Calls to tackle ‘workplace bullying’ after senior judge dismisses disciplinary action against Martyn Percy

Jun 4, 2021 by

by Julian Mann, Christian Today:

A leading campaigner against abuse in the Church of England has called on the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev Steven Croft, to tackle the “workplace bullying” allegedly suffered by the Dean of Christ Church, the Very Rev Martyn Percy.

The call from the writer and child sex abuse survivor “Gilo” comes after a senior judge last week dismissed a clergy discipline action against Dean Percy, head of both the college community for Oxford University students and its Anglican chapel, which acts as the cathedral for Oxford Diocese.

Gilo co-edited the 2019 book Letters to a Broken Church, which draws on the personal experience of church abuse survivors and has been widely circulated among senior clergy and safeguarding officers.

After the ruling by the President of Tribunals, the Church’s highest legal officer in clergy discipline cases, Gilo told Bishop Croft on Twitter: “Workplace bullying, psychological & financial bullying, misappropriation of safeguarding, use of toxic process, gaslighting, lobbying of congregation and beyond must be addressed.”

Gilo said “real risk remains” in both the college and cathedral communities. In a letter to supporters of Christ Church Cathedral in March, its Sub Dean, Fr Richard Peers, confirmed media reports that Dean Percy is suffering from ill health due to the strain he has been under.

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