2. The headline - suggesting Andrew “works for Guardian man” – will amuse anyone who knows how @UniofOxford functions. He was appointed by our Governing Body on the recommendation of the present chaplain.
3. But we are delighted to have Andrew at @lmhoxford , even if the Church of England apparently cannot use his immense gifts, on the grounds that he is legally married.
4. Sunday Times says the appointment has “angered traditionalists” - though none are named or quoted. Thankfully, Oxford college chaplains do not need licences from the CofE
5. .@lmhoxford was the first Oxford college to admit women. Our history of inclusion stretches to our current pioneering foundation year to admit students from under-represented backgrounds..
6. ...so we are very pleased to demonstrate our commitment to another dimension of inclusion
7. I am personally baffled by the doctrinal contortions which allow gay CofE priests to have celibate civil partnerships, but not to commit to marriage.
8. But, having worked with Father Andrew for a few weeks, I am amazed that any organisation – let alone the Church - should turn its back on someone of such warmth, commitment, empathy and integrity