Category Archives: Sexual abuse

Safeguarding & Survival Systems – Loyalty vs Trust

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper & the Rt Revd Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham – co-authors of ‘To Heal and Not to Hurt’ In an interesting quirk of coincidence the book that we co-wrote, To Heal and not to … 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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Remembering, Reliving & Dealing with the Church’s Abuse

by the Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Chaplain to the Bishop of Buckingham and Member of General Synod So much remembering. We’ve had some very moving events. Poetry and music evoking the darkest moments of WW1. In Great Missenden, the village … Continue reading

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My Struggles with Fear & Distrust

by the Rt Revd David Walker, Bishop of Manchester As part of a team training exercise in Manchester, I recently redid my Myers-Briggs personality type. I haven’t changed from the previous occasion, at least a decade ago. I’m a firm … 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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