Rev. Eddie Márquez-Picón

Eddie joined St. John's in March 2008 after having ministered in Oxford, Reading, New Malden - London, Bradfield, Bucklebury and Stanford Dingley.  Before coming to the UK in 1988, Eddie was pastor for a few churches in Lima, Peru, which is where his calling to follow the Lord came.

He is married to Elizabeth they have three children and 6 grandchildren.

In September, Eddie took an absence of leave/sabbatical so that he could complete a pilgrimage, walking from the borders of France and Spain (Roncesvaux) to Santiago de Compostela.  You can discover his travels by reading his blog,

Our Vision & Values

St. John's, together with many churches in the Diocese of Oxford, has adopted the vision of the Living Faith for the Future:


Their vision was "the transformation of all human life under God. The purpose is to join with God in creating a caring, sustainable and growing Christian presence in every part of the Diocese of Oxford, enabling every Christian and every Christian community to live and share the love of God, seen in the life of Jesus Christ."

The Living Faith vision offers five priorities: Sustaining the Sacred Centre, Making Disciples, Making a Difference in the World, Creating Vibrant Christian Communities, and Shaping Confident, Collaborative Leadership.

For more information, please visit the Diocese of Oxford site.  You can also download the Living Faith for the Future leaflet here.

Our Church Support Team

In addition to the PCC, St. John's is supported by:

  • Administrator: Jackie Trick
  • Verger: Lorna Godwin
  • Family Worker: Lynn Parish
  • Prayer Line: Pauline Cadman
  • Pastoral Care: Marion Lander
  • Electoral Roll and Church Membership: Warwick Fry
  • Street & Rail Pastor: Pat Almond

We are also supported by all of our group leaders.  Discover our groups here.