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Vicar Guy Bennett/CoE/Theatre Chaplain/School Governor/BHMS/Lionel Blair/Friend of Mohamed al Fayed

^ Convicted paedophile Vicar Guy Bennett (seated left) at the British Music Hall Society celebrity event with Roy Hudd and Lionel Blair.

Mohamed Al Fayed accused of sexually harassing young staff

Mohamed Al Fayed, the former owner of Harrods, has been accused of sexually harassing young employees, including a 17-year-old debutante he recruited.

The tycoon, who is also a former owner of Fulham Football Club and still owns the Ritz Hotel in Paris, is accused of “grooming” the women to persuade them to have sex.

He used the reputation of his son, Dodi — who died in a car crash alongside Diana, Princess of Wales — to pursue one employee, according to a Channel 4 Dispatches investigation to be broadcast this evening.

Mr Fayed, 88, is alleged to have used his power at the department store in Knightsbridge, west London, to target young employees over a 13-year period.

The billionaire is the latest high-profile person to be accused of sexual impropriety after the allegations against the film producer Harvey Weinstein spread to include Hollywood stars, media figures and politicians.

Cheska Hill-Wood told the programme she was a 17-year-old aspiring actress who had recently completed a photoshoot as a debutante when she was approached “out of the blue” to become Mr Fayed’s junior personal assistant in 1993.

She claimed that after starting work for the businessman he told her that Dodi, a film producer, might be able to help her acting career as he was making a prequel to his hit film Hook.

They went to Mr Fayed’s flat where he asked her to change into a swimming costume before he filmed her so that his son could see her “shape”, she claimed.

Mr Fayed is then alleged to have kissed her and after she pushed him off to have responded: “I need you around me all the time. If you don’t sleep with me, I can’t help you with your acting career.”

Ms Hill-Wood, now an actress and gallery manager of the Fine Art Society in Mayfair, said that she left the flat and did not return to work for Mr Fayed.

She told the programme that she did not take any further action as: “It would have been the word of a 17-year-old nobody, I guess, against the word of a very powerful business tycoon . . . I think it is important that the public know what he is. That he is a predator.”

Two other women, both anonymous, described Mr Fayed repeatedly kissing them on the lips, giving them cash and offering them flats, cars and promotion.

One, who was a 20-year-old student working at Harrods during the summer of 2005, said: “He just sort of, was trying to make out that it was all very innocent and he was being a charming old man, which he clearly wasn’t. It’s unbelievable how you can be so disgusted by someone and yet be so afraid of someone, how someone can have so much power. [He was] a very frightening man.”

Another woman, aged 19 when she worked as a sales assistant at Harrods from 2005-06, said that she felt if she was being “groomed” by Mr Fayed.

“He would try and turn the peck on the lips into something more. He would sort of try and be a bit more forceful and hold my head and I would really have to pull away,” she said. “He eventually said, ‘Would you have sexual relations with me?’ So I just said, ‘That’s something that I’d never do’.”

Mr Fayed sued Vanity Fair after it reported a series of allegations in 1995 including sexual harassment and an obsession with personal hygiene. The case was later withdrawn, with each side reportedly agreeing to pay its own legal costs, estimated to total £1.6 million.

Dispatches said it had not received a response from Mr Fayed “to specific allegations made by the women in the programme”. He could not be reached for comment yesterday.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/mohamed-al-fayed-accused-of-sexually-harassing-young-staff-688twtk2v

Retired ‘vicar to the stars’, 84, who was accused of a string of sex attacks against young girls during church concerts is CLEARED

  • Retired vicar Guy Bennett, 84, was accused of sexually assaulting 11 young girls
  • Bennett worked at a church is Surrey and was chaplain at the London Palladium

 

The jury had heard that Mr Bennett had previously admitted four counts of indecent assault in 1999 after ‘almost identical activity’ to his latest trial. 

When he worked at the London Paladium, it regularly hosted the Royal Variety Performance and ITV’s Live From The Palladium. 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4926274/Retired-vicar-stars-cleared-sex-attacks.html


Guy Bennett trial: Former Oxted vicar claims past convictions spurred untrue sex assault allegations involving 11 girls and women

Guy Bennett, 85, was previously jailed in 1999 for sex assaults on girls and women aged 11 to 19, jurors heard on Tuesday (September 26)

27 SEP 2017

A former vicar, accused of indecently assaulting 11 young girls and women, says he has been unfairly damned by rumours and knowledge of his past conviction for sex offences, a jury was told on Tuesday (September 26).

Guy Bennett, who was Rector of Oxted from 1972 to 1998, denies 24 offences of indecent assault and one of outraging public decency.

His offending is alleged to have taken place between 1975 and 1992.

The alleged crimes are said to have been committed on girls and women aged 11 to 19 while he was teaching and serving the church.

His defence counsel Paul Walker told jurors at Guildford Crown Court his client’s “tactile” behaviour was now being mis-remembered as sexually motivated because people knew he was jailed in 1999 for sex assaults on young girls.

He said this information had not only been given to the jury by the prosecution at the current trial but had been publicised in the media 18 years ago.

Mr Walker said when the trial had begun two weeks ago and jurors heard the prosecution’s version of events, it was easy to imagine how they had felt.

He said members of the jury must have thought: “I’m not going to let him get away with it, if I can help it.”

Mr Walker said: “It’s a normal gut reaction.”

But he reminded jurors Bennett was only guilty if a jury was sure he had committed the offences. If they thought he “very probably” was guilty, that was simply not good enough, he stressed.

“Judge the case on the evidence – not on prejudice,” urged Mr Walker, who added the burden of proof was on the prosecution.

“Mr Bennett doesn’t have to prove his innocence,” he said.

Mr Walker said Bennett took a “tactile” approach to his teaching, and was rather “eccentric” in manner.

“At school, not everyone appreciated his manner,” said Mr Walker. “Some of the children thought he was a bit touchy-feely.

“They made up names about him and spread rumours about him. They thought his behaviour creepy and they thought he must have a sinister motive,” he said.

‘Creepy behaviour’

This reputation was aggravated by Bennett wearing “Speedos” at a local pool party.

Mr Walker said Bennett had pleaded guilty 18 years ago to indecently assaulting three schoolgirls on legal advice: “He regretted that later,” he said.

He said many people offered up pleas of guilty – sometimes to spare their families the ordeal of a long trial and also because they were tempted by the promise of a discounted sentence.

“These convictions returned to haunt my client,” he said.

Mr Walker said that as a result of a woman making certain allegations, police had launched a fresh investigation and former pupils had been interviewed which led to a further wave of complaints.

What was once regarded as “creepy behaviour,” he said, now “morphed into something more serious”.

But Mr Walker said none of the allegations had been corroborated and there were dangers in matters becoming coloured by gossip, exaggeration and the telling of tales down the years.

Mr Bennett, now 84, lives at Lewes Road, East Grinstead. He denies all charges.

The trial continues.

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/guy-bennett-trial-former-oxted-13679146

Complainant claims former Oxted rector Guy Bennett would ‘press his groin’ into schoolgirls’ backs, court hears

Guy Bennett is accused of indecently assaulting 11 girls and women aged 11 to 19 between 1975 and 1992

20 Sept 2017

A former pupil of an Oxted junior school has told a court how her teacher used to press his groin into her back and lean over her while pretending to check her work.

Former rector at St Mary’s Church and former teacher at St Mary’s Junior School, Guy Bennett, is accused of indecently assaulting 11 girls and women aged 11 to 19 between 1975 and 1992.

The 84-year-old, who now lives in Lewes Road, East Grinstead, faces 24 charges of indecent assault against 11 alleged victims, and one charge of outraging public decency.

 

Bennett was jailed in 1999 after he pleaded guilty to indecent assaults against four victims.

The complainant was questioned by defence barrister Paul Walker who asked her questions about the differences between statements she gave to police in 1998, before this conviction, and a statement she gave in 2016.

Mr Walker asked the complainant why her 1998 statement made no reference to Bennett touching her while her 2016 statement references his groin pressed against her back.

Mr Walker said: “What we say is he may have got too close to you, invaded your personal space, but at no time did he press his groin against your back.”

The complainant denied this, saying that when she said Bennett did not touch her, she meant with his hands and she always maintained and had a “clear recollection” of his groin touching her back.

The trial continues.

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/complainant-claims-former-oxted-rector-13644815

CELEBRITY CLERGYMAN ACCUSED

Former Oxted rector Guy Bennett ‘used his position to touch young girls inappropriately’, court hears

The 84-year-old is standing trial accused of indecently assaulting 11 girls and women

12 SEP 2017

A former rector of St Mary’s Church in Oxted used his position to touch young girls inappropriately, a court has heard.

Guy Bennett is accused of indecently assaulting 11 girls and women aged 11-19 between 1975 and 1992.

The 84-year-old, who now lives in Lewes Road, East Grinstead, faces 24 charges of indecent assault against 11 alleged victims and one charge of outraging public decency.

Opening the case at Guildford Crown Court on Tuesday (September 12), prosecutor Eloise Marshall told the court Mr Bennett is accused of touching the young girls indecently in a number of different ways.

These include squeezing their breasts, putting his hand in their underwear and trying to remove their trousers.

Ms Marshall told the court Bennett used his position as rector of St Mary’s Church to gain access to the girls.

She said: “The crown’s case is that Mr Bennett used his position as vicar to touch young girls inappropriately.

“By inappropriately, what I mean is that the touching was sexual and he did this in all manner of ways.

“He used his position to arrange contact with these girls and then touched them in ways which may seem inadvertent but we say are sexual.”

…Bennett is accused of masturbating in front of a young girl in a London theatre.

‘Chaplain to the stars’

In his police interview after being arrested for the offences last year, Ms Marshall said that Bennett admitted “some touching may have taken place” but, if it had, it was inadvertent and there was no sexual intent.

In the interview Bennett said he was a “tactile person” and he treated all parishioners the same, the court heard.

The jury was also told of Bennett’s previous convictions in 1999 when he pleaded guilty to the indecent assault of four victims in actions that are described by Ms Marshall as “almost identical” to the offences currently alleged.

The defendant was chaplain to the London Palladium from 1972 to 1998 which earned him the title “chaplain to the stars”.

He has written a book about the celebrities he has known. He was also a friend of Harrods boss Mohamed Al Fayed who lived in the Oxted area while Bennett was rector there.

The trial continues.

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/former-oxted-rector-guy-bennett-13608898
…but no more reporting on it?
The reporting on vicar Guy Bennett went very quiet after day 1 of trial…no reporting since Sept 12

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/former-oxted-rector-guy-bennett-13608898

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http://www.thelawpages.com/court-hearings-lists/Guildford-Crown-Court.php

Surrey vicar ‘touched girls at Sunday school’

A former vicar indecently touched girls during Sunday school outings, church concerts or while teaching, a court has heard.

Guy Bennett, 84, of Lewes Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, is facing 24 historical charges of indecent assault against 11 victims.

It is alleged he assaulted the young girls while rector of St Mary’s church in Oxted between 1975 and 1991.

He has denied the charges as well as one charge of outraging public decency.

All but one of the girls he allegedly touched were between the ages of 11 and 15, Guildford Crown Court heard.

It is claimed he inappropriately touched the 10 schoolgirls and one 19-year-old as they put on choir robes, climbed down ladders and as he taught them at a nearby primary school.

‘Tactile person’

Opening the case, prosecutor Eloise Marshall told the jury: “The touching was sexual and he did it in all manner of ways.

“He used his position in the church as a school teacher and school governor to touch them.”

Jurors were told that Mr Bennett had four previous convictions for sexually assaulting four 11-year-old girls, dating back to 1999.

Bennett initially denied those charges but pleaded guilty on the first day of his trial, it was said.

Ms Marshall said: “What they describe is almost identical activity to what our witnesses describe.”

She added: “The defendant admits there may have been touching, but says any touching was inadvertent and had no sexual intent.

“He said he was a tactile person and that touching was part of his manner with all of his parishioners both young and old.

“Other people have said that he didn’t seem to be like that with young boys.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-surrey-41244865


Reverend to the stars Guy Bennett denies sexually assaulting 12 girls over a period spanning 21 years

Rev Guy Bennett appeared before a judge yesterday afternoon to plead not guilty to the charges dating back to when he was the Rector of Oxted

18th March 2017

A CLERGYMAN who wrote a book about his celebrity contacts when he was at the London Palladium has denied 24 charges of indecent assault of 12 girls.

The Rev Guy Bennett appeared before a judge yesterday afternoon to plead not guilty to the charges dating back to when he was the Rector of Oxted, Surrey.

Rev Guy Bennett appeared before a judge yesterday afternoon to plead not guilty to the charges

Rev Guy Bennett appeared before a judge yesterday afternoon to plead not guilty to the charges

He also denied a separate charge of outraging public decency. The alleged crimes span a period of 21 years.

When each of the 25 allegations was read out to him, the defendant replied “not guilty.”

Bennett, 83, was remanded on bail until September 11 to face trial. The alleged offences were said to have been committed between 1977 and 1998.

At an earlier hearing before Christmas, his defence counsel Paul Walker said there might be a mixture of “misunderstandings, confusions and fabrication” involved in the complaints

The court was told that the forthcoming trial would last for about three weeks.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3122188/reverend-guy-bennett-denies-sexually-assaulting-12-girls/
Bennett was chaplain to the London Palladium from 1972 to 1998 which earned him the title “chaplain to the stars.”
He has written a book about his celebrity
contacts.
http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/former-oxted-vicar-dubbed-chaplain-12760540
PRIEST ON CHILD ABUSE RAP

Retired vicar pal of Diana lover Dodi Fayed appears in court accused of molesting children over two decades

He’s facing more than 20 charges involving a number of victims

17th December 2016,

A FORMER vicar and friend of Princess Diana’s ex-boyfriend has appeared before a judge accused of sexually abusing children over the course of two decades.

Former churchman Guy Bennett faced new charges after two further women told police he had indecently assaulted them.

Bennett is understood to be a friend of Harrods boss Mohammed Al Fayed

Bennett is understood to be a friend of Harrods boss Mohammed Al Fayed

He was already facing more than 20 similar charges involving other victims.

The white-haired 83-year-old, who sparked outcry when the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said he could not be barred from wearing a dog collar, entered no plea to a new total of 24 charges of indecent assault and one count of outraging public decency.

A close friend of Princess Diana’s former partner’s father, Harrod’s boss Mohamed Al Fayed, Bennett was formerly chaplain at a Butlins holiday camp and for the stars of Theatreland in London when he gave spiritual guidance to performers at the Palladium Theatre in London.

Al Fayed is the father of Princess Dianas former partner Dodi Al fayed

Al Fayed is the father of Princess Diana’s former partner Dodi Fayed

Eloise Marshall, prosecuting at Guildford Crown Court on Friday, said Bennett now faced two further charges of indecent assault – with a total of 12 alleged victims – since he last appeared before a court on remand, accused of abusing children in London and in the affluent village of Oxted, Surrey, where he had worked as a vicar since 1972.

Oxford-educated Bennett, now from Lewes Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, had taught religious education part-time at a village school and had worked at three churches there, living in a vicarage.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2422000/retired-vicar-pal-of-diana-lover-dodi-fayed-appears-in-court-accused-of-molesting-children-over-two-decades/


Lionel Blair was questioned about being at Elm Guest House. 

It came amid reports he had enjoyed a drink at Elm Guest House, in Barnes, south London, which is believed to have hosted child sex parties for VIPs in the 1970s and 1980s

The 84-year-old entertainer reportedly spoke to Metropolitan Police officers at his home in Surrey.


Patron of the BMHS is Sir Cliff Richard who has been linked to Elm Guest House
Sir Cliff Richard has been questioned more than once about the murder of Jill Dando who was investigating a BBC paedophile ring where Sir Jimmy Savile abused hundreds of children.

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Nine men made allegations against Cliff Richard

….one of nine to come forward and accuse the veteran pop star of abusing him at the Elm Guest House in Barnes, West London, where VIPs were said to have abused boys.

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One of Sir Cliff’s accusers is one of Britain’s worst sex offenders who is serving several life sentences for a series of rapes and sex attacks.

The man, who suffers with ‘severe’ mental illness and is a paranoid schizophrenic, claimed that Sir Cliff sexually abused him in 1982 – and blamed the singer for turning him into a rapist.

The man told The Sun he was interviewed around 30 times by a number of police forces,

He claimed he took drugs to the guest house but when he arrived he was sexually assaulted by Sir Cliff in a room in front of other people.

Wonder who  “one of Britain’s most notorious sex offenders who is serving several life sentences for a series of rapes and sex attacks,” and “paranoid schizophrenic” is referring to.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/25/70-prisoners-serving-whole-life-sentences-uk/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_prisoners_with_whole-life_tariffs

Update: 17th December 2016
Priest Guy Bennett is accused of sexually abusing children over two decades

Retired vicar pal of Diana lover Dodi Fayed appears in court accused of molesting children over two decades

He’s facing more than 20 charges involving a number of victims

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1997 Rev Guy Bennett, chaplain to the London Palladium

The GuardianLondon, Greater London, England

Tuesday, May 20, 1997 – 7

For many years, Guy Bennett had been a voluntary chaplain who visited theatres on behalf of the Actors’ Church Union

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Guy Bennett author:

2002

Unsung heroes : a record of some of the people, backstage and front of house, who made the London Palladium “the world’s ace variety theatre”, a tradition which continued when musicals took over from variety

by Guy Bennett

Actors’ Church Union Chaplain to the London Palladium 1972-1998

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Update: Dec 16 2016

More historic sex abuse allegations made against former Oxted vicar

A medical report is being prepared in order to assess the 83-year-old defendant’s fitness to pleas

Further sex abuse allegations have been made against a retired clergyman who was already facing a string of indecent assault charges.

Guy Bennett, 83, of Lewes Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, faced a new list of charges when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Friday.

The court was told the former Rector of Oxted now faces 24 counts of indecent assault and one of outraging public decency.

The alleged offences span a period from 1977 to 1998.

[Age 83 – Kicking the can down the road…a dementia diagnosis likely?? ]

Mr Bennett entered no pleas and was remand ed on bail until the next hearing on March 17 next year.

His bail conditions are to have no contact with prosecution witnesses or be in the company of anyone under the age of 18.

Paul Walker, defending, said it was vital for tests to be carried out on his client’s memory and a medical report will be prepared in order to assess his fitness to plead.(Janner tactic)

“He is physically fit,” he said.

“It’s important to have this medical report.”

A provisional trial date has been set for September 11 2017.

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Update:

25 NOV 2016

Former Oxted vicar, Guy Bennett appears in court charged with 22 historic sex offences

Guy Bennett appeared before magistrates in Redhill where he entered no plea

A former Oxted vicar has appeared in court charged with 22 counts of indecent assault against young children.

Guy Bennett, 83, of Lewes Road, East Grinstead, faced magistrates in Redhill where he entered no plea.

The offences, allegedly committed against nine victims under the age of 16 at the time, reportedly took place over a 15-year period between 1977 and 1992.

The alleged incidents took place in the Oxted and London areas.

Guy Bennett – chaplain to the London Palladium theatre

Bennett remains on conditional bail.

The case has been adjourned to Guildford Crown Court on December 16

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Former vicar Guy Bennett from East Grinstead charged over historic sexual offences

against nine victims who were under the age of 16 at the time, reportedly took place over a 15-year period between 1977 and 1992 in Oxted and London.
October 20, 2016

Bennett, 83, is on conditional bail and is due to appear at Redhill Magistrates Court on November 21.

He had been rector in well-to-do Oxted since 1972 and also taught religious education part-time at a local school.”
  • The Rev Guy Bennett from the diocese of Guilford which borders the Diocese of Chichester is another convicted child sex offender who came out of prison in 2000 and immediately held himself out as a vicar at, at least, one church service in the Diocese of Chichester where he now lives. One of Bennett’s victims has been told by Church authorities that (i) Bennett only admitted the sexual offences in 1999 to spare the victims the court hearing, but wasn’t really guilty: and (ii) that he is no longer a risk to children because the offences for which he was convicted dated back to the 1970s and 1980s. In fact he admitted only a limited number of offences and plea bargained his way to a nine month sentence of which he served only 4 ½ months.
  • In 2009 another victim reported to the police that she was sexually abused by Bennett and a Catholic priest in the diocese of Arundel & Brighton which overlaps the CofE Diocese of Chichester for five years from the late 1980s to 1993.

Whilst the CPS refused to prosecute Bennett again when the new victim reported the case in 2009, the Diocesan authorities should have carried out a full risk assessment based on this new allegation and realised that Bennett is a compulsive liar manipulating the authorities to remain in contact with and have authority over children.

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Guy Bennett, who was a vicar in Oxted, Surrey, was sentenced in 1999 for indecently assaulting three girls

Guy Bennett jailed for sexual abuse of girls, yet still invited and welcome at British Hall Music Society Events …2008, 2014…


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BBC: Why the need to censor?

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-30779029

^Guy Bennett (seated left) wearing a clerical collar, photographed at a celebrity event in 2008

Guy Bennett denied abusing Ms Duckworth and said he does not refer to himself as “Reverend”. He also said he has not worn a clerical collar for about ten years, though he is pictured doing so in 2008.

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Seated left, Guy Bennett, Vincent Hayes, Jan Hunt, President Roy Hudd, Joan Regan, Lionel Blair and Chairman Doreen Hermitage

^ The above photograph from the website of the BMHS- The British Music Hall Society,

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 British Music Hall Society

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Lionel Blair with BMHS Patron Sir Cliff Richard



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Some familiar names…Sir Cliff Richard, Des O’Connor, Paul O’Grady, Sir John Major…Roy Hudd president

Cilla Black used to go on holiday with Lily Savage aka Paul O’Grady, who worked as a social worker in Lambeth at the time of the paedophile gang and neglect of clients in that Borough. Diane Abbott was Lambeth Borough Council’s press officer/PR person.

http://www.drsallybaker.com/tag/diane-abbott/


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Lionel Blair – 2nd from right

“my ­favourite theatre, the London ­Palladium… The Palladium was like a second home to me in the Seventies

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Savile with Lionel Blair QE2 cruise 1988

‘I kicked sleazy Jimmy Savile off cruise ship’: Captain acted over claims he assaulted girl, 14

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Lionel Blair with Jimmy Savile cruising on the QE2  and friends

Jimmy Savile Sexual Abuse Scandal Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE pictured aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2 during the liner’s Stock Photo

Jimmy Savile Sexual Abuse Scandal Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE pictured aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2 during the liner’s Stock Photo

Sir Jimmy Savile, OBE pictured aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2 during the liner’s 1992 world cruise. The disc jockey and radio and TV personality was “Running around the world”, raising money for Stoke Mandeville and other charities

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Back in the 70s, Lionel had his own dance troupe. They were known for always being blonde. Jimmy Savile, for one, delivered a mean high-kick.The programme thus arranged for Lionel to choreograph a bunch of young lovelies at the London Palladium.
 Lionel Blair starred in The Beatles’ ­movie A Hard Day’s Night and formed a lifelong friendship with singer Sammy Davis Jr.
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The Queen Mother (1900 – 2002) shakes hands with Sammy Davis Jnr (1925 – 1990), Jerry Lewis and Tommy Steele backstage at the Royal Variety Show, 14th November 1966. Also visible in the background is comedian Frankie Howerd.

 

Angus Ogilvy, Princess Alexandra and Sammy Davis 1973

 

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Lionel Blair blasts claims linking him to VIP paedophile ring after he is questioned by detectives 

  • Metropolitan Police officers reportedly questioned entertainer at his home
  • Came amid reports he had once enjoyed a drink at the Elm Guest House
  • House is believed to have hosted child sex parties for VIPs in 70s and 80s
  • But Mr Blair says he has never heard of the guest house

Scotland Yard denied the allegations made by the Daily Express that the guest house’s visitor list included three MPs and a member of Buckingham Palace staff. A spokesman for Elm Guest House told Capital Gay “these were professional business people. We are talking about barristers, doctors, a couple of priests and a vicar”.

We now know that these “professional people” were almost certainly all child abusers. One of the barristers who visited Elm Guest House was Colin Peters QC, who was later jailed for his part in “Britain’s biggest child sex ring” which had over 150 victims. One of the priests who visited the guest house was Father Tony McSweeney, who was arrested by Operation Fernbridge in January.

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Lionel Blair and best friend Sammy Davis
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Remember that Jimmy Savile was linked to a paedophile brothel on Battersea Bridge Road in 1964

I also found this rather creepy description of a 1960 TV show filmed on location at Battersea Park Fun Fair, starring alleged satanist and MK-Ultra handler Sammy Davis Jr

Harvey Proctor’s secretary Dawn Zapanski, 6 Prince of Wales Mansions, POW Drive, Battersea – Elm House Documents
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Derinton Road – Barry Haddon home address

Battersea, Vishal Mehrotra
Sighting Vishal on Northern Line Balham, traveling towards Tooting
 Left there, then put on 219/319 bus for Clapham Junction two days later
And Terry Dwyer was in Battersea was he not.
Just opposite Dolphin and a spitting distance from Westminster… Some of the poorest people in London live in Battersea...
They were using the council estates in the area as meet markets… Many children murdered/disapeared…60’s,70’s,80’s…
Wandsworth never had any childrens homes in the burough, most of the kids from Battersea were moved to Croydon..funded by Wandsworth
Wandsworth council owned many childrens homes in Croydon..and Springfield mental hospital
 
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Johnny Savile is alleged to have carried out the assaults while working at Springfield Hospital in Tooting.

The seven allegations, relating to a period between 1978 and 1980, culminated in Savile – who died in 1998 – being sacked.

In his job as the hospital’s recreation officer he held activities for patients such as discos – which he also organised for a local girls’ school.

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Saviles brother being sacked from Springfield mental hospital…he did live in Richmond

Satanists: Sammy Davis Jr between top-ranking military officer Michael Aquino and Anton LaVey, government investigator and founder of the Satanic Church

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Jacques Vallee with Anton LaVey and Aime Michel.

the following diary entry of UFO research legend Jacques Vallee (author of the seminal ufological works Passport to Magonia and Messengers of Deception) regarding a dinner at his house with the notorious founder of the Church of Satan, Anton LaVey.

LaVey shot to fame in the late 1960s, gaining widespread media coverage, and shocking mainstream Christianity, with his founding and promotion of the Church of Satan. LaVey was as much a colourful celebrity as he was the ‘Black Pope’ though, and his and Vallee’s paths first crossed in the esoteric mileu of California in 1970, when a young writer who was interviewing Vallee suggested a meeting with his friend LaVey.

In Volume Two of his Forbidden Science journal (suitably titled “California Hermetica”), Vallee describes his first encounter with the head of the Church of Satan. Setting off at “a suitably late hour”, he recounts, they drove to 6114 California Street, “a black house with permanently closed shutters”, where LaVey made what can only be described as an appropriate entrance.

A black tail-less cat greeted us on the front steps. Someone opened a round spy-hole, recognized Art and unlocked the heavy door. We met a pleasant, shapely blonde woman named Diane, LaVey’s wife. With a flourish she introduced us into a purple parlor full of books, with a fireplace in one angle, a skeleton in a glass cabinet, a gravestone as coffee table.

We took our seats, avoiding the stately chaise percée. Of the High Priest there was no sign until the mantelpiece pivoted away, startling us. A bald head adorned with a pointed black beard appeared at ground level and a large man looking for all the world like Mephistopheles climbed out, idly twisting a five-pointed star. Wearing a green sweater, the jovial diabolist shook our hands and sat among us. While Diane served coffee, Anton assured us modestly, like a good pastor, that he sincerely believed in his religion, even if he did not trust his disciples farther than he could throw his massive Wurlitzer organ.

Vallee visited LaVey many more times during the 1970s (their talks at times “interrupted by Christians who evidently thought they could save Anton’s soul by throwing heavy objects against his house”). Come 1982 though, and Vallee notes (in Forbidden Science Volume 3) that the Black Pope “seemed to have lost much of his charisma and power”. At one dinner date, the odd esoteric pairing sound awfully normal as they “commiserated about the state of our respective homes” and discussed movies and computer games.

Computer games were once again the topic at another dinner in 1984, when LaVey had asked Vallee for advice on a computer to use for word processing. During the evening, Vallee’s daughter showed LaVey her Atari, and how to play games on it – giving rise to one of the great phrases in any book, “we enjoyed seeing the Black Pope playing Donkey Kong”:

Anton and Diane came to see us Tuesday. He had called me for advice: Diane is looking for a computer she could use for word processing. They had dinner at our house, where my daughter demonstrated her Atari. She also instructed Anton in the use of videogames, so we enjoyed seeing the Black Pope playing Donkey Kong.

Black Pope playing Donkey Kong

https://www.dailygrail.com/2018/01/that-time-anton-lavey-played-donkey-kong-at-jacques-vallees-house/


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Sammy Davis Jr.: Sammy Davis Jr.: Satan Swings Baby and That's the Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But...
This long-lost recording of odes to the devil:  Choices like an eerie and ominous version of the Coleman/Leigh classic “Witchcraft make sense, but a bizarre swinging take on The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy For Devil is regrettable. If that was not strange enough, the album closes with an Elvis cover, “Devil in Disguise, featuring Church of Satan founder Anton LeVey on vocals and Wurlitzer organ.
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Lionel Blair and good friend. satanist Sammy Davis Jr
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Sammy Davis Jr Meets the British (Saturday June 11th 1960, 8-9pm, ABC) ‘GT’ wrote, “Brian Tesler, whose first production this was for his new bosses, came through with a modest, correctly balanced show which supplied to the right degree the personality of the star. In the first and third parts Davis appeared alone doing snatches of his cabaret act and a joy it was to watch too. The middle part however was the best of all. Tesler took his cameras away from the studio to Battersea Fun Fair… it was a shade overlong and could have been trimmed by a couple of minutes… still, the sight of Davis leading the children around like a Pied Piper was a sheer joy to watch, especially the final shot of them skipping one by one across a bridge which seemed to dissolve into the distant trees. (EDIT: Battersea Bridge Road??) This sequence was followed by Davis going into a hat shop in search of a typically British outfit.

Aided by Lionel Blair, who was at his best, we had a sequence rich in comedy and movement” (Note- thankfully this show survives in the ABC archive)

SOURCE: http://www.78rpm.co.uk/tvu.htm

Peter Bottomley MP on the Elm Guest House list worked at Battersea Fun Fair; “I worked there in my holidays.”

https://www.sirpeterbottomley.com/worthing-herald

  Battersea Fun Fair; I worked there in my holidays.
Light entertainment in the best traditions has been Lionel’s forte, whether on The Royal Variety Show or at the London Palladium (where Guy Bennett was chaplain)
Lionel’s big break came at the Royal Variety Command Performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre in front of the Queen Mother in 1961.

During the comedy sketch Lionel is cast as a posh Saville Row-style shop assistant while Davis is an American looking to become posh. The subsequent eight-minute routine sees Lionel match the legendary US entertainer step for step to rapturous applause.

“Working with Sammy was amazing,” he recalled.

“Sammy knew where I was at and was unbelievable to work with, just wonderful and in the number gave the ending to me.

“We became good friends. Meeting and performing with him was the highlight of my career.”

Sammy gave Lionel a silver dollar, which he treasures. On the back reads the inscription: “To Lionel Blair. Because I dig you. Love Sammy Davis Jr.”

Meeting Sammy was great for me but I also went to school with Mike and Bernie (Winters).

“When the boys got their own show I was doing choreography and they said we want Lionel

There’s also the Una Stubbs/Cliff Richard connection to Blair.
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Lionel Blair (centre) with Rolf Harris and his wife at the Dorchester in London for a celebratory lunch to honour Lionel Blair’s 60 years in showbusiness.
 The guest list included fellow celebrities Rolf Harris CBE, Roy Hudd OBE, Jess Conrad
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From Clement Freud obituary: When George Best, at the height of his footballing fame, held a house-warming party, Freud was there, rubbing shoulders with Sir Matt Busby, Bob Monkhouse, Lionel Blair, Tommy Trinder and Imogen Hassall.
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Lionel Blair, Clement Freud, Sammy Davis Jr

Lionel Blair is waving at me from a street corner. ‘Yoo hoo! Yoo hoo!’ He is brightly tanned, dressed a bit like a sailor boy in a tight-fitting blue and white outfit, waving a Rothman’s cigarette in a long plastic holder and beaming happily as passing drivers toot and yell ‘Lionel! Lionel!’.

He couldn’t look more camp if he tried.

He counts Joan Collins among his glamorous exes (‘A dear friend, just lovely — I think Percy is her nicest husband yet’) and his friends include Paul McCartney (‘I used to dye my hair, too, but I think it’s better natural’), Bond actor Roger Moore (‘How many wives have I known? I’ve only known him since Dorothy’), Simon Cowell (‘he always tells me I look wonderful’), Lulu (‘wasn’t she brilliant at the Commonwealth Games’) and Bruce Forsyth

He choreographed and appeared on endless shows at the London Palladium, formed his dance troupe, became best friends with Sammy Davis Jr, appeared in The Beatles’ film A Hard Day’s Night.

He also became the king of panto. But that suddenly stopped about ten years ago. During one performance in Stockport, as part of the act, he asked a boy in the audience his name. The youngster retorted: ‘Touch my nuts and you’re dead!’

For years, people joked that Lionel was gay. It’s been a running gag on Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

One day at a cricket match organised by Michael Parkinson, a man called him a ‘fairy’

Lionel punched him. ‘He had to go to hospital!’

Lionel Blair was in the Beatles’ Hard Day’s Night along with Wilfred Brambell
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Lionel Blair Jim’ll Fix It 1990

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Roy Hudd in 1958 he took a summer job as a Redcoat at Butlins, Clacton working alongside Cliff Richard and Dave Allen

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Queen joins in the fun as Roy Hudd gets his OBE

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“She’s terrific,” said Hudd. “I’m sure she must hate having to sit through some of the shows. I was chairman of the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund for 11 years and had a lot to do with inflicting them on her.” Queen Elizabeth is the Patron.

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Queen Elizabeth, Her Majesty The Queen’s role as Patron of the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund (EABF).

When King George VI became King, he and Queen Elizabeth took over the Patronage, a role which The Queen Mother held until her death in 2002. Her Majesty The Queen has been Patron since her accession in 1952.

Queen Elizabeth II has attended 37 Royal Variety Performances, the first being in 1949 before she became Queen.

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Jimmy Savile police: Ageing comedy legend in new sex abuse quiz

The Sunday Mirror knows the identity of the man, now in his 70s, but we have decided not to name him

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2014 – Convicted paedophile Guy Bennett still welcome at the British Music Hall Society

Roy Hudd’s Celebrity Luncheon

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Here is convicted paedophile vicar Guy Bennett  still socialising with the same chums (British Music Hall Society) as recently as 2014 – not  ‘collared’

Is Guy Bennett a member of The British Music Hall Society – with Patrons Cliff Richard & Des O’ Conner?

