A former chaplain to the Queen has announced he's leaving the Church of England because he says it's a coach driving over the cliff of cultural accommodation. Rev Canon Gavin Ashenden's speaking after news of his decision to leave the Church was leaked to the media. He then confirmed the news on Twitter himself: As well as being known as a former chaplain to Her Majesty and a BBC radio presenter, Gavin Ashenden is also known for publicly condemning the Scottish Episcopal Church - linked to the Church of England - for allowing a verse from the Quran to be read out in Arabic during an Epiphany Service earlier this year. It turned out that part of the passage denied Jesus was God.