Review of Christ Church governance recommends major reforms
Following the completion of an independent review, Dominic Grieve KC has issued a report to Christ Church’s Governing Body which includes recommendations to separate governance of the college and the cathedral. For the first time in the college’s nearly 500-year history, the Review suggests that the Head of House does not need to be a member of the clergy.
BREAKING: Christ Church conflict with Dean resolved
Christ Church has confirmed the successful conclusion of the conflict with Rev Martin Percy, the College’s Dean, who has agreed to step down. The four-year...
The Christ Church Papers: Judge’s leaked decision says tribunal ‘disproportionate’
Despite this judgement’s clear conclusions, the Dean continues to face suspension pending a separate college inquiry. The full report can be read on the website cherwell.org. Cherwell has redacted the report to ensure that any details which could identify the defendant have been removed.
Christ Church Board of Governors warned of jail time
The Commission, which regulates educational institutions with charitable status such as Oxford’s colleges, has become increasingly concerned over the legal fees incurred over the course of the controversy. In a letter to Christ Church’s board of governors, the Commission’s director of regulatory services Helen Earner warned the body that it was a criminal offence to knowingly provide false or misleading information or to suppress, conceal or destroy documents.
Christ Church students condemn Dean for comparing his experience to the Holocaust
The Junior and Graduate Common Rooms of Christ Church have condemned the College’s suspended Dean - the Very Reverend Martyn Percy - for a blog post in which he invoked imagery from the Holocaust when describing the criticism he has received.
Christ Church threatened with regulatory action by Charity Commission
The Charity Commission could replace some of the charity trustees responsible for the management of the college.
Christ Church dean steps aside as new complaint emerges
The Dean of Christ Church has stepped back from college duties, the college anounced last week. New allegations that Percy behaved inappropriately towards a...
Christ Church dean exonerated after safeguarding allegations
CW: Sexual assault The Dean of Christ Church has been exonerated by the Church of England after investigation into claims that he mishandled sexual assault...