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British Hall Music Society Patrons

Life Patrons
Sir Cliff Richard OBE
Des O’Connor CBE
Alan Titchmarsh MBE and Alison Titchmarsh
Paul O’Grady MBE
Jools Holland OBE, DL
Sir John Major, KG, CH
Ken Dodd OBE

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(Left to Right) Ken Dodd, Ted Heath and Jimmy Savile attending a Variety Club of Great Britain lunch held to thank the record industry for its support of the Club’s charity work for children held at The Palladium in London.

Sir Ken Dodd to receive Knighthood from the Queen

2 March 2017

Comedian Sir Ken Dodd arrives at Buckingham Palace to receive his knighthood

http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2017-03-02/sir-kens-palace-appointment/

Comic ‘cheated Inland Revenue for years’ Ken Dodd trial told of letters from Prime Ministers

Ken Dodd cheated the Inland Revenue ”for years and years”

as he deposited #700,000 in banks in Jersey and the Isle of Man, a court was told yesterday.

Dodd, 61, of Thomas Lane, Knotty Ash, Liverpool, faces 11 charges, seven of being a common law cheat and four of false accounting.”When Mr Dodd was given a chance to come clean and tell the truth he became devious and deceitful.

Accountants Arthur Young then stepped in to complete a supplementary report on Dodd’s affairs. The report ran to five chapters with eight appendices, said Mr Leveson.

It included a series of letters, one each from then Prime Ministers Edward Heath and Harold Wilson and two from Mrs Thatcher, praising the comedian.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/11919146.Comic__apos_cheated_Inland_Revenue_for_years_apos__Ken_Dodd_trial_told_of_letters_from_Prime_Ministers/

British Hall Music Society Newsletter – The Call Boy and cherub??

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Alan Randall dictated the following article to Rev. Guy Bennett.  The article was published in Call boy, the magazine for Music Hall in 2011

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SIR JIMMY SAVILE WAS FOND OF CHERUBS

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British Hall Music Society life patron Cliff Richard with Jimmy Savile

Giving evidence at the trial today, Des O'Connor said he never saw Clifford act unprofessionally

British Hall Music Society life patron – Des O’Connor

British Music Hall Society patron,  Des O’Connor defends friend and colleague Max Clifford over sex crime charges

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  • He says Clifford was often present at filming of Des O’Connor Tonight show
  • The pair became friends after meeting through TV and charity events
  • Clifford denies 11 counts of indecent assault against seven alleged victims

Leonard sentenced Clifford to four and a half years in prison for his abuse of one victim alone – a 15-year-old girl who was left traumatised by a long campaign of sexual abuse. She told the trial she wanted to kill herself after being repeatedly sexually abused by Clifford in 1977.

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Des O’Connor and Jimmy Tarbuck at the London Palladium theatre
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Jimmy Tarbuck pictured outside the London Palladium in 1969
Guy Bennett – was chaplain to the London Palladium theatre
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Anita Harris, President Roy Hudd and Jess Conrad holding their Lifetime Achievement Awards with BMHS Chairman Doreen Hermitage in 2013

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Eric’s Last Performance

2011 Article
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Shortly before his death in 2005, when he was too ill to write, Alan Randall dictated the following article to the Rev. Guy Bennett. The article was published in Call boy, the magazine for Music Hall in 2011.

Alan Randall also appeared with Perry Como and Liza Minelli in Las Vegas, and played in concerts with Sir Cliff Richard and The Rolling Stones.

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Guy Bennett Background
Chaplain:
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Butlin’s Clacton-on-Sea 1963
Raynes Park St Sav Southwark 1963-66
Motspur Park H Cross CD 1966-72
Oxted 1972-97
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Oxted  1972-97
Oxted and Tandridge from 1997
Guy Bennett attended Wells Theological College at the same time as paedophile Bishop Peter Ball
Ball entered Wells Theological College in 1954 and received two years of training in preparation for ordination.

2011: Guy Bennett is now visited regularly by safeguarding officers. Of serious concern is that he is now living in a Diocese where a number of ministers have been accused of child sexual offences and remain in ministry, others were convicted after decades of allegations.

http://www.macsas.org.uk/MACSAS_SurveyReportMay2011.pdf

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Among religious orders and institutions to be investigated are English Benedictine congregations, and the Anglican Diocese of Chichester in West Sussex.

The reputation of Sussex as a paedophile hotspot now has further credence thanks to child sex abuse convictions in the overlapping Anglican diocese of Chichester and of the culture of cover-up that also existed in the Church of England.

From the 1970s to the 1990s there were sporadic and low-profile investigations into allegations of sexual abuse by vicars there but none got as far as the courts.

In 2011 Judge Butler-Sloss was commissioned to investigate the handling of child sex abuse reports about these Anglican vicars in the Diocese of Chichester but her report was subsequently found to contain inaccuracies and flaws in statements given to her by the Anglican administration.  Judge Butler-Sloss has already been forced to stand down from leading the current child abuse inquiry because of her attempt to prevent a senior Anglican bishop from being investigated, and the fact that her brother Sir Michael (later Lord) Havers was the Attorney-General in the Thatcher Government that is now heavily implicated in a high-level cover-up of child sex abuse.
Why did the CPS abandon investigation into Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor?

Why did the CPS abandon investigation into Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor?

Why did it instruct Sussex police to drop a 2003 investigation into the head of the Catholic Church in the UK? And second, why did the CPS decide that its reasons remain confidential?

The Times newspaper had accused the Cardinal of moral failure and, most intriguingly, reported allegations of paedophile hotspots’ in the Catholic Church in five Catholic dioceses including Arundel and Brighton.

By any measure this cannot now be a tenable position, given all the subsequent revelations of child rape on an industrial scale in religious institutions both Anglican and Catholic Church, and what is now being exposed by way of Establishment cover-up. There is also the related matter of a number of Sussex police officers being investigated for gross misconduct over investigations into a complaint about an assault by Savile in the early 1970s

It is time for the Crown Prosecution Service to make public its reasons for dropping the investigation into Cardinal Cormac Murphy-

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Official inquiries into prolonged failure to prevent child abuse in the Diocese of Chichester which includes Lewes brought up allegations against Bishop Peter Ball, of which he was later convicted.

The Rev Guy Bennett from the diocese of Guilford which borders the Diocese of Chichester is another convicted child sex offender who came out of prison in 2000 and immediately held himself out as a vicar at, at least, one church service in the Diocese of Chichester where he now lives.


Ardingly College (Peter Righton, Richard Alston, Robert Alston, Peter Ball chaplain there, The Secret Life of a Paedophile exposed a Chaplain at Ardingly, later Bishop John Neale, to have colluded with Righton.) is in Chichester Diocese.


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WHERE DID IT GO WRONG FOR THE DIOCESE OF CHICHESTER?

Another week and another Sussex clergyman has been found to have used his position to commit sexual offences.

The numerous abuse scandals backing up at the Church of England’s door have raised questions of cover-ups, concerns over undue pressure from an Archbishops and even a royal and the threat of further payouts to victims.

A handful of internal inquiries have failed to stem the flow of court cases, with one campaigner asking: “What is wrong with the Diocese of Chichester?”

In the 1970s and 80s, we now know, Vickery House took advantage of young men, including a boy of 14, who came to him for spiritual guidance.

He shared victims with his former boss, Bishop of Lewes Peter Ball, who was jailed  for sexual crimes relating to 18 victims which took place as recently as 1992.

It was revealed that George Bell, the internationally-acclaimed wartime Bishop of Chichester, had assaulted a child in the 1940s, for which the Church has now paid compensation to the victim.

In all, seven Sussex churchmen in two years have been found to have committed sexual offences.

George Bell was ‘fond’ of paeodophile bishop Peter Ball and sponsored him for ordination, an inquiry has heard.

As former bishop of Chichester, Bell is considered one of Anglicanism’s heroes. However, it emerged in 2015 the Church of England paid £16,800 to the woman, known as Carol, in a legal settlement after she accused Bell of sexually abusing her as a child.

Now it can be revealed Peter Ball, who was jailed for a string of sex offences against teenagers and young men in 2015, was close friends with Bell.

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Bishop Ball sentenced to 32 months in prison but served only 16 months.

Ball was initially rejected in his attempt to become a priest in 1951 but Bell wrote to the selection panel in support of Ball’s application.

When Ball applied for ordination a second time it was Bell who sponsored him through the process.

In his witness statement to an inquiry investigating child sex abuse within the Church of England, Ball denied that Bell had ‘overruled’ the selection board allowing him to be ordained.

However he said that after his ordination Bell would visit his parish to take services, adding he was ‘aware that he was “fond” of me’.

In response to a question about Bell’s involvement in his ordination, Ball told the inquiry: ‘It is not right therefore to say that Bishop Bell “overruled” the selection board in order for me to be ordained.

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Courtesy of Jimmy JamesBishop George Bell is an iconic figure for the Church of England and was bishop of Chichester from 1929 to 1958.

‘Although Bishop Bell had indicated in 1951 in a letter to the first Selection Board who did not recommend me for ministry that he would be “prepared to accept me for ordination” even though the Selection Board had not recommend me for training at that time, that is not how matters proceeded.’

He went on: ‘After theological college, it was Bishop Bell ultimately who did sponsored [sic] me for ordination, but with the approval of the Selection Board. Bishop Bell then placed me in the parish of Rottingdean where I undertook my first curacy.

‘He would visit my curacy on occasion to carry out confirmations and to take services.

‘We had a good working relationship; I was aware that he was “fond” of me. He was someone who I looked up to when I was a young curate starting out in the Church.’

Bell, who died in 1958, was revered by Anglicans before the abuse allegations against him emerged. However a report earlier this year heavily criticised the Church’s handling of the accusations and found it ‘rushed to judgement’ and failed to give proper consideration to Bell’s rights.

But the archbishop of Canterbury refused to back down and said a ‘significant cloud is left over his name’.

Ball went on to become bishop of Lewes in the diocese of Chichester and then bishop of Gloucester. He was accused of gross indecency against a 16-year-old in 1992 but escaped with a police caution after he received backing from a member of the Royal Family and a number of other establishment figures. He was told to step down from his role as a bishop. However he continued to minister in churches and schools until 2010 before he was eventually arrested.

At the age of 83 he was sentenced to 32 months for misconduct in public office and 15 months for indecent assaults in 2015. He was released after serving 16 months.

The independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has been investigation how the diocese of Chichester handled allegations of child sexual abuse as a case study for the wider Church of England.

In his concluding remarks today solicitor David Greenwood said the CofE was more ‘malign’ than the Catholic Church in its response to abuse and accused it of ‘a conscious effort to treat survivors badly’.

The archbishop of Canterbury in his evidence said he had ‘learnt to be ashamed again of the Church’ and warned child sexual abuse would ‘destroy the Church’ if not addressed.

The former Bishop of Chichester, Eric Kemp, unambiguously portrayed Ball as the victim of mischief makers in his (2006) memoirs: “Although it was not realized at the time, the circumstances which led to [Ball’s] early resignation were the work of mischief-makers. It was a very sad end to his ministry and his departure was a real loss to the Church which was, no doubt, what those who brought it about intended.” Kemp has been described as “one of the leading Anglo-Catholics of his generation and one of the most influential figures in the Church of England in the last quarter of the twentieth century.”

Chichester under Kemp was one of the last bastions for clergy opposed to female ordinations, and it attracted a lot of openly gay clergy.

Kemp and Queen Elizabeth 1986

When Kemp appointed the flamboyant Ball as his assistant in the post of bishop of Lewes, he fitted in immediately. Kemp moved in elevated London circles and was a good friend of Canon Anthony Caesar, sub dean of the Chapel Royal and the Queen’s domestic chaplain. And Ball often accompanied Kemp on his London trips.

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3265742/Jimmy-Savile-Prince-Charles-close-friendship-sex-abuse-bishop-Peter-Ball.html#ixzz3o4nXym8v

Baroness Butler-Sloss was appointed by the Diocese of Chichester

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Butler-Sloss, Church of England hand picked.
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She wanted to exclude some of the survivor’s allegations against Bishop Peter Ball, in a bid to protect the Church of England.

He says she told him she “cared very much about the Church”.

Mr Johnson, who suffered assaults by a number of clergymen when he was a choirboy in the Church of England Diocese in Chichester, said he felt during her review of Church abuse, Baroness Butler-Sloss had been “showing bias and wasn’t being impartial”.
The Rt Rev Peter Ball, who was bishop of Gloucester and bishop of Lewes in East Sussex, was charged with two counts of indecent assault and one of misconduct in a public office, following her investigation into abuse in the diocese of Chichester during the 1970s and 1980s.
Church of England Chichester Abuse

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Vicar Guy Bennett was part of a paedophile ring.
Guy Bennett and Peter Ball would have attended Wells Theological College at the same time.
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Child abuser, friend and mentor to Prince Charles and other members of the royal family, bishop Peter Ball  and Guy Bennett attended Wells Theological College at the same time.
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Ardingley College is in the Chichester Diocese

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Peter Righton recorded in his diaries his abuse of boys at Ardingly School in Diocese of Chichester while he was a teacher there.

Robert Alston (brother of convicted PIE member Richard Alston and Pitcairn Island governor) was educated at Ardingly College. He is Chairman of Governors at Ardingly College.

Paul Righton attended Ardingly College from 1940 to 1944

Righton’s Ardingly College obituary – with mention of Richard D Alston (G1953-63)

Ardingly College – the school has its own Masonic Lodge – Ardingly College Lodge


Guy Bennett’s family

Guy Bennett’s grandfather Frank Livesey Macaulay Bennett:
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Frank Bennett (scholar)

Frank Selwyn Macaulay Bennett was a reforming Dean of Chester in the first half of the 20th century and an Anglican scholar.

He was born on 28 October 1866 and educated at Sherborne and Keble College, Oxford.He was Private Chaplain to Bishop Jayne of Chester and then held incumbencies at Portwood and Hawarden before his elevation to the Deanery. A man who made Chester Cathedral “the home of the Diocese, he died on 14 November 1947.


Vicar Guy Bennett was friends with Mohamed al Fayed and conducted a memorial service for Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed.

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The Rev Guy Bennett, a friend of Mohamed al Fayed…

Police in Oxted, Surrey, refused to give out more details. The vicar, who has been suspended from the Church of England, will appear before magistrates in Reigate on October 9.

Guy Bennett, the father of two, led a service at his village church near al Fayed’s home and afterwards they planted a tree together in the grounds.

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Guy Bennett abused at:

St Mary’s Church, Oxted, Surrey
All Saint’s Church, Oxted, Surrey
 
St Mary's parish church, in Oxted, Surrey
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A complete list of all Peals and Quarters rung at St Mary’s (unless you know of others!).
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1976 4th anniversary of the collation of the Rev Guy Bennett at St Mary’s
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1977 For the Rev Bennett on his appt as chairman of the Oxted and Limpfield Council of churches
Other CoE Bell Ringers – linked to Chichester

Norman Jordan Smith

1930 – 2012

After he was demobbed he worked for the West Sussex County Council in County Hall, Chichester. From 1952-57 he was Captain of the Cathedral Ringers.

Chaplain of Geelong C of E Grammar School

Church of England accused of cover-up over abuse claims against chaplain at school attended by Prince Charles

Reverend Norman Smith, accused of raping a pupil at Geelong Grammar School, Australia, now faces further accusations

The Church of England has been accused of a cover-up over allegations that a chaplain at the Australian school attended by the Prince of Wales was a paedophile.

At the Australian royal commission into child abuse in September, the Reverend Norman Smith was accused of raping a pupil at Geelong Grammar School in the late 1960s.

Now a 68-year-old former churchwarden has come forward to say that the Church dismissed his earlier claims that he was abused by Mr Smith in Sussex in the early 1960s.

Alan Baker, from Gloucestershire, has also written to Prince Charles to ask if he can provide any information that would help his case for damages.

“I would like to know what the links were between Geelong and the Church of England and the Anglican Communion,” said Mr Baker.

Was it a coincidence that Smith abused me and then moved to Australia and then abused a child in Australia and moved back to the UK to take up a position as a vicar? The Church of England has treated me disgracefully and dismissed my complaints even though they must have known about the Australian allegations.”

Mr Smith died in 2012 and an obituary stated “Norman would certainly have known him [Charles] and administered Communion to him”.

Geelong Grammar: Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission report set to be tabled in parliament

February 13, 2017

SURVIVOR of abuse at Geelong Grammar School has slammed its trademark positive education program as “crap”, as the royal commission’s findings on the elite Corio school are set to be tabled in Parliament.

Libby O’Brien attended Geelong Grammar in the 1980s and said she hoped the commission’s report did not “get swept under the carpet”.

“There are so many more perpetrators out there,” she said, despite the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse having been in progress since 2013.

“The cover-ups were really frightening,” she said. “I just want to make sure (the royal commission finding) doesn’t go under the radar.”

Ms O’Brien said the decades-long fight for justice had been “an extremely painful process”. She and a group of survivors and friends covered Geelong Grammar’s gates with coloured ribbons in February of last year, transforming it into a “Loud Fence” symbolising those who were sexually abused and couldn’t be heard.

“I’m so sick of telling this story,” Ms O’Brien said. “I keep getting slapped in the face — it’s really, really hard.”

In a November, 2016, submission to the royal commission, counsel assisting David Lloyd said former Geelong Grammar principal John Lewis had failed to protect students under his care.

“Mr Lewis did not treat the issue of child sexual abuse seriously and preferred the reputation of the school to the interests and welfare of the students,” Mr Lloyd said.

A spokesman for Geelong Grammar said the school would be responding to the royal commission’s findings when they become available.

The school was at the heart of a debate in South Australian politics last weekend, when it emerged SA schools had forked out more than $620,000 for Geelong Grammar to teach educators from Adelaide’s northern suburbs how to “nurture and sustain positive relationships”. SA Opposition treasury spokesman Rob Lucas described the program as a “massive waste of taxpayers’ money”.

A spokesman for the SA Department for Communities and Social Inclusion said Geelong Grammar was “one of the world leaders in the adoption of positive education”.

Ms O’Brien said she was “pretty disgusted” that the school was profiting from a program espousing student wellbeing.

“It’s such crap,” she said.

She urged anyone with information on historical abuses to go to the authorities.

“Anyone who knew anything, just report it to police,” she said. “Every report counts.”

Commissioners are holding a public hearing on Catholic Church authorities until February 27. From March 6 they will hold hearings on Commonwealth and State governments, the Uniting Church, Anglican Church, Yeshivah Melbourne and Bondi, and Australian Christian churches and Pentecostal authorities.

Former Geelong Grammar principal John Lewis after giving evidence at the Royal Commission hearing in Melbourne in 2015.

http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/geelong/geelong-grammar-child-sexual-abuse-royal-commission-report-set-to-be-tabled-in-parliament/news-story/378e55525a9b296780058ba0565056dc

Memorial to Dodi Fayed

Memorial to Dodi Fayed  in the churchyard of St Mary’s Church, Oxted

 

 This plaque is discreetly sited beneath a tree in the churchyard of St Mary’s church, Oxted. The lover of the late Princess Diana, who died with her in 1997, is not buried here, but the Fayed family have been generous benefactors of their local church.

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Princess Diana wrote this letter and two police chiefs (made Lords) sat on it for years and years before being quietly released

Diana Letter: They’re planning ‘an accident’ in my car so Charles can marry again.
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 Elizabeth Butler Sloss chaired the inquests into Dodi Fayed

British Victim of Clergy Abuse Speaks out 352 Lux Mag November 19, 2010

Lucy Duckworth, who protested against paedophile priests in Rome on Friday, was just five years old when she was first abused at her Sunday school in the quiet village of Oxted in Surrey.

Duckworth was abused at All Saints Church until she was 11 by a “paedophile ring” involving a Catholic priest, his helper and a Church of England vicar, who was later jailed for abuse of minors.

“They’d take me into a room and abuse me in front of a poor man with Down’s Syndrome who was told to watch the door and make sure no-one came in,” said Duckworth, a member of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP).

“I can’t tell you the psychological damage, I’m haunted by what happened every day,” she told AFP.


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The vicar, Guy Bennett, was sentenced to nine months in prison by the Old Bailey court in London in 1999 for indecently assaulting three 11-year-old girls between 1976 and 1988.

He denied four further offences and, when the prosecution said it would not be in the public interest to pursue them, they were simply left on file.

Duckworth said that Bennett had simply moved away from the area and was still working for the Church of England — a common trend in cases of predator priests whose crimes have often been covered up by senior clergy.

The police launched an investigation into the other priest who abused me and got detailed statements from a lot of victims at the Sunday school, but the case was dropped the minute he denied everything,” she said.

http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2010/11_12/2010_11_19_352LuxMag_BritishVictim.htm

Lucy Duckworth –  is part of the -The Victims and Survivors’ Consultative Panel

As a survivor of childhood sex abuse perpetrated by the Church of England and Catholic Priests, Lucy chaired the Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors (MACSAS) for a number of years.

https://www.iicsa.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are/lucy-duckworth

Vicar Jailed for Fondling Schoolgirls

Birmingham Evening Mail (England), May 29, 1999

The Rev Guy Bennett, who was Rector of Oxted and Tandridge in Surrey for 26 years, admitted to three offences indecent assaulting three 11-year-old girls between 1976 and 1988.

Judge Giles Forrester jailed Bennett – who was also chaplain to the London Palladium theatre – for nine months for each offence, and ordered that the sentences should run concurrently.

The court had heard that Bennett was a governor of St Mary’s School, Oxted, and taught the 11-year-olds religious education.

He had fondled the girls on a school trip to the Isle of Wight, following a school play and behind a desk during a lesson.

Bennett, the father of two daughters, separated from his wife some years ago.

He was a churchman, a teacher and a school governor.

He was living in the Oxted vicarage when he was charged, and a Church of England spokesman confirmed Bennett was suspended from St Mary’s in September when the police inquiry was launched.

He had been rector there since 1972 and also taught religious education part-time at a local school.

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After studying at Oxford University and Wells Theological College, one of his Bennett’s first jobs was as chaplain in Butlin’s holiday camp at Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, in 1963.

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The way to stardom for so many of today’s top entertainers has been regularly documented over the years and it is a well known fact that the likes of Dave Allen, Des O’Connor, Charlie Drake, Ted Rogers, Roy Hudd, Jimmy Tarbuck, Johnny Ball, Mike Newman, Freddie Davis, Michael Barrymore, Jimmy Cricket, Clinton Ford, William G. Stewart, Russ Hamilton and many more, all began their careers as Butlin Redcoats

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Billy Butlin  gave away hundreds of holidays to clergy and church workers. The chaplains department was always regarded as an important part of the Butlin’s organisation. The chaplin would always attend the weekly meetings of the heads of departments, and his word carried weight.

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For many years, Guy Bennett had been a voluntary chaplain who visited theatres interacting with celebrities.

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Reminiscences of an Actors’ Church Union Theatre Chaplain

Guy Bennett was stage-struck. For many years , he had been a voluntary chaplain who visited theatres on behalf of the Actors’ Church Union.

 

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Guy Bennett, ACU Chaplain to the London Palladium 1972-1998.

He was always welcomed backstage, except by Bing Crosby.


Another “swingin”  Rt Rev. of the era…entertaining the cast from the London Palladium Panto

The ecclesiastical peace of Willow Grange, home of the Bishop of Guildford, the Rt. Rev. George Reindrop, was the venue for a swinging show-biz party

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March 1967

His guests were the cast from the London Palladium Panto, including Cliff Richard, comedians Terry Scott and Hugh Lloyd, Una Stubbs, Lynda Barron, Des O’Connor, Bill Pertwee, Jack Douglas and Russ Conway.


London Palladium is in the ‘City of Westminster’

The theatre has also hosted the Royal Variety Performance a record 40 times, most recently in 2014.

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The Actors’ Church Union was a charity established at the end of the 19th century  to bring together and to help Christian actors and actresses, mainly by appointing Chaplains to every theatre in Britain.

He did a lot of comedian’s funerals  –

Michael Bentine‘s, (Michael Bentine was a close personal friend of Prince Charles)

Roy Hudd’s wedding – a Past King Rat of the show business charity the Grand Order of Water Rats.

Roy Hudd – After demob he and his performing partner Eddie Cunningham got jobs as Redcoats at Butlins in Clacton. Halfway through the season they shared the bill with a young man called Harry Webb – soon to be better known as Cliff Richard.

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09:

Sutton police arrested Harry Webb for ‘interfering with boys’ in a public toilet in Southport – case dropped by MI5?

Sir Walter Ian Percival QC was the Solicitor General from 1979 to 1983

Sutton Police arrest of a Harry Webb

Dear Surrey Police,

Please would you supply me, under the Freedon of Information Act, with all recorded information you hold regarding an arrest by SUTTON police, of a Mr Harry Webb (also known as Cliff Richard) in 1983, which was subsequently dropped?

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/sutton_police_arrest_from_1984

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There is also the allegation of Harry Webb taken to Goodmayes Hospital after his visit to Lord Boothby’s home and many more allegations.

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1980, London Palladium – Queen and Roy Hudd

Charity concerts with Ronnie Corbett

chaplain to the Phoenix Theatre in the West End when Jill Bennett was starring in a play called West of Suez.

Michael Bentine was a close personal friend of Prince Charles and a British Intelligence agent.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MI9

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A very young Roy Hudd at Clacton in 1958

Roy Hudd at Clacton in 1958.

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Roy Hudd:

In 1958 he took a summer job as a Redcoat at Butlins, Clacton working alongside Cliff Richard and Dave Allen.

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Cliff Richard, Ian and Terry outside their Butlin chalet.

Cliff Richard made his professional debut at Clacton. His group Cliff Richard and the Drifters were booked for a 4-week residency in 1958.

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Cliff Richard at Butlins

Known as Cliff Richard and the Drifters – Prior to their arrival at Clacton, the group had cut their first demo-disc in a recording booth in Oxford Street, London


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Actor John Osborne
Friendly with celebrities...while Guy Bennett was rector at St Mary’s–  Nolan daughter of actor John Osborne, lived at his house as a teenager.
Rev Guy Bennett, “The ungodly abductor”,  accused by actor John Osborne, of abducting his daughter at age 16;
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Osborne and Gilliatt were married for five years and became the parents of his only natural daughter, Nolan.[26] For his 50th birthday in 1979, John Osborne had a party for 50 at the Garrick Club
Osborne had an abusive relationship with his daughter: he cast her out of his house when she was seventeen; they never spoke again.[27]
Guy Bennett had far more in common with Osborne than Nolan did. He Was stagestruck. For many years, he had been a voluntary chaplain who visited theatres on behalf of the Actors’ Church Union. He was chaplain to the London Palladium …
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The rector (Bennett) and his then wife were entertained by the Osbornes at Christmas Place during Nolan’s time there and they went to the summer garden parties.
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^ When John Osborne’s daughter Nolan Osborne was married, she was given away by Rev Guy Bennett.
The man she called ‘Dad’ was the rector…”
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East Grinstead, Sussex area…
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Survivor Duckworth is shocked Guy Bennett is still able to attend church in East Grinstead and use the title “Reverend”.
She became aware of his attendances at an East Grinstead Church following a campaign to the Diocese of Chichester.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby said in a letter he is powerless to prevent him from referring to himself as “Reverend” or wearing a clerical collar.

She made a complaint of sexual abuse against Bennett to Surrey Police in 2008, but following the arrest and investigation of three men in their 70s, the Crown Prosecution Service failed to authorise any charges. After raising the issue with the Archbishop and receiving his reply, Ms Duckworth said: “It leaves me feeling bemused, baffled, angry, frustrated and absolutely shocked that this is happening. If he’s powerless to remove convicted child abusers from the institution then they’ve got some real questions to be asking themselves.”


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Similar happenings in Guy Bennett’s area:
Fonthill Preparatory School, East Grinstead
6th December 2012
Paedophile teacher Bernard Haunch sentenced to life for historic sex attacks

A paedophile teacher who raped an 11-year-old girl on a church floor in the 70s has been jailed for a string of historic sex offences.

He was also convicted of an indecent assault on a boy aged between seven and 11 years old having previously pleaded guilty to two other indecent assaults on the same boy, all between 1980 and 1983.

All the assaults took place while Haunch was a French teacher at the now-closed Fonthill Preparatory School in Coombe Hill Road, East Grinstead, Sussex.

Among his offences, Haunch arranged and took part in a gang rape on the girl on the floor of the school’s consecrated chapel. He was also a member of a group called the Paedophile Information Exchange.

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...no doubt that Joe had been abused by Moore, and there were likely to be other survivors who have not yet come forward.

But there has been no apology from Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, to whom Joe reports writing 18 letters after the church began examining his case. He had one reply, from a correspondence secretary, assuring him that “the archbishop would hold him in his prayers”.

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Drugs expert Professor John Strang, who was often involved in charity work with the Diana, Princess of Wales, spoke on Guy Bennett’s behalf.

1998 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday 21 Oct. 2016 https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Di+vicar+faces+perv+charges.-a060559851

Birmingham Evening Mail (England), May 29, 1999

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In addition to being friends with convicted paedophile, rev Guy Bennett, Mohammed Al Fayed was also a personal friend of paedophile Michael Jackson

Al Fayed was also a personal friend of Jackson’s and had the statue installed as a tribute to the “King of Pop.” It has stood in place despite the ridicule it has drawn over the last two years.

http://nesn.com/2013/09/fulhams-michael-jackson-statue-to-be-removed-after-former-owner-mohamed-al-fayed-decides-he-wants-it-photo/

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Lord Janner: My friend Michael Jackson

June 26, 2009

Leading Jewish peer Lord Janner spoke today about his sorrow at the death of Michael Jackson, whom he regarded as “delightful company” and a good friend.

Lord Janner was introduced to the singer by psychic Uri Geller.

“He came to Parliament in 2002 and I showed him round,” Lord Janner recalled. “He had come to the UK to help fund-raise for Exeter Football Club, which Uri chaired.

“I showed him all around the Lords; it was a Friday and the staff were thrilled. When we got to the place where the Queen sits when she opens Parliament, he looked at the chair and then turned to his assistant. He said: ‘I want one exactly like that for my home.'”

Lord Janner said he had not been familiar with Jackson’s music when they first met but had had the opportunity to see him in California at Universal Studios. “We had dinner together and then I watched him dance. He was an incredible dancer. It was absolutely astonishing.”

The peer said he would miss the entertainer, whose death was announced today.

https://web.archive.org/web/20131225022637/https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/lord-janner-my-friend-michael-jackson

Michael Jackson ‘was running most sophisticated child sex operation the world has known’ – and was ‘abusing kids until the day he died’

29th January 2019

MICHAEL Jackson was running “the most sophisticated” child sex abuse operation “the world has known”, according to legal papers.

It is also believed the King of Pop was abusing kids “until the day he died” and has “many more” victims out there.

It comes following after the bombshell documentary Leaving Neverland featuring the pair’s horrifiyng child sex abuse claims against the star screened at the Sundance Film Festival

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8301430/michael-jackson-child-sex-operation-abuse-claims/

New Michael Jackson Lawsuit Alleges Child-Abuse Procurement Ring

A new lawsuit alleges Michael Jackson’s businesses were a front for grooming children to be abused

10.26.16

The latest complaint, filed by a Jane Doe who alleges that she was abused by Jackson from 1986 to 1989, when she was aged 12 to 15, claims that Jackson secretly operated, “the most sophisticated public child sexual-abuse procurement and facilitation organizations the world has known.”

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Michael Jackson child sex syndicate trial date set

March 13, 2017
Wade Robson received a trial date Monday for his blockbuster claims Michael Jackson and his inner circle operated the most elaborate child sex syndicate “the world has known.”The choreographer, who says he was just 5 years old when he first met the King of Pop, is set to begin his negligence trial against the late singer’s companies MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures on March 5, 2018, a Los Angeles judge said.A Robson lawyer said the next 12 months will be spent “gaining access to the materials needed for a much-anticipated trial.”“We look forward to completing that discovery and disclosing to the public, through trial, the full extent of Michael Jackson’s serial sexual abuse of children, which was facilitated through his companies MJJ Productions and Ventures,” lawyer Vince Finaldi said in a statement.An attorney for the companies, meanwhile, said he doesn’t believe the case will make it that far.“My opinion is that summary judgment will be granted in this case and there won’t be any trial, but the court did set a trial date for a year away just in case,” lawyer Howard Weitzman told the Daily News.Robson, who has worked for Britney Spears and N’Sync and appeared as a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance,” is one of three plaintiffs making similar claims in related lawsuits against Jackson’s companies.

The choreographer, 34, filed an amended complaint in September claiming Jackson and key staffers at MJJ Productions and MJJ Ventures ran a “sophisticated child sexual abuse procurement and facilitation operation.”

Robson claims Jackson and his employees worked in concert to arrange his private meetings with underage fans, cover travel expenses and shower the youngsters with gifts.

“Make no mistake, Neverland Ranch was nothing but a well-orchestrated trap,” Finaldi previously told The News. “It was custom-built to attract kids so he could groom them and decide which to sexually abuse.”

The amended complaint, obtained by The News, added new negligence claims to his suit against the two companies.

Robson claims he was brought into Jackson’s orbit as a small child in the late 1980s after winning a dance competition in Australia organized by MJJ Ventures.

Two years later, a Jackson assistant contacted his family about meeting with The Gloved One and staying at Neverland during a trip to Los Angeles, he says.

The assistant served as Jacko’s “madam” or “procurer,” his filing states.

During that visit, Jackson allegedly sexually abused Robson. The abuse continued for eight years until Robson hit puberty and Jackson lost interest, according to the complaint.

During the pop icon’s 2005 molestation trial in Santa Barbara County, Robson denied he had been sexually abused. He later recanted, saying it took intensive therapy for him to come to terms with the abuse.

In 2013, Robson’s initial claims against Jackson’s estate were thrown out when a judge ruled he’d waited too long to sue. He is now pursuing the separate civil claims against Jackson’s companies.

A source in Jackson’s camp called the new complaint “too silly” to warrant a response.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/michael-jackson-child-sex-syndicate-trial-date-set-article-1.2996883?cid=bitly


Prof Strang spoke in defense of Guy Bennett:

Conflicts of Interest – Psychiatrist Professor John Strang

Drugs policy advisor under fire over links to pharmaceutical company

A senior health advisor is facing criticism for his links to a company involved in a million pound drug trial.

