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Ministry Partners at Magdalen Road Church


Although every member of our church family is involved in God’s mission in the world, we have a number of members engaged in cross-cultural ministry whom we have set aside specifically as ministry partners.  We have commissioned them, covenanted to pray for them and in some cases support them financially.

Pat Brittenden is a research associate at the Centre for Religion and Culture, Regents Park College, Oxford. He leads the Hikma Research Partnership, a ministry committed to supporting research, writing and amplifying the voice, insights and experiences of Christian believers of a Muslim background (BMBs). He is a consultant with emerging BMB training colleges in North Africa. Pat is based in Oxford with his wife Kitty and their two children.

Pat Brittenden

Ida and David Coffey divide their time between Oxford and Houston, USA.

Ida is involved in teaching, writing and research at the Centres for Muslim Christian Studies in both Oxford and Houston. She also directs a project for producing Bible commentaries from Muslim contexts.

David teaches with Ida and also works in communication and fundraising for the two centres and to support Bible colleges working in majority Muslim contexts.

Ida  David Coffey

Peter and Lisa Vernan are bringing Christ’s love to vulnerable people – in asylum seeker detention centres, prisons and in the local community.  Formerly members of Magdalen Road Church, they are now part of Cowley Church Community and live in Oxford

Peter  Lisa Vernan

Anna Vines is a physiotherapist and Director of Enable the Children in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In a country where there is severe stigma on children with disabilities, Enable the Children provides physiotherapy treatment, equipment, training for families and hope. 

Anna Vines


Richard and Catherine Weston have a long association with Friends International in its ministry of serving churches and international students.  They work as cross-cultural consultants and trainers, resourcing the next generation for ministry amongst international students and minority ethnic groups. The Westons live in Oxford.  

Richard  Catherine Weston

Serving in the Middle East

In the academy and in refugee support. Please contact champion Emily Greig for more information

Dan   Carol

Champions’ serve as a link between partners who are overseas and our home congregation.
Please see The Barnabas Group for more details on how we choose and support our ministry partners.
Do get in touch here if you would like to receive regular prayer updates from any of our ministry partners.

March 2021