Oxford Diocese piles pressure on Dean Martyn Percy
Private Eye suggests that bishop stung by Percy’s outspoken criticism of “Renewal and Reform” policy.
According to Private Eye Bishop Steven Croft (Oxford) has removed PTO (permission to officiate) from Martyn Percy, stopping him taking services anywhere in the Church of England. Bishop Croft has done this even though the actions of Christ Church college do not involve any actions by Martyn that would require such suspension. If Private Eye’s story, entitled “Down the Rabbit Hole” if right this is bound to add to the pressure on Martyn. Private Eye suggests that Bishop Croft was stung by Dean Martyn Percy’s outspoken criticism of the Church of England’s “Renewal and Reform” policy.