Professor John Strang, an architect of drugs policy for more than a decade, is chief clinical investigator in a publicly funded heroin-antidote trial on thousands of prisoners.

Questions over Professor Strang’s links comes just months after he was criticised for failing to disclose ties to drug companies when applying for a government project.

The latest case has caused outrage among campaigners who say drug addiction policies have for too long been open to abuse from vested interests. The issue will be discussed by the Inter Ministerial Group on Drugs this week, The Independent has learnt.

Professor Strang has confirmed receipt of research grants, consultancy payments and travel expenses from several pharmaceutical companies who make medicines to treat addictions including Martindale Pharma and Cardinal Health.

Martindale, owned by Cardinal Health until May 2010, was the manufacturer chosen by the researchers in 2009 to supply pre-filled syringes of the drug Naloxone being used in the pilot study which could eventually involve 56,000 prisoners in England. The study, called N-ALIVE, hopes to reduce overdose deaths in the first month after release from prison.

The relationship between Professor Strang, director of the National Addiction Centre at King’s College London, with Martindale Pharma has publicly emerged – three years after the £1m grant trial was approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Martindale, owned by Cardinal Health until May 2010, was the manufacturer chosen by the researchers in 2009 to supply pre-filled syringes of the drug Naloxone being used in the pilot study which could eventually involve 56,000 prisoners in England. The study, called N-ALIVE, hopes to reduce overdose deaths in the first month after release from prison.

He did not formally declare any conflicts of interest to the ICMR during the application process – which the ICMR says complies with current rules.

dependent – November 13, 2011

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/professor-who-wrote-coalition-health-policy-was-paid-by-drugs-firm-2325928.html

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Long-standing SSA Trustee, Professor Sir John Strang, who was named in HM Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honours list, 2016.

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John Osborne and wife Jill Bennett

John Osborne’s battered wife – Jill Bennett.  She later committed suicide.

This portrait was taken circa 1982 in the house of The R Hon Lady Aitken (mother of disgraced Jonathan Aitken)

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In 2001 the Purdews of Champneys (friends of Sir Jimmy Savile and Keith Vaz) briefly acquired Inglewood health hydro from agents of Saudi prince Mohammed bin Fahd. Inglewood had been the scene of allegations, published in the Guardian six years earlier, that then defence minister Jonathan Aitken, a director of the spa, had tried to arrange girls for a Saudi prince and his entourage.

The report led to the notorious libel action brought by Aitken ultimately culminating in his being sentenced to jail for perjury.

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Former Tory MP Jonathan Aitken, once a director of Champneys Inglewood. He was accused by former employees of acting as a ‘pimp’ by requesting call girls, once for a sheikh and once for a group of Arabs.

Then he was embroiled in a legal dispute with former brothel keeper Lindi ‘Miss Whiplash’ St Clair, who claimed that she was thrown out of Inglewood partway through a course.

And though Aitken met his future wife Lolicia at Inglewood, he also cheated on her with bondage prostitute Paula Strudwick, telling her to collect the right sort of birch branches from the woods outside the estate for sadomasochistic sex games. You’d have thought someone would have twigged what was going on.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/columnists/article-259644/PS.html

A Talent To Abuse

Looking back at John Osborne.

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He has some Aubrey Beardsley drawings, very rude drawings, very rude

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Rev Michael Butler of Albany Trust moved to become Chichester diocese Press Officer mid 70s before R Harbinson complained re Fr. Colin Gill


Dominic Edward William Murray Walker OGS DL (born 28 June 1948) is a retired Anglican bishop.  He was a  canon and prebendary of Chichester Cathedral.

Walker had reported Leo Abse, George Thomas and Enoch Powell to the police as suspected paedophiles. He said that “A number of survivors independently gave the name of a particular MP being involved … I don’t believe there was any collusion in their stories.” Walker went on to tell senior clerics that Abse was named by three abuse survivors whom he had counselled when a vicar in Brighton in the 1980s.

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The parish priest in the village of Newick, the Rev. John Baker, organized a donors’ group to back Mr. Knight.
Their efforts won the support of the Anglican Bishop of Lewes, Peter Ball, a member of a small monastic order who shuns ecclesiastical vestments and worships in a converted pigsty. Group Contributed $313,000

In little more than a year, before Mr. Derry Mainwaring Knight’s activities aroused the suspicions of Bishop Eric Kemp of Chichester, who called in the police fraud squad,

In a circle which already included God, the Devil, a brace of viscounts, an earl, the
wife of an MP and a former High Sheriff of East Sussex
, it somehow did
not seem too fanciful to be told that the head of the counter-church
they were setting out to smash was Lord Whitelaw, the deputy Prime
Minister.

Ex-teacher at Prince Charles’ old school Cheam School jailed for sexually abusing pupil in photography darkroom

Dec 6 2016

Nicholas Eggington, 58, taught at the renowned Cheam School where he befriended the young boy so he could create opportunities to be alone with him, a court heard

An ex-teacher at Prince Charles ‘ old school has been jailed for three years for sexually abusing a pupil in his classroom cupboard and a photography darkroom.

Nicholas Eggington, 58, taught at the renowned Cheam School where he befriended the young boy so he could create opportunities to be alone with him, a court heard.

He then abused him sexually on a number of occasions at the school – including his store cupboard, the photography club’s darkroom and other secluded areas of the school’s 100-acre grounds.

The preparatory school is steeped in history, having been founded nearly 400 years ago in 1645 and boasting former prime ministers and chancellors among its ex pupils.

The Duke of Edinburgh also went there.

Eggington, of Arnold, Notts, was convicted of two counts of indecent assault on a male child and two counts of gross indecency with a male child.

The offences relate to his time at Cheam School in Headley near Newbury, Berks, where he taught science between the late 80s and early 90s.

Eggington abused the boy, who was under 14, in the early 90s.


York Minster bell-ringers sacked over stance on ‘ongoing’ abuse risk to children

York Minster’s team of bell-ringers were disbanded because they refused to accept that a leading member of their group had been assessed as presenting an “ongoing risk” of child abuse, the minster’s governing body has said.

The Dean, the Very Rev Vivienne Faull, and Chapter also disclosed that they are still struggling to line up replacements to ring in Christmas later this month because others who had volunteered to help had been subjected to internet “intimidation” and in one case even a legal threat.

Although their statement does not specifically name the “member of the bell ringing band” at the centre of the allegations, he has been widely named as the society’s then president David Potter.

He has been the subject of two police investigations following allegations, which were subsequently dismissed without charge, made in 1999 and 2014.

The Minster commissioned a risk assessment on Mr Potter in line with Church of England guidelines.

“Following a detailed review of the matter and with guidance from national agencies, Chapter felt that the person presented an ongoing risk and that the potential severity of the risk meant they could not be reinstated,” they added.

“This decision was not accepted by the bell-ringing team.

“There was a reluctance to recognise the Minster’s concerns despite briefings with staff including our safeguarding officer. This culminated in Chapter’s decision to disband the team in October.”

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Lionel Blair visits children’s charity

Children at a Tadworth-based charity got a special surprise when entertainer Lionel Blair visited and even put on a performance for them

17 SEP 2013

He visited The Children’s Trust as part of This Morning’s Take a Moment campaign.

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Lionel Blair is Patron of Elizabeth Finn Care

How did you become involved with Elizabeth Finn Care, of which you are a patron?

Well, they came to me and told me about it and I thought there are lots of charities for children, which is great but this is for people penniless out of no fault of their own, and I think they need help.

Elizabeth Finn Trustees

Charles Anson and Lady Elizabeth Toulson to its Board of Trustees. The Board plays a vital advisory role in the strategic direction the Trust is taking, and is financially and legally responsible for all the Trust’s affairs.

Corporate communications consultant Charles Anson was communications advisor to the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Weekend Trust and is currently a director of Cubitt Consulting on financial and corporate public relations. Before that he was interim head of public relations for the British Red Cross. Until last year, he was director of corporate communications at the Hilton Group and has been involved, at a senior level, in strategic communications with major UK companies such as Kleinwort Benson and Grand Metropolitan (now Diageo).

At an earlier stage of his career, he was Press Secretary to Her Majesty The Queen from 1990-1997. He also worked in No 10 Downing Street from 1979-1981 and commenced his career in the Foreign and Commonwealth

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Esther Rantzen and Lionel Blair –
Dame Esther Rantzen (Childline/Silverline), Lionel Blair, Lord Victor Adebowale (NHS England) and Helen Bevan (NHS New Horizons)
Esther Rantzen takes part in the ‘national conversation’ on social action in health, ageing and care
Michael Jackson’s ex-wife Lisa Marie Presley married another alleged paedophile:

I was shocked and horrified and sick to my stomach’: Lisa Marie Presley’s twin daughters, 8, in child protective services after she found ‘hundreds of indecent photos’ of children on their dad’s computer, according to shocking court papers

  • Lisa Marie’s daughters Finley and Harper Lockwood are in the care of California’s Department of Children and Family Services, court documents state
  • Presley, 49, claims to have found inappropriate pictures and disturbing video footage on her fourth husband Michael Lockwood’s computer
  • The court papers  also state there are pending allegations of sexual abuse and neglect
  • Details are included in court papers filed as part of her divorce from Lockwood
  • Presley claims police found 80 of Lockwood’s devices during a raid on her home
  • She says cops still have the devices and claims they haven’t been fully analyzed
  • Presley and Lockwood married in Japan in 2006 but separated last June
  • Presley – the only daughter of Elvis Presley – claims she has to pay for two nannies to go along as monitors when her husband visits the children 
  • Her $300 million fortune, which she claims is nearly all gone, is the subject of divorce proceedings as Lockwood fights for spousal support

Elvis Presley’s twin granddaughters have been taken from their parents by worried social workers after mom Lisa Marie found a stash of disturbing photos and videos of children on their father’s computer, shocking court papers seen exclusively by DailyMail.com claim.

Eight-year-old girls Finley and Harper Lockwood are now in the care of California‘s Department of Children and Family Services and a trial has been set for March to determine their future, Lisa Marie Presley alleges in the papers.

Presley, 49, who checked herself into rehab last August shortly after she and Lockwood split, alleges she found the pictures and disturbing videos on fourth husband Michael Lockwood’s computer.

‘I was shocked and horrified and sick to my stomach,’ she said in court papers filed as part of her ongoing divorce from Lockwood.

Presley – the only child of Elvis Presley – said in the papers that Beverly Hills Police Department found 80 of Lockwood’s devices during a raid on her home. She added the cops still have them and they have not been fully analyzed.

‘My understanding is that Tennessee law enforcement is also conducting an investigation related to the photos and videos that I discovered,’ she said, according to the documents.

‘I have no idea what else may be on those devices and fear that there are more and worse images and evidence in these un-analyzed devices.

The documents also reveal pending allegations of sexual abuse and neglect on the part of Lockwood.

The papers state, ‘While the Respondent [Lockwood] has not yet been convicted of crimes related to his possession of these photos, that he possessed them is documented evidence of conduct that has destoyed the mental or emotional calm of Petitioner, and, as in Schu, is domestic violence “by an reasonable definition of the term.”‘

Presley and Lockwood, 55, a musician who has worked with Fiona Apple and Aimee Mann among others, were married in a lavish $340,000 ceremony in Kyoto, Japan in 2006. Her first husband, Danny Keough was best man. They separated last June.

Presley, who claims nearly all of her $300 million fortune is gone, said in the papers that she has to pay for two nannies to go along as monitors when her husband visits the children.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4233508/Lisa-Marie-Presley-s-husband-stash-child-photos.html


 



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Church of England CSA VIP Cover ups… Bishop Garth Moore, Bishop Michael Fisher and Bishop Peter Ball etc


Clerical Abuse

When I went up to Cambridge in October 1960, I found myself, for the first time, in the company of public schoolboys. My college, Corpus Christi, boasted – if that’s the word – a higher proportion of them than most, about 90 per cent, I would say, all appearing to fit in naturally to the ethos of the place, which I, at first, found strange and rather wonderful. They were all very pleasant to me, despite my ‘Estuary’ accent and the fact that I had lived at home during my school years, and I made close friends with a number of them. But there was always this barrier – of adolescent experience – between us. They knew things that I didn’t (and vice versa? perhaps).

One thing was the proclivities of one of the fellows, the Rev. E. Garth Moore, notorious in public school circles as a sexual predator: they felt they needed to warn me, as a comparatively plebbish ingénu. ‘If Garth invites you to tea in his rooms,’ one of them told me on my first day, ‘don’t go. We know about him. You won’t understand.’ I think they were trying to protect me from embarrassment more than anything. It was kind of them. Anyhow, I did get the invitation, and politely turned it down.

I was filled in on what had gone on. The conversation had turned to art, in particular the art of the nude. Moore had a theory that the ideal of the male body had different proportions in Greek and medieval times. He got his guests to strip to the thighs and measured each of them ‘from nipple to nipple, and nipple to crutch’, to determine whether they conformed to the Greek or the Gothic ideal. My new friends were right; I would have been embarrassed. Moore also used to walk naked in our college gardens, among the students there.

Moore was a tutor in law before he was ordained in the Church of England. His main published academic work – possibly his only one – was a slim guide to Canon Law. Later, when I became a fellow of the college, I got to know him better, and instinctively took against him. He had extreme right-wing views; but it was his general air of pleasant corruption which alienated me. He was one of the reasons – though not the main one – that I resigned my fellowship two years later, to take up a lectureship at Hull, where I felt far more comfortable.

Moore died in 1990. This week the Guardian outed him on its front page as the perpetrator of a ‘sadistic sexual assault’ on a 16-year-old boy known as ‘Joe’ in 1976. (The Church Times named him in December.) That’s in connection with the church hierarchy’s covering up of complaints such as Joe’s. But I’d have thought responsibility rested with my college, too, acting – as universities did then – in loco parentis. Garth had young men in his care. I was only three years older than ‘Joe’ when I came across him.

https://www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2016/03/17/bernard-porter/clerical-abuse/

Interesting question here about Chancellor Briden. As protege of my abuser – Briden might have known the Cambridge stories that entered public domain after my story went public

Timothy Briden

Mr. Timothy Briden Member of Lamb Chambers – Barristers.
Timothy has a background in personal injury and clinical negligence litigation. He has also developed an additional specialist practice in ecclesiastical law. He is Chancellor for the Diocese of Truro (Bishop Peter Ball) and for the Diocese of Bath and Wells. He is also Vicar-General of the Province of Canterbury.

From a successful background in personal injury and clinical negligence litigation, Timothy Briden has developed an additional specialist practice in ecclesiastical law leading to his appointment as a Diocesan Chancellor and Vicar-General of the Province of Canterbury.

Moore's Introduction to English Canon Law: Fourth Edition

Introduction to English Canon Law

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If he didn’t know, he’s hardly fit to be King …

Richard Scorer: My clients accept the PoW has many interactions with Church of England clergy. However our clients do not accept that he claims he was not aware that a caution means an acceptance of guilt.

Scorer claims senior leaders in the Church knew of Peter Ball’s offending but Lambeth Palace did not hand over letters to police:

Mr William Chapman: There’s a reluctance to trust the secular authorities to handle the matter and a willingness to forgive and reintegrate Peter Ball, no matter what he’d done

Elizabeth Hall, Nat Safeguarding Advisor, recommending a further review of Peter Ball information which should involve trying to find all files/documents

Both Michael Ball and brother Peter Ball were not shy about using the name of the Prince of Wales to seek to influence others. Bishop Michael Ball wrote to Lord Carey in Dec 1992 saying that his brother was receiving support from 2 Cabinet Ministers and Prince Charles Peter Ball often mention their friendship.

On 8 March 1993 Peter Ball received a caution for one count of gross indecency against Neil Todd. He resigned immediately. Peter Ball alleged to the Church of England shortly that he either did not wish to resign, and accepted a caution to avoid a trial.

“This Inquiry has been provided with details of allegations made by a total of 32 individuals. These all relate to an alleged abuse of power by Peter Ball for the purposes of his sexual gratification.”

The former Bishop of Lewes, Peter Ball was convicted of two offences of indecent assault, and an offence of misconduct

Peter Ball admitted when pleading guilty that he received sexual gratification from the deliberate manipulation of vulnerable young men, that the contact was consistent with grooming and that he abused his position as a Bishop in the Church of England

 In January 1996, Ball was permitted by Archbishop Carey to preach at a particular public school and, to conduct confirmations at other specific schools later on in that year

(1) Why he was permitted to return to ministry in this fashion? (2) Why did no-one think to carry out some kind of risk assessment? (3) Whether or not senior clergy simply thought that Peter Ball’s pleas of innocence should be believed?

 “I really appreciate your sympathetic understanding in preventing a scandal with a trial which would have affected the Royal family and establishments in this crucial time of turmoil within the Church of England.” Bishop Kemp comments on a 1990s investigation into Peter Ball
A risk assessment carried out by the Church in 2009 identified that Peter Ball could be identified as a sexual predator given the length and scale of his offending

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Prince Charles gives evidence to inquiry into Peter Ball

The Prince of Wales says he was aware that Peter Ball, who lived in Aller, near Langport, had been given a police caution, but claims he did not realise it amounted to an admission of guilt.

Details of Prince Charles’s relationship with Ball will be revealed at an inquiry into the case on Friday.

The next in line to the throne had “decades of correspondence” with Ball and occasionally sent him “small gifts of money”, according to the draft copy of his statement to the inquiry, The Times has reported.

The statement will add that Ball confided in him in 2009 that he had been involved in an “indiscretion” years previously, which he blamed on a person with a grudge.

http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/16371173.prince-charles-gives-evidence-to-peter-ball-inquiry/

Peter Ball abuse inquiry requests statement from Prince Charles

Wed 06 Jun 2018

By Press Association

The Prince of Wales has been asked to give a witness statement to a public inquiry about a paedophile bishop who was jailed after abusing young men.

Peter Ball was sentenced to 32 months in 2015 for a string of offences between the 1970s and 1990s, and the handling of allegations against him is now being examined by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).

At a hearing on Wednesday, counsel to the inquiry Fiona Scolding QC said that statements had been requested from the prince and his principal private secretary.

According to a transcript posted on the inquiry website, she said: “We have also requested a witness statement from both His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and his principal private secretary.

“The Prince’s solicitors have indicated their client’s willingness to assist us and have raised a number of important issues for us to consider.

“This has led to lengthy and complex discussions and we are currently considering the latest points they have raised. We hope to be able to provide an update to core participants on this in the next couple of weeks.”

Charles had exchanged a series of letters with Ball, the former Bishop of Gloucester, whose diocese covers Highgrove, the prince’s country home.

A spokesman for the prince told the Daily Mail last year that the correspondence contained nothing of relevance to the clergyman’s offending.

Lawyer Richard Scorer from Slater and Gordon, who is representing complainants at the IICSA, said: “It is imperative that the inquiry leaves no stone unturned in its efforts to establish how Peter Ball was able to evade justice for two decades.

“If this means calling Prince Charles and other prominent establishment figures as witnesses then the inquiry should do so without fear or favour.”

https://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/Peter-Ball-abuse-inquiry-requests-statement-from-Prince-Charles

Police and prosecutors are considering a criminal investigation into a former Archbishop of Canterbury over an alleged cover-up of sexual abuse.

George Carey stepped down as an honorary bishop last year after a report found the Church had “colluded” with convicted sex abuser Bishop Peter Ball under his leadership.

Now the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is discussing with Scotland Yard detectives whether to pursue criminal charges against Lord Carey, the Telegraph understands.

The Metropolitan Police said it had not launched an official criminal investigation into Lord Carey. A spokesman for the Carey family declined to comment.

It comes as the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)…

Sex abuse bishop Peter Ball and brother seek Catholic switch

06 December 2017

A former bishop jailed for sex offences and his twin brother have said they are looking to join the Catholic Church to “live and worship in anonymity”.

Peter Ball, who is now 85, was jailed for 32 months in October 2015 for offences against 18 teenagers and men.

The former Bishop of Lewes and of Gloucester carried out the abuse between the 1970s and 1990s.

Ball’s identical twin and former bishop Michael Ball said in an email events had “wearied and reduced us”.

Email from Michael Ball

In the email, mistakenly sent from Michael Ball to BBC South East’s Colin Campbell among others, the brothers said having been “battered by the Church” they would be looking to join the Roman Catholic Church.

They said they would like to “end our days in a church where we can live and worship in anonymity and without constant fear”.

The BBC contacted Michael Ball about the email and he said a move to the Catholic Church was “a possibility”.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton said in a statement: “We confirm that Peter Ball has been in contact with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton, in which diocese he now lives, expressing an interest in becoming a member of the Catholic Church.

“This matter is subject to discussions between Clifton Diocese and the statutory authorities, who are the lead with regards to Peter Ball’s risk management in the community.”

‘Manipulative’ campaign

An independent review of Ball’s case by Dame Moira Gibb criticised the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey.

Dame Moira said he had received seven letters from families and individuals following the arrest and cautioning of Ball in 1992 for gross indecency – when he stood down as Bishop of Gloucester – but failed to pass six of them to the police.

Lord Carey had also failed to put Ball on the the “Lambeth List” which names clergymen whose suitability for ministry had been questioned.

Dame Moira also heard Bishop Michael Ball allowed his brother to attend functions in his place, even after his resignation, and on one occasion Peter Ball had introduced himself as his brother.

In 1994 Michael Ball campaigned to Lord Carey to return his brother to the ministry, with one bishop calling the brothers’ activities “manipulative”, Dame Moira reported .

Between 1995 and 1997, with Lord Carey’s backing. Peter Ball returned to church ministry, eventually undertaking duties such as confirmations.

After a series of investigations Balls’ ministry ceased in 2011, Dame Moira reported.

He was released from jail in February after serving 16 months.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-42257380

Former Bishop of Truro Michael Ball and his paedophile ex-bishop twin Peter want to become Catholics so they can live in anonymity

8 DEC 2017

Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester who boasted of links to royalty, has asked to join the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton in Bristol, a spokesman for the Church confirmed.

His identical twin brother Michael Ball, who was Bishop of Truro from 1990 to 1997, also sent an email to friends telling them of the idea.

From the email…”The events of the last years and rightly or wrongly the battering by the Church have totally wearied and reduced us.

“We will probably be joining the Roman Catholic Church soon.

…Michael Ball’s complaint of taking a “battering” from the Church was “flippant” and it was “disgusting” the pair were acting as though they were the victims.

A spokesman for the Roman Catholic diocese of Arundel and Brighton said: “We confirm that Peter Ball has been in contact with the Roman Catholic diocese of Clifton, in which diocese he now lives, expressing an interest in becoming a member of the Catholic Church.

“This matter is subject to discussions between Clifton diocese and the statutory authorities, who are the lead with regards to Peter Ball’s risk management in the community.

Disgraced paedophile former bishop Peter Ball with close friend Prince Charles

Disgraced paedophile former bishop Peter Ball with close friend Prince Charles

Peter Ball’s sentence came 22 years after the abuse first surfaced. He eventually admitted misconduct in a public office and two counts of indecent assault.

The court heard how Peter Ball had convinced some of his victims to strip naked to pray and even suggested they submit to beatings between 1977 and 1992.

The first of his victims to come forward took his own life in 2012 after hearing Sussex Police had reopened the case.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey resigned as honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Oxford after the public inquiry into child sex abuse last year heard he delayed a “proper investigation” into Peter Ball’s crimes for two decades by failing to pass information to police.

There were fears Peter Ball may have taken the place of his twin, who was Bishop of Truro in the Nineties, and therefore duped congregations in other parts of the UK.

The Diocese of Truro was understood to be looking into the evidence that Peter Ball conducted services in Cornwall.

Now it has emerged the Archbishop of Canterbury’s headquarters received at least six letters from other alleged victims detailing “potentially criminal” and “totally inappropriate behaviour” by Peter Ball in the early 1990s but did not pass them on to police until years later.

“The Church appears to have resorted to staggering levels of deceit in order to prevent the true extent of Ball’s offending coming to light,” said Richard Scorer, a solicitor who is representing victims of Peter Ball.

Details of the letters, all sent to the Church between December 1992 and February 1993, reveal that Peter Ball encouraged victims to pray naked, perform sex acts in front of him and share his bed.

Anglican officials who reviewed the letters in 2009 suggested that, had such evidence been given to detectives in 1993, Peter Ball may have been convicted of serious sexual offences rather than merely cautioned.

But instead of being made public, the letters were kept in confidential files at Lambeth Palace.

It was not until 2012, after several internal inquiries, that the Church finally released documents to police.

An independent review is also currently under way into the way the Church of England responded to the case involving Peter Ball.

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/former-bishop-truro-michael-ball-895920#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Former Bishop of Truro Michael Ball and his paedophile ex-bishop twin Peter want to become Catholics so they can live in anonymity

8 DEC 2017

Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester who boasted of links to royalty, has asked to join the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton in Bristol, a spokesman for the Church confirmed.

His identical twin brother Michael Ball, who was Bishop of Truro from 1990 to 1997, also sent an email to friends telling them of the idea.

From the email…”The events of the last years and rightly or wrongly the battering by the Church have totally wearied and reduced us.

“We will probably be joining the Roman Catholic Church soon.

…Michael Ball’s complaint of taking a “battering” from the Church was “flippant” and it was “disgusting” the pair were acting as though they were the victims.

A spokesman for the Roman Catholic diocese of Arundel and Brighton said: “We confirm that Peter Ball has been in contact with the Roman Catholic diocese of Clifton, in which diocese he now lives, expressing an interest in becoming a member of the Catholic Church.

“This matter is subject to discussions between Clifton diocese and the statutory authorities, who are the lead with regards to Peter Ball’s risk management in the community.

Disgraced paedophile former bishop Peter Ball with close friend Prince Charles

Disgraced paedophile former bishop Peter Ball with close friend Prince Charles

Peter Ball’s sentence came 22 years after the abuse first surfaced. He eventually admitted misconduct in a public office and two counts of indecent assault.

The court heard how Peter Ball had convinced some of his victims to strip naked to pray and even suggested they submit to beatings between 1977 and 1992.

The first of his victims to come forward took his own life in 2012 after hearing Sussex Police had reopened the case.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey resigned as honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Oxford after the public inquiry into child sex abuse last year heard he delayed a “proper investigation” into Peter Ball’s crimes for two decades by failing to pass information to police.

There were fears Peter Ball may have taken the place of his twin, who was Bishop of Truro in the Nineties, and therefore duped congregations in other parts of the UK.

The Diocese of Truro was understood to be looking into the evidence that Peter Ball conducted services in Cornwall.

Now it has emerged the Archbishop of Canterbury’s headquarters received at least six letters from other alleged victims detailing “potentially criminal” and “totally inappropriate behaviour” by Peter Ball in the early 1990s but did not pass them on to police until years later.

“The Church appears to have resorted to staggering levels of deceit in order to prevent the true extent of Ball’s offending coming to light,” said Richard Scorer, a solicitor who is representing victims of Peter Ball.

Details of the letters, all sent to the Church between December 1992 and February 1993, reveal that Peter Ball encouraged victims to pray naked, perform sex acts in front of him and share his bed.

Anglican officials who reviewed the letters in 2009 suggested that, had such evidence been given to detectives in 1993, Peter Ball may have been convicted of serious sexual offences rather than merely cautioned.

But instead of being made public, the letters were kept in confidential files at Lambeth Palace.

It was not until 2012, after several internal inquiries, that the Church finally released documents to police.

An independent review is also currently under way into the way the Church of England responded to the case involving Peter Ball.

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/former-bishop-truro-michael-ball-895920#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Church knew about allegations before Cornish preacher went on to abuse boys, investigation reveals

The diocese failed to investigate the accusations against Jeremy Dowling

25 MAY 2018

Dowling became such an important and valued worker and volunteer during a 40-year association with the diocese that a special service of thanks was given in his honour when he retired in 2009

A leading figure in the Church of England in Cornwall went on to commit child sex offences for several years after allegations about his behaviour with young boys were raised with the diocese and not acted upon, an official investigation has revealed.

The diocese failed to investigate the accusations against Jeremy Dowling, a lay preacher, allowing him to rise to influential positions including communications officer to the bishop, an independent review for the church concludes.

The report, released today, says there were “historic failings” within the diocese in dealing with the allegations, first raised in 1972. There was “ongoing knowledge” of the situation among senior figures in the diocese “well into the 1980s” with references to “a big fat file” on Dowling.

After the first allegations of Dowling abusing boys at a North Cornwall school where he taught were dropped by the Director of Public Prosecutions – because of a lack of corroborative evidence – the then Bishop of Truro Maurice Key wrote: “I suppose the problem will now be to find him some other work”.

Dowling became such an important and valued worker and volunteer during a 40-year association with the diocese that a special service of thanks was given in his honour when he retired in 2009.

In 2015 he was jailed for seven years after pleading guilty at Truro Crown Court to 15 charges of sexually abusing boys under 16.

In 2016 he was jailed for an additional eight years after being found guilty of six further charges of indecently assaulting a boy between 1973 and 1977. Those offences happened when he befriended the boy while a lay preacher at a church in Budehaven – and took place after concerns were first raised with the diocese.

The report’s author said the lack of action by the diocese allowed Dowling to gain credibility and authority.

“Because they didn’t take it any further it enabled Jeremy Dowling to reach a position where he made up his own rules, and his position within the church lent him credibility and authority,” said Dr Andy Thompson, an academic, magistrate and member of the Diocesan Council.

The Bishop of St Germans, Rt Revd Dr Chris Goldsmith, apologised for the lack of action and the suffering that resulted.

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/church-knew-allegations-before-cornish-1606727#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Bishop who ignored warnings about preacher Jeremy Dowling who went on to abuse boys is identical twin of paedophile ex-bishop

Former Bishop of Truro Michael Ball’s twin Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester, was convicted of abusing young boys

25 May 2018

One of the bishops who ignored warnings about a preacher who went on to sexaully abuse boys is the identical twin of a paedophile ex-bishop.

It emerged this week that a leading figure in the Church of England in Cornwall went on to commit child sex offences for several years after allegations about his behaviour with young boys were raised with the diocese and not acted upon, an official investigation has revealed.

The diocese failed to investigate the accusations against Jeremy Dowling, a lay preacher, allowing him to rise to influential positions including communications officer to the bishop, an independent review for the church concludes.

The report, released on Friday (May 25), says there were “historic failings” within the diocese in dealing with the allegations, first raised in 1972. There was “ongoing knowledge” of the situation among senior figures in the diocese “well into the 1980s” with references to “a big fat file” on Dowling.

Dowling became such an important and valued worker and volunteer during a 40-year association with the diocese that a special service of thanks was given in his honour when he retired in 2009.

Cornwall mum made homeless with Down’s Syndrome son after mouldy flat sees child hospitalised

In 2015 he was jailed for seven years after pleading guilty at Truro Crown Court to 15 charges of sexually abusing boys under 16.

In 2016 he was jailed for an additional eight years after being found guilty of six further charges of indecently assaulting a boy between 1973 and 1977. Those offences happened when he befriended the boy while a lay preacher at a church in Budehaven – and took place after concerns were first raised with the diocese.

One of the leaders who was named in the report was Michael Ball, 86, who was Bishop of Truro from 1990 to 1997. The Right Reverend Ball told the diocese he had been informed of the allegations about Dowling but had not seen any need to take action as there had not been a prosecution.

His identical twin, Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester who boasted of links to royalty, was jailed for 32 months in October 2015 for offences dating back to the 1970s against 18 young men at his home in East Sussex.

His sentence came 22 years after the abuse first surfaced. He eventually admitted misconduct in a public office and two counts of indecent assault. The court heard how Peter Ball had convinced some of his victims to strip naked to pray and even suggested they submit to beatings between 1977 and 1992.

The first of his victims to come forward took his own life in 2012 after hearing Sussex Police had reopened the case.

There were fears Peter Ball may have taken the place of his twin, who was Bishop of Truro in the Nineties, and therefore duped congregations in other parts of the UK.

The Diocese of Truro was understood to be looking into the evidence that Peter Ball conducted services in Cornwall.

Last year the brothers decided they wanted to become Catholics so they could live in anonimity. Peter Ball asked to join the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton in Bristol and both said they wanted to switch faith from the Church of England so they could “live and worship in anonymity” within the Catholic Church.

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/bishop-who-ignored-warnings-preacher-1608976

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Former Bishop of Truro was Michael Ball, twin brother of convicted paedophile/friend of the royal family and Jimmy Savile – Bishop Peter Ball.


Jeremy Dowling

The Right Reverend Michael Ball – Bishop of Truro from 1990-97 – told the diocese he had been informed of the allegations but had not seen any need to take action as there had not been a prosecution.

His identical twin, former bishop Peter Ball, was jailed in 2015 for a string of indecent assaults on teenagers and young men.

A file found “in an unusual place” at the Bishop of Truro’s residence in 2013 was passed to police and led to Dowling’s prosecution.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-44240688

A RECENT service at Truro Cathedral paid tribute to the work of Jeremy Dowling, the Diocese of Truro’s Communications Officer, who steps down at the end of December after more than 25 years in post. He has lived in the Bude area for more than 40 years.

On a wet and windswept evening, a congregation made up from clergy and people from across the diocese enjoyed a service that included readings, hymns and a sermon given by the former Bishop of Truro, Bishop Bill Ind. Also present were the current Bishop of Truro, The Rt Rev Tim Thornton, the Dean of Truro, The Very Rev Dr Christopher Hardwick, both Archdeacons and Mr Martin Follett, the Diocesan Registrar.

During his sermon, Bishop Bill paid tribute not only to the work that Jeremy undertook as Communications Officer but also his very substantial other work for the Diocese including nearly 40 years as a Reader,

seventeen years as Chairman of the House of Laity of the Diocesan Synod, one of the first people to be made Lay Canons of the Cathedral, a member of the General Synod for 27 years, as well as sitting at one time or another on virtually every Board and Committee of the Diocese.

He said, “Jeremy’s media and broadcasting skills are second to none.”

His experience and expertise in the television broadcast area was particularly noted, especially the background work he was able to do which led to programmes such as the very successful and popular BBC series ’Seaside Parish’ featuring Boscastle and the surrounding parishes, which enjoyed weekly audiences if over three million, ’Island Parish’ featuring the Isles of Scilly and ’The Monastery.’

Summing up, Bishop Bill said: “He has been a critical friend, someone who has told me the truth as he sees it. He has made me and indeed others both laugh and think and for both these things and much else I remain profoundly grateful. The Diocese owes him an enormous amount and so indeed do I and a host of others.”

Jeremy Dowling has lived in the Bude area of North Cornwall for more than forty years, with thirty years spent in the parish of St Gennys, and he is Chair of Governors of Budehaven Community School.

