St Olave Hart Street and St Katharine Cree: Churches with London at Heart

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Sanctuary in the City

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WHO'S WHO at St Olave Hart Street & St Katharine Cree

The Revd Oliver Ross

Rector, St Olave Hart Street

Guild Vicar, St Katharine Cree


Oliver is Rector of St Olave Hart Street and Guild Vicar of St Katharine Cree. He is also Area Dean of the City. After he graduated in African history and social anthropology from the School for African and Oriental Studies at London University, he and his wife, Lizzi, taught for two years at a girls’ school in South West Uganda. Following ordination in the UK and curacies in Preston and Central London, Oliver was Vicar of Holy Trinity, Hounslow for 12 years. He was appointed to his present incumbencies in 2006 and appointed Area Dean in 2009.


Oliver and Lizzi have three children and come to the City with a love of sharing the riches of the Christian life in a variety of ways, not least the arts. Oliver is a keen photographer as well as being a lecturer in art history, while Lizzi is a professional choreographer.



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Colin Spinks

Director of Music


Michael Gammie

Concerts Manager


The Rev'd Oliver Ross

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