Dr Gavin Ashenden resigns as Chaplain to the Queen

Posted on January 22, 2017 
Filed under Church of England

“After a conversation instigated by officials at Buckingham Palace, it is with regret that the Rev’d Dr Gavin Ashenden – theologian, academic, columnist and occasional contributor to [The Archbishop Cranmer] blog – has decided to resign his position as Chaplain to the Queen.

It was, he says, “the most honourable course of action” following “attempts to silence or defenestrate” him…”

– News from “Archbishop Cranmer”.

And you can read Dr. Ashenden’s full statement here.

“I have held the position for the last nine years. But over the last few years people who objected to my defending the Christian faith in public wrote to both Lambeth Palace and Buckingham Palace to try to get the association ended. …”