In his thanks and response to Bishop Bill, Jeremy noted how the communications role had changed greatly with much more emphasis today on electronic media. He acknowledged with gratitude the work of the local press and media, recognising its essential vitality and the key role it played in championing issues which were important for the church and for society.

“We have enjoyed excellent relations with the westcountry media” he said “and it has been a privilege to work with local journalists and broadcasters.”

He concluded by saying: “In my view, the strength of the Church remains in the local community. There is a lot going on. And the thread which runs through most of the stories is undeniably positive. They chronicle a vigorous, interesting, dynamic, eccentric and imaginative life in the church in Cornwall. Long may it

continue.”

After refreshments, a large bouquet was presented by Bishop Tim to Daphne Dowling in recognition of her support for her husband, and Jeremy was presented with a substantial cheque from parishes and individuals in the Diocese

Prime Minister lauds accomplishments of Bude organisation as he presents Big Society Award

BIG SOCIETY: Pictured above, with Prime Minister David Cameron and North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson, are Co-founder of Community Action Through Sport (CATS) and volunteer Denise Jane May, CATS trustee and volunteer Jeremy Dowling, CATS Project Development Manager Karen Hemmings, CATS Project Development Assistant Louise Anne Harris and CATS trustee and volunteer Sharon Caroline Marshall.

 

Ex Truro Diocese worker Jeremy Dowling sexually abused boys

5 June 2015

An ex-Diocese of Truro press officer has admitted sexually abusing boys over a period of more than 10 years.

Jeremy Dowling, 76, carried out the assaults on five children, aged between 12 and 15, from 1959 to 1971.

Truro Crown Court heard Dowling abused the boys at sporting events and in toilets while working as a teacher in Devon.

The Bishop of Truro described Dowling’s offences as “deeply shocking” and said his thoughts were with the victims.

Sentencing was adjourned until July 10 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Dowling, of Church Path, Bude, retired from the Diocese of Truro in 2009 after 25 years of service.

‘Damaging impact’

He pleaded guilty to 13 counts of indecent assault on boys aged 12 to 15 and two counts of indecency with a child.

The court heard one assault was carried out on a boy at a cricket match. Others took place in an attic, in storage rooms at a sporting pavilion and in outside toilets.

The Right Reverend Tim Thornton, Bishop of Truro, said many people would have known Dowling as a reader at St Michael’s Church and St Genny’s Church in Bude and as a member of the Diocesan and General Synods.

Bishop Thornton said: “Offences like this will have a damaging and lasting impact on people’s lives.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-33025742

Former Cornwall preacher Jeremy Dowling ‘assaulted boy’

The assaults happened when Jeremy Dowling was a lay preacher at two churches in the Bude area of Cornwall, Truro Crown Court was told.

Mr Dowling met the boy when he was 10 through church activities and “took him under his wing”.

He has denied six counts of indecent assault on a child and two counts of gross indecency with a child.

The assaults happened in the 1970s before Mr Dowling became a press spokesman for the Diocese of Truro, the court heard.

‘Long time ago’

Jo Martin, prosecuting, said some of the assaults took place at Mr Dowling’s house after the boy had been invited for dinner and on one occasion he was taken to a church on the north coast.

She said Mr Dowling took him up a tower and showed him the view, then took him to a room and assaulted him.

The alleged victim did not tell anyone when he was a child but later, when he was married, told his wife about the assaults.

He said when his wife rang up Mr Dowling, accusing him of being a paedophile, Mr Dowling replied “that was a long time ago”.

He said he eventually went to the police after reading in news reports that Mr Dowling had admitted abusing five boys when he was a teacher at a private school in the 1960s.

Mr Dowling is currently serving a jail term for those offences.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-37225234

Tributes paid as Bude man retires as diocesan communications officer after 25 years

A RECENT service at Truro Cathedral paid tribute to the work of Jeremy Dowling, the Diocese of Truro’s Communications Officer, who steps down at the end of December after more than 25 years in post. He has lived in the Bude area for more than 40 years.

On a wet and windswept evening, a congregation made up from clergy and people from across the diocese enjoyed a service that included readings, hymns and a sermon given by the former Bishop of Truro, Bishop Bill Ind. Also present were the current Bishop of Truro, The Rt Rev Tim Thornton, the Dean of Truro, The Very Rev Dr Christopher Hardwick, both Archdeacons and Mr Martin Follett, the Diocesan Registrar.

During his sermon, Bishop Bill paid tribute not only to the work that Jeremy undertook as Communications Officer but also his very substantial other work for the Diocese including nearly 40 years as a Reader,

seventeen years as Chairman of the House of Laity of the Diocesan Synod, one of the first people to be made Lay Canons of the Cathedral, a member of the General Synod for 27 years, as well as sitting at one time or another on virtually every Board and Committee of the Diocese.

He said, “Jeremy’s media and broadcasting skills are second to none.”

His experience and expertise in the television broadcast area was particularly noted, especially the background work he was able to do which led to programmes such as the very successful and popular BBC series ’Seaside Parish’ featuring Boscastle and the surrounding parishes, which enjoyed weekly audiences if over three million, ’Island Parish’ featuring the Isles of Scilly and ’The Monastery.’

Summing up, Bishop Bill said: “He has been a critical friend, someone who has told me the truth as he sees it. He has made me and indeed others both laugh and think and for both these things and much else I remain profoundly grateful. The Diocese owes him an enormous amount and so indeed do I and a host of others.”

Jeremy Dowling has lived in the Bude area of North Cornwall for more than forty years, with thirty years spent in the parish of St Gennys, and he is Chair of Governors of Budehaven Community School.

In his thanks and response to Bishop Bill, Jeremy noted how the communications role had changed greatly with much more emphasis today on electronic media. He acknowledged with gratitude the work of the local press and media, recognising its essential vitality and the key role it played in championing issues which were important for the church and for society.

“We have enjoyed excellent relations with the westcountry media” he said “and it has been a privilege to work with local journalists and broadcasters.”

He concluded by saying: “In my view, the strength of the Church remains in the local community. There is a lot going on. And the thread which runs through most of the stories is undeniably positive. They chronicle a vigorous, interesting, dynamic, eccentric and imaginative life in the church in Cornwall. Long may it

continue.”

After refreshments, a large bouquet was presented by Bishop Tim to Daphne Dowling in recognition of her support for her husband, and Jeremy was presented with a substantial cheque from parishes and individuals in the Diocese


 There has been no apology from Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, to whom Joe reports writing 18 letters after the church began examining his case. He had one reply, from a correspondence secretary, assuring him that “the archbishop would hold him in his prayers”.

Dozens of Church of England officials ignored sex abuse victim ‘for decades’ despite being told of horrific abuse at hands of paedophile clergyman Revd Garth Moore

‘I told so many bishops‘: survivor tells of system that protected priest

15 March 2016

For almost 40 years, Joe has struggled to be heard by the Church of England over the sexual abuse that has blighted his life. The depression, anxiety and occasional suicidal thoughts that have dogged him since he was a teenager were, he says, as much the product of the church’s failure to listen to and act on his anguish as the original assault in 1976.

One of the earliest senior members that he told about the abuse  was Michael Fisher, the highly regarded leader of the Society of St Francis and later the suffragan bishop of St Germans in Cornwall.

Bishop Michael Fisher, who was then in his 60s and died in 2003, was acquainted with Bishop Garth Moore and was a close associate of Peter Ball, the former bishop of Lewes, who was jailed last October for sexual abuse.

According to Joe, then aged 18, Fisher “drew the full story out of me in confession. Immediately afterwards, he led me into an intensely romantic friendship with him”…kissing and caressing …This was not the right response to a young man who was seeking help,” says Joe. 

When Joe was 15, Rev Garth Moore, the chancellor of the dioceses of Southwark, Durham and Gloucester and the vicar of St Mary’s Abchurch in the City of London, was a family friend. According to Moore’s obituary, published in 1990 in the Ecclesiastical Law Journal, he was “the foremost canonist of his generation in the Church of England”.

Rev Garth Moore was a very senior figure in the establishment.

St Mary’s Abchurch in the City of London.

St Mary’s Abchurch in the City of London

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/15/i-told-so-many-bishops-survivor-tells-of-system-that-protected-priest

Archbishop Carey accused of failing to refer to police detailed ’92 allegations against Peter Ball.

George Carey, who was archbishop of Canterbury at the time when police were investigating claims of sexual abuse by Ball, wrote in support of Ball to the director of public prosecutions and the chief constable of Gloucester police in February 1993.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/31/archbishop-and-mps-wrote-in-support-of-accused-bishop-foi-request-reveals

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Diplomat Robert Alston (right –  brother of  convicted paedophile, Richard Alston – left- partner of PIE’s Peter Righton and friend of PIE’s Charles Napier), was on the staff of Archbishop George Carey

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/31/archbishop-and-mps-wrote-in-support-of-accused-bishop-foi-request-reveals

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Another bishop who protected Peter Ball:
Peter Nott, Bishop of Norwich

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Sophie Rhys-Jones – One of her mum’s oldest friends- the former Bishop of Norwich Peter Nott

Sophie’s father was a master at Sherborne School


The former Heads of the CSA inquiry have something in common – The Church of England

Elizabeth Butler Sloss and Dame Fiona Woolf

Butler-Sloss Church of England hand picked.

She wanted to exclude some of the survivor’s allegations against Bishop Peter Ball, in a bid to protect the Church of England.

He says she told him she “cared very much about the Church”.

 http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-28274882
More on Sloss:
Butler-Sloss was appointed by the government to chair the child sex abuse inquiry but she stood down after it was claimed that there was a conflict of interest because her brother, the late Sir Michael Havers, was Attorney General during the alleged cover-up of a previous pedophile scandal.

Butler-Sloss ‘kept claims of bishop Peter Ball’s abuse quiet

Child rapist jailed despite support of Lady Butler-Sloss
Lady Butler-Sloss criticised for giving evidence for defence in child rape trial

Elizabeth Butler Sloss is related to the  Sainsbury family

“The Hon. Sarah Sainsbury, daughter of John Davan Sainsbury, married to Hon. Robert Butler-Sloss, son of Elizabeth Butler-Sloss, Baroness Butler-Sloss

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Sainsbury Family were involved, along with bishop Peter Ball, in Derry Mainwaring Knight Satanist trial

The biggest contributor was Mrs. Sainsbury, who wrote checks totaling $116,000. Next came the chief magistrate and former high sheriff of East Sussex, a wealthy farmer named Michael Warren, who is reported to have given nearly $80,000.

Lord Hampden, Anthony David Brand Deputy Lord-Lieutenant for East Sussex contributed a Rolls-Royce with state-of-the-art communications equipment

The local bishop, the Right Reverend Peter Ball, of Lewes, a monk of whom the judge said, “You may think he is a little unwordly,” also agrees. “Father Peter,”… endorsed Mr Baker’s fund-raising with a note

Derry Mainwaring Knight’s trial  … shocking testimony that would blow the lid off Satanic doings at the highest levels of English society.

He “outed” two Tory politicians (William Whitelaw, Enoch Powell) and one Labour MP (Leo Abse) as cult members.
He declared he would have no need to bilk money out of churchgoers, because he was a successful pimp.

Fomer Head of the CSA inquiry Dame Fiona Woolf


Fiona Woolf – Also, Church of England
Woolf  is a member of the Parochial Church Council of St Clement Eastcheap
A parochial church council (PCC) is the executive committee of a Church of England parish

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Marie Staunton/NCCL/PIE

Harriet Harman’s successor as legal officer, Marie Staunton, openly defended the affiliation in an astonishingly frank statement of September 1983, which reflected the continued hold of the sexual rights agenda.

The NCCL is campaigning to lower the age of consent to 14. An affiliate group like the Paedophile Information Exchange would agree with our policy.’

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Like so many others in NCCL/PIE  saga, Ms Staunton — now a CBE — has gone on to have an elevated public career, enjoying spells as the British director of Amnesty International and deputy director of Unicef in the UK, and head of the international charity Plan International. She is now chair of the overseas  charity Raleigh International.

 Dame Fiona Woolf DBE is a trustee of Raleigh International

Another of her Raleigh trustees is Former Unilever Vice President Patty O’Hayer

Leon Brittan had been a non-executive director of Unilever 2004 – 2010

raleighinternational.org/about-us/trustees-and-governance/

 Raleigh International and Save the Children (Patron Princess Anne) work together

a UK-originated youth and sustainable development not-for-profit organisation

Revealed: who is getting the most money at Britain’s biggest aid charities

2012 £90,001 to 100,000 Marie Staunton, chief executive

Marie Staunton, a trained human rights lawyer, was chief executive of Plan UK for a decade until late 2012. She had previously worked for as a deputy director at Unicef, a director at Amnesty International as as acting general secretary at Liberty.

Ms Staunton writes a blog on the Huffington Post and is also the British independent member on the management board of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, which monitors racism and xenophobia across Europe.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10223961/Revealed-who-is-getting-the-most-money-at-Britains-biggest-aid-charities.html


Our history

Prince Charles 1978

1978 – Operation Drake

Colonel John Blashford-Snell and HRH Prince Charles launched Operation Drake, running youth projects from ships circumnavigating the globe

http://raleighinternational.org/about-raleigh/our-history

August 2014

The Freemasons’ Grand Charity donate £50,000 to Raleigh International, in support of disadvantaged young people

http://raleighinternational.org/news-centre/press-releases

Raleigh International chosen as beneficiary of Lord Mayor’s Appeal

November 9th 2013

Raleigh International today announced that it is one of four charities which will benefit from funds raised during the 2013-2014 Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Alderman Fiona Woolf, CBE, elected today as Lord Mayor of London, is a Trustee of Raleigh International and has chosen Raleigh as one of the beneficiaries in the official role’s annual charity appeal.

http://raleighinternational.org/images/Raleigh International chosen as beneficiary of Lord Mayors Appeal.pdf


Enoch Powell and Jimmy Savile

Enoch Powell accused of satanic sex abuse

  • Late Tory MP was one of the most prominent politicians of the 20th century
  • He has been named in Church of England review into historic sex abuse

  • Claims relate to allegations of satanic rituals often involving abuse of kids
  • Powell’s name was given to police by Bishop of Durham Paul Butler

Powell is one of several high-profile names passed to Scotland Yard by Bishop of Durham Paul Butler, who is leading the review.

The Bishop has also handed detectives the name of Leo Abse, the flamboyant Welsh MP who died in 2008 aged 91.

Last night the Church of England confirmed that both names had been passed on to detectives from Operation Fernbridge, a Metropolitan Police inquiry into an alleged Westminster VIP paedophile network.

The Right Rev Butler was given the politicians’ names by Dominic Walker, former Bishop of Monmouth, who heard the allegations when he was a vicar counselling in the 1980s.

Mr Walker told senior clerics that Abse was named by three abuse survivors whom he counselled when he was a vicar in Brighton in the 1980s.

He also passed on the names of two former Conservative cabinet ministers, who have not yet been publicly linked to the scandal. Mr Walker was questioned by the Right Rev Butler after the discovery of a book from 1991 in which he described counselling sessions with adult survivors.

‘A number of survivors independently gave the name of a particular MP being involved,’ he said, adding. ‘I don’t believe there was any collusion in their stories.’

A Church of England spokesman said: ‘The name Enoch Powell was passed to Operation Fernbridge on the instruction of Bishop Paul Butler.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3017207/Enoch-Powell-accused-satanic-sex-abuse-Bishop-Durham-gave-Met-detectives.html


Enoch Powell and Harvey Proctor –

Enoch Powell was an idol of Harvey Proctor

Harvey Proctor’s solicitors were Denby & Co – Sir Richard Denby AND Peter Jonathan Denby.

 

It is through Enoch Powell that another intriguing strand in the life of Harvey Proctor appears. This is his personal friendship with missing lawyer Peter Denby who used to work as an assistant to Enoch Powell.

Peter Jonathan Denby, a former aide to Enoch Powell and friend of Conservative Member of Parliament Harvey Proctor

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/harvey-proctor-cottonrose-ltd-and-the-conservative-party/


Later he telephoned Proctor and left a message on his answering machine, saying: “I know I’m wanted but I can’t give myself up yet.” Proctor said he was “worried about him.”

While on the run after holding cops at gunpoint, Denby contacted Swinton Circle Bee Carthew, Powell … and Harvey Proctor!

Interesting that Bee Carthew worked closely with Denby, Proctor, Powell, GK Young and … John Tyndall from the NF.

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He & Denby had just attempted (unsuccessfully) to sue the BBC. Elm Guest House very much happened & Leon Brittan was named, not by police, media etc, but by residents. The Times were alerted to it many years ago & chose to ignore. Lengthy coverup.

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According to Chief Supt Anthony Stevens

The incident was more likely to have stemmed from another crime that had gone wrong.

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Jonathan Denby, Proctor’s solicitor, got off lightly for his crimes and is now running a hotel in the Lake District.

Fifty Shades of Grey known for its graphic sexual nature replaces bible at hotel and brings backlash for Damson Dene Hotel owner Jonathan Denby

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Dame Alun Roberts ‏@ciabaudo

Sir Richard Denby, a former president of the Law Society like Fiona Woolf, lived in Leon Brittan’s old Yorkshire constituency?

Plus Savile & Jaconelli in Scarborough & all those Tories at Swinton College

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Jonathan Denby and Barbara Hewson are first cousins.

Barbara Hewson, Leading Barrister, Says Age Of Consent Should Be 13 And Criticises Operation Yewtree

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/05/09/barbara-hewson-says-age-of-consent-should-be-13_n_3242798.html

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(Barbara) Hewson and her crew have been rabid about smearing Dickens and debunking the dossiers since the start of this.

Other interesting family links – Barbara Hewson’s mother, Kathleen Joan Denby, worked at Bletchley Park

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 Barbara Hewson and Butler- Sloss/Havers links:

Barbara Hewson, Butler-Sloss & Helena Kennedy attending.

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Barbara Hewson  sits on board (Justice Journal editorial advisory board) with Elizabeth Butler Sloss’ nephew Philip Havers QC:

Philip Havers QC – nephew of Elizabeth Butler-Sloss

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Justice.org

Our people – England & Wales

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Chair of Council, Baroness Helena Kennedy of the Shaws QC

Council

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The Master and Fellows are delighted to announce that Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss has been elected an Honorary Fellow of Corpus.

Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss has many close connections with Corpus.  Her father, Sir Cecil Havers, was an Old Member, as were her brothers, Michael (m 1946) who became Lord Chancellor in 1986, and David Havers (also m 1946).  More recently, her son Robert (m 1981), and her nephew, Philip Havers QC (m 1969) have kept the Corpus link alive.

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Misc

 

Rev Mark Kiddle – convicted of indecent assault on a boy is later appointed deputy priest in ordinary to The Queen

The Rev Mark Kiddle: to be a Deputy Priest in Ordinary to HM The Queen.

11 June 1993

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/church-appointments-1491165.html

The Times Feb 9, 1985

Vicar Kiddle admitted indecently assaulted a boy aged 15.

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Bishop of Lincoln Simon Phipps tells court indecent assault vicar Mark Brydges Kiddle to be given another parish. He had been “an extremely diligent, imaginative and energetic priest”.


The Rt Rev Simon Phipps

Confidant of Princess Margaret

Bishop of Lincoln Rev Simon Phipps – Bishop of Lincoln from 1974 to 1986
His father, a naval officer, had been appointed to the Royal Victorian Order. Phipps was educated at Eton and, while still a young subaltern, was picked out by the then Queen Elizabeth (now the Queen Mother) as a suitable escort for her younger daughter, Princess Margaret. He went on, in 1968, to be appointed Suffragan Bishop of Horsham, and, in 1974, to become Bishop of Lincoln.

He became a star turn in the Footlights review, and, in 1949, was elected the club’s president. His amateur theatricals appealed to Princess Margaret, herself no mean mimic, and, on one memorable visit to Balmoral, he was roped in to play charades by the then Queen Elizabeth, the future bishop being obliged to march around ahead of King George VI carrying an umbrella in imitation of a crozier.

After training for the ministry at Westcott House, Cambridge, Phipps was ordained in 1950, and served his title as assistant curate at Huddersfield parish church. In 1953, he was invited back to Trinity College as chaplain. This was the year when Princess Margaret fell in love with the divorcé Peter Townsend, and it was to Phipps that, during the next three years, while struggling with her conscience and the constitutional issues, the princess turned for spiritual advice. At one time, they were in almost daily contact. Later, he became godfather to her son, Lord Linley, after her marriage to Anthony Armstrong-Jones.

While still at Trinity College, Phipps also forged, with Mervyn Stockwood, one of his warmest episcopal friendships. He and his wife, Mary, remained loyal and loving friends to the future Bishop of Southwark throughout his lonely years in retirement.

In 1965, Phipps was made an honorary canon of Coventry, and three years later, with Princess Margaret in the congregation at Southwark Cathedral, he was consecrated as Suffragan Bishop of Horsham.
It was in 1973, while still in the Chichester diocese, aged 52 and seemingly a confirmed bachelor, that Phipps surprised and delighted his friends by getting married. His wife, Mary Welch, was a daughter of Sir Charles Palmer, of the biscuit manufacturers, Huntley & Palmer, the widow of a clergyman, and a practising psychiatrist.
He retired to his wife’s enchanting Sussex home, with views to Chanctonbury Ring, being invited, most unusually, to act as an honorary assistant bishop in two dioceses, Southwark and Chichester.
 Simon Wilton Phipps, clergyman, born July 6 1921; died January 29 2001
Member of the Coldstream Guards

Following the war, having read History at Trinity, he studied for the priesthood at Westcott House, Cambridge. A talented writer of lyrics, he was President of Footlights in 1949.

In 1953, after a short spell as a curate in Huddersfield, Phipps was appointed Chaplain at Trinity. That appointment was followed by ten years at Coventry as an Industrial Chaplain, during which time he lived in a small council flat on a new housing estate. The modesty of his surroundings did not prevent him from entertaining his long-time friend, Princess Margaret, “to the great interest of his neighbours”.[1]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Phipps_(bishop)

Not long after his ordination, when he was chaplain of Trinity College, Cambridge, his gifts were put at the service of Princess Margaret during the crisis that arose out of her relationship with the divorced Group Captain Peter Townsend. Phipps and the Princess were close friends, having met frequently through his father’s position as a Gentleman Usher to King George VI.

He often accompanied her to hunt balls and other social events, and it was sometimes suggested that they were involved romantically, but this was never the case, and his role was always that of counsellor.

His wife Mary, whom he married in 1973 and who predeceased him, was a psychiatrist and the widow of James Welch, a former Head of Religious Broadcasting at the BBC.

 

Included in the group were: The Lord Bishop of Lincoln (Rt. Rev. Simon Phipps), Mrs. Phipps, the Dean of Lincoln (V. Rev. The Hon. O. W. Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes), the leader of the Lincoln City Council (Cclr. Mrs. Bates) and officers of the Central Council.

The Lord Bishop of Lincoln (Guild Patron) said it gave him very great pleasure to be present at the gathering of so many bellringers from different parts of the country and he wished them well in their deliberations at their Conference next day.

 

http://www.methods.org.uk/archive/ccmr1975.htm

The Bishop of Lincoln with the Central Council Secretary (Mr. C. A. Wratten).
Simon Phipps, Cyril Wratten
1973 Twinning ceremony at Nelson, with the French town of Criel. Twinning committee – Chairman Rev Mark Kiddle
1980 Rev Mark Kiddle trades pulpits – residing at St. Mary’s Rectory   – St Mary’s Church in the Highlands, Cold Spring, New York

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Harriet Harman & Marie Staunton CBE in Ghana

Rev Fisher was a Bishop to Her Majesty’s Prisons 1985


Church of England warned bishops not to apologise too fully to sex abuse victims  

“The approach to survivors is often a corporate model and this document supports that – it shows a church led by lawyers and insurers, you get the impression that these people are really their masters.

“A diocese is deferential to their bishop and the bishop is deferential to a bunch of lawyers.

“The Church will say ‘our hands are tied’ but they are paying the people who are tying their hands.

Survivors said it showed there was a culture of denial, dishonesty and “blanking” victims in ways which had heightened their pain and ultimately failed to tackle the roots of the abuse crisis.

It follows a damning independent review of the Church’s handling of sadistic abuse by Garth Moore, a priest and top canon lawyer, in the 1970s.

It highlighted how the teenager – known as “Joe” – revealed his ordeal to a string of leading clerics, three of them later ordained as bishops, who then claimed not to remember anything.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/21/church-of-england-warned-bishops-not-to-apologise-too-fully-to-s/

 

Rev Garth Moore was a Speaker at Butlins Holiday Camp at Skegness


Butler Sloss’ brother Havers/ Sir Peter Hayman etc

Denby investigated for accepting a bribe from the Iranian State shipping Line?

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Peter Hayman heavily involved in shipping lines. CEO of Seatrade


The North Yorkshire aspect and Operation Spade

The North Yorkshire Enquirer believes that one of the paedophiles named in the dossier handed to Whitby MP Leon Brittan, when he was Home Secretary, by Mr Dickens in 1983, was Britain’s most successful and longest offending paedophile and rapist Peter Jaconelli, who was exposed by the NYE team.

It is entirely credible that Jaconelli was one of the prominent persons mentioned in the dossier that Mr Dickens passed to the Home Office. It is also possible that the dossier had information on Jimmy Savile, who was equally well-known for offending openly in Whitby, in joint enterprise with Jaconelli.

The West Yorkshire Police investigation into why it failed to arrest Savile was widely castigated as a whitewash.  So was the North Yorkshire Police investigation. NYE investigation here. As with the Home Office and MI5, intelligence files appeared to have conveniently disappeared

nyenquirer.uk/child-abuse-wanlesswhittam-report-published/

Satanists On The Prince’s Land

Daily Express (28th August, 2006)

http://www.westcoast-news.org/story-satanists.htm

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Archbishop admits Church ‘failed terribly’ over abuse revelations

The Church of England has tonight apologised unreservedly after a Channel 4 News investigation revealed that a prominent Anglican evangelical and former colleague of the Archbishop of Canterbury is alleged to have severely assaulted boys and young men for decades.

The alleged abuse was carried out by prominent QC and part time judge called John Smyth, who was chairman of the Iwerne Trust, a charity closely linked to the church which ran Christian holiday camps for public school students.

The Church admitted that it had “failed terribly”, after this programme learned that the Trust had discovered the alleged abuse in 1982, but failed to report it to the police.

Winchester College, where some of the young men met Smyth, was made aware of the alleged abuse, but also failed to report it to the police at the time. There is no suggestion that any abuse took place at the College or with the knowledge of its staff.

The Archbishop was a colleague of Smyth’s at the Iwerne Trust.

Smyth was never reported to cops.

He was instead allowed to move to South Africa after agreeing never to work with children again.

Neither the church or top Winchester College, were some boys went, told police 

The Archbishop and Smyth, who continued to ‘exchange cards’ even after he moved abroad.

Lambeth Palace said: ‘The Archbishop of Canterbury was a dormitory officer at Iwerne holiday camp in the late 1970s, where boys from public schools learnt to develop life as Christians. The role was to be a mentor to the boys, as was that of his now wife at a similar camp for girls.

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His son PJ Smyth – of Covenant Life Church

Washingtonian Magazine – allegations that CLC’s members and pastors have been covering up child sexual abuse for decades and are continuing to handle sexual abuse problems internally instead of reporting them to the police.

Son of lawyer in ‘spanking’ documentary heads US ‘megachurch’ embroiled in sex scandal

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Justin Welby worked as a dormitory officer at a camp where Smyth was one of the main leaders in the 70s

The Archbishop said he was first informed of the alleged abuse in late 2013 or early 2014.

He said: ‘I was told the Bishop of Ely – it fell within his diocese – had been informed by a survivor of what had happened and had written to the police so we checked that indeed the police had been contacted immediately as per the Church rules.

‘They had been, we keep an eye on it obviously, we kept in touch and found out what was going on.

‘As you know, John Smyth had moved to Zimbabwe in the early 1980s, I understand, and it was not in the police’s jurisdiction.

‘I have a vague feeling I may have had a Christmas card in the 1990s and when I was living in Paris he passed through a 

 They later exchanged ‘the occasional card’, Lambeth Palace said last night.
Mr Smyth, a moral crusader who made his name as a barrister representing the Christian campaigner Mary Whitehouse in a landmark prosecution against the Gay News newspaper, went on to live in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

The prosecuting counsel was John Jackson Smyth, Mary Whitehouse’s fellow traveller from the Festival of Lights

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The Nationwide Festival of Light was a short-lived grassroots movement formed by British … The British pop star Cliff Richard was a leading supporter.

John Smyth QC Obscenity case:

“The prosecuting counsel was John Jackson Smyth, Mary Whitehouse’s fellow traveller from the Festival of Lights”

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Mary Whitehouse (left) sings a duet with Judy Mackenzie at the Festival of Light Rally in London’s Trafalgar Square.  September 25th, 1971.
Whitehouse v Lemon is a 1977 court case involving the blasphemy law in the United Kingdom.

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Conversion of an archbishop

The man who led Justin Welby to Christian faith

Justin Welby with ‘Bash camps’ founder Eric John Hewitson Nash, popularly known as ‘Bash’

Welby’s role was to be a mentor to the boys, as was that of his now wife at a similar camp for girls.

Much of Welby’s early grounding in Christian doctrine was also gained through the ‘Bash  camp’ network…

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Welby was involved in the camps as an undergraduate and and again as a theological college student in the early 1990s.

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Sir Anthony Montague Browne arriving to visit Sir Winston Churchill in hospital with Dianna Churchill and Lady Churchill

Welby’s biological father was Anthony Montague Browne,   Churchill’s private secretary, who later worked for the Queen

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In a statement the Archbishop said he had been friends with Smyth during the late Seventies, when he worked at the camps, run by the Iwerne Trust.

The Archbishop said he had kept in “occasional” contact with the barrister since.

He was made aware of the allegations in 2013 when the police were involved.

A statement from the Archbishop said: “The Archbishop of Canterbury was a Dormitory Officer at Iwerne holiday camp in the late 1970s, where boys from public schools learnt to develop life as Christians.

“The role was to be a mentor to the boys, as was that of his now wife at a similar camp for girls.

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Many Royal visits to Winchester College

http://www.winchestercollege.org/UserFiles/pdfs/Royal%20VisitsFriendsLeaflet.pdf

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 Prince Charles was received in June 2000.
Winchester College, where some of the young men met Smyth, was made aware of the alleged abuse, but also failed to report it to the police at the time.
Edward, Prince of Wales (Iater EdwardVIII):
“Just as Westminster is the mother of British Parliaments, so Winchester is the mother of British public schools”.

The Titus Trust was set up in 1997 and took over fundraising from The Iwerne Trust.

In 2000 it took control of the running of the holidays from Scripture Union.

In 2014 that the board of The Titus Trust became aware of these allegations

The Titus Trust

Lymington Rushmore is part of the Titus Trust,  a non-denominational Christian charity. The Trust has been running activity holidays for young people since the 1930s (originally as part of the Scripture Union). It is responsible for four holiday groups –Lymington Rushmore Holidays serving a mixture of day and boarding schools in the South; Iwerne & Forres Holidays, for those at the larger boarding schools and associated prep schools in the South of England; Gloddaeth Holidays working with independent schools in the North of England; and LDN  Holidays for those at independent London day schools.

The Titus Trust continues to enjoy strong links with the Scripture Union and with a number of CPAS Ventures and holidays.

The Titus Trust is a registered charity (charity no. 1066751) and is only able to continue its work due to the generous gifts of its supporters.

https://www.lymingtonrushmore.org/titus-trust

Reverend David Fletcher, a vicar in the Church of England who as head of Iwerne decided not to report the abuse to the police, declined to comment to Channel 4.

 John Smyth QC right next to an advert regarding child sex abuse

Christian crusader in teen abuse scandal

A British lawyer who has been working for the inclusion of Christian values into South Africa’s constitutional jurisprudence has been accused of the “horrific” and “masochistic” beating of teenage boys in his care.

Currently based in Cape Town, John Smyth, a Queen’s Counsel and former acting judge in England, is alleged to have left a decades-long trail of bloodied bodies and broken spirits both in the United Kingdom and in Zimbabwe.

While in Zimbabwe Smyth ran a Christian mission, Zambesi Ministries, for 17 years. He was charged with the culpable homicide of 16-year-old Guide Nyachuru at one of the Zambesi Ministries’ summer camps held in Marondera in December 1992. Nyachuru’s naked body was found in the Ruzawi School pool — questions still hang over the circumstances surrounding his drowning. Smyth has always maintained it was a tragic accident.

Smyth was also charged with five counts of crimen injuria relating to incidents during a camp in April 1993 involving five boys from posh Zimbabwean schools.

The culpable homicide prosecution was discontinued when the then Zimbabwean Chief Justice, Anthony Gubbay, ruled the prosecutor in the case had a conflict of interest. Smyth moved to South Africa soon afterwards in 2001.

The allegations of abuse — ritualised beatings to “repent” for sins such as masturbation — surfaced this week following an investigation by the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 News, An Ungodly Crime?, which screened on Thursday February 2 in Britain.

The alleged pattern of behaviour appears contrary to Smyth’s public image in South Africa as a moral crusader and the executive director of the Justice Alliance of South Africa (Jasa). This week Jasa shut down its website.

Smyth and Jasa have been involved in Constitutional Court cases arguing against same-sex marriage, teenage sex, abortion, pornography and euthanasia. He also submitted draft legislation to the department of home affairs to limit access to pornography.

Senior evangelical Anglicans appear to have known of Smyth’s behaviour, which An Ungodly Crime? suggests they appear to have sought to cover up. In the late Seventies and early Eighties, Smyth was chairperson of the Iwerne Trust, an Anglican organisation with close ties to The Church of England. Iwerne organised Christian holiday camps for boys from Britain’s poshest public schools (called private schools in South Africa).

An internal report written by the Iwerne Trust in 1982, in which it acknowledges the “horrific” scale and severity of the alleged beatings by Smyth involving 22 young men since 1978.

The investigator interviewed 13 of the 22 alleged victims. In one of the first reported incidents a 17-year-old claimed that instead of a shoplifting incident being reported to his parents, Smyth offered him the choice of a beating to repent.

“He chose the beating, which was given with a cane in the summer house,” the report stated.

According to the report the beatings “continued with four 17-year-olds, on the bare bottom with a gym shoe (because it leaves less evidence) but was voluntarily accepted as a deterrent to masturbation. Beatings varied from a dozen to 40 strokes.”

The report acknowledged the beatings were “technically all criminal offences” but the organisation appears not to have reported these cases to the police at the time. The report suggests the practice was part of the “sanctifying of young men, and the blessings of fatherly discipline” but noted that a psychiatrist “describes it as suppressed masochistic sexual activity”.

