The prestigious Athenaeum Club – a favourite drinking hole for cabinet ministers and other members of high society
A short walk away from Westminster, the Athenaeum is used by several vice-chancellors and senior academics when they are on business in London. Many universities hold dinners for alumni at the club
A club that has counted Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Palmerston, Lord Curzon and Jimmy Savile as members
It was Cardinal Basil Hume, at the time the Archbishop of Westminster, who put Jimmy Savile up for membership….
Cardinal Hume was presented with the Order of Merit by the Queen
Savile had to wait only two months before being admitted to the club in 1984.
“It’s a considerable thrill for someone like me to be able to rub shoulders with the fascinating people who use the Athenaeum,” the disc jockey said.
“I hope to go there once a week and have lunch or dinner with the object of speaking to people like ex-prime ministers.”
The cardinal had introduced Savile to Pope John Paul II when he visited Britain in 1982. Of Savile’s election to the Athenaeum, the cardinal’s spokesman noted: “He is a great admirer of what Jimmy has done for young people – and Stoke Mandeville – and is delighted to help in this matter.”
The Dark Truth About Jimmy Savile‘: 1983 Sun interview.
Sir Jimmy Savile – the Athenaeum
The late Cardinal Basil Hume is being held responsible for the election of Sir Jimmy Savile as a member of the Athenaeum, the historical Pall Mall establishment.
10 Oct 2012
Jimmy Savile became a member in 1984
Paedophile Patrick Gilbert, friend of royalty, top church official
Patrick Gilbert – Athenaeum Club – chairman executive committee 1985-1989
Dame Alun Roberts @ciabaudo
The Athenaeum Club in Pall Mall was where Cardinal Hume introduced Savile … and where Terry Woods, Proctor’s lover, was a member.
https://books.google.com/books?id=aJPGCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT55&lpg=PT55&dq=athenaeum++club+%2B+”terry+woods”&source=bl&ots=bkT_aGbx3-&sig=B00BD5l7Gjh0PjbnIu-0lBRbLD4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwivk8KY6-7WAhUFRiYKHSlkAgsQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=athenaeum club %2B “terry woods”&f=false
Woods met Rev Edwin Stark there. Stark offered him a place to stay at the Eton Mission. Stark already knew Proctor.
Proctor needed an office hand to help in his new constituency with leaflets etc. Stark recommended Y-front Woods for the job.
Interesting, too, that Lord Porn (Lord Longford) was related to Villiers who was in charge of Eton Mission:
Wells meet Cliff Richard at club 59, Eton College Mission, Hackney Wick.
Barrel Vault, Entrance Hall.The Athenæum Club
Skelthorn was a member of the Athenaeum Club
Top prosecutor ‘lied about knowing of sex abuse claims against MP Cyril Smith despite police having said the allegations ‘stood up”
- Sex abuse allegations against the MP, who died in 2010, dated back to the 1960s
- MI5 passed claims on to police, with one inspector saying claims ‘stood up’
- Despite this, the Director of Public Prosecutions decided not to prosecute
- Inquiry hears allegations would have been examined before Smith was knighted
Sir Norman Skelhorn’s decision in 1970 came despite a senior detective warning the ‘sordid’ accusations against Smith ‘stood up’, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse heard.
Lead counsel Brian Altman QC said that the security services were informed that the Rochdale Alternative Press (RAP), which published an investigation into Smith in 1979, had been misled by Sir Norman’s office.
Athenaeum Club Members
Virginia Bottomley – member of the Athenaeum Club
Virginia Bottomley was too close to paedophle Peter Righton to act on warnings from Peter McKelvie
Lord Carlile – member of the Atheneum Club
Ex-terror reviewer Lord Carlile to re-examine Bishop Bell sex abuse decision
The decision to reinstate Cambridge professor Nicholas Hammond was taken by the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alison Richard
Queen Elizabeth and vice chancellor of Cambridge, Alison Richard
Cambridge University is allowing an academic, Nicholas Hammond, to keep his job despite a conviction for possessing sickening pornographic images of children.
Background on Alison Richard who welcomed paedophile professor back to Cambridge:
Friendly with the Bush Family
Alison Richard is co-trustee of the Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation, a board member at Prince Philip’s WWF-International (Prince Charles, is the current UK head of the WWF) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (along with James A. Baker, III, former secretary of state under George H.W. Bush and secretary of the treasury under Ronald Reagan) and chairs the Advisory Boards of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, Luc Hoffman Institute and Perrett Laver.
