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Vickery House is convicted

Vickery House is convicted

27 October 2015 Read more

The conviction today of Mr House marks an important step in the ongoing process of making sure those who have used positions of power to abuse others, are held accountable. There is no place in the Church for the abuse of others, or for failing to protect those who are vulnerable to abuse. The Diocese of Chichester welcomes the exercise of justice in the telling of truth and conviction of guilt.

We are profoundly sorry for the abuse perpetrated by Mr House and remain committed to doing everything possible to ensure the well-being of vulnerable people, young and old, who rightly look to us for respect, care, and nurture in the Christian faith. Abuse is a terrible crime and a ...

  • Sentencing of Christopher Howarth

    Sentencing of Christopher Howarth

    2 October 2015 Read more
    Sentencing of Christopher HowarthA spokesperson for the Diocese said today:“The Diocese of Chichester welcomes this sentence. While no term of imprisonment can ever fully remove the harm caused by abuse, we hope that the victims ...
  • Former bishop pleads guilty

    Former bishop pleads guilty

    8 September 2015 Read more
    Peter Ball, a former Bishop of Lewes has pleaded guilty to charges of indecent assault and one of misconduct in a public office. He will be sentenced on 7 October.  A Statement on conviction of ...
  • Statement issued by the Church of England Diocese of Chichester

    Statement issued by the Church of England Diocese of Chichester

    17 July 2015 Read more
    MEDIA INFORMATION 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 ...