From 1979 the beatings are alleged to have escalated in frequency, severity and the number of teenagers involved. About half of the victims attended Winchester College, England’s oldest public school, where Smyth appeared to have access to students.

While there was no overt sexual activity, the report said: “There was a very frequent association with sexual sins of a comparatively minor kind (masturbation and impure thoughts) and too many sexual overtones”.

The teenagers said the beatings were followed by “embraces”, with the survivor laying on the bed while it is claimed that Smyth “would kneel and pray, linking arms with him and kissing him on the shoulder and back”.

Smyth was not charged, and, instead, left for Zimbabwe in 1984.

There, he continued to source boys from top-end schools, like Bulawayo’s Christian Brothers College and Prince Edward School in Harare, for camps where the psychological manipulation and abuse allegedly continued.

http://mg.co.za/article/2017-02-02-christian-crusader-in-teen-abuse-scandal

31st August 1995 Prince Edward shares a laugh with students from Prince Edward High School in Harare

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Doctors For Life

Doctors for Life – Legal Team – Shadrack Mafutsa, Martus de Wet, Adv Kemp SC, Dr Van Eeden and John Smyth QC,

http://www.doctorsforlife.co.za/pg/175/

Executive Board of the Justice Alliance of South Africa

This consists of an attorney, three Pastors of different churches, a financier and John Smyth QC, the Honorary Director.

  • Grant Gunston (Chairman)
  • Stephen van Rhyn (Vice-Chairman)
  • Tendai Musikavanu
  • Linda-Jane Tippoo – see photo, right
  • Nigel Desmond
  • Quinton George
  • John Smyth (Honorary Director)
John Smyth,QC  practised law as a barrister for many years in Britain; aged 37 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel, and he sat as a part-time judge for 5 years. Part of his practise was constitutional matters and parliamentary drafting.
In 1984 he was invited to Australia to assist Parliament with drafting their legislation to restrict video pornography and gratuitous violence.

After running a mission in Zimbabwe for 17 years, John and his wife Anne have made their home in South Africa. In the third season of their lives Anne and John weave together their experience of their earlier years. John combines his legal skills with pastoral work and is supported by Anne in both spheres of work.

John has been involved with moral issues in Parliament, the courts and media for 5 years now. He has a proven track record having addressed the Constitutional Court as amicus curiae in person, and as architect and author of the successful challenge to Parliament by Doctors for Life in respect of the Abortion Amendment Bill 2004. John writes, lectures and frequently appears on radio and TV. John’s website is www.jjs.za.net.

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John and Anne were married in 1968. They have 4 grown up children and 7 grandchildren.

John was educated in the UK and Canada and gained MA and LLB degrees at the University of Cambridge.

He was called to the Bar in 1965 and practiced as a Barrister (Advocate) for 19 years. In 1978 he was appointed a part-time judge, and in 1979 Queen’s Counsel.

One of Mr Smyth’s daughters, who asked not to be named said

that teenage boys were “often” at their family home for barbecues and pool parties and she never saw any abuse.

The alleged assaults came to light in the early 1980s after one of the victims, a 21-year-old student at Cambridge University, reportedly attempted to kill himself after he was told to submit to another beating.

A report by the charity, the Irwerne Trust, in 1982 called the practice “horrific” but the claims were not reported to police until 2013.

A vicar, Mark Ruston, carried out the report for the charity, which has now been seen by Channel 4 News and the Daily Telegraph.

It reported that after identifying the boys, mostly from public school Winchester College, Mr Smyth took them to his home in Hampshire and carried out lashings with a garden cane in his shed.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38838113

John Smyth was appointed a part time judge in 1978

In 1984 John and Anne moved with their family to Zimbabwe to do mission work. After two years with African Enterprise they founded Zambesi Ministries which they directed for the next 15 years until John reached 60.

Anne and John now make their home in Cape Town. John is available as a consultant in constitutional law and serves Doctors for Life International and the Justice Alliance of South Africa.

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  • 2007-08-08
Discipline of Children

https://web.archive.org/web/20161119000735/http://justicealliance.co.za/download/archive/sp-2007-08-08%20Discipline%20of%20Children.pdf


Welby said he had only had fleeting contact with Smyth since. “I have a vague feeling I may have had a Christmas card in the 1990s and when I was living in Paris he passed through and I shook hands with him. That was the limit.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/02/justin-welby-church-england-john-smyth-abuse-claims

Archbishop Welby, was a colleague of Smyth’s at the Iwerne Trust

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Archbishop Justin Welby with Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, the daughter of Greville Janner. JANNER PART OF WORLDWIDE RING

Justin Welby (left) in Baghdad in 2003, with MI6’s Sir John Sawers (right).
 

Justin Welby “has a secret past smuggling in cold war Europe, briefing US state department officials on rebels in the Niger Delta and chatting to the future head of MI6 in Baghdad.”

MI6 spy – Archbishop of Canterbury

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John Smyth

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None of the news report state his age – odd.

Based on the following he is

I am a retired member of the Bar of England and Wales, and was appointed  Queen\u2019s Counsel in 1979.

John Smyth,QC  practised law as a barrister for many years in Britain; aged 37 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel
So he was born in 1942 approx. and is age 75.

John Smyth’s son:

Covenant Life Church

Why is Pastor P.J. Smyth Comfortable Enabling Child Sexual Abuse At Covenant Life Church?

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A Current Member of Covenant Life Church Has Been Arrested For Multiple Counts of  Child Sexual Abuse. P.J. Smyth has not commented on this issue despite being the Church’s Senior Pastor-Elect.

New Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse Affecting Children

Is P.J. Smyth a Naive Opportunist or Just Someone Comfortable Indirectly Enabling Child Sexual Abuse

P.J. Smyth, a self-proclaimed (he does not appear to have formal Ministry training) Pastor from South Africa, has declared that critics of Covenant Life Church’s (CLC’s) decision to harbor pedophiles are part of a Satanic attack to stop his Godly Ministry per an undisputed statement about his comments at a recent Church meeting below:

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PJ was born in the UK in 1971. When he was 13 his family moved to Zimbabwe where his parents took up missionary work for many years. PJ and Ashleigh met at high school in Harare (Zimbabwe’s capital city), married straight after college (1993), and for their first few years of marriage, both taught high school.

In 1997, they started River of Life Church in Harare with a few friends

Q: Where has PJ lived?
A: In the UK until age 13 (1971-1984); in Zimbabwe until age 33 (1984-2004); then in South Africa (2004-2016) until age 45. PJ and family relocated to Maryland in December 2016.

Q: What is his citizenship?
A: PJ is a UK citizen, who enjoyed the status of permanent residence in Zimbabwe, and then in South Africa. Ashleigh is a South African citizen.

Q: Describe PJ’s educational background.
A: PJ attained ‘O’ Levels (aged 16 years) and ‘A’ Levels (aged 18 years), and university degrees from Cape Town University and the University of South Africa in Biblical Studies and Church History.

Q: Describe PJ’s spiritual background.
A: PJ came to faith as a young boy, although he feels he properly owned his faith at age 15. Because he was at boarding schools from ages 8 to 18, PJ’s first genuine experience of local church life came during college. He attended His People Church in Cape Town throughout his university years, and during that time felt God speak to him about one day leading a church.

PJ reflects on three primary shaping spiritual influences. First, his parents. John and Anne Smyth (who live in Cape Town), led PJ to faith and instilled in him a love for God’s Word and for leadership. Second, His People Church in Cape Town. His People taught PJ about the importance of faith, courage and excellence in ministry. Third, Newfrontiers. Terry Virgo, and other Newfrontiers men and women, taught PJ about the importance of the local church, the Holy Spirit and the grace of God.

Q: What are the churches PJ has led in Africa?
A: River of Life Church in Harare, Zimbabwe. GodFirst Church in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Update on Peter Ball Establishment Cover-Up: FOI documents reveal Ball investigated in 2008 for being part of a suspected paedophile ring.

^ Prince Charles with his spiritual advisor –  paedophile Peter Ball in 1992

How Prince Charles’s reputation survived devoted friendships with – to date – three paedophiles: Laurens van der Post, Jimmy Savile and an already cautioned offender, Peter Ball.

Peter Ball: Sex offender bishop dies

June 23 2019

A retired bishop who was jailed for a string of sexual offences against teenagers and young men has died.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) said Peter Ball “was able to sexually abuse vulnerable teenagers and young men for decades”.

He was jailed in 2015 after being found guilty of misconduct in public office and indecent assaults.

The Church of England confirmed Ball’s death and offered “prayers and thoughts” for “everyone affected”.

Bishop Peter Hancock, the Church’s safeguarding lead, said: “We have been made aware of the death of Peter Ball and our prayers and thoughts are with everyone affected by this news.”

Ball, of Langport in Somerset, was Bishop of Lewes between 1977 and 1992 and Bishop of Gloucester from 1992 until he resigned the following year.

After his trial at the Old Bailey he was sentenced to 32 months for offences against 18 teenagers and men between the 1970s and the 1990s.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-48738803

https://www.iicsa.org.uk/key-documents/6067/view/Public%20Hearing%20Transcript%2025%20July%202018.pdf

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Peter Ball: the sinful bishop and a very English cover-up

Times 27/7/18

Paedophile Peter Ball also claimed to be a friend of the Duchess of York.

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sqjvmh

The Duchess of York was also good friends with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein

Cash-strapped Fergie took £15,000 from paedophile billionaire at centre of claims Prince Andrew slept with under-age ‘sex slave’

  • Duchess of York struck deal with disgraced tycoon in December 2010
  • Came within days of Duke of York flying out to visit Epstein in New York

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2897086/Cash-strapped-Fergie-took-15-000-paedophile-billionaire-centre-claims-Prince-Andrew-slept-age-sex-slave.html

Pervert Bishop Peter Ball was friends with Jimmy Savile, Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth, Queen’s chaplain, Rev John Robson, Margaret Thatcher, Ian Gow, Chief Justice Lord Berwick, George Pell, Fergie, Duchess of York…

Enoch Powell was friends with Ian Gow

May 1988: Ian Gow, who brought along his friends, Enoch Powell and his wife.

Ian Gow, PPS to Thatcher, was also friends with Enoch Powell. Gow was good friends with Peter Ball who spoke at Gow’s memorial.

Enoch Powell at Gow’s funeral

Northern Ireland was Gow’s political passion. He knew and understood the province as few Englishmen do. From his days of military service he developed a feel for the people of Ulster, and after long years of study at the feet of Airey Neave, John Biggs Davison and Enoch Powell all of whom were romantic heroes to him he became the inheritor of their political mantle in Northern Ireland.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/1990/jul/31/obituaries.jonathanaitken

 


 

Christ’s Hospital School where 5 teachers have been jailed for CSA:

http://www.itv.com/news/2018-07-05/two-more-christs-hospital-teachers-found-guilty-of-sex-attacks-on-pupils/

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Nigella, Lord Nigel Lawson, Tom Lawson

http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2005/06/dominic-lawson.html

Tom Lawson

5 May 2015

Tom Lawson, son of Lord Lawson and half-brother of Nigella, was educated at Eton before going to Oxford, and is now deputy head of Christ’s Hospital school in Horsham, West Sussex.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/generalelection/general-election-2015-photographic-history-of-bullingdon-club-tracked-down-including-new-picture-of-10224679.html

Lord Lawson say Police should stop funding investigations into historical abuse.

22/11/2015

alun;

The current headmaster (since 2016) at Eastbourne College is Tom Lawson, half-brother of Nigela and son of the Tory grandee Nigel who argued that no funds should be ploughed into historical child sex allegations.

Tom Lawson came to Eastbourne College from Christ’s Hospital where no fewer than 5 teachers have been convicted for CSA and where a common punishment used to be to send pupils down to Peter Ball’s house!

  • Some students were sent from Christ Hospital School to paedophile Bishop Peter Ball for punishment.

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http://www.chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?t=4549&start=45

 

 

Another director of Eastbourne College was Alison ‘Butterfingers’ Saunders (2008 – 2014). Despite the collapse of an unprecedented number of abuse cases during her watch as DPP, she still insists she has done a good job:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5568129/Under-fire-CPS-boss-Alison-Saunders-NOT-contract-renewed.html

Aleister Crowley attended Eastbourne College

10 Dec 1991 – Letter from Peter Ball to Enoch Powell

alun:

The address on that note from Bishop Ball to Enoch Powell is significant: It is the postal address for Eastbourne College, where Peter Ball was on the BOD between 1991 and 1992, a school ravaged by cases of child sexual abuse.

 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4406562/Two-ex-Eastbourne-College-teachers-sexually-assaulted-boy.html

 

Two retired teachers who sexually assaulted a boy while they taught at his college are jailed for a total of 17 years

  • Ex-history teacher Andrew Boxer, 67, was sentenced to 15 years in jail
  • Ex-music teacher Graham Jones, 63, was jailed for two years 
  • Both taught at Eastbourne College, East Sussex, at the time of the abuse, while the victim was a pupil there

Andrew Boxer and Graham Jones were both convicted of several counts of indecently assaulting the same boy between 1988 and 1993, following a week-long trial.

Former history teacher Boxer, 67, was sentenced to 15 years behind bars for seven counts of indecent assault – six at the same address in Eastbourne, East Sussex and another in Cambridge.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4406562/Two-ex-Eastbourne-College-teachers-sexually-assaulted-boy.html

 

The current headmaster (since 2016) at Eastbourne College is Tom Lawson, half-brother of Nigela and son of the Tory grandee Nigel who argued that no funds should be ploughed into historical child sex allegations.

Yet another director of Eastbourne College (1991 – 2004) was the Duke Of Devonshire Andrew Robert Buxton Cavendish, another close friend of Savile, BigEars and Bishop Ball, seen here giving Savile a silly handshake:

Prince Charles, Camilla Parker-Bowles and the Duke were close friends.

Dame Alun Roberts ‏ @ciabaudo

A punishment at Christ’s Hospital School was to be sent down for a few nights at Peter Ball’s house. I wonder whether those sending them down knew what their fate might be? And who were his ‘special friends’?

It would appear Tom Lawson was what is referred to as a ‘safe pair of hands’, stumbling from one paedo school to the next. He also worked at Winchester College for 15 years, where John Smyth QC abused boys:



Charles and the pervert: Prince tells child sex abuse inquiry he was ‘deceived’ by bishop Peter Ball but says he cannot remember who he was referring to when he said ‘I will see off this horrid man’ in letter to disgraced clergyman 21 years ago

 

Peter Ball would pray naked with them at the altar and encourage them to submit to beatings. At least five more victims were schoolchildren.
Mr Hughes has now indicated that new complainants came forward following the media coverage of Peter Ball’s sentencing. It was considered that it was not in the public interest to pursue these cases, as Peter Ball has recently been incarcerated.

 

EXCLUSIVE: Bullingdon Club 1996- Tom Lawson, the arms dealer's son and the 'mayhem' that took 30 cops to shut down
The former Chancellor’s son was part of a Bullingdon set that caused ‘mayhem’ at a party in Kingston Blount that required 30 police officers to clear up.

EXCLUSIVE: Bullingdon Club 1996- Tom Lawson, the arms dealer’s son and the ‘mayhem’ that took 30 cops to shut down

https://www.byline.com/project/30/article/700


Jimmy Savile acted as a kind of marriage counsellor between Charles and Princess Diana.

Whitehall is ‘covering up the past’: File on Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s marriage, Lockerbie records and MI5 ‘link’ to Belfast lawyer death among documents blocked by government

  • The Advisory Council on National Records and Archives released its latest report
  • Whitehall is supposed to send files to the National Archives after 20 years
  • Officials can block the release of files if they compromise National security
  • The number of blocked files has jumped from 4,300 to 5,900 in a year

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6001919/Whitehall-blocks-release-embarrassing-government-files.html

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Jimmy Savile acted as a kind of marriage counsellor between Charles and Princess Diana.

Jimmy Savile caused concern with behaviour on visits to Prince Charles

Former royal aide says TV presenter would greet young female assistants at St James’s Palace by ‘rubbing lips up their arms’
Savile is understood to have visited Prince Charles’s official London residence several times in the late 1980s when he was acting as a kind of marriage counsellor between Charles and Princess Diana.

 

Not the VSCP‏@NottheVSCP

Incredibly naive and unwise letters from Prince Charles to Peter Ball. Completely biased and one-sided. Showing only sympathy for the perpetrator. This is 2 yrs after Ball had accepted caution, admitting his guilt!

#iicsa #CSA #CSE #cofe #PrinceCharles


Astonishingly, here Prince Charles refers to the VICTIM, Neil Todd as a “ghastly & horrid man” and threatens to “see him off”, 4 yrs after Ball had admitted abusing him. HRH then buys Ball a substantial house. NEIL LATER TAKES HIS OWN LIFE

Camille Davis Russo‏@CDavisRusso

Wouldn’t you think with the sort of emotion he displays here he has inordinate affection for this sado-peado?



Peter Ball would pray naked with them at the altar and encourage them to submit to beatings. At least five more victims were school children.

Charles and the pervert: Prince tells child sex abuse inquiry he was ‘deceived’ by bishop Peter Ball but says he cannot remember who he was referring to when he said ‘I will see off this horrid man’ in letter to disgraced clergyman 21 years ago

  • Prince Charles denied he tried to influence an investigation into Peter Ball
  • The royal gave written evidence at a sex child abuse inquiry on Friday 
  • Ball, the former Bishop of Lewes, sexually abused 18 men during ’80s and ’90s

The Prince of Wales has told a public inquiry he was ‘deceived’ by disgraced bishop Peter Ball and said he ‘cannot shed any light’ on the ‘horrid man’ he referred to in a letter to the paedophile.

Prince Charles was friends with the ex-Bishop of Lewes for over two decades after he accepted a caution for gross indecency.  

He only cut ties with him after he was convicted of sexually abusing 18 young men aged 17 to 25 over 30 years in 2015.

The convicted Bishop, 86, was released last year after serving half his sentence behind bars.

In written evidence today, Prince Charles refused to elaborate on a letter he wrote to Ball at the time of sexual misconduct claims, telling him: ‘I will see off this horrid man if he tries anything again.’ 

Ball had told the Prince a single accuser was behind allegations that led to him having to quit as the Bishop of Gloucester.

In a letter to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse, the Prince said Ball had told him the complaint against him was false and had arisen from someone who had a grudge against him and was ‘persecuting’ him.

In extracts from one letter between the Prince and Ball, Charles says: ‘I can’t bear it that the frightful and terrifying man is on the loose and doing his worst.’

But in his letter to the inquiry on Friday, the Prince, who said he regrets having been ‘deceived’ by Ball, said: ‘I regret that I am unable to shed any light on references made in a letter dated 23rd March 1997 to a ‘horrid man’ or a ‘frightful and terrifying man’.

‘This seems to be a manner of speaking in the midst of a long letter written more than twenty years ago.

‘I do recall that Peter Ball felt that numerous individuals, including his critics in the media, were doing all in their power to disadvantage him unfairly.

‘I suspect, but cannot be certain, that the reference is to this issue in some way.’

The Prince says he did not know about the nature of the complaint against Ball and had not appreciated the meaning of a caution – the acceptance of guilt.

A lawyer for some of the former bishop’s victims has said it was difficult to see that ‘as anything other than willful blindness’.

Ball had previously boasted of being a confidant of Charles, and his court case heard that a member of the royal family was among a host of public figures who supported him when he avoided charges in 1993.

In a statement the Prince of Wales denied he tried to influence the police probe into Ball, as he also revealed the bishop told him he had quit his job over an ‘indiscretion’.

He is not giving evidence in person, and it is instead being read out from a prepared statement.

Today he was pictured meeting the UK’s first F-35 Lightening Squadron at the RAF base in Kings Lynn, Norfolk.

In another letter from the Prince to Ball in 1995 – two years after Ball’s caution – the future king said he wished he could ‘do more’.

He said: ‘I feel so desperately strongly about the monstrous wrongs that have been done to you and the way you have been treated.’

Charles also said he had been told by the then Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey the church was looking at bringing Ball back into public ministry.

In the 1995 letter he said it was ‘appalling’ that the Archbishop, now Lord Carey, had ‘gone back on what he told me’.

He said it was clear the Archbishop was ‘frightened of the press – what he calls ‘public perception’.’

Another letter from Charles the following year referred to the process of getting a Duchy of Cornwall property for Ball and his brother Michael, Bishop of Truro.

It said: ‘I long to see you both settled somewhere that suits you and gives you peace and tranquility – and not too far from here so you can come over more easily.’

The pair rented a Duchy property between 1997 and 2011.

Charles’s letter to the inquiry added: ‘My heart goes out to the victims of abuse and I applaud their courage as they rebuild their lives and, so often, offer invaluable support to others who have suffered.

‘I wish I could do more’: What the prince wrote to his friend the bishop as allegations swirled around

Sept 1993, Ball to Charles

Life continues to be pretty nasty for me for, it seems that my accusers still want to continue their malicious campaign. Luckily they are beginning to show some of their fraudulent plans.

Dec 1994, Charles to Ball

I saw the Archbishop the other day and he told me he is trying to bring you back to a public ministry. I do hope this will be all right and suit you, if and when it happens….

Feb 1995, Charles to Ball

I wish I could do more. I feel so desperately strongly about the monstrous wrongs that have been done to you and the way you have been treated. It’s appalling that the Archbishop has gone back on what he told me, before Xmas, that he was hoping to restore you to some form of Ministry in the Church.

I suspect you are absolutely right – it is due to fear of the media….If it is any consolation, the Archbishop has written me a letter (between you and me) in which it is also clear that he is frightened of the press – what he calls ‘public perception’, which in fact, perception of events and characters based entirely on lies, invention, speculation and sensation.

Dec 1995, Ball to Charles

The young man who accused me keeps on harassing. The last was a few weeks back with a fax, threatening to say more, when he has agreed not to and ending with the words ‘Your never forgiving rnbbrother in Christ’. That is both vile and blasphemous and oh that the police and CPS had seen and known from the beginning the nature of the young man. How I wish the Archbishop or someone would tell them.

April 1996, Ball to Charles

And I can honestly share the pain of it all having tried to break the crippling and unchristian powers of the ecclesiastical set up, and then being deserted in my hour of need.

June 1996, Charles to Ball

…I am so glad that [X] has been in touch as I requested. I pray the Duchy will be able to find something suitable for you both in due course, but it may take a little time to locate it! I long to see you both settled somewhere that suits you and gives you peace and tranquility – and not too far from here so you can come over more easily…

March 1997, Charles to Ball

[X] tells me that your house has been bought successfully – it looks rather nice – and I only hope the rent won’t be too bad!

I can’t bear it that the frightful, terrifying man is on the loose again and doing his worst… I was visiting the vicar… and we were enthusing about you and your brother and he then told me that he had heard that this ghastly man was up to his dastardly tricks again…. I’ll see off this horrid man if he tries anything again.

Aug 2001, Charles to Ball

I do however firmly believe that one day people will be forced to signing your resignation deed but, as you have been advised, I daresay that the establishment will close ranks and you will get nowhere. But how outrageous that now these people say sorry – and only in private….

Dec 2001, Charles to Ball

I saw [ ] the other day…he mentioned that you were thinking of going to the Archbishop and seemed a bit anxious about it… I daresay by now you will have approached the Archbishop but in your letter you so kindly asked me whether I had any objections – something which you certainly didn’t need to do.

The only thing I would say is that unless you really need to go to the Archbishop of Canterbury – for financial reasons particularly – I would have thought it might be better to let sleeping dogs lie…

Oct 2009, Ball to Charles

I am now nearly a broken man, because of what the Church has put me through after seventeen years of serving in retirement. They have smashed me with the bully of an assessor -…from a Child Protection Officer and no pastoral care, except two nice letters from the Archbishop. Suddenly, I am not allowed to baptise, or go to any parish without informing the Church Warden that I had a caution all those years back…

Ball included a letter that set out he was being risk assessed.

May 2010, Ball to Charles

…the horror that has come to me from the Bishop of Chichester with the Archbishop’s obvious hand in it. I have been told that I may not minister at all when we move, nor may I worship anywhere without signing a Declaration for the Protection of Children.

May 2012, Ball to Charles

Writes to say that the police are re-opening the investigation and are to question him. He says: ‘I thought it had been fully examined twenty years ago.’

July 2012, Ball to Charles

Life is ‘almost unbearable. I am being pursued and persecuted. In ways which it would not be discreet to enlarge on, though I am sure that you can guess their source and virulence’.

Dec 2012, Ball to Charles

Ball wrote to thank the Prince of Wales for phoning him, writing in the letter that the affair of twenty years ago had been ‘stirred up’ again by Lambeth.

‘It remains a source of deep personal regret that I was one of many who were deceived over a long period of time about the true nature of Mr Ball’s activities.’

He also said, in the six-page statement read by counsel to the inquiry Fiona Scolding, that he had not appreciated the meaning of the caution and that at the time the word of a bishop was generally seen as trustworthy.

He said he did not realise the truth of what had gone on until Ball’s conviction, adding that his main source of information until then had been the bishop himself.

Dismissing any suggestion he had ever tried to interfere in the police investigation into Ball, Charles said it was possible his name had been taken ‘in vain’.

In his statement, dated July 10 this year, Charles said: ‘At no stage did I ever seek to influence the outcome of either of the police investigations into Peter Ball and nor did I instruct or encourage my staff to do so.’

Ball, the former bishop of Lewes and Gloucester, is too ill to give evidence in person, the inquiry has heard.

But in a statement he referred to his relationship as having been one of ‘support and respect’.

Ball said: ‘I would strongly resist any suggestion that in some way I could bring pressure to bear on him to act on my behalf and have certainly never made a request for him to do so.’

On Monday the inquiry heard there had been lengthy discussions between Charles’s lawyers and the inquiry in which his legal team initially argued that the future king could not be compelled to produce a statement.

Clarence House has since said Charles was willing to help the inquiry and had voluntarily answered all questions asked of him.

Richard Scorer, a specialist abuse lawyer at Slater and Gordon who represents a number of Ball’s victims, said Charles’s explanation that he was not aware of the meaning of a caution left his clients ‘dissatisfied’.

He said: ‘Prince Charles had access to the best legal advice that money can buy and, as a man in his position, a particular responsibility to check the facts.

‘It is difficult to see his failure to do so as anything other than wilful blindness.

‘His evidence, together with that of Lord Carey, the then archbishop of Canterbury, and other establishment figures who have given evidence this week, will do little to dissuade survivors from the conclusion that the British establishment aided and protected Ball and even now have failed to give a transparent account of their actions.’

Charles said in the six-page letter dated July 10 this year that it was his ‘deep regret’ that he and others had been ‘misled’ by Ball.

Elsewhere in his evidence, Charles said Ball had been invited to his home to give holy communion a number of times, from 1993.

He said: ‘Peter Ball occasionally wrote to me in respect of private, often spiritual, matters.’

Referring to his knowledge of the complaint against Ball, he added that in the 1980s and 1990s there was ‘a presumption that people such as Bishops could be taken at their word and, as a result of the high office they held, were worthy of trust and confidence’.

He said at the time ‘there was on my part a presumption of good faith’.

The inquiry is examining how the Church of England handled allegations of sexual abuse and has previously focused on the Diocese of Chichester – where Ball and several other convicted paedophile priests once officiated.

Ball accepted a caution for one count of gross indecency in 1993 and resigned due to ill health.

Prince Charles’ full statement to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Dear Professor Jay

1. Thank you for inviting me to offer context on how I came to know former Bishop Peter Ball and on my dealings with him over the years, to assist your important Inquiry. I want to begin by applauding your work to ensure that the abuse of children is properly investigated and appropriate measures are taken to ensure they are fully protected. That is why I am pleased, on this occasion, to offer the following information, which I have set out to the best of my recollection after the passage of 25 years.

2. Over the years I have had, and continue to have, many interactions with the Clergy of the Church of England and of other Faiths, often on a daily basis. Set in that context, I first became aware of Peter Ball sometime during the 1980s, when I heard him preach. At that time, he came across as an interesting and engaging person. He was later appointed Bishop of Gloucester, in 1992. Since he had become my local Diocesan Bishop, near my home in Gloucestershire, I attended his Installation. He gave an impressive Address, which brought him to my attention again. At the same time I recall becoming aware of Michael Ball (Peter Ball’s brother) who was later appointed Bishop of Truro, to which I am also closely connected through the Duchy of Cornwall. Over the whole of my life, I have met countless senior Clergy who have been invited to preach and, on various occasions, I have myself invited them to give Holy Communion at my home. I extended such invitations to Peter Ball from time to time, starting in 1993.

3. As is well known, I maintain correspondence relationships with a great number of individuals. Peter Ball occasionally wrote to me in respect of private, often spiritual, matters. On each occasion I naturally replied as I believe that to be the polite thing to do, although there was often a significant delay on my part given other priorities which demanded my attention. My recollection is that these exchanges were normally instigated and driven by Peter Ball, in addition to a handful of telephone calls during the decades of our correspondence. Having refreshed my memory of our correspondence to try to help your Inquiry, I note this is borne out by the contents and dates of the letters in question.

4. With the significant passage of time, I cannot now recall with sufficient certainty when the following exchange took place and whether there was one particular conversation that concerned the reflections I offer below or more than one.

5. Peter Ball told me that he had been involved in some form of ‘indiscretion’, which prompted his resignation as my local Bishop at Gloucester. He emphasised that one individual, who I now understand to be Mr Neil Todd, had made a complaint to the Police; that the Police had investigated the matter; and that the Police and the Crown Prosecution Service had decided to take no action. This sequence of events seemed to support Mr Ball’s claim that the complaint emanated from a single individual; that the individual bore a grudge against him and was ‘persecuting’ him; that the complaint was false; but that the individual had nonetheless profited from the complaint by selling his story to the newspapers. The matter was described by him as ‘closed’. Peter Ball added that various people within the Church did not like him and had themselves used the complaint to curtail his ministry and force his resignation. When this exchange took place, I did not know about the nature of the complaint.

6. The true context and details of this complaint, and I now understand many others, against Peter Ball did not come to my attention until the time of Mr Ball’s trial and conviction in 2015. My main source of information before this was Mr Ball himself, though I should add that I was so fully occupied by my public role that Mr Ball’s situation was rarely at the front of my mind. As context, it seems important to say that in the 1980’s and 1990’s there was a presumption that people such as Bishops could be taken at their word and, as a result of the high office they held, were worthy of trust and confidence. That has changed over the years, as evidence has caused us all to be more challenging of what we hear and what we are told. But, at the time, there was on my part a presumption of good faith. I believe I was far from alone in taking this view.

7. I was certainly not aware at the time of the significance or impact of the caution that Peter Ball has accepted, or indeed sure if I was even told about it. Whilst I note that Peter Ball mentioned the word in a letter to me in October 2009, I was not aware until recently that a caution in fact carries an acceptance of guilt. I was aware that the Crown Prosecution Service had decided not to pursue a case against Mr Ball. This seemed to support Mr Ball’s defence of his position set out in his letter.

8. I recall that Peter Ball told me that following his resignation as Bishop of Gloucester he would lose the house in which he lived and that, as a consequence, both he and his brother Michael would become homeless. He told me that their monastic vows meant they had very little money. In this context, I occasionally sent the brothers small gifts of money, as I do for many people in need, and Pete Ball’s interest in becoming a tenant of a Duchy of Cornwall property then arose. A significant part of the Duchy’s business is in arranging and managing leases for properties and I mentioned the situation of the Ball brothers to the Duchy, as I do for others from time to time. The details of the eventual rental were handled, as usual, by Duchy staff. I was aware of the transaction but did not assist with the selection of the house. Some time later, in 1997, Peter and Michael Ball became tenants of a Duchy property until early in 2011, when they moved on.

Police investigations

9. At no stage did I ever seek to influence the outcome of either of the Police investigations into Peter Ball and nor did I instruct or encourage my staff to do so.

10. I understand from document ANG000021 that a member of Gloucestershire Police seems to recall that he ‘came under pressure’ in 1992 or 1993 which related in some way to some form of interest from myself and my staff in Peter Ball. This is untrue. Indeed, at the time of this Police investigation I had no knowledge of these particular matters. It follows, therefore, that I did not authorise – and could not have authorised – any such action. And nor would I have done.

11. Likewise, I have no recollection of any contact by one of my Personal Protection Officers or indeed any member of my staff with Gloucestershire Police. I was clear at the time, as I have remained clear, that the Police must be able to carry out their investigation in the proper manner without external pressure or influence. We have looked at our files and can find no record of any of these matters. It is always possible that my name was taken in vain, as can unfortunately happen from time to time. As I make clear elsewhere in this Statement, there is a gap between rumour and fact.

12. In a similar vein, I do not recall receiving a letter from Michael Ball in April 2013 as described by Detective Superintendent Carwyn Hughes (OHY000203). Having looked at our files we cannot find any record of such a letter. The occasional letters that I did receive from Michael Ball were of private and social nature and I am not aware of any interest from Sussex Police in this correspondence. Nevertheless, I have made available to you copies of the private correspondence received from Michael Ball, in case that could help your Inquiry in any way. I understand that a conversation took place between Sussex Police and the Metropolitan Police Royalty Protection team in 2013, and that Sussex Police informed the Metropolitan Police that they visited Peter Ball’s home and removed items which included a letter sent from me. I believe the Metropolitan Police asked whether or not this letter was relevant to the inquiry. I further understand that the Metropolitan Police emphasised clearly that they were not enquiring about the investigation itself and specifically wished to avoid any appearance of influence over it. They wished only to establish the facts about the property that had been removed and its correct ownership. The Metropolitan Police were told that the letter in question was not relevant and that it was to be returned by Sussex Police to Peter Ball.

The Church of England

13. Probably late in 1994 (although I cannot now be certain of the date) I recall seeing the then-Archbishop of Canterbury at an event and taking that opportunity to ask, among other issues, about Peter Ball as he had lately been my local Bishop. I remember the Archbishop was supportive of Peter Ball and thought him a good man and priest. I do not think we discussed any detail, though I recall that the Archbishop was perhaps thinking of ‘trying to bring [Peter Ball] back to a public ministry’ at some stage. I understood there were some complications, but these were not described. As this was clearly a matter for Church authorities, I took no personal position on it.

14. Other than this conversation with the then-Archbishop, I do not recall any specific conversations regarding Peter Ball, although I was aware that Mr Ball was himself keen to persuade the Church to ‘restore [him] to some form of Ministry in the Church’. The general view of members of the Clergy who occasionally mentioned him to me was that he was a capable and well-liked priest.