She serves as an advisor to the Arcadia Foundation along with Lord Jacob Rothschild OM GBE
…. funded by the Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg Foundation, WWF, the Schwartz Foundation, and USAID.
She is allegedly a member of the Athenaeum Club
J. M. Barrie OM, Author of Peter Pan, alleged to have been a pederast, two boys who he became guardian of committed suicide.
Winston Churchill – prime minister, KG OM CH TD PC DL FRS RA, Freemason
Harry St John Philby archaeologist and Arabist intelligence officer, alleged connection to the round table group, muslim convert, chief head of the Secret Service for the British Mandate of Palestine had extensive meetings with all involved in the Palestine question. They were Winston Churchill, King George, the Prince of Wales, Baron Rothschild, Wickham Steed, and Chaim Weizmann, the head of the Zionist movement.
Anthony Blunt – MI5 agent, soviet spy, alleged pederast, rumoured to have organised depraved blackmail parties. close to the Rothschilds
Blunt – Elm Guest House visitor
Rudyard Kipling was a member of the Athenaeum Club – his grandson is Lincoln Seligman – godchild and defender of Ted Heath
Was Ted Heath defender, Robert Armstrong, also a member of the Athenaeum Club?
1974 Lord Wright had been taken to lunch at the Athenaeum Club to be vetted by Robert Armstrong
Patrick Nigel Geoffrey Gilbert
Patrick Gilbert, friend of royalty, top church official
Athenaeum Club (chairman executive committee 1985-1989)
A top church official who sexually abused a boy of 14 walked free yesterday because it was claimed the shame of jail could jail kill him.
Pervert Patrick Gilbert, a friend of Royalty, molested his victim for four years after paying for him to have ballet lessons. He had sex with him at his luxury home and on foreign trips in his role as boss of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, a Church of England charity.
A leading clergyman who saw them together suspected what was going on, but did nothing. Wealthy bachelor Gilbert 59, who has a previous conviction for molesting two 13-year-old boys, began by fondling the younster in the bath. …Gilbert – head of the SPCK for 21 years was given only a nine-month suspended sentence after his counsel revealed he was sick and suicidal. Judge Michael McMullen said he was not jailing him immediately because the strain could give him a fatal heart attack.
The victim joined a dance class run by a trust of which Gilbert was a governor.
13 July 1988
1988 Conservative Advisory Committee on the Arts and Heritage – Sir Roy Strong, Sir John Tooley, Sir Jack Boles, Lord Rippon Sir Hector Monro – the team believe Patrick Gilbert from SPCK is the best man to advise
Sir Roy Strong, pictured with Prince Charles, has been at the heart of the Establishment for nearly 50 years
Carey and Patrick Gilbert / Nikaean Club /
Carey trying to fill the coffers after Patrick’s child abuse conviction
^ “Religion” run on a money making business basis — cash for dining – sponsors/lobbyists == biz model – not anything to do with belief.
Canon Christopher Hill worked with Patrick Gilbert and met the boy.
He “realised they had an intimate sexual relationship.”…Gilbert’s previous offence against the two 13-year-olds happened in 1962 when he was a school governor. He was given three years’ probation.
Gilbert quit the SPCK in December 1991 –a month after his arrest. He was given a £ 16,000- a year pension.
Dr Donald Coggan Archbishop of Canterbury and Cardinal Hume Archbishop of Westminster
Testimonials to Gilbert included one from former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Donald Coggan
Dr Donald Coggan and convicted paedophile Peter Ball
Pal of Royalty Patrick Gilbert
Gilbert worked for the charity – Society Promoting Christian Knowledge
Patrick Gilbert often met the Queen, who is patron of the SPCK, at Palace garden parties.
Gilbert also discusses the charity’s affairs with Princess Alexandra’s husband Sir Angus Ogilvy, one of its governors.
Churchman in sex case convicted
14 June 1993
A CHURCH of England charity worker who molested a teenage boy was given a suspended sentence yesterday after a judge was told that he suffered serious health problems.
Patrick Gilbert, 59, who had a character reference from a former Archbishop of Canterbury, admitted three specimen charges of indecently assaulting a 14-year-old boy over a two-year period.
And the churchman, who served 10 years as a member of the Archbishop’s Committee on Roman Catholicism, also confessed to a previous conviction for indecent assault on two 13-year-old boys in 1962 while a school teacher.
