A Commentary on Reform and Renewal in the Church of England by
The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford
Vice President of Modern Church
A commentary on the responses to Sexuality and the Citizenship of Heaven
by the Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford
Vice President of Modern Church
Article by the Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, Vice President of Modern Church.
BBC Radio Wiltshire broadcast an interview with one of Modern Church's Vice Presidents, the Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy Martyn Percy in response to the Bishop of Winchester's refusal of permission to officiate for Canon Jeremy Davies, who has married his long-term male partner.
FOLLOWING the release of his essay on the Modern Church website – Sex, Sense and Non-Sense for Anglicans – the Dean of Christ Church, the Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy, and a Vice President of Modern Church, appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Sunday programme to debate with Canon Dr Chris Sugden, a trustee of the conservative Evangelical pressure group, Anglican Mainstream.
The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, and a Vice President of Modern Church responds to the Archbishop of Canterbury's call for a meeting of all the Primates of the Anglican Communion in January 2016, amid tensions about sexual ethics.
In response to the Church of England House of Bishops’ announcement last week that a new liturgy to mark the transition of a transgender person is not needed, despite the overwhelming support of General Synod in July 2017 to ‘consider preparing nationally commended liturgical materials to mark a person's gender transition’, a lecturer on Christianity and issues of gender and sexual equality has published an article challenging this decision.
In an article published today on the Modern Church website, Dr Rob Clucas from the School of Law and Politics at the University of Hull, describes the House of Bishop’s latest action as a failure to address properly the framework of legal and institutional discrimination against trans people in the Church of England, which includes the lack of official rituals and services to celebrate the significant events of trans people within the Church.
Following intense scrutiny this month from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), an Oxford theologian has argued that the Church of England is no longer competent to run its own safeguarding.
The Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, has set out his argument in an article published on the website of Modern Church, a society promoting liberal Christianity, of which he is a Vice President.
As the Church of England this month joins other Christian communities across the country and around the world in ten days of prayer ‘for more people to come to know Jesus Christ’, an Oxford theologian has called on Christians to be still and listen to the concerns of the world.
The Very Revd Prof Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, has called on the Church of England to reflect on what kind of kingdom it is building, as its focus on charismatic evangelism over the last thirty years risks achieving little and alienating many.