The Board of Anglican Catholic Future is delighted to announce four new patrons for the network. The four new patrons are Professor Sarah Foot (Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Oxford and Lay Canon of Christ Church), The Earl of Halifax, Mr Ben Bradshaw MP (Labour MP for Exeter) and Sir Jonathan Philips (Warden of Keble College, Oxford).
Canon Professor Sarah Foot (above, left) has been Regius Professor of Eccelesiastical History at the University of Oxford since 2007. She is the first woman to have held this position. She is a specialist in Anglo-Saxon England, the Anglo-Saxon monasteries, woman and religion and the Cistercians.
The Earl of Halifax (above, second from left) is a Conservative Peer, a Vice-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire and High Steward of York Minster.
Ben Bradshaw (above, second from right) has been the Labour MP for Exeter since 2007. From 2009 to 2010, Ben was Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport. Before entering politics, Ben was a BBC radio broadcaster. He is the son of a Church of England priest.
Sir Jonathan Phillips (above, right) has been Warden (head of house) of Keble College Oxford since 2010, having previously served as a Civil Servant, and most recently as Permanent Secretary in the Northern Ireland Office.
The Board welcomes these four distinguished figures to support our work and mission and to further the flourishing of Catholic Anglicans into the future.