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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Silence about Smyth and Fletcher — What is happening in the Evangelical abuse review?

It was announced on 12 Aug 2018 by the Church of England that there would be a review into the case of...

Congregational dynamics and murder

A murder story, widely reported last week in the Press, would not normally have attracted any comment from this blog.  But the...

Who has power in the Church of England?

At the conclusion of a very well-written piece about the Matt Ineson affair , Martin Sewell asks a pertinent question.  Who is in...

An ethically challenged Church? Bullying and threats and the Church of England

Among the many documents attached to the recent IICSA hearings was an email correspondence dating back to 2015 between a survivors’ group...

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Welby and Williams to make virtual visits to the...

The current and former Archbishops of Canterbury will embark on virtual preaching tours of South Africa and the United States this month....

Eritrea releases Christian prisoners

There are reports from Eritrea that the government has released 27 Christian prisoners of faith, and hopes are rising that more could...

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...

Vale – Terry Buckle

THE HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT who eventually became an Anglican Archbishop has died at the age of 80. Bishop Terry...