The Rev Canon Professor Martyn Percy has been appointed Dean of Christ Church, following the retirement of the Very Rev Dr Christopher Lewis.

Professor Percy has been principal at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, for the past 10 years, and will take up his post in October.

Ripon College is one of the largest Anglican theological colleges in the UK.

Commenting on his appointment, Prof Percy said: “I am very much looking forward to serving the unique foundation that is Christ Church – a college of the university and the cathedral of the Diocese.”