15. The Inquiry has asked about a note made by Andrew Purkis, of Lambeth Palace, following a lunch he had with my then-Private Secretary, Richard Aylard, on 30th August 1994 (ACE003034). My Private Secretary meets regularly with members of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Office to discuss a range of matters. Having reviewed the document it is clear that the meeting took place in the normal course of business and was for the purpose of discussing matters other than Mr Ball. I cannot shed any light on what appears to be a brief mention of Mr Ball at the end of the meeting. I have no recollection of discussing the matter. I have also been shown a copy of my letter of 14th December 2001 addressed to Peter Ball. As far as I can recall, this letter conveyed that I could not assist Peter Ball in any approach he was thinking of making to the Archbishop to seek a return to public ministry. I recall Peter Ball repeating this request around this time and again some time later and my declining to assist. It follows therefore that I was not involved in ‘any discussion with Lambeth Palace’ on this matter.

Contact with Institutions

16. You have asked about contact between myself and institutions in respect of Peter Ball between 1993 and 2015. To the best of my knowledge and belief I have dealt with these contacts in the information I have volunteered above, and I can only hope this will be of some assistance to you.

17. I have been shown an extract from an interview conducted by the Chair of the Church of England’s Inquiry into Peter Ball last year, Dame Moira Gibb, with Elizabeth Hall of the Church of England, suggested there were some rumours of an interest from me in Peter Ball being given some alternative employment (INQ000682). I can confirm that this is untrue: not for the first time, and as the Gibb Inquiry concluded in respect of my contacts with Peter Ball over the years, there is a gap between rumour and fact. I did not seek any such roles for Mr Ball and did not ask others to do so on my behalf.

18. I regret that I am unable to shed any light on references made in a letter dated 23rd March 1997 to a ‘horrid man’ or a ‘frightful and terrifying man’. This seems to be a manner of speaking in the midst of a long letter written more than twenty years ago. I do recall that Peter Ball felt that numerous individuals, including his critics in the media, were doing all in their power to disadvantage him unfairly. I suspect, but cannot be certain, that the reference is to this issue in some way. It of course needs to be read in the context of my understanding at the time, namely that Peter Ball had been falsely accused of a single offence (the nature of which was unknown to me) by an individual whom the relevant judicial authorities and many others had themselves not believed. Events later demonstrated beyond any doubt, to my deep regret, that I, along with many others, had been misled and the reverse was true. At the time, however, it would have followed that people seeking to disadvantage Peter Ball, including from gaining employment, were behaving unfairly. What I can say with certainty is that I did not express this view to anyone else or take any action associated with it.

19. In conclusion, I would like to state that, throughout my life, my position has occasionally brought me into contact with prominent people who have subsequently been accused of serious wrong-doing. Rather than rushing to private judgement, I have always taken the view that the judicial process should take its course. I am then able to ground my opinions in facts tested by law, rather than hearsay. In many cases, including two very prominent cases of false accusation last year, this has proved a sensible course. It follows that I ceased contact with Mr Ball once the judicial process had concluded and he was found guilty of serious offences against young people. My heart goes out to the victims of abuse and I applaud their courage as they rebuild their lives and, so often, offer invaluable support to others who have suffered. It remains a source of deep personal regret that I was one of many who were deceived over a long period of time about the true nature of Mr Ball’s activities. That is why I wanted to volunteer the facts in this letter, which I believe to be true, in the hope that they might be able to help your important work.

Yours sincerely

DPA

Prayers at Highgrove and a friendship that lasted decades

By Sam Greenhill for The Daily Mail  

Peter Ball, who made his young victims roll in the snow naked before beating them until they bled, once described Prince Charles as a loyal friend.

The pair had prayed together at Highgrove and exchanged more than 50 letters, many of them deeply spiritual.

And even after his ‘indiscretion’ with a boy of 17, the bishop was given a Duchy of Cornwall house to live in, for which he thanked the ‘wonderfully kind’ prince.

Yesterday Charles expressed deep regret that he had ever put his faith in Ball, saying he had been horribly deceived by the paedophile bishop.

Charles said that in the 1980s, when he first knew him, and the 1990s, there was ‘a presumption that people such as bishops could be taken at their word’

It is now believed that sadistic Ball preyed on more than 100 boys and men in a 20-year reign of abuse.

Born in 1932, he went to Lancing College public school in West Sussex and Cambridge University before establishing a monastery in Gloucestershire with his twin brother, Michael.

Ball showed ‘favouritism’ to novice monks, and targeted schools to deliver sermons.

He was made Bishop of Lewes in 1977 and Bishop of Gloucester from 1992, during which time he handpicked 18 vulnerable victims to commit acts of ‘debasement’ in the name of religion.

He would pray naked with them at the altar and encourage them to submit to beatings. At least five more victims were schoolchildren.

As Bishop of Gloucester, Ball’s diocese covered Charles’s country home Highgrove, and the prince was among the guests at his enthronement.

By now, he was one of the church’s best known characters, refusing to wear the ceremonial purple of a bishop in favour of simple, monastic robes, sleeping on the floor and taking vows of celibacy.

Eight months after the enthronement, Ball was arrested. Yesterday the prince recalled: ‘Peter Ball told me he had been involved in some sort of “indiscretion” which prompted his resignation as my local bishop.’

In fact he had been horrifically abusing 16-year-old trainee monk Neil Todd, forcing him to perform sex acts as they lay naked in bed together, take ice-cold, early-morning showers while reading the Bible and stand side by side naked reciting psalms in front of a figure of Christ.

Mr Todd was so tormented he eventually committed suicide aged 38 in 2012.

In his letter to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse, Charles said he was unaware of the true nature of the clergyman’s behaviour until more than 20 years after allegations first surfaced.

Ball got away with a police caution in March 1993 despite confessing his guilt. For his part, Charles said he had accepted Ball’s claim that Mr Todd had borne a grudge and made false allegations.

So Ball resumed his ministry, even officiating over communion at Highgrove.

He was also provided with Manor Lodge, a pretty cottage on Charles’s Duchy of Cornwall estate in the village of Aller, Somerset.

Clarence House has been at great pains to say it was the Duchy of Cornwall, the private estate which funds the heir to the throne, and not Charles himself that had purchased the lodge that Ball rented.

It subsequently emerged that police went easy on Ball in 1993 and cited his royal connections.

In documents unearthed by the BBC, retired police detective Wayne Murdock is said to have discussed with Ball’s legal team ‘the need to prevent a scandal, especially as Peter was a frequent visitor to Sandringham and is friendly with Prince Charles’.

It also emerged that the bishop’s lawyers had claimed to have a ‘letter of support from a member of the Royal Family’, who was not named. It is unclear whether this could be the same letter as the one that emerged yesterday.

Either way, no such letter was ever produced in any court hearings, and an official report found there was no evidence any royal had sought to intervene in the judicial process.

But the mother of the trainee monk was scathing about Prince Charles allowing Ball to live on his Duchy estate. Speaking in 1998, she said of the bishop: ‘He is pure evil, a beast, and he’s hiding behind God.

This is quite unbelievable. I don’t know what Prince Charles thinks he is doing.’

Yesterday Charles said he had always believed in allowing the judicial process to take its course ‘rather than rushing to private judgement’.

In 2006 Ball’s status in royal circles was confirmed in spectacular style when he was invited to read the homily at the funeral of the father of Camilla Parker Bowles.

He continued as a Church of England priest until 2010.

But justice was slowly catching up with him. Police re-opened their investigation in 2012 after new allegations, and this time a flood of Ball’s victims came forward.

If Charles was anxious, that might explain why in 2013 a royal aide contacted the chief constable of Sussex Police to ask whether information gathered during its investigation could ‘be embarrassing to Prince Charles or the monarchy in general’. Apparently they were reassured.

In 2015, Ball’s crimes were finally laid bare at the Old Bailey which heard shocking details of his reign of abuse. His trial heard he had been protected by ‘Cabinet ministers, the Royal Family, MPs, JPs and a lord’, not to mention the Church of England.

The Church has since expressed its ‘true sorrow’ at its shocking failures.

Ball, now 86, was released in February last year and lives a free man back in Aller, Somerset.

Clarence House was quick to insist last night that he is definitely not living in any of Charles’s properties.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5999031/Prince-Charles-reveals-Bishop-Ball-told-quit-job-indiscretion.html


Extracts from correspondence between Prince Charles and Peter Ball

Peter Ball to Prince Charles

8/12/95 “The young man who accused me keeps on harassing. The last few weeks back

Prince  Charles to Peter Ball

16/02/95 “I wish I could do more. I feel so desperately strongly about the monstrous wrongs that have been done to you and the way you have been treated. It’s appalling that the Archbishop has gone back on what he told me, before Xmas, that he was hoping to restore you to some form of Ministry in the Church. I suspect you are absolutely right- it is due to fear of the media…If it is any consolation, the Archbishop has written me a letter (between you and me) in which it is also clear that he is frightened of the press – what he calls “public perception” of events and characters based entirely on lies, invention, speculation and sensation.”

Prince Charles to Peter Ball

11/12/94  “I saw the Archbishop the other day and he told me he is trying to bring you back to a public ministry. I do hope this will be all right and suit you, if and when it happens…”

Peter Ball to Prince Charles

16/11/93 “Life continues to be pretty nasty for me for it seems that my accusers still want to continue their malicious campaign. Luckily they are beginning to show some of their fraudulent plans.”

https://www.iicsa.org.uk/key-documents/6147/view/ANG000334.pdf

In extracts of letters published today by the inquiry, the Prince told Ball his accuser was a “frightful, terrifying man” who was “up to his dastardly tricks again.”

The Prince adds in the letter to Ball in 1997: “I’ll see off this horrid man if he tries anything again.”

The Prince also accuses Lambeth Palace – the office of the Archbishop of Canterbury – of being “frightened of the press” for forcing Ball to resign his ministry.

In fact, it was clear it was Peter Ball – not his accuser – who was lying to the Prince.

No charges were brought, and he took his own life shortly before an investigation into sexual abuse allegations spanning some 30 years was reopened in 2012.

http://www.itv.com/news/2018-07-27/prince-charles-has-deep-personal-regret-for-contact-with-former-bishop-convicted-of-sex-offences-peter-ball/

Charles denies trying to influence inquiry into sex abuse bishop

27 July 2018

Prince Charles has denied that he tried to influence a police investigation into disgraced bishop Peter Ball.

In written evidence to a child sex abuse inquiry, the heir to the throne said claims by a former police officer that he “came under pressure” as a result of interest from himself were “untrue” and argued there was “a gap between rumour and fact”.

The Prince of Wales also revealed that following his resignation as bishop of Gloucester, he had sent Ball’s and his brother “small gifts of money” and also assisted them in getting one of his Duchy of Cornwall property’s.

He said: “It remains a source of deep personal regret that I was one of many who were deceived over a long period of time about the true nature of Mr Ball’s activities.”

The written statement from Charles was read out during the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) investigation as it examines how allegations against the former Church of England bishop were handled.

Now 86, the former bishop of Lewes and then Gloucester was jailed for 32 months in October 2015 for sexually abusing 18 young men over 30 years. He was released in February last year after serving half his sentence behind bars.

https://news.sky.com/story/charles-denies-trying-to-influence-inquiry-into-sex-abuse-bishop-11451079

Lauren Alder Ⓥ‏@LaurenAlder

Imagine the fear and loathing at @ClarenceHouse – what happened to Butler-Sloss? Le Ponce was promised this would never happen…first Savile, now this..we need a D notice now….

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InquiryCSA ‏Verified account @InquiryCSA

Mr O’Donnell, from Slater and Gordon is making a final submission:

“Here is an abuser (Peter Ball) at the very heart of the establishment, he was selected by the executive and he had the judiciary, the legislature and the monarchy behind him.”

 

Mr. Nigel Giggin QC closing submission to the from the Archbishops Council:

“No one on the facts that were known at the time should have thought that Peter Ball could be described as, and I quote “a wonderful priest and bishop.”



We are now hearing a read statement from HRH The Prince of Wales.

 

I want to begin by applauding the your work to ensure the abuse of children is properly investigated and appropriate measures are taken to ensure they are protected.

Over the years I have had, and continue to have, many interactions with the clergy of the Church of England, and of other faiths, often on a daily basis.

I first became aware of Peter Ball in the 1980’s when I heard him preach. At that time, he came across as an interesting and engaging person

Peter Ball occasionally wrote to me in respect of private, often spiritual matters. On each occasion I naturally replied as I believe that to be the polite thing to do.

Peter Ball told me he had been involved in some form of ‘indiscretion’ which prompted his resignation as the Bishop of Gloucester. The matter was described by him as ‘closed’. When this exchange took place I did not know the nature of the complaint.

I was certainly not aware at the time of the significance or impact of the caution Peter Ball had accepted, or indeed sure if I was even told about it.

I occasionally send the brothers small gifts of money, as I do for many people in need, and Peter Ball’s interest in becoming a tenant of a Duchy of Cornwall property then arose.

Probably late in 1994, I recall seeing the then Archbishop and of Canterbury at an event, and taking the opportunity to ask, among other issues, about Peter Ball as he had lately been my local Bishop.

Other than this conversation, I do not recall any specific conversations regarding Peter Ball, although I was aware that Peter Ball himself was keen to persuade the church to restore him to some form of ministry in the church.

I remember the Archbishop was supportive of Peter Ball and thought him a good man and priest.

“In conclusion, I would like to state that, throughout my life, my position has occasionally brought me into contact with prominent people that have subsequently been accused of wrongdoing.

“Rather than rushing to public judgement I have always taken the view that the judicial process should take its course.

“It follows that I ceased contact with Peter Ball once the judicial process was completed and he was found guilty of serious offences against young people.”

“My heart goes out to the victims of abuse, and I applaud their courage as they rebuild their lives and, so often, offer invaluable support to others who have suffered.

“It remains a source of deep personal regret that I was one of the many who were deceived over a long period of time as to the true nature of Peter Ball’s activities.”

We are now hearing extracts from letters between HRH The Prince of Wales and Peter Ball. These extracts are available on our website.

InquiryCSA ‏Verified account @InquiryCSA

A letter is now being read which was sent from Lord Lloyd of Berwick to Mr Murdock: “He (Peter Ball) is the most upright, gentle and saintly man, I find it difficult to accept such an awful fate has befallen such a man.”

We are now hearing from Lord Berwick regarding a telephone call he made to Wayne Murdock, SIO in the Peter Ball case from Gloucestershire police.



Judge phoned officer during bishop Ball inquiry

A senior judge and close friend of a bishop accused of sex offences telephoned the detective handling the case in the middle of the police investigation, a public inquiry was told yesterday.

Lord Justice Lloyd, now Lord Lloyd of Berwick, an appeal court judge who became a law lord, called Wayne Murdock, then a detective inspector. “I said to him, ‘You do realise that I’m the investigating officer’,” Mr Murdock told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).

Mr Murdock also criticised Lord Carey of Clifton, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, for not passing letters from Peter Ball’s victims to the police and said a private investigator hired by the church came close to perverting the course of justice.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/judge-phoned-officer-during-bishop-ball-inquiry-jxrkd9gd8


Ms Scolding is now discussing with Lord Berwick his support of Peter Ball returning to the church ministry. He thought it acceptable to go back to the ministry as he had resigned as a bishop and could not be left with nothing to do for the rest of his life.

Lord Berwick: 

“I got to know Ball Peter Ball very soon after he became Bishop of Lewes, because I wast hen the chairman of the Chichester Diocesan Board of Finance, and, accordingly, I would meet Peter Ball at meetings of the Bishops’ Council. But I got to know him well when he became our nearest neighbour in Berwick. He was a very remarkable – he had very remarkable gifts, spiritual gifts….I liked him very much. We then became very good friends, and we still are.”




If you were trying to provide a character reference…, why didn’t you simply write to Peter Ball’s solicitors and provide this information…Why did you think it was appropriate for you to directly write to the Chief Constable of Gloucestershire? …Because obviously it as written from you in your –saying …”I am Lord Justice Lloyd”, wasn’t it?

 The Archbishop of Canterbury agreed that Peter Ball should be given names letters of complaint about him. (Peter Ball)
It was very bad practice wasn’t it?

Nobody’s Friends

In 2018 the club was subject of a question in the IICSA hearing into abuse in the Church of England. Lord Lloyd had sent a letter of influence in the Peter Ball case to Archbishop Carey prefaced with the phrase “May I presume on a brief acquaintanceship at dinners of Nobody’s Friends?”[17] When asked about the club in his evidence to the Inquiry, Lord Lloyd described Nobody’s Friends as “simply a club, half consisting of the clergy, members of the clergy, and half consisting of members of the laity, which dine together probably twice a year, very often in Lambeth Palace.”

The IICSA counsel pointed out that the Daily Mail had once described it as “centred on a strong core of bishops, ex-Tory ministers and former military top brass, a highly secretive, all-male group representing Britain’s most entrenched professions and institutions.” Lord Lloyd replied, “That’s a typical Daily Mail description of something they don’t particularly like, but I can assure you that Nobody’s Friends is a perfectly ordinary dining club…” The same article that IICSA drew upon in the hearing indicated that Prime Minister Tony Blair had been keen to join the club in 2003.[18][19][20]

Stephen Parsons commented in an influential blog, following the IICSA hearing, that the forum Nobody’s Friends provided for influence in the Peter Ball case suggested a “toxic masculinity” in the Church of England. He went on to say:

A men-only dining club that meets regularly at Lambeth Palace, known as Nobody’s Friends, appears to be a gathering for socially very well-connected Anglicans. Although originally high church in its origins, the club provides an opportunity for a privileged church group to network and sometimes lobby those in authority in the Church …… The Nobody’s Friends dining group has been described as ‘private’ rather than a secret group, but it still represents an exclusive world of male privilege within the heart of the Anglican establishment. When Bishop John Bickersteth once revealed that his appointment to Bath and Wells followed his being ‘spotted’ at a Nobody’s dinner, we began to get the feeling that the values of our church may incline towards corporate and institutional interests rather than a personal morality based on the Sermon on the Mount.[21]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobody%27s_Friends



Tom Young‏@FULLY_BADASS
Looking back at his history, it appears Lord Lloyd of Berwick was Prince Charles’ attorney general at the same time Nicholas Soames was his equerry… Would they have worked together in any capacity?
Nicholas Soames:
I knew Harvey Proctor slightly. He had been in the House for four years when I was first elected in 1983. We were not political soulmates, but I was one of those Members of Parliament proud to rally around to help him to set up his shop in Richmond following his conviction in 1987, which resulted in his leaving the House.
The Aegis connection? Oh, and here’s the Wardrobe with the Little Key out canvassing in 1983 with Ted Heath, the man who would have been questioned under caution for the abuse of children.
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The Aegis connection? Nicholas Soames was always on hand to give the paedophile Harvey Proctor a leg-up in times of need:

Bud McFarlane relevant here… not only a director of Aegis Defence (like Soames & Boateng) also involved with Iran Contra (and it’s ties to ). Le Cercle Member too…
Dame Alun Roberts ‏ @ciabaudo

7/ Another Western Goals man, Robert McFarlane was involved in ContraGate and on the board of Aegis, Soames’ defence company. Soames (Wardrobe with Little Key) is of course a close friend of Denby mate Proctor and likely facilitated his St. (V)Ermin’s PR conference.


The Aegis connection? Chairman Soames and Princess Diana:

The Aegis connection? Another non-executive director of Aegis is Paul Boateng, a man with connections to paedophile John Carroll and the Angel Rd. children’s home.

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Anthony John Leslie Lloyd, Baron Lloyd of Berwick, Kt, PC, DL (left) with Sir John Birch Director of Aegis

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One of Prince Charles closest friends, Nicholas Soames is chairman of Aegis

Charles later admitted his adultery and Soames apologised. When questioned by the inquest into the death of Diana, Soames said that he saw his job as “to speak up for the Prince of Wales”, he denied threatening Diana, and warning her, “accidents happen” in the months before she died.[6]

The Aegis connection? Despite Bishop Ball’s seriously perverted character, Lloyd of Berwick still fawns over him:


In 1969 Lloyd was appointed Attorney-General to the Prince of Wales, serving until 1977.

He was made a Privy Counsellor

He held the office of Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) of East Sussex in 1983.

He is a former member of the Court of Ecclesiastical Causes Reserved.[10] In 2005 he became chairman of the parliamentary Ecclesiastical Committee which examines draft measures presented to it by the Legislative Committee of the General Synod of the Church of England.[11]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Lloyd,_Baron_Lloyd_of_Berwick

 


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We are now hearing from Ms Kate Wood, the Safeguarding Consultant for the Diocese of Chichester and retired detective inspector looking at child sexual abuse and domestic abuse. She contacted the Church of England in 2007 to support investigations into child sexual abuse

In 2008/09 Ms Wood notes that Peter Ball did not have a risk assessment while he was working in Bath & Wells. She conducted a past cases review in 2009. She described a “disturbing pattern of behaviour” from Peter Ball.

Ms Wood raised concerns in 2008/09 that a 17 year old who was attending school, who Peter Ball to masturbate in front of him. The file notes said it was no offence, but it was an offence of gross indecency.

Ms Wood recalls asking Peter Ball what indecent assault is. He replied “oh yes, I did do that.” She then explained what gross indecency was. He again replied: “I did have an emmission.” Ms Wood was surprised that Peter Ball had admitted behaviour after years of denial.
The Inquiry is now hearing from Dame Moira Gibb. Last year, Ms Gibb published a report into the Church’s handling of the Peter Ball case:
Ms Scolding has asked Ms Gibb about the limits of her report into Peter Ball. She confirms that she had no difficulties in accessing information from the Church of England, however had difficulties with Northamptonshire Constabulary and Gloucestershire Constabulary.
Ms Scolding notes that former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey raised a number of concerns in his witness statement about conclusions in Dame GIbb’s report. In the report Ms Gibb noted degrees of cover up and collusion in relation to Peter Ball.
“Failure to pass the letters to the police (detailing allegations in relation to Peter Ball) must give rise to a perception of deliberate concealment.” Dame Moira Gibb tells the #AnglicanHearing
Dame Moira Gibb is now explaining why she used the word “careless” in her report. She notes carelessness in the attitude of the Church towards the victims of Peter Ball.

IICSA Day 4 Transcript

https://www.iicsa.org.uk/key-documents/6142/view/Public%20Hearing%20Transcript%2026%20July%202018.pdf

Rev Peter Ball and Prince Charles, in 1992

Prince Charles aide asked police if anything could ’embarrass’ him during inquiry into paedophile bishop

25 July 2018

An aide to the Prince of Wales contacted police in 2013 to ask about “embarrassing” material it may have collected during an investigation into a paedophile bishop, the independent child sex abuse inquiry has heard.

A member of the Prince’s staff contacted the chief constable of Sussex Police to ask whether information gathered during its investigation into Peter Ball, the former bishop of Lewes and of Gloucester, could “be embarassing to Prince Charles or the monarchy in general”.

Ball, now 86, was convicted in 2015 of misconduct in public office after admitting the sexual abuse of 18 young men.

According to the evidence of Detective Chief Inspector Carwyn Hughes, who worked on the investigation, the disgraced bishop had a “long-lasting friendship” with the Prince of Wales and the pair had exchanged several letters.

The contact was made after Peter Ball’s brother Michael Ball sent a letter to the Prince.

On Wednesday the officer told the inquiry he examined the police’s records to see if they had collected any material which could “damage the reputation of Prince Charles”, and did not find any.

Calling the contact “highly unusual” on account of the prince’s status, he said it prompted him to consider whether the prince could be a witness in the inquiry.

He insisted that Prince Charles was not treated differently from “the man on the street”, and that while he would have been notified if there was any relevant information, this would also have been the case for a member of the public.

“If there was evidence in the investigation that was of relevance to the person on the street, they would also be a potential witness,” he said, adding that he felt “no pressure” and did not feel the investigation had been influenced as a result of the contact.

The inquiry also heard that pre-charge publicity around Bishop Ball encouraged 12 victims to come forward to police.

The Inquiry is due to hear read evidence on Friday from the Prince of Wales, who maintained contact with the bishop after Ball was cautioned in 1993 for gross indecency.

He is expected to say in his statement that he did not know the caution involved an admission of guilt. 

On Wednesday morning the inquiry heard from Wayne Murdock, formerly of Gloucestershire Police, who had presided over the earlier inquiry, which ended with the caution.

Mr Murdock said that he believed the outcome of his investigation could have been different had then-Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey handed over letters sent to Lambeth Palace by victims and their families.

“He knew we were carrying out an investigation, and for some reason he withheld them,” he said.

On Tuesday Lord Carey admitted that the letters should have been handed over, but added that he had “assumed the police were investigating this thoroughly”. The inquiry continues.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/25/prince-charles-aide-asked-police-anything-could-embarrass-inquiry/

Donna Birrell‏@BBCDonnaB

Another extraordinary day @InquiryCSA we hear a former Bishop @DioTruro may have perverted the course of justice and that Prince Charles’ staff officer asked Sussex Police in 2013 if they had any embarrassing information about the Prince of Wales.(They said No.) @churchofengland

Peter Ball’s defence solicitor wrote to the Crown Prosecution Service saying he had received 1284 letters in support and to consider the impact of a prosecution on @churchofengland @InquiryCSA

Cassandra Cogno‏@CassandraCogno

Just like Dame Butler “we don’t want to give the press a bishop” Sloss

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10963332/Baroness-Butler-Sloss-hid-claims-of-bishops-sex-abuse.html

 

Wonder if Prince Charles had anything to do with these Butler Sloss appointments?
Butler Sloss- Cleveland Child Abuse Inquiry... Prince Charles’ friend & mentor, Sir Jimmy Savile had an interest in the Cleveland Inquiry
Butler Sloss – coroner for Diana Inquest
Butler Sloss – Bishop Ball investigation
Butler Sloss – first chair to IICSA

Janet Cope, Jimmy Savile’s secretary, showing his files – letter from Prince Charles next to a clipping about the Cleveland Inquiry



Dame Alun Roberts ‏ @ciabaudo
Now here’s a thought: Is the Sloshed Butler Royalty’s safe pair of hands when embarrassing material may emerge and a coverup is needed?
Given her past failures and her closeness to paedophiles, it was the incredible and shameful choice of Butler Sloss as first chair of which really took the biscuit though:
Butler Sloss was commissioned to look into abuse in the Diocese of Chicester. During that review she uttered the infamous words she didn’t want to ‘give the press a Bishop.’ The Bishop was Peter Ball.

According to the BBC, investigating officer Detective Inspector Wayne Murdock is said to have discussed with Ball’s legal team in the documents “the need to prevent a scandal in the press, especially as Peter was a frequent visitor to Sandringham and is friendly with Prince Charles”.

In a separate document released by Gloucestershire Police in response to an Freedom of Information request, Mr Murdock writes that after a meeting at Lambeth Palace, it was suggested that “any form of Church investigation instigated by the Archbishop of Canterbury would be ‘fairly low key and private’.”

He said the Church had displayed a “considerable amount of naivety” over the case as it took no action when advised in early September 1992 of “irregularities” concerning Ball.

Gloucestershire Police received messages of support for the former clergyman from MPs, former public school heads, JPs and a Lord Chief Justice, and Mr Murdock said: “According to defence sources they claim to have in excess of two thousand letters of support for Bishop Peter Ball, including letters from Cabinet ministers and Royal Family.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/12171283/Cover-up-let-sex-abuse-bishop-escape-justice-victim-claims.html

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Mr Hughes carried out an investigation into Lord Carey following the Peter Ball sentencing considering whether any legal action was to be taken as there were letters not disclosed to the police from Carey.

craftymuvva@craftymuvva

This should have made headline news this evening. I bet it didn’t:

 

Ms McNeill is now asking whether it was unusual to receive a call from the Prince of Wales office regarding Operation Dunhill. Mr Hughes has confirmed that it was indeed unusual for this call to have been made.


Operation Dunhill began as a direct result of the safeguarding officer at Lambeth Palace raising concerns about Peter Ball following a church initiated review of files.

https://www.thinkinganglicans.org.uk/7087-2/

A man who was 12 when he alleges he was abused by the former bishop of Lewes was among those who came forward, according to a spokesman for Sussex police’s Operation Dunhill

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/nov/15/police-further-complaints-retired-bishop

Mr Hughes on the delay of the CPS decision on charges of Peter Ball: “There was a growing theory that there had been some sort of establishment cover up.”

We are now looking at a case conference with the CPS, where Mr Hughes was made aware of a letter sent to Peter Ball regarding his police cautions.

Mr Hughes: “As far as I was concerned, this was highly unusual.”
It gave Mr Hughes little time to speak to complainants before a press conference was to be held. Mr Hughes confirms it would be useful for the CPS to give more time to notify victims before issuing details to the press.
Mr Hughes on discussing two complainants in the Peter Ball case. “I can see from their prospective that they did not get justice in this case.”
Mr Hughes has now indicated that new complainants came forward following the media coverage of Peter Ball’s sentencing. It was considered that it was not in the public interest to pursue these cases, as Peter Ball has recently been incarcerated.
Sean O’Neill‏ @TimesONeil
In the light of Cliff Richard judgment: senior detective says pre-charge publicity around Bishop Peter Ball encouraged 12 victims to come forward to police
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Mr Hughes carried out an investigation into Lord Carey following the Peter Ball sentencing considering whether any legal action was to be taken as there were letters not disclosed to the police from Carey.
Mr Hughes concluded that there was no legal action to take against Lord Carey. He found that there was gross misconduct at that time at Lambeth Palace but considered that it did not cross any threshold for criminal proceedings.
We are now hearing read evidence on behalf of Ian David Stafford Beer CBE.
Mr Beer: “He first met Peter Ball through his mother in law. The Ball twins created the society of the Glorious Ascension.”
Peter Ball claimed to Mr Beer that he had been given a letter by the then Archbishop of Canterbury giving permission to officiate anywhere in the UK, however, the Bishop of Gloucestershire declined to give permission for Peter Ball to officiate the wedding of his son

 Inquiry counsel Fiona Scolding QC is hearing evidence from Mr Wayne Murdock, formerly of Gloucestershire Police

Mr Murdock states that it’s not true to say that he would cease the investigation if Peter Ball would accept a caution. These matters needed proper investigation. ‘I wouldn’t cut corners’

Mr Murdock, when showed notes from PB’s solicitors on meeting – that he would supply them with notes of the investigation – said ‘Rubbish … I would be knocking on the door of perverting the course of justice, and I would not do that’ – watch live:

Mr Murdoch: ‘I made it clear [at the meeting with PB’s legal team] that I would report back to the DPP, the offer of the caution, and I clearly made no promises… I certainly did not recommend a caution.

Mr Murdock wrote a 633 page report to the Crown Prosecution Service which contained all witness statements and at the end, Mr Murdock, as SIO could give his views, opinions and summarise what he believed what offences should be charged.

Mr Murdock’s report recommended the DPP considers charges of gross indecency and indecent assault. and also wish to consider additional offences which resulted from the police investigation – Offences under section 18 of offences against the person ACT (sec 18 is GBH)

FSQC – You say in your report that you invite the CPS to consider that Peter Ball has been less than truthful [in his evidence] – and has been quite calculating in the manner in which he presents himself.

FSQC: You also flag to the CPS that the reputation of the Church would suffer if PB was prosecuted-that didn’t really matter did it? Mr Murdock: It’s my job to point out the risks to the CPS the decision lies with them whether or not to prosecute.


Credne’s Cod Peace ‏ @CrednesCodPeace

It’s quite strange that one of the best mate’s with many paedophiles including Jimmy Saville is allowed to get away without giving verbal evidence or being cross examined. Long live the monarchy, we like our feudal lords & masters.

 

Prince Charles tried to keep links to paedophile bishop Peter Ball private

July 24 2018

Prince Charles argued that information about his connection with Bishop Peter Ball was “private and confidential”

Prince Charles argued that information about his connection with Bishop Peter Ball was “private and confidential”

The Prince of Wales staged a lengthy legal fight against demands from a public inquiry for him to provide evidence about his long friendship with a paedophile Anglican bishop, it has emerged.

Lawyers for Prince Charles protested that requests for evidence from the child abuse inquiry about his connection with Bishop Peter Ball were beyond its powers, unfair and a breach of the prince’s human rights by seeking to obtain “intensely private and confidential” material.

Alexis Jay, chairwoman of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), issued a statutory notice requiring the prince to provide evidence but met continued resistance from Clarence House.

When the prince’s evidence was submitted last week the inquiry was surprised that it came in the form of a letter to Professor Jay rather than a formal witness statement “finalised with a statement of truth and signed”.

Richard Scorer, solicitor for six of Ball’s victims, told an inquiry hearing that the prince’s refusal to provide a statement in the usual way “will feed concerns that the letter is less than entirely frank about his relationship with Peter Ball”.

The Times revealed last week that the prince’s draft evidence admitted that he maintained a friendship with Ball, 86, former Anglican Bishop of Gloucester, for more than 20 years after the cleric accepted a police caution for gross indecency in 1993.

The prince invited Ball to his Highgrove home and to royal occasions, gave him “small gifts of money” after he was forced to resign his ministry and helped to arrange a Duchy of Cornwall house for him to live in.

His evidence said he did not understand that a criminal caution involved an admission of guilt and did not cut contact with Ball until he was convicted and jailed at the Old Bailey in 2015. The prince expressed “deep personal regret” that he had been deceived by the bishop.

The investigation of the Ball case is part of the IICSA’s wider inquiry into the handling of child abuse cases by the Church of England.

The inquiry counsel Fiona Scolding, QC, said the IICSA had heard from 32 men who were victims of grooming, abuse and sexual exploitation by the bishop when they were teenage boys or young adults.

At the time of the initial police inquiry into Ball in 1992-93, police and prosecutors received 24 letters from prominent figures — including senior clergy, MPs, an appeal court judge and public school headmasters — lobbying on his behalf.

Ball exploited his royal and establishment connections in a voluminous letter-writing campaign in which he pressed, with success, for his return to Church duties. He was given permission to officiate at services and between 1996 and 2002 preached at 25 schools.

William Chapman, counsel for some of Ball’s victims, said the cleric had been able to “call upon the willing assistance of the establishment — including the heir to the throne”.

He told Professor Jay and the inquiry panel: “These establishment helpers claim they were duped by Peter Ball. You will have to consider whether that is credible — given what they must have known or could easily have found out about Peter Ball. Prince Charles has many advisers, he only had to ask what a ‘caution’ meant.”

Mr Scorer also argued that the prince could have inquired about the accurate legal position concerning Ball. “Prince Charles apparently decided not to seek clarification of the legal position. To my clients, this extraordinary lack of curiosity looks like wilful blindness,” he said.

