Church of England Re-Opens Disciplinary Case Against Vicar For Calling Trans Priest ‘a bloke’

(Christianconcern) The Church of England (CofE) re-opened an investigation into one of its former clergy for calling a transgender priest ‘a bloke’ in a YouTube vlog.

Rev. Brett Murphy, 38, was on the receiving end of a coordinated campaign resulting in a record four Clergy Disciplinary Measures (CDM) being brought against him. On his YouTube channel, Rev. Murphy discusses weekly news from a Christian Orthodox Anglican perspective.

A CDM is a formal procedure for handling allegations of serious misconduct by clergy within the CofE. If a CDM is upheld by the presiding Bishop, it is kept on a clergy’s ‘blue file’ and can lead to rebukes, dismissal and prevent further employment within the CofE.

While leading St. David’s Church in Coalville, Leicestershire, Rev. Murphy had four CDMs upheld by the diocesan registrar for:

  • Misgendering the CofE’s first transgender Archdeacon, Rev. Rachel Mann.
  • Social media posts criticizing prayers put forward for the King’s coronation by the same Archdeacon that aligned with witchcraft and described Jesus as ‘our sister’.  The complaint was anonymous.
  • Expressing concern over the teaching of marriage and human sexuality in UK schools in a sermon.
  • Not visiting a member of the public in hospital who no longer attended his church. Rev. Murphy was not notified the man was in hospital or even sick.

With support from the Christian Legal Centre, each CDM brought against him was dismissed by the Bishop of Loughborough, the Rt Revd Saju Muthalaly. However, the CDM was re-opened against Rev. Murphy on the grounds of the first point above: that he described the CofE’s first transgender archdeacon, Rachel Mann, as a ‘bloke’.

In July 2023, Rev. Murphy left.. to continue reading click here.


This article was written and published at Christian Concern

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4 thoughts on “Church of England Re-Opens Disciplinary Case Against Vicar For Calling Trans Priest ‘a bloke’

  1. No way would Christ advocate speaking truth, eh? Your wickedness is on full display, you whitewashed tombs.

  2. Cross Eyed Mary – song by Jethro Tull

    Who would be a poor man
    A beggar man, a thief
    If he had a rich man in his hand?
    And who would steal the candy
    From a laughing baby’s mouth
    If he could take it from the money man?
    Cross-eyed Mary goes jumping in again
    She signs no contract
    But she always plays the game
    She dines in hampstead village
    On expense accounted gruel
    And the jack-knife barber drops her off at school
    Hey, laughing in the playground
    Gets no kicks from little boys
    Would rather make it with a letching gray, yeah
    Or maybe her attention is drawn by aqualung
    Who watches through the railings as they play
    Hey, cross-eyed Mary finds it hard to get along
    She’s a poor man’s rich girl and she’ll do it for a song
    She’s a rich man stealer but her favour’s good and strong
    She’s the Robin Hood of highgate
    Helps the poor man get along, hey
    Laughing in the playground
    Gets no kicks from little boys
    Would rather make it with a letching gray, yeah
    Or maybe her attention is drawn by aqualung
    Who watches through the railings as they play
    Cross-eyed Mary goes jumping in again
    She signs no contract
    But she always plays the game
    She dines in hampstead village
    On expense accounted gruel
    And the jack-knife barber drops her off at school
    Hey, cross-eyed Mary
    Oh Mary, oh, cross-eyed Mary

  3. I support prayerfully and financially Rev. Murphy since before he left the CoE. He spoke about this story on his YT channel today (12/23.). These demons picked on the wrong Christ follower this time.

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