Gilbert, the former president of the Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge smiled as he left Wood Green Crown Court in north London accompanied by the resident Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Rev Christopher Hill. Gilbert refused to comment on the offence or the sentence of three terms of nine months suspended for two years each.
Sentencing him, Judge Michael McMullan, said Gilbert was a ‘wealthy and influential’ man who had breached the trust of the boy and his parents. He added: ‘With an offence of this kind only a custodial sentence could be justified. Considering the seriousness of the offence, I entirely take into account your breach of the boy’s trust.
‘You have also breached the trust of his parents, who put their son in your care because they believed you were the kind of man you appeared to be.’
But the judge decided not to jail the bachelor because of his health and ‘very severe punishment’ he had already undergone through losing his reputation. Gilbert, of Hampstead, north London, had been admitted to hospital last week with heart trouble, the court was told, and psychiatrists assessed him as a suicide risk.
The judge said: ‘You were a man, wealthy and in an influential position, able to assist this young man in his chosen career.
‘Whatever your motives originally were, it ended in wholly illegal sexual gratification with a 14-year-old boy.
‘Any quality of consensuality has to be looked at against the background of the fact that you, a wealthy and influential man, were assisting and enabling him in his career.’
Patrick Gilbert – Governor Ellesmere College, Shropshire, 1978-1987
Ian Beer first met paedophile Peter Ball In 1961. He wrote a letter of support for him.
Beer was a young headmaster at Ellesmere College when he met Ball. Ball was setting up the Community for the Glorious Ascension in Stroud.
It was Ian Beer who asked the Bishop of Shrewesbury if Peter Ball could be elected a Governor.
Patrick Gilbert SPCK Holy Trinity Church Marylebone
The Holy Trinity Church in Marylebone, Westminster, built specifically to celebrate the defeat of Napoleon, hasn’t been used as a place of worship since the 30’s, but that didn’t stop artist Paul Fryer from making a religious statement by hanging this terrifying statue of Satan inside.
The piece, titled “Lucifer (Morningstar)” is a wax sculpture depicting the devil snared in a set of power lines.
In 1937 Penguin moved out to Harmondsworth, and the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK), an Anglican missionary organization, moved in. It was their headquarters until 2006, when they relocated to Tufton Street, Westminster (they have since moved again to Pimlico); the church is currently used as an Events space operated by One Events and known as One Marylebone.
Patrick Nigel Geoffrey Gilbert, religious organization administrator. Decorated Lord of Manor of Cantley Netherall, Norfolk, Order of St. Vladimir; recipient awards for civic and professional service
born: May 12, 1934
Educated, Cranleigh School, Merton College, Oxford. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Columbia Pacific University, 1982.
Lecturer further education South Berks College, 1959-1962. Personal assistant to Sir Edward Hulton, 1962-1964. With Oxford University Press, 1964-1969, managing director in Westinghouse group, 1970.
General secretary Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, 1971-1992. Consultant Three Georges Development Company, 1994-1997, Saga Travel, 1994-1998.
Board directors Surrey Building Society, 1988-1993. Chairman Camden Arts Council, 1970-1974, vice president, 1974-1990. Steward Artists’ General Benevolent Institution, 1971-1993.
Trustee Overseas Bishoprics Fund, 1971-1992, Richards Trust, 1971-1992, Buxton Trust, 1973-1992, chairman, 1983-1992. Trustee World Association Christian Communications, 1975-1987. Governor, vice-chairman St. Martins in Fields School, 1971-1972.
Fellow Corporation of Saints Mary and Nicholas-Woodard Schools), 1972-1992, trustee, corporation executive, 1981-1992. Chairman board trustees, honorary treasurer Art Workers Guild, 1976-1986. Chairman, founder National Association Local Arts Council, 1976-1980, vice president, 1980-1993.
Governor body SPCK Australia, 1977-1992, New Zealand, 1988-1992, India, 1971-1992. Governor Ellesmere College, Shropshire, 1978-1987, St. Michael’s School, Petworth, 1978-1988, Roehampton Institute Higher Education, 1978-1992, Pusey House, Oxford, Contemporary Dance Trust, 1981-1990. Active All Saints Educational Trustee, chairman finance and investment committee, 1978-1992.
