Anthony is an honorary assistant priest at St Paul’s, Chichester. Ordained in 1972, he was dismissed by his bishop in 1994 for publicly espousing a nonrealist view of God. From then until retirement in 2011 he worked in academic publishing. He served a number of years as assistant editor of the journal Modern Believing and also served as the nominated Modern Church representative trustee of Inclusive Church. As a member of the Sea of Faith and the Progressive Christianity Networks, he seeks to promote an open and inclusive theology across the churches.