Christ Church, part of the University of Oxford, has confirmed in a letter to alumni that its dean, Martyn Percy (pictured), was suspended last year over a pay dispute and not over safeguarding concerns. The chairman of governors wrote: “The current dispute does not concern safeguarding.
Bishops from the United Kingdom and Ireland have condemned the plight of Christians in Palestine, warning that “the misery of occupation” has been made worse by cuts to humanitarian funding by the US government, writes Liz Dodd.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is due to conclude its investigation into the Church of England at a third and final hearing in July, and will consider issues relating to the seal of Confession, clergy discipline and a forthcoming House of Bishops document on gender and sexuality.
After long meditative silences on her solo cycle around the world, the prayer life of the Tablet’s home editor fell flat in the face of a return to hectic London life – until God came to her on the web
The Bishops of England and Wales used their Christmas messages this year to contrast the darkness of political turmoil with the light of the Incarnation, calling for Christians to show unity and solidarity with the poor.
The former site of Heythrop College (above) in London could be transformed into a luxury retirement village if the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea approves plans for a proposed £600-million development this week.