Active Partnership for World Mission, 1979-1992, Church Public Committee, 1980-1984, Executive Anglican Consultative Council Research Project, 1982-1984, Court of City University, 1987-1993. Board directors SPCK, United States, 1983-1992. Chairman academy disciplinary appeals tribunal Roehampton Institute, 1983-1989, chairman audit committee, 1989-1992.
Chairman Concord Multicultural Arts Trust, 1980-1989. Trustee Dancers Resettlement Fund, chairman finance committee, 1982-1990, Dancers Resettlement Trust, 1987-1990. Member Greater London Arts Association (honorary life, chairman 1980-1984), Master Worshipful Company of Woolmen, Publications Association (council member 1990-1992), Athenaeum Club (chairman executive committee 1985-1989), Nikaean Club (chairman 1984-1992)
Patrick Nigel Geoffrey Gilbert was a director at Guild Of Freemen Of The City Of London. This company, registration number 00109150, at the time was located at 4 Dowgate Hill,, London, NW3 6SU. The records indicate there are 7 filings that mention Patrick Nigel Geoffrey Gilbert. This 83-year-old British national had been a director from May 22, 1992. Patrick Nigel Geoffrey Gilbert’s work history includes 2 positions. Among the professionals Gilbert worked with we can name: Dr John Thomas Breen (from 1992-05-22 to 2013-07-12), a director at Guild Of Freemen Of The City Of London, and Lady Moorea Black (from 1992-05-22 to 2009-07-08), an established director at Guild Of Freemen Of The City Of London. Patrick Nigel Geoffrey Gilbert resigned from being a director on June 30, 1993.
13 July 1988
Honorary Members of the Guild Art Workers Guild…
Prince Philip, Prince Charles and
Patrick Gilbert (1972)
Rev Sir Derek Pattinson – one of his closest friends was Patrick Gilbert
4 December 1992
THE MOST powerful layman in the Church of England took his homosexual companion around South Africa on a trip for an Anglican charity, the Independent has learnt. He later repaid to the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge the extra costs involved.
The bills, showing the two men shared a room on the trip in 1990, were approved by Patrick Gilbert, the society’s then managing director, who resigned suddenly last year and is now facing charges of indecent assault.
The Rev Sir Derek Pattinson, as he now is, was secretary-general of the Church of England’s General Synod for 18 years, until 1990, when he was knighted on retirement and embarked on training for ordination.
He was also chairman of the executive committee at the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, a 300-year-old missionary society and publishing house, currently being investigated by the Charity Commissioners after revelations about the extravagance of Mr Gilbert, its last managing director.
Sir Derek set off on a prolonged fact-finding trip around southern Africa at SPCK’s expense in the autumn of 1990, while he was still secretary-general of the Synod.
In Johannesburg he was joined, by pre-arrangement, by Barnaby Miln, a homosexual activist who had been the one of the youngest Justices of the Peace in England.
For most of the years when Sir Derek, 62, was training for the priesthood, he lived with Mr Miln in a flat in Westminster owned by the Diocese of London.
Dr Graham Leonard, the traditionalist who has now announced he plans to leave the Church of England in protest against women priests, was then Bishop of London. He agreed to Sir Derek’s ordination without the customary investigation of his suitability by the Church’s Advisory Council on Ministry.
‘It’s perfectly true that (Sir Derek) never went to a selection conference, because technically he was the employer of the staff who were arranging it,’ Dr Leonard said.
Mr Miln claims that Dr Leonard knew the set-up. ‘The Daily Mail chap, Tony Doran, had got through the outer door on the morning of the deaconing and accused (Sir Derek) to his face of being a homosexual. And Derek sent him away,’ he said.
‘The telephone then started ringing, and Graham Leonard decided to go ahead . . . The organist was told to play full blast, should there be a protest; and at the private do afterwards. Graham Leonard came up to me and said: ‘I did you a favour, Barnaby.’ ‘
Dr Leonard attended a packed General Synod debate in 1987 when Sir Derek was on the platform and Mr Miln, then a lay member, announced that he was a homosexual.
The Synod went on to pass by an overwhelming majority, a motion condemning ‘homosexual genital activity’.
Before Sir Derek could become a priest, Dr Leonard retired, and was replaced by the Rt Rev David Hope, the former bishop of Wakefield. He compelled Sir Derek to return to the theological college at Mirfield, Yorkshire, for an extra term, which he had hoped to skip. But he did ordain him.
Dr Hope said: ‘I knew that they were sharing rooms or a flat. But it was put to me that Barnaby Miln was looking after Derek, caring for or about him. I would presume that their domestic arrangements were satisfactory and wholesome because I was not told otherwise.’
