Martyn Percy, chair
The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy is the 45th Dean of Christ Church. Educated at the universities of Bristol, Durham, London (King’s) and Sheffield, he trained for ordination after a career in publishing, serving as curate of St Andrew’s Bedford from 1990-94. In 2004 he was appointed as principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon. Over the last ten years, the college has developed to become one of the largest Anglican ordination training centres in the country. He writes and teaches on modern ecclesiology. His recent books include Anglicanism: Confidence, commitment and communion (Ashgate, 2013) and Thirty-Nine New Articles: An Anglican landscape of faith (Canterbury Press, 2013). Martyn is married to the Revd Dr Emma Percy, chaplain and fellow of Trinity College, Oxford. They have two sons, Benjamin and Joseph, and an over-friendly bearded collie, Pippa.
Malcolm Guite, a singer-songwriter and the chaplain of Girton College Cambridge, is the author of What do Christians Believe? (Granta, 2006); Faith Hope and Poetry (Ashgate, 2010); Sounding the Seasons: Seventy sonnets for the Christian year (Canterbury Press, 2012); and The Singing Bowl (Canterbury Press, 2013).
The Revd Dr Cally Hammond read Literae Humaniores (Classics) at Oxford, and in 1991 became a research fellow in classics at Downing College Cambridge. She was ordained priest in 1999, in the diocese of Ely and became first assistant curate, then priest-in-charge, and finally rector of the Benefice of Gamlingay and Everton. In 2005 she was appointed Dean of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. In 1995 her translation of The Gallic War by Julius Caesar was published in the Oxford World’s Classics series. She has also published a trilogy of books on prayer with SPCK – Passionate Christianity: A journey to the cross (2007), Joyful Christianity: Finding Jesus in the world (2009), and Glorious Christianity: Walking by faith in the life to come (2012). Volume one of her new edition and translation of St Augustine’s Confessions for the Loeb Classical Library (Harvard University Press) was published in July.
Born and brought up Buckinghamshire, Jenny Monds also has lived in North Yorkshire and Chicago. A chartered librarian, she has worked in public and academic libraries. Since 2001 she has been immersed in theological books, working at Sarum College in Salisbury, where as director of learning resources she is responsible for the library and the bookshop. She is also the wife of a vicar in rural ministry.
The Revd Canon Mark Oakley is Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, responsible for its educational and outreach activities, as well as overseeing the work of the St Paul’s Institute that grapples with the ethical issues concerning the City, finance and human wellbeing. His interests are the relationship between faith and poetry, human rights, and the place of faith in the contemporary world. He is the author of several books, including The Collage of God (Canterbury Press, 2012) and a visiting lecturer at King’s College London.
Rupert Shortt is religion editor of The Times Literary Supplement and a former visiting fellow of Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford. His books include Rowan's Rule: The Biography of the Archbishop (Hodder & Stoughton, 2014); Benedict XVI: Commander of the Faith (Hodder & Stoughton, 2005); and Christianophobia: A faith under attack (Rider, 2012). He writes for the Church Times, The Tablet, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph, among other publications.
Jane Williams is senior tutor in theology at St Mellitus College, and visiting lecturer at King’s College, London. She is the author of a number of books, including Lectionary Reflections Years A, B, C, based on the Church Timesarticles. Her latest book is Faces of Christ (Lion, 2011).
David Winter's working life has taken him to teaching (five years), journalism (ten years) and the BBC (twenty years, the last three as Head of Religious Broadcasting). Ordained in 1987 he served various parishes in the Oxford diocese until his retirement in 2000. Author of over forty books, the most recent At the End of the Day: Enjoying life in the departure lounge (BRF, 2013), which he is now doing.