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The Patronage Legacy of Jonathan Fletcher

One of the telling observations in the recent thirtyone:eight report into Jonathan Fletcher is the way he was allowed to take a key, even...

Bishops, Safeguarding and Jonathan Fletcher

In March 2017 at a retreat centre near Rye in Sussex, an invitation-only conference took place at which thirty six individuals were present.  They...

Whited sepulchres and Integrity: Truth telling will not hurt the church

There was an interesting story in the paper today (Sunday) discussing the impact of the programme, The Crown. Apparently there has been a survey of...

Justice denied in Welby safeguarding investigation

Two documents have appeared in connection with the formal complaint made about the Archbishop of Canterbury by the complainant known as Graham. One is...

Richard Coekin and Jonathan Fletcher’s circle

As readers of my blog, will know, I have taken a special interest in the case of Jonathan Fletcher, the former Vicar of Emmanuel...

Loose ends in the Martyn Percy Affair

On Tuesday 8th September the Church of England, represented by the Bishop in charge of Safeguarding, Jonathan Gibbs, declared that the Dean of Christ Church...

Reacting to the Jonathan Fletcher story – the Great Silence

In writing my reaction to the Daily Telegraph story on December 27th, there was one point where I got things completely wrong.  I speculated that communications...

Peter Ball and Jonathan Fletcher. A toxic legacy?

The days after Christmas are treated by most clergy as an opportunity to relax a little.  Although I have not been caught up in...

A Prince and an Abuser

I made a decision that I would not allow my equilibrium to be disturbed by watching what many have now called the ‘car-crash’ interview...

The Jonathan Fletcher story continues

This blog piece does not begin with some breakthrough news on the Jonathan Fletcher story.  This is a continuation of the narrative that I...

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