Revd Canon Verena Breed
Team Rector and Vicar of St Edburg's Church

Verena was appointed Team Rector of Bicester in 2014 and was appointed Honorary Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, in January 2019

“Having met my husband when we both studied at St John’s, Oxford, it is wonderful that God has called me back to Oxfordshire. It is a great privilege to serve in such a vibrant parish and diverse team.” 

Originally from Germany where Verena was an ordained Lutheran Minister, she moved to England in spring 2000 and was ordained Anglican deacon and priest in 2002.  Verena served in Chester Diocese for 14 years as vicar of a rural benefice, chaplain to the Cheshire Agricultural Society and Rural Dean.

Verena is married to Jason, a research scientist. They have two children, Jacob & Julie and loves spending time with family & friends, walking in the countryside and cycling.