Sir Derek serves as a curate in St Gabriel’s, Warwick Square, central London, whose rector is David Skeogh. Mr Skeogh, a ‘high’ Anglo-Catholic, is a former schoolteacher who served as Dr Leonard’s domestic chaplain both in Truro and London.
While Sir Derek was away at Mirfield last spring Mr Miln began a relationship with David O’Reilly, a young Irishman. He had previously been attracted to a handsome Australian teacher, whose athletic interests led him to take up an exercise programme, which resulted in a knee injury.
Mr Miln said he was due for a cartilage operation at the end of March and ‘needed somebody to get me around. And Derek was due back from Mirfield for the ordination and so forth. So we needed somebody to drive us around.’
David O’Reilly was Mr Miln’s chauffeur and lover from April until he died in mysterious circumstances behind King’s Cross railway station, north London, on 6 August this year.
On 20 May, for reasons which are still unclear, two police cars pulled over Mr Miln’s car as Mr O’Reilly was driving him along the Westway in London. The two men were taken separately to police stations, and interrogated for six hours. The car was searched, but nothing unusual was found except some leaflets promoting the Anglican Centre in Rome.
Mr O’Reilly introduced Mr Miln to hard drugs very soon after their relationship began. Mr Miln said that in very little time he was spending hundreds of pounds a week on heroin and cocaine.
On 6 August, Mr Miln’s 45th birthday, Mr O’Reilly drove him to King’s Cross. He parked there, left Mr Miln in the car, and went to buy some cocaine. What happened next is unclear. Mr Miln believes it was murder: the Crown Prosecution Service found no case to answer, when police passed on papers of the case. In any case, Mr O’Reilly fell, or was pushed, under the wheels of a lorry and died.
Sir Derek collected Mr Miln from the police station where he had been questioned for hours by officers wanting to know why he was in the car and what Mr O’Reilly had been doing. He denied everything, but admitted on two separate occasions afterwards that Mr O’Reilly had in fact been buying cocaine for him.
The relationship between Sir Derek and Mr Miln deteriorated, though the two men continued to live together.
Since Mr Gilbert’s forced retirement last year from the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, the new managing director, Paul Chandler, has completely revised its financial controls. He said yesterday that none of the society’s travel budget came from contributions made by the public.
Sir Derek, when challenged over the allegations, replied that he had paid by cheque for Mr Miln’s share of the hotel bills in South Africa immediately after his return. But he could not produce a record of this.
He has disappeared and cannot be contacted. Dr Hope has ordered him to take medical leave for six weeks, and will review his position at the end of that time.
Milne – partner of Sir Pattinson’s -Pattinson’s closest friend – Patrick Gilbert
Claims that a former Justice of the Peace and member of General Synod, Barnaby Miln, ran a gay prostitute ring from a flat he shared with the general secretary of the Church of England, Sir Derek Pattinson, are also advanced. In 2003 the tabloid newspaper The People ran an expose of Miln with the headline
“GAY SEX DEN IN CHURCH BOSS’S £1m FLAT; Kinky friend of royals runs orgies yards from Westminster Abbey.”
“That Was The Church That Was: How the Church of England Lost the English People” by Andrew Brown of the Guardian and Prof. Linda Woodhead of Lancaster University, the publisher’s advertisement for the book, set for release on 11 Feb 2016, states:
The Church of England still seemed an essential part of Englishness, and even of the British state, when Mrs Thatcher was elected in 1979. The decades which followed saw a seismic shift in the foundations of the C of E, leading to the loss of more than half its members and much of its influence. In England today ‘religion’ has become a toxic brand, and Anglicanism something done by other people. How did this happen? Is there any way back?
This ‘relentlessly honest’ and surprisingly entertaining book tells the dramatic and contentious story of the disappearance of the Church of England from the centre of public life. The authors – religious correspondent Andrew Brown and academic Linda Woodhead – watched this closely, one from the inside and one from the outside. That Was the Church, That Was shows what happened and explains why.
Those familiar with the contents of the book report it recounts episodes in the life of the Church of England from the controversy over the preface to the 1988 edition of Crockford’s Clerical Directory, which excoriated Archbishop Robert Runcie and the leadership of the Church of England as “wicked” and intolerant — the fury of the church establishment in response is believed to have led to the suicide of the preface’s author, the Rev. Gareth Bennett, to salacious claims about the sexual peccadilloes of leading churchmen.
