Statement by Christ Church on Mediation

Last year, following the Charity Commission’s welcome intervention, Christ Church resumed independent mediation with the Dean, ​the Very Revd Martyn Percy, after previous attempts were unsuccessful. The Charity Commission has been informed that the current phase of mediation has now been halted by the independent mediator after several months of negotiation. Unfortunately, it has proved impossible to reach any agreement, while the internal disciplinary tribunal considering allegations against the Dean is still in progress. We still firmly believe that coming to an agreement through mediation would be in the best interests of everyone concerned, and it remains our intention to resume mediation once the internal disciplinary tribunal has reached its conclusion.