The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy

Dean of Christ Church, Oxford

Martyn Percy is the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford. From 2004-14, he was the Principal of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, one of the largest Anglican ordination training centres in the world. He has also undertaken a number of roles with charities and in public life, including being a director of the Advertising Standards Authority and an advisor to the British Board of Film Classification.

Martyn teaches for the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford, and tutors in the Social Sciences Division and at the Saïd Business School.

Virtual lectures

Martyn is available to deliver his lectures online, via Zoom or streaming. Please ask about this option when making your booking.


Martyn writes on religion in contemporary culture and modern ecclesiology. His recent books include:

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

His writings were the subject of the book, Reasonable Radical: Reading the Writings of Martyn Percy (Pickwick Publishing, 2018: Edited by Ian Markham & Joshua Daniels)

Lecture titles

  • Christianity and Contemporary Culture
  • Modern Ecclesiology
  • Practical Theology