Leadership Team

Members of the Church Leadership Team

Revd Steve Millard

Steve started his ministry at ABC as joint pastor with Rev’d Dr Paul Goodliff, both starting ministry here in June 2015. ABC is Steve’s first Baptist church as a minister, but he has pastored another church and been very involved in church leadership for as long as he can remember. Since the end of June 2018 he has been flying solo as Paul left us to take up the post of General Secretary of Churches Together in England. Steve’s background began in…

Revd Ian Millgate

Ian is a retired Baptist minister who was trained at Spurgeon’s College in London before serving in three churches in Bristol, Birmingham and Gloucestershire between 1977 and 1990. He then joined the national staff of the Baptist Union in Didcot where he worked until 2018 and used the administrative skills he now tries to bring to this role. During that time he also served for over six years as pastor of the nearby chapel in Marcham. He enjoys cooking, reading,…

Samantha Bowring

Christine Cairns

Helen Edwards

Dorothy Field

I have been a long standing member of ABC and have undertaken various roles over the years. Currently I am the  Link Deacon for the Mission Committee, Deputy Organist, and a member of the ’35 Ock Street’ Pastoral Leadership Team as well as fulfilling the many other regular duties of a Deacon. I am a daughter of a Methodist Minister, but was baptised as a Baptist in Leicester age 18. I met my husband Gerald, who sadly passed away in…

Christine Hutt

Christine was elected to the diaconate in 2014 and enjoys singing, cooking and walking. She lives in Abingdon close to one of her 3 daughters. Her responsibility as a deacon includes pastoral care and serving on the property maintenance group.

Veronica Margetts

Born into a military family, I have lived in several places in Germany and England as well as Hong Kong. As a young person I travelled to Aden and Singapore, overland in Tunisia (including across salt and sand deserts), journeyed up Suez, sailed several times in a six berth yacht across the Channel and in the Baltic Sea and climbed in the Peak District. My working life, after university and teacher training college, was in Primary School, with special responsibility…

Rosie Marshall