The late John Stott is claimed to have been gay and to have penned an anonymous book in 1970 supporting homosexuality. Claims that a former Justice of the Peace and member of General Synod, Barnaby Miln, ran a gay prostitute ring from a flat he shared with the general secretary of the Church of England, Sir Derek Pattinson, are also advanced. In 2003 the tabloid newspaper The People ran an expose of Miln with the headline “GAY SEX DEN IN CHURCH BOSS’S £1m FLAT; Kinky friend of royals runs orgies yards from Westminster Abbey.”
Writing in the Independent in 1995 about General Synod’s debates on homosexuality Brown wrote:”Only one man, a JP from Hereford named Barnaby Miln, admitted to being a homosexual. Later, he was to live with the Secretary-General of the General Synod, the Rev Sir Derek Pattinson, after the couple had been on a tour of southern Africa partially paid for by SPCK, the oldest missionary society in the Church of England. Mr Miln was last heard of in Hereford jail, serving six months for defrauding the inmates of an old people’s home.”
References to Miln’s imprisonment have been removed over the past few months from his entry on Wikipedia. Anglican Ink has not been able to verify the veracity of the Independent’s claim that Miln had been imprisoned — and it has not seen the letter detailing the grounds for the threatened libel action.
Asked to comment on the reasons for the recall and for the grounds upon which a libel action was laid, Bloomsbury’s publicity agent responded: “ I only know that there’s been a legal complaint.”
Pattinson was vice-president of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.
In his most recent Who’s Who entry Derek Pattinson cited Barnaby Miln (three years ago the subject of a tabloid story detailing his taste for rent boys, cocaine and spanking sessions) as his “partner”.
” A TOP churchman’s boyfriend has turned their pounds 1million home into a depraved gay spanking brothel, The People can reveal.
Barnaby Miln, pal of royals and bishops, provides rent boys and perverted sex services including bondage and corporal punishment.
MPs, civil servants, showbiz personalities and respected church dignitaries are among the clients invited to his monthly gay orgies.
Former magistrate Miln uses the internet to advertise the vice den in the plush flat yards from Westminster Abbey that he has shared with his gay lover the Rev Sir Derek Pattinson for 15 years.
Sir Derek was the Church of England’s most senior layman – secretary general of the church’s “parliament” the General Synod – for 18 years before becoming a minister.
The couple’s pals among the rich and famous will be shocked to learn of Miln’s sordid activities, exposed by a special People investigation.
The man who brags he was close to the Queen Mum and Princess Margaret and was an adviser to a former Archbishop of Canterbury acts as a gay prostitute offering caning and other kinky services.
And he has handsome young men on his books who charge pounds 200 for sex. Miln told our undercover reporter he could have sex with him for pounds 60, saying: “My fantasy is to take a pretty boy like you in broad daylight and right in front of the Abbey.”
The 56-year-old pervert, who advertises his spanking parlour as the Headmaster’s Study:
-KEEPS canes, handcuffs and other restraint gear in the swish apartment where the walls are covered by framed photographs of famous churchmen and one of Miln with Princess Anne.
-REVELS in dangerous sex, shrugging off the perils of Aids.
-OFFERED our investigator ecstasy, apologising for being out of the cocaine he likes to share with gay partners.
-BOASTED of having sex with thousands of men including a new 19-year-old lover.
Miln, whose clients call him Judge Judy after the American TV series, told our man: “I love sex, I can’t help myself. I love meeting gay boys or straight men over the internet.
“It gives me a reason to live. But the older you get the more isolated you become.
That is why I went on the game, to treat young boys like you to the discipline you deserve.”
The People investigated after spotting an advert for the Headmaster’s Study in a seedy gay contact magazine. We also traced a website advertising spanking sessions.
Miln was pictured posing in his study alongside photos of clients stretched over a bookshelf being caned. Our investigator was invited to the apartment in Strutton Court, Great Peter Street, after swapping text messages with Miln to fix an appointment.
Sir Derek, 73, was not there. He has a broken leg and spends most days in a London nursing home.
Miln talked about the private parties he arranged and said: “I get all sorts here – civil servants from Whitehall, MPs, the odd showbiz personality and even people from Buckingham Palace. I know one or two people there and naturally I get some top names in the church as well.”