Ms Scolding said that the format of the prince’s eventual evidence “was not what had been requested” but the IICSA was satisfied that it did answer the questions put to Prince Charles.

She said: “The last sentence of the letter does make clear that the material set out within it is true. The inquiry considered that this complies with the requirements of a statement of truth and that the letter received contained all the evidence required.”

Ms Scolding said the inquiry had withdrawn the statutory demand for the prince to provide evidence and had “adjusted its requests in some respects”. She added, however, that the IICSA “did not resile from its demands the need to obtain this evidence or accept the contention that the prince should be treated in a way that was different from any other witness”.

The prince’s evidence will be read at the inquiry on Friday but he will not be called to answer questions.

A Clarence House spokesman said: “The prince made it clear that he was willing to help the inquiry and voluntarily answered all the questions asked in the form of ‘free flowing text’ as requested by the inquiry itself. The final submission includes a statement of truth in common with all witness statements.

“The legal exchanges, which have been extensively referred to by the inquiry’s solicitors, were necessary to ensure clarity regarding both the structure, relevance and content of the statement. Once resolved, the inquiry raised no objection to the format of the prince’s submission.”

Lord Carey to face questions
Lord Carey of Clifton, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, faces intensive public questioning today about his handling of the case of the disgraced bishop Peter Ball.

Lord Carey, 82, will appear at the child abuse public inquiry to explain why he wrote to senior police and prosecutors in support of Ball when the Bishop of Gloucester as he was then was under criminal investigation in 1993. When he was lobbying on Ball’s behalf, the former archbishop was aware that Lambeth Palace had received further allegations of sexual misconduct against Ball. Only one letter was passed to the police.

The peer will also be asked to explain why he tried to rehabilitate Ball after his criminal caution by giving him permission to conduct church services.

The inquiry was told yesterday that in 2014 Lord Carey again wrote to officers claiming that the bishop had “served the church with great distinction”.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/prince-charles-tried-to-keep-links-to-paedophile-bishop-peter-ball-private-q78xhscnr

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Ms Scolding QC asks do you think it was appropriate to give a bishop who had been found guilty of gross indecency discretionary funds? At the time we felt that Peter Ball needed help, after careful scrutiny of his finances Lord Carey responds.

A letter from Peter Ball to Lord Carey in 1994 he asks for £10,000 to help with legal funds. In the letter, Peter Ball describes allegations as a “little nuisance”.

Ms Scolding QC asks do you think it was appropriate to give a bishop who had been found guilty of gross indecency discretionary funds? At the time we felt that Peter Ball needed help, after careful scrutiny of his finances Lord Carey responds.

Ms Scolding QC asks Lord Carey why Peter Ball was allowed to attend Stowe School and Radley College in 1996/97. He says he thought there would be proper supervision. Ms Scolding also notes there is no evidence schools were warned about Ball’s previous behaviour.

Daisy Law‏@theDaisyLaw

What, like the supervision which the church undertook by their conspiracy to cover up his crimes against children? Carey is looking like a fellow poacher rather than a gamekeeper trying to protect the flock. Corruption & shady networking are phrases which come to mind.

alun:

Surely I-Don’t-Carey must have been aware of this:

@craftymuvva

For a man that wrote numerous letters proffering his opinions on political matters to the PM (this proving his continued interest and knowledge of current affairs), Charlie is certainly very selective about what he knew…

 

Linda Woodhead‏ @LindaWoodhead

IICSA … on the Peter Ball scandal: hears of the extraordinary lengths to which Prince Charles’s lawyers went to wiggle out of complying with IICSA’s request that the Prince give a witness statement to the Inquiry like everyone else. Even invoking European convention HRights!

William Chapman, counsel for survivors : “Were they really as ignorant as they claimed about the nature of Peter Ball’s activities? Prince Charles has many advisers, he only had to ask. So did the Archbishop of Canterbury.”

Under current procedures Peter Ball is still able to call himself, Bishop, with the title, Right Reverend”


Prince Charles refused to give formal statement to sex abuse inquiry

23 July 2018

Prince Charles refused to provide a formal witness statement to the child sex abuse inquiry, lawyers told a hearing on Monday.

The inquiry is currently hearing evidence relating to abuse carried out by Peter Ball, the former bishop of Lewes and of Gloucester, who knew the prince and exchanged letters with him.

Lawyers for the Prince of Wales used human rights law to object to block efforts to compel him to send a witness statement in the format used by the inquiry, instead sending a signed letter.

Fiona Scolding, lead counsel to the investigation into the Anglican church, said that his lawyers had previously argued that compelling him to give evidence was outside its powers.

Ball was convicted in 2015 of misconduct in public office after admitting abusing 18 teenagers and young men between the 1970s and 1990s.

His abuse had first been reported to the church in 1992, but police and CPS decided to give him a caution, and he was stripped of his role as bishop.

He was later allowed to officiate at events including at schools and confirmations.

Ms Scolding said there would have been “no doubt” about what the inquiry’s lawyers were asking for, as they sent a template for the document and used the word “statement” five times in one letter asking for the document to be signed.

“Despite lengthy correspondence, including assertions from the Prince’s solicitors that the Inquiry’s requests for evidence were outside its powers, i.e. ‘ultra vires’, there was never any suggestion at any point that the statement would be provided by letter,” she said.

The inquiry made several attempts to compel the lawyers to provide a witness statement with a formal statement of truth, which is essentially equivalent to swearing on oath.

The prince’s law firm Harbottle & Lewis also tried to argue that asking for a witness statement was “unfair”, and constituted a request for “intensely private and confidential” personal data.

Following “lengthy and extensive correspondence” an agreement was reached and the inquiry has decided to treat the letter, which ends with a sentence saying that its contents are true, as equivalent to a witness statement, she said.

The Prince will not give evidence in person but will have the statement read out at the hearing on Friday.

Earlier in the hearing Richard Scorer, of law firm Slater and Gordon, who is representing victims and survivors, expressed “surprise and concern” at the decision.

“This will inevitably raise concerns that the letter may be less than entirely frank about his relationship with Peter Ball and that it contains matters to which he s reluctant to attach a formal statement of truth,” he said.

The prince’s statement is expected to say that he was “not aware at the time of the significance or impact of the caution that Peter Ball had accepted”, including the fact that a caution involves admission of guilt.

On Tuesday the Inquiry is expected to hear evidence in person from former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey, who was found in an independent inquiry last year to be among senior church figures who “colluded” with Peter Ball.

Earlier in the day the inquiry heard that the church was dealing with a “turbulent” period in 1992, with Lord Carey raising the “constitutional crisis” caused by the Prince’s split with Diana, Princess of Wales, as well as the decision to allow women to be priests.

William Chapman, a lawyer from Switalskis, also representing victims and survivors, told the inquiry that there had been concern that gay clergymen would be outed by a full criminal investigation, ending their career in the church.

A Clarence House spokesman said: “The prince made it clear that he was willing to help the Inquiry and voluntarily answered all the questions asked in the form of ‘free flowing text’ as requested by the Inquiry itself.

“The final submission includes a statement of truth in common with all witness statements.  The legal exchanges, which have been extensively referred to by the Inquiry’s solicitors, were necessary to ensure clarity regarding both the structure, relevance and content of the statement.

“Once resolved, the Inquiry raised no objection to the format of the prince’s submission.”

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/23/prince-charles-refused-give-formal-statement-sex-abuse-inquiry/

Elizabeth Butler Sloss, 1st IICSA chair, member of the establishment protected Bishop Peter Ball

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Establishment ‘rallied to help ex-bishop later jailed for abuse’

Prince Charles and Lord Carey among powerful backers of Peter Ball, abuse inquiry told

23 July 2018

Members of the establishment, including the heir to the throne, the then archbishop of Canterbury and a senior member of the judiciary, rallied to the support of Peter Ball, a Church of England bishop accused of sexual abuse, an independent inquiry has heard.

“The story of Peter Ball is the story of the establishment at work in modern times,” said William Chapman, representing survivors. “It is the story of how the establishment minimised the nature of Peter Ball’s misdeeds … and silenced and harassed those who tried to complain.”

One survivor told the inquiry the C of E’s response to his disclosure of abuse amounted to “enduringly cruel and sadistic treatment”.

The independent inquiry into child sexual abuse is examining how the church handled allegations. A five-day hearing this week is scrutinising the church’s response to claims of sexual abuse against Ball, a former bishop of Lewes and then Gloucester, who was jailed in 2015.

Ball was able to call upon the “willing assistance of members of the establishment”, said Chapman. “It included the heir to the throne, the archbishop and a senior member of the judiciary, to name only the most prominent.”

Between them, they provided Ball with money and accommodation, legal advice, a private detective, references and approaches to the police and the prosecuting authorities.

“The alacrity and the extent of the response by Peter Ball’s friends to one of their own in trouble was impressive. It makes a horrible contrast to the way Peter Ball’s victims were treated,” Chapman said.

He told the inquiry: “These establishment helpers claim they were duped by Peter Ball … But you will have to consider if it is credible, given what they must have known or could easily have found out about Peter Ball, whether they were really as ignorant as they claimed they were about the nature of Peter Ball’s activities.

“Some claimed they did not know what a caution meant. Well, Prince Charles has many advisers; he only had to ask. So does the archbishop of Canterbury.”

Ball’s friends were willing to “add their weight” against the due criminal process. “They went far beyond the normal obligations of friendship.”

Allegations were first made against Ball in 1992, but he accepted a police caution and resigned his position as bishop. An independent review of the case commissioned by the C of E and published last year found evidence of collusion and a cover-up at the highest levels.

Richard Scorer, also representing survivors, said that Ball found in his fellow bishops the “perfect accomplices, prepared to turn a blind eye to his abuse over many decades”.

None bore greater responsibility than Lord Carey, the former archbishop of Canterbury, Scorer said. “We fear that when we hear from him this week, the usual litany of excuses will be trotted out,” he said, adding that Carey must give a “transparent account of his actions”.

Prince Charles’s assertion that he did not understand the significance of a caution was “frankly astonishing”, he said. The prince has access to “the best legal advice that money can buy,” Scorer added.

The prince chose not to clarify the legal position. “To my clients, this extraordinary lack of curiosity looks like wilful blindness,” he said.

In her opening statement, Fiona Scolding, senior counsel to the inquiry, said that Ball’s “fall from grace was a huge shock to the church”.

She added: “He was a very senior clergyman with enormous spiritual authority. He also had power and charm.”

People inside and outside the church had attested to Ball’s charisma and oratorical brilliance. She said that power had been “further enhanced by his cultivation of influential friends both within and outside the church”.

As an example, Ball had told people after his arrest that four cabinet ministers had offered him a “bolthole from the press”.

“He did not stint from mentioning those friends in prominent places when he thought it would assist his cause,” Scolding added.

She told the hearing of a scheme set up by Ball for young men interested in religious life that gave him the opportunity to groom them for sexual abuse and exploitation. The men were encouraged to pray naked, and engage in massage and spanking. One, Neil Todd, who first made allegations against Ball, killed himself in 2012.

Scolding said that Ball, now 86, was too unwell to give evidence either at the inquiry or by video link. But in one of two statements he had submitted he made an apology and said he had “neither been open nor shown penitence in the past”.

The hearing heard from three survivors who described their abuse by Ball. One, the Rev Graham Sawyer, who has waived his right to anonymity, said: “The sexual abuse that was perpetrated on me by bishop Peter Ball pales into insignificance when compared to the enduringly cruel and sadistic treatment that has been meted out to me by officials, both lay and ordained, in the Church of England.”

He described the culture within Anglicanism as an “ecclesiastic protection racket – and anyone who seeks in any way to threaten the reputation of the church and institution has to be destroyed”.

Safeguarding should be taken out of the church’s hands he said, as “it cannot police itself with any credibility”.

At the start of proceedings, Alexis Jay, the chair of the inquiry, said she had ordered an investigation into the leaking to the media of the Prince of Wales’s letter.

She said the leak was a “very serious breach of confidence by someone with direct access to information in this investigation” and promised “firm action” should the source be uncovered.

Scolding said a suggestion reported by the Times that the timing of the statement, to be read on the final day of this week’s hearings, was to prevent the prince being called for cross-examination “could not be further from the truth”.

She said: “There is no requirement for him to attend in person as his evidence, whilst important, is not of central relevance to many of the issues raised by this case study.”

The hearing continues.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/23/establishment-rallied-to-help-ex-bishop-later-jailed-for-abuse

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey admits ‘fobbing off’ sex abuse victims

July 24 2018

A former Archbishop of Canterbury has admitted “fobbing off” victims of sex abuse who complained about a paedophile bishop.

Lord Carey of Clifton said Lambeth Palace failed to deal properly with letters sent by victims and their families after the arrest of Peter Ball in December 1992.

Ball, then the bishop of Gloucester, was arrested following disclosures by Neil Todd, who had been a pupil on his scheme for young men considering a monastic life, that Ball had sexually abused him.

Lord Carey also admitted that the church had “mishandled” the case, after the inquiry heard evidence that many of the letters had received holding responses and victims had been forced to follow up to gain a proper reply.

“We have been fobbing people off. They should have had direct replies. We should have carried on our enquiries and dealt with it in a much more serious and adult manner than we did,” he admitted.

The inquiry also heard that a “personal message” from the former Archbishop had been sent to the diocese of Gloucester in January 1993, several weeks after the allegations had been received, expressing a hope that the ongoing police enquiry would “clear his [Ball’s] name”.

He also wrote to the chief constable of Gloucestershire and the director of public prosecutions in 1993 on Ball’s behalf after the bishop’s psychiatrist told him that he was suicidal, and wrote to Ball himself telling him “you are in my prayers”.

Lord Carey, who was Archbishop of Canterbury between 1991 and 2002, oversaw Ball’s return to ministry and the payment of thousands of pounds to the bishop, including money for holidays, which came from his own discretionary funds, used to support church leaders in need.

The inquiry also heard that Ball was given the role as Bishop of Gloucester in 1992 after then-appointments secretary to the Prime Minister Sir Robin Catford wrote a glowing letter recommending him, including mentioning that he was a “squash blue” at Cambridge and that he had a “quite extraordinary sparkling personality” and was “loved and revered by everyone who crossed his path”.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/24/former-archbishop-admits-fobbing-sex-abuse-victims/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw


Donna Birrell‏ @BBCDonnaB

Powerful evidence by Rev Graham Sawyer, victim of Peter Ball : “ It is an ecclesiastical protection racket… anyone who threatens the reputation of the Church has to be destroyed. That is the culture within Anglicanism.”


Ball was able to call upon the “willing assistance of members of the establishment”… it included Prince Charles, the archbishop and a senior member of the judiciary…they provided Ball with money and accommodation, legal advice, a private detective, references and approaches to the police and the prosecuting authorities.


Peter Ball (right) and his twin brother Michael Ball, pictured in 1989

Bishops were ‘perfect accomplices’ for ‘nauseating’ Peter Ball, IICSA hears

23 July 2018

PETER BALL found the “perfect cover” for his sex-offending in the Church of England, and the “perfect accomplices” in fellow bishops who turned a blind eye to his actions, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) has heard.

The details of the abuse carried out against vulnerable adults by Mr Ball, the disgraced former Bishop of Gloucester, during his ministry were heard on Monday at the start of a week-long hearing being conducted by IICSA, as part of its investigation into the extent to which the Anglican Church failed to protect children from child sex abuse.

The first hearing, in March, used the diocese of Chichester as a case study (News, 9 March). This week is to focus on the repeated failures of the police, Crown Prosecution Service, and the Church to identify, prevent, and prosecute abuse carried out by Ball over several decades, the lead counsel to the Anglican investigation, Fiona Scolding QC explained.

Ball received a three-year sentence in 2015, having admitted to a series of indecent assaults and the abuse of 18 young men aged 17-25 (News, 7 October 2015).

The offences included praying naked with vulnerable young people who had joined the monastic-community scheme Give a Year to God, which Ball had founded and run in Littlington, East Sussex, in the 1980s, when he was Bishop of Lewes.

Summarising the evidence received by the Inquiry, which included more than 100,000 documents, Ms Scolding said that Ball had admitted to being naked with, caressing, anointing, and physically assaulting young men, who would sleep in his house, sometimes in his bed, and with whom he would prayer naked, embrace, and masturbate. The victims were told that these practices were an expression of humiliation, penitence, and devotion to Christ.

One of his victims was the late Neil Todd, who was repeatedly abused during the 1980s and ’90s, and who later took his own life. His allegations brought about the police investigation in 1993, which resulted in Ball accepting a police caution, thereby admitting his guilt.

Ms Scolding also quoted several senior clerics who had held Ball in high esteem, most of whom had “flooded to defend him” after the police investigation and, latterly, his conviction. It had become clear in the Chichester hearing that abusers were required to “manipulate and charm” everyone around them, not just their victims, she said.

Among his defenders was Michael Ball, his twin brother and a former Bishop of Truro, who repeatedly urged Lambeth Palace to restore Peter Ball to ministry during the 2000s in what has been described in evidence as “manipulative” campaign which drew on connections with senior figures, including the Prince of Wales.

A lawyer representing six survivors of Ball, Richard Scorer QC, said that in the Church Ball had found the “perfect cover” for his offending.

“If a charlatan with an insatiable appetite for abuse wanted to secure a continuous supply of vulnerable young victims, there was no better way of achieving this than by founding a religious order not subject to any external supervision, and by making his victims participation in the abuse a religious duty obligated by their oath of absolute obedience.

“Not for the first time, theology and religious ritual provided the ideal mask for abuse, with the evil of what Peter Ball did being compounded by his nauseating claim that the abuse was spiritually uplifting.

“Most of all, however, Peter Ball found in his fellow bishops in the Church of England the perfect accomplices, prepared to turn a blind eye to his abuse over many decades, to collude in the lie that the abuse of Neil Todd was an uncharacteristic aberration, to cast doubt on his guilt, to smear his victims, and to rehabilitate him.”

Mr Scorer also criticised Prince Charles for not making efforts to check the position of Ball in 1993, after the bishop accepted a caution. “This extraordinary lack of curiosity looks like wilful blindness. . . He failed in that responsibility and therefore failed the victims.”

At the start of the hearing, the chair of the Inquiry, Professor Alexis Jay, expressed her disappointment at the “serious breach of confidence” after the content of a draft witness statement of Prince Charles was leaked to the press last week (News, 13 July).

The statement from Prince Charles had been disclosed to core participants on 9 July, Professor Jay said. “The panel is disappointed by the leaking of the draft statement. Deliberate leaking of information to the media before evidence is made public by the Inquiry not only undermines the ability of the Inquiry to get to the truth, but can also erode confidence in the Inquiry at all levels.”

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2018/27-july/news/uk/bishops-were-perfect-accomplices-for-nauseating-peter-ball-iicsa-hears

Peter Ball preached at over 25 schools between 1996 and 2002.

https://www.iicsa.org.uk/key-documents/5977/view/23%20July%202018%20Anglican%20Public%20Hearing%20Transcript.pdf

Sussex police documents, released under an Freedom of Information (FOI) request, indicate Ball associated with other sex offenders in the clergy and that he was investigated in 2008 for being part of a suspected paedophile ring.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-36767415

The police files also suggest Ball covered for and helped other priests accused of sex abuse, including:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-36767415

 


Norma Moore‏ @Mousehole1

According to evidence given to iiCSA today, Peter Ball would spend an hour each day praying in the nude… next to an open window. He also watched young clergy take cold showers each morning.
InquiryCSA@InquiryCSA
Rev’d Graham Sawyer: Let me make this clear – the sexual abuse that I suffered at the hands of Peter Ball, pales into insignificance when compared to the cruel/sadistic nature metered out to me

Esther Baker‏ @Esther9982

I do wonder if the lawyers acting for the CP’s ought to challenge the lawyers running the on the basis that they are now accepting the accused (and their reps) words rather than truth seeking as their powers allow?

Recent examples of this would be a) allowing royalty to not give pertinent evidence because he’s royalty. B) inaccurately issuing a statement that I am under investigation for PCJ, and only removing it at the insistence of the police – because an ex-MP said it so it must be true

Peter Ball was a governor of both Lancing College but also the wider Woodard Group, which is a group of Anglican boarding schools

Peter Ball appointed to the Anglican Scouting Fellowship

In January 1996 Lord Carey agreed that Ball should be permitted to preach at a public school, provided that the school were made aware of possible hostile press interest. He further agreed in March that Ball could conduct confirmations and preach at two more schools. Ball was still the President of the Anglican Fellowship in Scouting and Guiding 17 and the Archbishop agreed that he could attend their Annual General Meeting and celebrate the Eucharist at their headquarters in Gilwell

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Peter Ball developed a scheme called “Give a year to God”. He set this up informally with the approval of Bishop Kemp.

https://www.iicsa.org.uk/key-documents/5977/view/23%20July%202018%20Anglican%20Public%20Hearing%20Transcript.pdf

The Anglican Fellowship in Scouting and Guiding was formed in 1983. It is not clear when Ball’s involvement with the Fellowship came to an end. The Scout Association has advised that Ball was also
appointed to a subcommittee of the Association’s Board in 1983.

Archbishop George Carey had Robert Alston on his staff from 1999-2002.

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Richard Alston (left) and brother Robert Alston

Robert Alston’s brother is Richard Alston  (convicted child rapist)

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Richard Alston’s partner was PIE leader Peter Righton

1992

At the time of eter Ball’s caution:

1990-94 Peter Ball Chaplain at Ardingly College

https://youtu.be/RUPX9N6H4P8?t=229

 

Robert John Alston, (right) retired British diplomat. Alston was educated at Ardingly College and New College, Oxford. He is Chairman of Governors at Ardingly College (2005 – 2010). He served as British Ambassador to Oman between (1986–1990)

 

 

 

Paul Righton attended Ardingly College from 1940 to 1944

 

 

Righton’s Ardingly College obituary – with mention of Richard D Alston (G1953-63)

Dame Alun Roberts‏@ciabaudo

If he didn’t know, he’s hardly fit to be King …

2006 Prince Charles and Camilla with evil Bishop Ball

Richard Scorer: My clients accept the Prince of Wales (Prince Charles)  has many interactions with Church of England clergy. However our clients do not accept that he claims he was not aware that a caution means an acceptance of guilt.

Scorer claims senior leaders in the Church knew of Peter Ball’s offending but Lambeth Palace did not hand over letters to police:

Mr William Chapman: There’s a reluctance to trust the secular authorities to handle the matter and a willingness to forgive and reintegrate Peter Ball, no matter what he’d done

Elizabeth Hall, Nat Safeguarding Advisor, recommending a further review of Peter Ball information which should involve trying to find all files/documents

Both Michael Ball and brother Peter Ball were not shy about using the name of the Prince of Wales to seek to influence others. Bishop Michael Ball wrote to Lord Carey in Dec 1992 saying that his brother was receiving support from 2 Cabinet Ministers and Prince Charles Peter Ball often mention their friendship.

On 8 March 1993 Peter Ball received a caution for one count of gross indecency against Neil Todd. He resigned immediately. Peter Ball alleged to the Church of England shortly that he either did not wish to resign, and accepted a caution to avoid a trial.

“This Inquiry has been provided with details of allegations made by a total of 32 individuals. These all relate to an alleged abuse of power by Peter Ball for the purposes of his sexual gratification.”

The former Bishop of Lewes, Peter Ball was convicted of two offences of indecent assault, and an offence of misconduct

Peter Ball admitted when pleading guilty that he received sexual gratification from the deliberate manipulation of vulnerable young men, that the contact was consistent with grooming and that he abused his position as a Bishop in the Church of England

 In January 1996, Ball was permitted by Archbishop Carey to preach at a particular public school and, to conduct confirmations at other specific schools later on in that year

(1) Why he was permitted to return to ministry in this fashion? (2) Why did no-one think to carry out some kind of risk assessment? (3) Whether or not senior clergy simply thought that Peter Ball’s pleas of innocence should be believed?

 “I really appreciate your sympathetic understanding in preventing a scandal with a trial which would have affected the Royal family and establishments in this crucial time of turmoil within the Church of England.” Bishop Kemp comments on a 1990s investigation into Peter Ball

2006 Peter Ball former Bishop of Lewes with his good friends Prince Charles and Camilla at a memorial for her father Bruce Shand

Paedophile Peter Ball  remained a confidant of Prince Charles  right up until 2012

Although it took him time to accept the facts, the Prince has now cut the cleric out of his life. It was a difficult decision because Ball had become a spiritual advisor to the Prince

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-36767415

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3265742/Jimmy-Savile-Prince-Charles-close-friendship-sex-abuse-bishop-Peter-Ball.html

 

The Aegis connection? What a constellation! A paedophile bishop advising BigEars after Diana’s death, Jimmy Savile, Britain’s most prolific paedophile, pulling strings, and Nicholas Soames with his crystal ball, warning of Diana’s pending death!


A risk assessment carried out by the Church in 2009 identified that Peter Ball could be identified as a sexual predator given the length and scale of his offending

Watch:

ball at wedding

2005 The wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Shand attended by evil Bishop Peter Ball

Peter Ball ‘preached at the funeral of Camilla’s father’s in 2006, which indicates his standing in their household.’

If Prince Charles didn’t know, he’s hardly fit to be King …

similarly…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3265742/Jimmy-Savile-Prince-Charles-close-friendship-sex-abuse-bishop-Peter-Ball.html

Daily Telegraph March 1993

Sunday Telegraph P Ball 14.3.93

ball 1 article 1993

and this

InquiryCSA‏Verified account@InquiryCSA

Both Michael + Peter Ball were not shy about using the name of the Prince of Wales to seek to influence others. Bishop Michael Ball wrote to Lord Carey in Dec 1992 saying that his brother was receiving support from 2 Cabinet Ministers + the PoW. PB often mention their friendship.

Cassandra Cogno‏ @CassandraCogno

Will we be told the 2 cabinet ministers didn’t understand a caution as an admission of guilt too? Or will they never be mentioned again

Gilo‏ @seaofcomplicity:

That tiny handful of letters (I believe there were 2000+) shows the extent to which the great and the good brought undue influence to bear. Why write such letters … unless intending to influence judicial proceedings? There cannot be any other reason.

And Carey quietly sat on 6 letters from parents and victims – letters which had they gone to police in mid 90’s would almost certainly have led to prosecution. This was a cover-up involving lambeth palace archbishops, bishops, and other assorted figures.

Gibb Report said Lord Carey “set the tone for the Church’s response to Ball’s crimes and gave the steer which allowed Ball’s assertions that he was innocent to gain credence”. But will IICSA find anything more than this? In 5 days and with so few witnesses.


 

Prince Charles assumed bishops did not lie “There are questions about why he provided a sex offender with a Duchy of Cornwall house…whether Charles really didn’t understand the gravity of Ball’s conduct, which had been front-page news when he resigned”

I didn’t know bishop was a paedophile, Prince Charles protests (he did not understand that the clergyman’s caution for gross indecency involved an admission of guilt)…. Yeah, right.

 

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During his time in Lewes, Ball got to know Savile well and he was the bishop’s principal entree into the Waleses’ household

Peter Ball  was propelled into the royal circle by two people, I understand. One was prebendary Willie Booth, a former chaplain at Westminster School, who’d taken over from Caesar. The other was Jimmy Savile.

During his time in Lewes, Ball got to know Savile well and he was the bishop’s principal entree into the Waleses’ household. After his appointment to Gloucester was announced, Ball became a regular visitor to Highgrove and was held in such high regard that Charles attended his enthronement.

Charles, meanwhile, must surely have been advised to keep Ball at arm’s length — just as he had been advised to distance himself from Jimmy Savile.

‘The Prince did receive letters from the public complaining about Savile,’ says a senior aide. ‘But the writers were dismissed [by him] as jealous or mad.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3265742/Jimmy-Savile-Prince-Charles-close-friendship-sex-abuse-bishop-Peter-Ball.html


Prince Charles kept in touch with ex-bishop later jailed for abuse

Prince told inquiry he was deceived by Peter Ball, who called him a ‘loyal friend’

20 July 2018

Prince Charles maintained contact with a former bishop who was later jailed for abusing young men and occasionally gave him money because he was deceived over the man’s crimes, he has told the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse.

In a written submission to be read at the inquiry next week, the Prince of Wales has said he did not understand that Peter Ball’s caution for gross indecency in 1993 involved an admission of guilt, according to a report in the Times.

In the statement, described as a draft, Charles said he had “decades of correspondence” with Ball and occasionally sent him “small gifts of money, as I do for many people in need”.

The former bishop has described the prince as a “loyal friend”.

Ball was invited to give Communion at Highgrove, the prince’s home, preached at the funeral of Bruce Shand, the Duchess of Cornwall’s father, in 2006 and lived in a Duchy of Cornwall property from 1997 to 2011.

Charles said the bishop told him he had been involved in an “indiscretion” and that an individual with a grudge had been persecuting him.

The prince added: “I was certainly not aware at the time of the significance or impact of the caution … Whilst I note that Peter Ball mentioned the word in a letter to me in October 2009, I was not aware until recently that a caution in fact carries an acceptance of guilt.”

He expressed “deep personal regret” that he had been deceived by Ball.

Next week’s hearings at the inquiry are to investigate “whether there were inappropriate attempts by people of prominence to interfere in the criminal justice process after [Ball] was first accused of child sexual offences”.

Ball, 86, the former bishop of Gloucester, was sentenced to 32 months for charges relating to 18 teenagers and young men between the 1970s and 1990s when he was bishop of Lewes. He admitted one count of misconduct in public office and two counts of indecent assault relating to two young men.

Ball was first accused in 1993 by Neil Todd, who tried to kill himself three times as a result of his abuse, and went on to do so in 2012.

Sussex police investigated Todd’s claims, and six other victims came forward. But support flooded in for Ball from within the establishment and he was never charged. Instead he received a caution for gross indecency, resigned his post as bishop and was allowed by Carey to continue officiating at church services.

Last year, an independent review of the C of E’s handling of the Ball case, conducted by Dame Moira Gibb, found senior church figures colluded with the accused bishop over a 20-year period. The report said: “The church appears to have been most interested in protecting itself.”

George Carey, the former archbishop of Canterbury, will also give evidence to the inquiry, in person and including cross-examination. He resigned his position as an honorary assistant bishop after being criticised in the Gibb report. His “permission to officiate” was reinstated earlier this year.

A Clarence House spokesperson said on Thursday: “IICSA has asked the Prince of Wales if he could help the part of their inquiry that deals with Mr Peter Ball. Whilst the prince made it clear that he was unaware of Mr Ball’s behaviour, he indicated that he was happy to volunteer context on his contact with Mr Ball if that would help.”

The spokesperson also referred to findings in the Gibb report, which said it had found no evidence “that the Prince of Wales or any other member of the royal family sought to intervene at any point in order to protect or promote Ball”.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/20/prince-charles-kept-in-touch-with-ex-bishop-jailed-for-abuse-peter-ball

 

 

 

@ciabaudo

The Rev Barry Kinsman or ‘Mr. Padstow’ as he was known locally was found dead in the sea off Padstow. Now why would a man of the cloth be worried about the coverage given to the Savile inquiry and of it spreading to Cornwall?

Obituary: KINSMEN. – On 31 December, the Revd Barry Kinsmen:

Truro Diocesan Adviser in Religious Education (1979-95);

Priest-in-Charge of Little Petherick (1980-81); St Issey (1980-81); Rector of St Issey with St Petroc Minor (1981-95); 72.

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:_rBEpBTEE0oJ:https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2013/1-february/gazette/deaths/deaths+&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&client=firefox-b-1

Barry Kinsmen may have known Jimmy Savile through the Ball brothers.

Kinsmen (Truro Diocesan Adviser in Religious Education (1979-95) would have known Bishop Michael Ball as Truro Bishop (and Peter Ball who was friends with Jimmy Savile) Peter Ball resigned as Bishop of Gloucester in 1993 after he received a police caution for gross indecency.

It has now emerged he replaced his identical twin Michael, then Bishop of Truro, at services and official duties on an unknown number occasions in the 1990s.

The Diocese of Truro has appealed for information from churchgoers to investigate what happened when the two men were together in Cornwall between 1993 and 1997.

https://www.christiantoday.com/article/paedophile-bishop-peter-ball-impersonated-twin-brother-at-services/82418.htm

Of course, affordable housing is always an important issue, but what did Kinsman know about abuse in Cornwall, after all he was a leading light at the Padstow Echo and a former head teacher.

Let’s stay in Padstow for a while because it’s such a nice place and home to eccentrics such as Ed Prynn and his ladyfriend Glynis, whose spiritual mentors were Billy Graham (friend of croaker Cliff Richard) and Jimmy Savile:

On March 5th, 1993, the paedophile Bishop Ball was notified by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that despite “sufficient admissible, substantial and reliable evidence”, it was prepared to deal with the matter out of court.

Bishop Bollox wasn’t the only nonce being protected down Cornwall way: It took 40 years for ex-copper Daniel Bryant, who was closely associated with the Azimuth Trust which in turn links to many other paedophiles, to be brought to justice.

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In October 1985 Daniel Bryant was pictured in the North Devon Journal receiving the British Empire Medal for services to youth from the Lord Lieutenant of Devon, the Earl of Morley, at a ceremony in Exeter.

Paedophile police officer Daniel Bryant brought to book FORTY years after abusing boys

He now faces jail after admitting abusing a string of boys in the 1960s, 70s and 80s

6 OCT 2013

Daniel Bryant served as a constable over three decades and was honoured for his youth work – but led a secret double life as a predatory pervert.

Russel first reported Bryant in 1987 but was told the allegations were uncorroborated, even though a ­second lad had also alleged abuse.

Bryant continued as a PC in Devon and Cornwall Police’s juvenile bureau for another five years until he was suspended when a third victim came forward in 1993.

Just a year later, aged 44, he ­retired on a medical pension on the grounds of ill health. He avoided prosecution until this year when he was finally charged.

Danny Bryant

Police surf club coach Danny Bryant took advantage of weekends away to commit abuse

On leaving the force Bryant ­became a leading figure in a club for the ­competitive sport of surf ­lifesaving, where he worked with many more children.

Bryant admitted ten indecent ­assaults, against five boys between 1969 and 1985, at Taunton Crown Court in August.

Russel was preyed on by Bryant after joining a police lifesaving club run by the pervert. Following one vile assault he quit the club but was tormented by flashbacks.

Gallingly, the following year Bryant was awarded the British Empire Medal for his youth work.

Daniel Bryant – a director of Surf Life Saving Great Britain.

His family took out a private prosecution but police refused to reinvestigate until eventually a probe was launched in February. Bryant pleaded guilty.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/paedophile-police-officer-daniel-bryant-2341683

Bryant helped run a Surf Life Saving GB club affiliated at Saunton Sands in the 1980s when Russel Dawson said he was abused a number of times.

