17 May, Oxford – Dominic Grieve KC has completed his independent review of the governance of Christ Church, Oxford, and a report setting out recommendations to the Governing Body.
Speaking on publication of the Report the Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft, said:
The Diocese of Oxford has engaged fully and carefully with Dominic Grieve KC in his review of the governance of Christ Church and of our Cathedral Church. Our engagement involved both the Bishops Council and the Synod of the Diocese and full submissions on behalf of the Bishop’s Council and myself as Bishop. We remain fully committed to Christ Church as the Cathedral of the Diocese and to the further development of the governance of the Cathedral. It is good to note that the Review has been published in full today. We look forward to engaging with its conclusions in the coming months.
The process of implementing changes will require consultation with the University, the Church of England, the Charity Commission, and the approval of the Privy Council and Parliament.
Further information, including comments from Professor Sarah Foot, Dean Designate of Christ Church, and Dominic Grieve KC can be found on the Christ Church website.