The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy

Dean of Christ Church, Oxford

Martyn is the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, one of University of Oxford's largest colleges, as well as the Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Oxford. From 2004-14 he was Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon. Prior to that he was Director of the Lincoln Theological Institute and has also been Chaplain and Director of Studies at Christ's College, Cambridge.

Martyn is married to the theologian 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. Martyn was described in the journal Theology as the British Theologian closest to being a ‘missionary anthropologist’.


Martyn writes and teaches on Christianity and contemporary culture, modern ecclesiology and pastoral theology.

His recent books include:

Anglicanism: Confidence, Commitment and Communion (Ashgate)
Thirty-Nine New Articles: An Anglican Landscape of Faith (Canterbury Press)

Lecture titles

  • Christianity and Contemporary Culture
  • Modern Ecclesiology
  • Practical Theology