Category Archives: IICSA

The Fallout from Tribal Scrums

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester With England in a Rugby World Cup final, it’s a good weekend to allow ourselves to be a little bit tribal. I’m not intending to paint a St George’s Cross on … Continue reading

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Safeguarding & Sexuality – Are We Throwing Money In the Right Direction?

by Prof Helen King, Professor Emerita in Classical Studies at The Open University and lay preacher in the Diocese of Oxford A recent invitation to take my fourth safeguarding course made me reflect on all the work that has been going … Continue reading

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Shhh….It’s Secret!!

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham and Member of General Synod ‘The vows you are about to take are made in the presence of God, who is judge of all and knows all the … Continue reading

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IICSA – Holding the Past to Account?

by the Revd Dr Jeremy Morris, Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge Now that the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has held its preliminary hearing into the next cycle of material coming forward from Church of England institutions, we … Continue reading

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Episcopally Led and Synodically Managed

by Dr Meg Warner, Theologian, Lecturer and Member of General Synod In the most moving session of the recent meeting of the General Synod of the Church of England (York, 7-11 July) a survivor of church-related sexual abuse spoke about … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Fish….

by the Revd Janet Fife, a retired priest and a survivor of abuse As a survivor of abuse and a spokesperson for others who have been abused, the Revd Janet Fife has been given a right of reply to the … Continue reading

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A Via Media in Safeguarding?

by the Revd Canon Simon Butler, Prolocutor for the Province of Canterbury  Via Media is billed as Rediscovering the Middle Ground. Among the polarisations within the church today is the one that exists between what we might not-quite-helpfully identify as … Continue reading

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