Our man saw the handcuffs and restraints that Miln keeps in the bedroom. A brolly stand in the drawing room was crammed with canes.
Miln lost no time in offering our reporter sex without a condom and told him: “There is nothing better than dangerous sex.
“I could have HIV but at my age I don’t care. If I then give it to someone it will be because of their stupidity.”
He added: “I had a test a month or so ago so I don’t think there would be any danger to you.” But it seemed a strange attitude for a man who was special adviser on Aids and sexuality to Dr Robert Runcie when he was Archbishop of Canterbury.
There were several volumes on Aids on the bookshelves in the flat. Miln even devised the red ribbon as a symbol of Aids awareness. With Sir Derek, he also helped raise large sums for the Anglican Church with events including a VIP reception at Lambeth Palace. In 1997 he escorted Princess Anne round a Christian Aid exhibition in Scotland.
It was a very different world to the one he revealed to The People’s investigator. He said he charged pounds 60 an hour as a gay escort offering caning and other kinky corporal punishment.
He also said he had half a dozen younger guys ready to provide gay sex.
In a casual sweater and trendy Armani jeans and sporting a gold Rolex, Miln emerged from the kitchen with two glasses of Jack Daniels and Coke. He also offered the investigator a cigar and an ecstasy tablet “to help unwind”.
He admitted: “I like to share cocaine but haven’t got any with me at the moment.”
Miln said Sir Derek was “out of town at the moment and too old to take an active part.” But Sir Derek’s involvement with Miln landed him in a huge row with church elders in 1990.
He had taken his lover on a six-week fact-finding tour of South Africa paid for out of church missionary funds.
Two years later Miln was quizzed by police probing the mysterious death of his chauffeur, a young Irishman he had an affair with. The man’s body was found at the back of King’s Cross railway station.
Police discovered he had introduced Miln to hard drugs and the two had spent a fortune on heroin and cocaine.
Miln was a JP in Hereford and London from 1978 to 1994 and lived with his elderly mother in Edinburgh for some years. He was once a member of the Synod but turned his back on the Church after a ruling that practising homosexuality was considered a sin.
Three years ago he set up a gay escorts agency in Edinburgh employing about 20 rent boys as young as 18. He found them through fliers dropped in pubs, clubs and other gays gay haunts.
Miln tried to recruit the investigator as a rent boy and invited him to return to the flat the following day.
When our man arrived Miln claimed he had just finished “punishing” a university lecturer who regularly turned up for a thrashing with a whip.
Miln urged the reporter to relax. He handed him an ecstasy tablet from about 30 he had in a drawer by his bed, saying, “Here, take on of these.”
The investigator said he would take it later. Laboratory tests confirmed it was ecstasy.
We later confronted Miln and asked him whether Sir Derek knew of the sordid activities at the flat.
Miln said: “He’s too ill for that. He’s muddled and forgets things in five minutes but we have spoken about it.
“Derek is still my partner but he is not at all well and in a nursing home. He has been there for several months.”
Asked about the ecstasy, he said: “I’d rather not comment about that.”
A spokesman for the Diocese of London , former owners of the flat, said: “Sir Derek is a non-stipendiary minister but is very old now.
” The property is no longer anything to do with us.”
What an enlightening read.
Whilst on the General Synod Barnaby Miln was a trustee and later chairman of the Langley House Trust for ex-offenders and treasurer of the (British) Churches Council on Alcohol and Drugs. He brought to the latter his experience as a licensing justice in Hereford.
Runcie advised by Rev Patrick Gilbert
29 Oct 1981
Days after Ward’s arrest, there was a meeting at the Athenaeum Club of men who had been asked by his solicitors to testify to his good character; they decided that if Astor had declined then so would they.
The Guardian 03 May 1988
Stephen Ward at the centre of the Profumo affair was killed on orders from MI5, according to an unnamed MI6 operative. The MI6 contact told them Ward was a threat. He is quoted as saying there were sex photographs, which could damage the Macmillan government and the royal family. …on the night he died, Ward wrote to the Home Secretary, Henry Brooke, but the letter was suppressed.
The Tennessean 20 Jan 1980
Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate
|March 29, 1984||Mission Society Opens American Branch|
Other British Society visitors attending the service and board meeting included Patrick Gilbert, general secretary, and Lionel Scott, vice-chairman of the governing body.
George Basil Hume Foundation
It’s all a matter of public record…You cannot be silenced for discussing something already in the public domain. … research and form your own conclusions.