Director of Ecumenical Mission
Canon John Robertson was appointed as the first Director of Ecumenical Mission for the Mission Partnership in 2012. Previously, he served as Vicar of Grove in Oxfordshire and Area Dean of Wantage, as Anglican Chaplain to the University of York and was a curate at St John the Evangelist in Kenilworth. Prior to training for the ministry at Ridley Hall and Trinity College, Cambridge, John worked in the power industry as an engineer for six years based in Rugby. He is married to Sue, a Library Manager, and has three grown up children.
Alongside his work as a parish priest, John has been involved in theological education in Warwick, York and UCRYSJ. He has a long standing commitment to the Church’s engagement in the public square having chaired the Local Strategic Partnership for the Vale of the White Horse, directing the development of its Community Strategy, and been a member of the Oxfordshire Partnership. This led to an involvement in commissioning research into the contribution of faith groups to social capital in Oxfordshire, Building Better Neighbourhoods, led by the SURGE group of Coventry University.
Currently, John is working with others at the strategic response of the churches in mission in Milton Keynes.
When not engaged in stimulating mission, John enjoys theatre and music. He is an able classical pianist who occasionally performs in public when other commitments allow. He plays chess (badly), supports Gloucester Rugby and has recently joined a gym.
Director of Ecumenical Mission: Rev. Canon John Robertson
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