Binley church appoints its youngest-ever minister

Jonny and Betty Fillis
Jonny and Betty Fillis
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Binley Woods Church has appointed its youngest-ever minister.

Jonny Fillis, 27, has replaced the Rev Jill Cheverton, who retired in August last year after serving for ten years.

Jonny and his wife Betty moved from Thame in Oxfordshire, where he studied theology at Oxford University.

The couple, who met whilst working for a publishing company in Oxford, are expecting their first child in early January.

Jonny said: “I want to engage all age groups and families in Binley Woods.

“I’d like to put more emphasis on activities, singing, worship and eating together at Friday meetings a couple of times during term.”

Church leader Paul Bowes said: “As we interviewed Jonny, he ticked all the right boxes for us.”