Jason was made an honorary canon of Christ Church Cathedral within the Diocese of Oxford on 27th January 2024 in recognition of distinguished service to the Church. Since training at Cuddesdon and being ordained in 2004, he has served continuously in the Oxford Diocese. In 2008 he moved to the Churn benefice after his curacy in Kidlington, serving seven parishes in the south of Oxfordshire, where he remains today.

Jason is committed to parish ministry but enjoys the new opportunities serving the church in other ways can bring. He has been part of the Diocesan Synod since 2012, and also serves as the Area Dean for the Vale of White Horse. He was a trustee of Diocesan Trustee (Oxford) Ltd for three years, and has served as an elected member of the buildings committee for several years.

Working to see communities flourish is at the heart of Jason’s work. He is chairman of Churches Together in Oxfordshire, vice-chairman of the Faringdon Learning Trust and is part of the Oxford Historic Churches Trust.

On receiving his honorary canonry, he said:

“It is a great honour. It comes with a great sense of responsibility. I look forward to the role. God’s holy spirit does not limit itself to the work of the church. I think God is calling our church to evolve and that’s exciting. The heart of my life is helping the church to cherish the best of the past together with an openness to the future and holding these two things together."