The Church of England
Diocese of Chichester
For Immediate Use
17 July 2015
Statement issued by the Church of England Diocese of Chichester following the conviction today of Christopher Howarth.
“The Diocese is aware that Christopher Howarth was today (17 July) convicted at Hove Crown Court after a ten-day trial, of 26 offences, all committed in the Uckfield area. He was found not guilty of five offences
Here is a link to a statement issued today by Sussex Police outlining more details of the proceedings: http://www.sussex.police.uk/whats-happening/latest/news-stories/2015/07/17/uckfield-man-convicted-of-sex-offences-against-young-boys
Howarth was ordained in 1983 and has served since that time exclusively as a non-stipendiary priest in the Uckfield benefice of ...