Meet our new communications officer

We're delighted to introduce our new part-time communications officer, Rebecca Paveley, who takes over from Kieran Bohan after five years of raising the profile of Modern Church.

Rebecca is an experienced journalist with a background in communications support in Christian church contexts, including the Diocese of Exeter where she worked with our General Secretary Jonathan Draper in his former role as Dean of the Cathedral there. 

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Can the dons sack their dean? Linda Woodhead interviews Oxford historian Gillian Evans on Martyn Percy's predicament

Modern Church’s President, Professor Linda Woodhead, talks with Professor Gillian Evans in order to throw some light on the confusing and worrying situation involving our Vice President, the Very Reverend Professor Martyn Percy.

Linda and Gill are old friends and colleagues of Martyn, but that does not mean they automatically take his side in the present dispute dividing Christ Church. They both have long experience of the ways in which disputes brew in academic settings, and of how complaints are handled.

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Dr Karen O’Donnell to head Sarum College’s Centre for Contemporary Spirituality

THE NEW Managing Editor of Modern Church's quarterly liberal theology journal, Modern Believing, has been announced as the Coordinator of the Centre for Contemporary Spirituality at Sarum College.

Dr Karen O’Donnell is a feminist, ecumenical, practical theologian whose interdisciplinary research interests span theology, spirituality, and pedagogy.

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Church Times publishes response to Evangelical Council letter on sexuality and marriage

MODERN CHURCH General Secretary Jonathan Draper's response to a letter written by eleven bishops warning that a future pronouncement on same-sex relationships and marriage may have 'practical consequences' relating to the structure of the Anglican Communion and the Church of England, features in the Church Times, an independent Anglican weekly newspaper, published today.

The bishops' 1800-word letter, posted on the website of the Church of England Evangelical Council, is addressed to the Bishop of Coventry, Dr Christopher Cocksworth.

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Spam Modern Church email? How to recognise it

Several members have advised us that they have received emails claiming to be from Modern Church which appear to be spam.

We are grateful to those who have brought this to our attention, and we would like to reassure all who have received such emails that we have taken steps to improve the security of our website and email newsletter distribution list to minimise the risk to your data privacy - Read our Data Privacy notice.

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