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Father Jason Honoured

February 21, 2024

Blewbury’s rector, the Revd Jason St John Nicolle, has been made an honorary canon of Christ Church Cathedral. The award, in recognition of distinguished service to the church, was presented during a service in Oxford.

Fr Jason (3rd from right in photo) was ordained in 2004 and has spent all his time in local ministry. In 2008 he moved to the Churn benefice after his curacy in Kidlington, serving Blewbury and six other neighbouring parishes.

The awards recognise the dedication of lay and ordained people to the Diocese of Oxford and the wider church across a variety of areas of ministry and mission. This includes roles supporting theological education in the worldwide Anglican Communion, the deaf and hard of hearing in the diocese, and community organising and church growth.

Speaking on his installation as honorary canon, Fr Jason 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.”