A new way of joining Modern Church

Modern Church has been a membership organisation since it began in 1898. After 120 years we are offering a new way of being a part of the wider Modern Church network and supporting the work of bringing progressive thought to more people.sott 0719 cover digital

From this summer churches and individuals can become Affiliates of Modern Church. Affiliates will receive a printed copy our revamped quarterly publication ‘Signs of the Times’ (churches affiliating will receive 5 copies to use as they like). Affiliates will also have access to all our online resources, our e-newsletter, access to local/regional meetings and conferences, and are eligible for a discounted rate for our annual. Churches affiliating can also use the Modern Church logo on their online and printed material.

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New editor of Modern Believing

Professor Adrian Thatcher is to return as managing editor of Modern Church's peer reviewed journal, Modern Believing.

Professor Thatcher is honorary professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter. 

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Liberal Evangelism: videos from our day conference

A joint day conference with St Bride's Liverpool exploring Liberal Evanglism was fully booked out. If you'd like to catch up on the speakers, watch our videos below.

https://youtu.be/UGTp8rzVBHI Beverley Mason





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Meet our new communications officer

We're delighted to introduce our new part-time communications officer, Rebecca Paveley, who takes over from Kieran Bohan after five years of raising the profile of Modern Church.

Rebecca is an experienced journalist with a background in communications support in Christian church contexts, including the Diocese of Exeter where she worked with our General Secretary Jonathan Draper in his former role as Dean of the Cathedral there. 

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Can the dons sack their dean? Linda Woodhead interviews Oxford historian Gillian Evans on Martyn Percy's predicament

Modern Church’s President, Professor Linda Woodhead, talks with Professor Gillian Evans in order to throw some light on the confusing and worrying situation involving our Vice President, the Very Reverend Professor Martyn Percy.

Linda and Gill are old friends and colleagues of Martyn, but that does not mean they automatically take his side in the present dispute dividing Christ Church. They both have long experience of the ways in which disputes brew in academic settings, and of how complaints are handled.

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