Esther Pearson, chief executive of Surf Life Saving GB (SLSGB), said the organisation had been unaware of the allegations until it received a letter from Mr Dawson on 19 October last year.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-24851195

A police officer continued to work with children at a force lifesaving club following accusations of child abuse, a BBC investigation has found.

Danny Bryant was jailed last November for abusing boys between 1974 and 1985, including at Devon and Cornwall Police Surf Life Saving Club.

 

Derek Fisher, the former police boss of Bryant and the then secretary of the Devon and Cornwall Police Surf Life Saving Club, told BBC Inside Out South West that he took action to remove Bryant immediately from the club in 1988 after an accusation was brought to his attention.

He said Bryant “took no further part in that club from that time on”.

However, BBC Inside Out has found evidence that Bryant was part of the club until 1993:

  • Devon and Cornwall Police correspondence in October 1989 showed Mr Fisher inviting Bryant to an award ceremony at the club
  • Further correspondence shows Bryant retained an organisational role in 1991
  • Minutes from 1992 show Bryant was listed as club captain
  • In the same year when Diana Princess of Wales opened the clubhouse, Bryant was part of the reception committee
  • In 1993, Bryant became the new chairman of Saunton Sands Surf Lifesaving Club after the original club was disbanded

Bryant also held a senior role with Surf Lifesaving GB until 2012 and in the previous year was awarded one of the sport’s highest accolades: Knight in the Order of Lifesaving.

Surf Lifesaving GB was aware of an accusation of assault in 1993, but said it was only told of another case in October 2012.

The case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-26286940

Many of the offences took place at the now-defunct Devon and Cornwall Police Surf Life-saving Club which he was a founder member of.

Jailing Bryant, of Bideford, North Devon, Judge David Ticehurst said it was ‘a matter of regret that the force did not bring him to justice before’.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2492545/Why-did-long-justice-Paedophile-policeman-honoured-Queen-finally-jailed-25-YEARS-abuse-reported.html

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BRYANT, Daniel Harold

BRYANT, Jennifer

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Cornwall:
chess‏@jackarania

The Azimuth Trust and Dr Morris Fraser, PIE member and his band of cronies

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/azimuth-trust-was-linked-to-french-boat-schools-paedophile-ring/


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Nxivm: Nigel Havers’ step-daughter arrested over claims she funded secret ‘sex cult’ that branded women with symbol

Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman has been arrested on charges of racketeering conspiracy after allegedly using her fortune to help finance the group

25 July 2018

The step-daughter of actor Nigel Havers has been arrested over claims she funded a suspected US sex cult.

Investigators in America allege Seagram liquor heiress Clare Bronfman used her fortune to help finance the operations of Nxivm.

The 39-year-old is the daughter of Georgiana Bronfman, who is the Chariots of Fire star’s third wife.

Bronfman was arrested on Tuesday along with three others on charges of racketeering conspiracy.

She later appeared in a Brooklyn federal courtroom pleading not guilty to charges of running a criminal enterprise.

A judge ordered she be held under house arrest as the judge considered the prosecutor’s request for a $100 million bond.

Bronfman’s lawyer said her client “did nothing wrong”.

Her attorney, Susan Necheles, said in a statement that Nxivm was “not a criminal enterprise” but “an organisation that helped thousands of people”.

“The charges against Clare are the result of government overreaching and charging an individual with crimes just because the government disagrees with some beliefs taught by Nxivm and held by Clare,” Necheles said.

Nxivm co-founder Nancy Salzman, 64, her daughter, Lauren Salzman, 42, and the group’s 60-year-old bookkeeper, Kathy Russell, were also charged with racketeering conspiracy.

Six people have now been charged in the Nxivm inquiry, including 35-year-old actress Allison Mack, who starred in the TV show Smallville.

The US Department of Justice says all six committed “an array of crimes, including identity theft, extortion, forced labour, sex trafficking money laundering, wire fraud and obstruction of justice”.

They included Nicki Clyne, an actress who appeared on Battlestar Galactica, Bronfman’s sister Sara, a son of former Mexican president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, and India Oxenberg, a daughter of Dynasty actress Catherine Oxenberg.

In an indictment, prosecutors said Mack, who played a teenage friend of Superman in the CW network’s Smallville, helped Raniere recruit women to a secret sub-society within NXIVM whose members were branded with a surgical tool with a symbol that resembled his initials.

Women were expected to be subservient to “masters”, prosecutors said, including giving in to demands for sex.

In February, Havers credited his wife for saving him from grief following the death of his second wife, Polly Williams.

The actor was happily married to Polly Williams for many years before her death from ovarian cancer in 2004 at the age of 54.

Despite criticism for years by ex-followers who called NXIVM a cult and a pyramid scheme, the organisation’s intense self-improvement classes had, at one point, earned it thousands of adherents, including some with Hollywood ties.

They included Nicki Clyne, an actress who appeared on Battlestar Galactica, Bronfman’s sister Sara, a son of former Mexican president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, and India Oxenberg, a daughter of Dynasty actress Catherine Oxenberg.

In an indictment, prosecutors said Mack, who played a teenage friend of Superman in the CW network’s Smallville, helped Raniere recruit women to a secret sub-society within NXIVM whose members were branded with a surgical tool with a symbol that resembled his initials.

Women were expected to be subservient to “masters”, prosecutors said, including giving in to demands for sex.

In February, Havers credited his wife for saving him from grief following the death of his second wife, Polly Williams.

The actor was happily married to Polly Williams for many years before her death from ovarian cancer in 2004 at the age of 54.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/nigel-havers-step-daughter-arrested-12975257

Edgar Bronfman Jr., half-brother of Sara and Clare, is a member of Queen Elizabeth’s Committee of 300, and the chairman of Warner Music Group.

Charles Bronfman is also a member of the Committee of 300, and the owner of Seagram liquor, net worth $2 billion.

https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/esp_sociopol_committee300_14.htm

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And Edgar Bronfman Jr is on the Council on Foreign Relations

https://www.cfr.org/membership/membership-roster-a-f

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The Bronfman family has very close ties to the Rothschild banking dynasty, with members of both families belonging to many of the same companies, including their joint financial firm, Bronfman & Rothschild.

At Bronfman & Rothschild, Donald Trump’s, the Clinton’s and Jeffrey Epstein’s friend, “Lady” Lynn Forester de Rothschild, is on the Board of Directors:

https://thefreethoughtproject.com/al…-slavery-ring/

 

Edgar Bronfman Jr. is also in the “little black book” of paedo billionaire Jeffrey Epstein

Nigel Havers’ step-daughter, Clare Bronfman – her brother Edgar Bronfman Jr is in convicted billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s black book

The Havers family has a long history with paedophiles:

Nigel Havers’ father Lord Michael Havers tried to stop Geoffrey Dickens from naming Sir Peter Hayman

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Brother of child abuse inquiry judge Elizabeth Butler-Sloss was accused of ‘cover up’

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Late brother of Baroness Butler-Sloss, judge formerly in charge of Westminster child abuse inquiry, was attorney general who refused to prosecute paedophile spy Peter Hayman

Sir Michael Havers, the late brother of Baroness Butler-Sloss, was accused of a “white-wash” after he backed a decision not to prosecute Sir Peter Hayman.

Baroness Butler-Sloss, a former president of the Family Division of the High Court who led the inquest into the death of Princess Diana, has been appointed by Theresa May to lead an independent inquiry into allegations that child sex abuse was covered up by state bodies, the church, political parties and the BBC. The Home Office said she had “impeccable credentials”.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10955726/Brother-of-paedophile-inquiry-judge-was-accused-of-cover-up.html

Elizabeth Butler Sloss covered up for Bishop Peter Ball

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Elizabeth Butler Sloss, 1st IICSA chair, member of the establishment protected Bishop Peter Ball

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Establishment ‘rallied to help ex-bishop later jailed for abuse’

Prince Charles and Lord Carey among powerful backers of Peter Ball, abuse inquiry told

23 July 2018

Members of the establishment, including the heir to the throne, the then archbishop of Canterbury and a senior member of the judiciary, rallied to the support of Peter Ball, a Church of England bishop accused of sexual abuse, an independent inquiry has heard.

“The story of Peter Ball is the story of the establishment at work in modern times,” said William Chapman, representing survivors. “It is the story of how the establishment minimised the nature of Peter Ball’s misdeeds … and silenced and harassed those who tried to complain.”

One survivor told the inquiry the C of E’s response to his disclosure of abuse amounted to “enduringly cruel and sadistic treatment”.

The independent inquiry into child sexual abuse is examining how the church handled allegations. A five-day hearing this week is scrutinising the church’s response to claims of sexual abuse against Ball, a former bishop of Lewes and then Gloucester, who was jailed in 2015.

Ball was able to call upon the “willing assistance of members of the establishment”, said Chapman. “It included the heir to the throne, the archbishop and a senior member of the judiciary, to name only the most prominent.”

Between them, they provided Ball with money and accommodation, legal advice, a private detective, references and approaches to the police and the prosecuting authorities.

“The alacrity and the extent of the response by Peter Ball’s friends to one of their own in trouble was impressive. It makes a horrible contrast to the way Peter Ball’s victims were treated,” Chapman said.

He told the inquiry: “These establishment helpers claim they were duped by Peter Ball … But you will have to consider if it is credible, given what they must have known or could easily have found out about Peter Ball, whether they were really as ignorant as they claimed they were about the nature of Peter Ball’s activities.

“Some claimed they did not know what a caution meant. Well, Prince Charles has many advisers; he only had to ask. So does the archbishop of Canterbury.”

Ball’s friends were willing to “add their weight” against the due criminal process. “They went far beyond the normal obligations of friendship.”

Allegations were first made against Ball in 1992, but he accepted a police caution and resigned his position as bishop. An independent review of the case commissioned by the C of E and published last year found evidence of collusion and a cover-up at the highest levels.

Richard Scorer, also representing survivors, said that Ball found in his fellow bishops the “perfect accomplices, prepared to turn a blind eye to his abuse over many decades”.

None bore greater responsibility than Lord Carey, the former archbishop of Canterbury, Scorer said. “We fear that when we hear from him this week, the usual litany of excuses will be trotted out,” he said, adding that Carey must give a “transparent account of his actions”.

Prince Charles’s assertion that he did not understand the significance of a caution was “frankly astonishing”, he said. The prince has access to “the best legal advice that money can buy,” Scorer added.

The prince chose not to clarify the legal position. “To my clients, this extraordinary lack of curiosity looks like wilful blindness,” he said.

In her opening statement, Fiona Scolding, senior counsel to the inquiry, said that Ball’s “fall from grace was a huge shock to the church”.

She added: “He was a very senior clergyman with enormous spiritual authority. He also had power and charm.”

People inside and outside the church had attested to Ball’s charisma and oratorical brilliance. She said that power had been “further enhanced by his cultivation of influential friends both within and outside the church”.

As an example, Ball had told people after his arrest that four cabinet ministers had offered him a “bolthole from the press”.

“He did not stint from mentioning those friends in prominent places when he thought it would assist his cause,” Scolding added.

She told the hearing of a scheme set up by Ball for young men interested in religious life that gave him the opportunity to groom them for sexual abuse and exploitation. The men were encouraged to pray naked, and engage in massage and spanking. One, Neil Todd, who first made allegations against Ball, killed himself in 2012.

Scolding said that Ball, now 86, was too unwell to give evidence either at the inquiry or by video link. But in one of two statements he had submitted he made an apology and said he had “neither been open nor shown penitence in the past”.

The hearing heard from three survivors who described their abuse by Ball. One, the Rev Graham Sawyer, who has waived his right to anonymity, said: “The sexual abuse that was perpetrated on me by bishop Peter Ball pales into insignificance when compared to the enduringly cruel and sadistic treatment that has been meted out to me by officials, both lay and ordained, in the Church of England.”

He described the culture within Anglicanism as an “ecclesiastic protection racket – and anyone who seeks in any way to threaten the reputation of the church and institution has to be destroyed”.

Safeguarding should be taken out of the church’s hands he said, as “it cannot police itself with any credibility”.

At the start of proceedings, Alexis Jay, the chair of the inquiry, said she had ordered an investigation into the leaking to the media of the Prince of Wales’s letter.

She said the leak was a “very serious breach of confidence by someone with direct access to information in this investigation” and promised “firm action” should the source be uncovered.

Scolding said a suggestion reported by the Times that the timing of the statement, to be read on the final day of this week’s hearings, was to prevent the prince being called for cross-examination “could not be further from the truth”.

She said: “There is no requirement for him to attend in person as his evidence, whilst important, is not of central relevance to many of the issues raised by this case study.”

The hearing continues.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/23/establishment-rallied-to-help-ex-bishop-later-jailed-for-abuse

“within the records of the 1992 investigation…there are both oblique and direct references noting that Prince Charles or the royal family were interested inthe matter…there was also internal correspondence

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

If he didn’t know, he’s hardly fit to be King …

Richard Scorer: My clients accept the PoW has many interactions with Church of England clergy. However our clients do not accept that he claims he was not aware that a caution means an acceptance of guilt.

Scorer claims senior leaders in the Church knew of Peter Ball’s offending but Lambeth Palace did not hand over letters to police:

Mr William Chapman: There’s a reluctance to trust the secular authorities to handle the matter and a willingness to forgive and reintegrate Peter Ball, no matter what he’d done

Elizabeth Hall, Nat Safeguarding Advisor, recommending a further review of Peter Ball information which should involve trying to find all files/documents

Both Michael Ball and brother Peter Ball were not shy about using the name of the Prince of Wales to seek to influence others. Bishop Michael Ball wrote to Lord Carey in Dec 1992 saying that his brother was receiving support from 2 Cabinet Ministers and Prince Charles Peter Ball often mention their friendship.

On 8 March 1993 Peter Ball received a caution for one count of gross indecency against Neil Todd. He resigned immediately. Peter Ball alleged to the Church of England shortly that he either did not wish to resign, and accepted a caution to avoid a trial.

“This Inquiry has been provided with details of allegations made by a total of 32 individuals. These all relate to an alleged abuse of power by Peter Ball for the purposes of his sexual gratification.”

The former Bishop of Lewes, Peter Ball was convicted of two offences of indecent assault, and an offence of misconduct

Peter Ball admitted when pleading guilty that he received sexual gratification from the deliberate manipulation of vulnerable young men, that the contact was consistent with grooming and that he abused his position as a Bishop in the Church of England

 In January 1996, Ball was permitted by Archbishop Carey to preach at a particular public school and, to conduct confirmations at other specific schools later on in that year

(1) Why he was permitted to return to ministry in this fashion? (2) Why did no-one think to carry out some kind of risk assessment? (3) Whether or not senior clergy simply thought that Peter Ball’s pleas of innocence should be believed?

 “I really appreciate your sympathetic understanding in preventing a scandal with a trial which would have affected the Royal family and establishments in this crucial time of turmoil within the Church of England.” Bishop Kemp comments on a 1990s investigation into Peter Ball
A risk assessment carried out by the Church in 2009 identified that Peter Ball could be identified as a sexual predator given the length and scale of his offending

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Peter Ball preached at over 25 schools between 1996 and 2002.

Lady Renton, wife of the chief whip, was friends with Peter Ball and wrote a letter of support to the DPP on HOC headed notepaper

https://www.iicsa.org.uk/key-documents/5977/view/23%20July%202018%20Anglican%20Public%20Hearing%20Transcript.pdf


 

Prince Charles gives evidence to inquiry into Peter Ball

The Prince of Wales says he was aware that Peter Ball, who lived in Aller, near Langport, had been given a police caution, but claims he did not realise it amounted to an admission of guilt.

Details of Prince Charles’s relationship with Ball will be revealed at an inquiry into the case on Friday.

The next in line to the throne had “decades of correspondence” with Ball and occasionally sent him “small gifts of money”, according to the draft copy of his statement to the inquiry, The Times has reported.

The statement will add that Ball confided in him in 2009 that he had been involved in an “indiscretion” years previously, which he blamed on a person with a grudge.

http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/16371173.prince-charles-gives-evidence-to-peter-ball-inquiry/

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Peter Ball abuse inquiry requests statement from Prince Charles

Wed 06 Jun 2018

By Press Association

The Prince of Wales has been asked to give a witness statement to a public inquiry about a paedophile bishop who was jailed after abusing young men.

Peter Ball was sentenced to 32 months in 2015 for a string of offences between the 1970s and 1990s, and the handling of allegations against him is now being examined by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA).

At a hearing on Wednesday, counsel to the inquiry Fiona Scolding QC said that statements had been requested from the prince and his principal private secretary.

According to a transcript posted on the inquiry website, she said: “We have also requested a witness statement from both His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and his principal private secretary.

“The Prince’s solicitors have indicated their client’s willingness to assist us and have raised a number of important issues for us to consider.

“This has led to lengthy and complex discussions and we are currently considering the latest points they have raised. We hope to be able to provide an update to core participants on this in the next couple of weeks.”

Charles had exchanged a series of letters with Ball, the former Bishop of Gloucester, whose diocese covers Highgrove, the prince’s country home.

A spokesman for the prince told the Daily Mail last year that the correspondence contained nothing of relevance to the clergyman’s offending.

Lawyer Richard Scorer from Slater and Gordon, who is representing complainants at the IICSA, said: “It is imperative that the inquiry leaves no stone unturned in its efforts to establish how Peter Ball was able to evade justice for two decades.

“If this means calling Prince Charles and other prominent establishment figures as witnesses then the inquiry should do so without fear or favour.”

https://www.premier.org.uk/News/UK/Peter-Ball-abuse-inquiry-requests-statement-from-Prince-Charles

 

George Bell was ‘fond’ of paeodophile bishop Peter Ball and sponsored him for ordination, an inquiry has heard.

As former bishop of Chichester, Bell is considered one of Anglicanism’s heroes. However, it emerged in 2015 the Church of England paid £16,800 to the woman, known as Carol, in a legal settlement after she accused Bell of sexually abusing her as a child.

Now it can be revealed Peter Ball, who was jailed for a string of sex offences against teenagers and young men in 2015, was close friends with Bell.

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Bishop Ball sentenced to 32 months in prison but served only 16 months.

Ball was initially rejected in his attempt to become a priest in 1951 but Bell wrote to the selection panel in support of Ball’s application.

When Ball applied for ordination a second time it was Bell who sponsored him through the process.

In his witness statement to an inquiry investigating child sex abuse within the Church of England, Ball denied that Bell had ‘overruled’ the selection board allowing him to be ordained.

However he said that after his ordination Bell would visit his parish to take services, adding he was ‘aware that he was “fond” of me’.

In response to a question about Bell’s involvement in his ordination, Ball told the inquiry: ‘It is not right therefore to say that Bishop Bell “overruled” the selection board in order for me to be ordained.

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Courtesy of Jimmy JamesBishop George Bell is an iconic figure for the Church of England and was bishop of Chichester from 1929 to 1958.

‘Although Bishop Bell had indicated in 1951 in a letter to the first Selection Board who did not recommend me for ministry that he would be “prepared to accept me for ordination” even though the Selection Board had not recommend me for training at that time, that is not how matters proceeded.’

He went on: ‘After theological college, it was Bishop Bell ultimately who did sponsored [sic] me for ordination, but with the approval of the Selection Board. Bishop Bell then placed me in the parish of Rottingdean where I undertook my first curacy.

‘He would visit my curacy on occasion to carry out confirmations and to take services.

‘We had a good working relationship; I was aware that he was “fond” of me. He was someone who I looked up to when I was a young curate starting out in the Church.’

Bell, who died in 1958, was revered by Anglicans before the abuse allegations against him emerged. However a report earlier this year heavily criticised the Church’s handling of the accusations and found it ‘rushed to judgement’ and failed to give proper consideration to Bell’s rights.

But the archbishop of Canterbury refused to back down and said a ‘significant cloud is left over his name’.

Ball went on to become bishop of Lewes in the diocese of Chichester and then bishop of Gloucester. He was accused of gross indecency against a 16-year-old in 1992 but escaped with a police caution after he received backing from a member of the Royal Family and a number of other establishment figures. He was told to step down from his role as a bishop. However he continued to minister in churches and schools until 2010 before he was eventually arrested.

At the age of 83 he was sentenced to 32 months for misconduct in public office and 15 months for indecent assaults in 2015. He was released after serving 16 months.

The independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has been investigation how the diocese of Chichester handled allegations of child sexual abuse as a case study for the wider Church of England.

In his concluding remarks today solicitor David Greenwood said the CofE was more ‘malign’ than the Catholic Church in its response to abuse and accused it of ‘a conscious effort to treat survivors badly’.

The archbishop of Canterbury in his evidence said he had ‘learnt to be ashamed again of the Church’ and warned child sexual abuse would ‘destroy the Church’ if not addressed.

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Ex-Archbishop ‘faces probe into Church sex abuse cover-up’: George Carey accused of ‘colluding’ with senior clergy to protect jailed bishop

05 Mar 2018

The former Archbishop of Canterbury could face a police probe over claims the Church covered up the activities of a sex abuse bishop, it was reported last night.

George Carey was last year accused in a report of ‘colluding’ with senior clergy to protect Bishop Peter Ball.

Ball, who groomed and abused 18 vulnerable men from 1977 and 1992, was allegedly not added to a list of questionable ministers in 1993 that enabled him to carry on working.

Bishop Peter Ball, who groomed and abused 18 vulnerable men from 1977 and 1992, was allegedly not added to a list of questionable ministers in 1993 that enabled him to carry on working

Even though the Metropolitan Police has not started a criminal investigation, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is discussing whether to press charges against Lord Carey, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Prosecutors are said to be reading a 70-page report by Dame Moira Gibb, which was released last summer, in order to decide whether to prosecute.

A spokesman for Operation Hydrant – the investigation into historical allegations of child abuse – said: ‘The matters under consideration are complex, and advice is currently being sought from CPS to understand whether anything contained within the report suggests criminal offences have been committed.

‘This does not equate to a criminal investigation being underway.’ Solicitor David Greenwood, who has represented several of Ball’s victims, criticised the length of time prosecutors were taking.

He said: ‘What’s taking the CPS so long? It’s a 70-page report which was published nine months ago.’ Ball, a former suffragan bishop of Lewes, was let off with a caution for molesting a teenage novice monk in 1993. Although the Church knew of other allegations against him, it was not until 2015 that Ball was finally prosecuted and jailed.

He admitted abusing 18 teenagers and young men who had sought spiritual guidance from him between 1977 and 1992. Last summer the report into the scandal by Dame Moira, titled Abuse of Faith, described the Church’s handling of the scandal as ‘lamentable’.

It found Mr Carey ‘colluded’ with senior clergy to protect Ball. The independent inquiry into the scandal found that the Church of England knew of a string of allegations against Ball, then bishop of Gloucester, but failed to alert the police.

Justin Welby, the current Archbishop of Canterbury, urged his predecessor to step down from his role as an assistant bishop after the report covering his time as head of the Church of England.

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Some of Ball’s victims called for a criminal investigation into senior clergy after the report found that the Church was ‘more interested in protecting itself’ than helping those he had abused, and that at least nine bishops knew allegations had been made against him.

In a Christmas letter last year, Lord Carey attacked his successor Mr Welby for commenting on his handling of allegations against Ball. The 82-year-old lashed out at the ‘unjust’ request for him to step down over his supposed failings 24 years ago.

The news comes as the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse prepares to begin today. The inquiry will spend three weeks analysing the actions of the Anglican Church, and is expected to hear from Mr Welby. A spokesman for the Church of England said it would always cooperate with police, but declined to comment.

A spokesman for the Carey family also declined to comment.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5461945/amp/Ex-Archbishop-faces-probe-Church-sex-abuse-cover-up.html?__twitter_impression=true

George Carey allowed church role despite part in abuse cover-up

Former archbishop of Canterbury was criticised in report into abuse by Peter Ball

13 July 2018

George Carey, the former archbishop of Canterbury who was heavily criticised in an independent report for his part in the cover-up of sexual abuse carried out by a bishop, has been allowed to resume an official role in the Church of England.

Lord Carey stepped down last year as an honorary assistant bishop at the unprecedented request of Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, after a damning report which found the church had colluded over the abuse.

But it emerged this week that Carey has been granted “permission to officiate” (PTO) by Steven Croft, the bishop of Oxford, allowing him to preach and preside at churches in the diocese. Croft is reportedly under police investigation for allegedly failing to respond properly to a separate report of clerical sexual abuse.

The decision to grant the PTO was made in February despite expectations of further revelations this month about Carey’s role in the case of Peter Ball, a former bishop of Gloucester, at the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA).

The inquiry will spend a week scrutinising the C of E’s handling of the Ball case, starting on 23 July. Ball was jailed in 2015 for the grooming, sexual exploitation and abuse of 18 vulnerable young men between 1977 and 1992. Prince Charles has been asked to give a witness statement to the inquiry about his correspondence with Ball.

Carey, who was archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 to 2002, resigned his honorary post after the publication of an independent report on the Ball case by Dame Moira Gibb.

She concluded that senior figures in the church had “colluded [with the abuser] rather than seeking to help those he had harmed”. She said: “The church appears to have been most interested in protecting itself.”

Carey had “set the tone for the church’s response to Ball’s crimes, and gave the steer which allowed Ball’s assertions that he was innocent to gain credence”, said Gibb.

The former archbishop responded to the report, saying it made “uncomfortable reading” and that he accepted its criticisms of him.

In February this year, Carey contacted the diocese of Oxford to request a PTO, which was granted by Croft. It followed letters from members of the congregation where Carey worships that requested he be allowed to resume ministry at their church.

A spokesperson for the diocese of Oxford said: “The granting of PTO enabled Lord Carey to preach and preside in the church where he worships, a church where his ministry is much valued. The granting of a PTO does not indicate a planned return to the role of assistant bishop.”

It is understood that Carey underwent fresh checks on his criminal record and C of E safeguarding training.

The church’s national safeguarding team was not consulted on whether the PTO should be granted.

A survivor of abuse by Ball said he was extremely concerned to learn that Carey had been granted a PTO. “It’s a real stab in the back for Ball survivors,” he said, adding that it would have been prudent to wait until further evidence had been heard by IICSA.

Croft is one of several senior church figures, including John Sentamu, the archbishop of York, who are reportedly being investigated by South Yorkshire police over alleged failures to act on disclosures of an alleged rape of a teenage boy by a clergyman in the 1980s. The force declined to confirm or deny an investigation was under way.

Matthew Ineson claims he was raped by the Rev Trevor Devamanikkam, and in 2012 and 2013 reported the crime to senior figures in the church, including Croft. He alleges they failed to follow proper procedures and did not advise him to tell police.

Devamanikkam was later charged with indecent assault and buggery without consent, but killed himself in 2017 before coming to trial.

A spokesperson for the diocese of Oxford said: “Written records and notes taken at the time give a different picture to the one Mr Ineson is presenting about how his case has been handled.”

An independent review had been commissioned by the C of E’s national safeguarding team, the spokesperson said.

Ineson told the Guardian: “Steven Croft may disagree about the wording of my disclosures, but nonetheless accepts I did tell him of my abuse. No word of apology has ever been forthcoming for what I have been put through.

“Given the circumstances it is incredible that Croft is still in a position to decide whether PTO should be given to George Carey or anybody else who has been so involved in the dreadful case of Peter Ball or any other safeguarding case.”

PTOs are mostly granted to retired priests who wish to continue their ministry by preaching, taking communion and providing holiday or sickness cover to serving clergy. PTOs are granted at the discretion of the local bishop.

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Matthew Ineson‏ @InesonMatthew

And he didnt even consult the National Safeguarding Team.

NST deal with all high profile cases. didn’t even consult them. Another failure. Bishop under investigation for safeguarding failures gives PTO to a bishop under investigation for safeguarding failures etc

If anyone has doubts about poor safeguarding record, have a look at the independent Scie safeguarding audit on Sheffield diocese covering Crofts time-scary reading. Add to that my case & now he gives PTO back to Carey who had to resign cos of the Peter Ball cover up

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Revd Canon John Rees with Archbishop Welby

Gilo ‏ @seaofcomplicity

This is just plain weird that Archbishop Welby’s provincial registrar kept such conflict-of-interest hidden. Not good. Whole structure needs reform if CofE legal officers can do this?

Legal advisor to the worldwide Anglican Consultative Council is Canon John Rees – chaplain to the Queen.  His first curacy was in a  parish in Yorkshire where he was trianied by parish priest Rev Trevor Devamanikkam – Ineson’s abuser.  Small world!

Canon Rees said he was “deeply honoured” to become a Chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II

England: Anglican legal advisor named Queen’s Chaplain

March 17, 2014

The legal adviser to the Anglican Consultative Council (ACC) and Provincial Registrar for the Archbishop of Canterbury has been appointed as a Chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II.

Canon Rees is currently Registrar for the Archbishop of Canterbury, Diocesan Registrar for Oxford, Legal Adviser to the ACC (since 1995) and Senior Partner of Winckworth Sherwood – Vice-Chair of the Legal Advisory Commission of the C of E, an honorary Provincial Canon of Canterbury Cathedral.
His primary employer Winckworth Sherwood –  described as a lawyer who, “specialises in ecclesiastical, educational and charity law and has a wealth of experience in advising on charity constitutions for national and international bodies; financial structures; disciplinary issues, subsidiary companies and asset management; press handling issues. As well as the full range of freehold and leasehold, registered and unregistered matters; and all types of ancillary issues e.g. rights of way; complicated redevelopment schemes, title investigations, contaminated land remediation issues, boundary disputes, unusual property matters such as dealing with consecrated land, burials and exhumation.”

Police and prosecutors are considering a criminal investigation into a former Archbishop of Canterbury over an alleged cover-up of sexual abuse.

George Carey stepped down as an honorary bishop last year after a report found the Church had “colluded” with convicted sex abuser Bishop Peter Ball under his leadership.

Now the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is discussing with Scotland Yard detectives whether to pursue criminal charges against Lord Carey, the Telegraph understands.

The Metropolitan Police said it had not launched an official criminal investigation into Lord Carey. A spokesman for the Carey family declined to comment.

It comes as the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)…

Princess Diana, in intimate confessions recorded on video by her voice coach,   described her sex life with Prince Charles as “odd, very odd”. 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/princess-diana-parents-earl-spencer-never-loved-her-sex-tapes-channel-4-remarriage-countess-footage-a7870856.html

Sex abuse bishop Peter Ball and brother seek Catholic switch

06 December 2017

A former bishop jailed for sex offences and his twin brother have said they are looking to join the Catholic Church to “live and worship in anonymity”.

Peter Ball, who is now 85, was jailed for 32 months in October 2015 for offences against 18 teenagers and men.

The former Bishop of Lewes and of Gloucester carried out the abuse between the 1970s and 1990s.

Ball’s identical twin and former bishop Michael Ball said in an email events had “wearied and reduced us”.

Email from Michael Ball

In the email, mistakenly sent from Michael Ball to BBC South East’s Colin Campbell among others, the brothers said having been “battered by the Church” they would be looking to join the Roman Catholic Church.

They said they would like to “end our days in a church where we can live and worship in anonymity and without constant fear”.

The BBC contacted Michael Ball about the email and he said a move to the Catholic Church was “a possibility”.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton said in a statement: “We confirm that Peter Ball has been in contact with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton, in which diocese he now lives, expressing an interest in becoming a member of the Catholic Church.

“This matter is subject to discussions between Clifton Diocese and the statutory authorities, who are the lead with regards to Peter Ball’s risk management in the community.”

‘Manipulative’ campaign

An independent review of Ball’s case by Dame Moira Gibb criticised the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey.

Dame Moira said he had received seven letters from families and individuals following the arrest and cautioning of Ball in 1992 for gross indecency – when he stood down as Bishop of Gloucester – but failed to pass six of them to the police.

Lord Carey had also failed to put Ball on the the “Lambeth List” which names clergymen whose suitability for ministry had been questioned.

Dame Moira also heard Bishop Michael Ball allowed his brother to attend functions in his place, even after his resignation, and on one occasion Peter Ball had introduced himself as his brother.

In 1994 Michael Ball campaigned to Lord Carey to return his brother to the ministry, with one bishop calling the brothers’ activities “manipulative”, Dame Moira reported .

Between 1995 and 1997, with Lord Carey’s backing. Peter Ball returned to church ministry, eventually undertaking duties such as confirmations.

After a series of investigations Balls’ ministry ceased in 2011, Dame Moira reported.

He was released from jail in February after serving 16 months.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-42257380

Former Bishop of Truro Michael Ball and his paedophile ex-bishop twin Peter want to become Catholics so they can live in anonymity

8 DEC 2017

Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester who boasted of links to royalty, has asked to join the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton in Bristol, a spokesman for the Church confirmed.

His identical twin brother Michael Ball, who was Bishop of Truro from 1990 to 1997, also sent an email to friends telling them of the idea.

From the email…”The events of the last years and rightly or wrongly the battering by the Church have totally wearied and reduced us.

“We will probably be joining the Roman Catholic Church soon.

…Michael Ball’s complaint of taking a “battering” from the Church was “flippant” and it was “disgusting” the pair were acting as though they were the victims.

A spokesman for the Roman Catholic diocese of Arundel and Brighton said: “We confirm that Peter Ball has been in contact with the Roman Catholic diocese of Clifton, in which diocese he now lives, expressing an interest in becoming a member of the Catholic Church.

“This matter is subject to discussions between Clifton diocese and the statutory authorities, who are the lead with regards to Peter Ball’s risk management in the community.

Disgraced paedophile former bishop Peter Ball with close friend Prince Charles

Disgraced paedophile former bishop Peter Ball with close friend Prince Charles

Peter Ball’s sentence came 22 years after the abuse first surfaced. He eventually admitted misconduct in a public office and two counts of indecent assault.

The court heard how Peter Ball had convinced some of his victims to strip naked to pray and even suggested they submit to beatings between 1977 and 1992.

The first of his victims to come forward took his own life in 2012 after hearing Sussex Police had reopened the case.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey resigned as honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Oxford after the public inquiry into child sex abuse last year heard he delayed a “proper investigation” into Peter Ball’s crimes for two decades by failing to pass information to police.

There were fears Peter Ball may have taken the place of his twin, who was Bishop of Truro in the Nineties, and therefore duped congregations in other parts of the UK.

The Diocese of Truro was understood to be looking into the evidence that Peter Ball conducted services in Cornwall.

Now it has emerged the Archbishop of Canterbury’s headquarters received at least six letters from other alleged victims detailing “potentially criminal” and “totally inappropriate behaviour” by Peter Ball in the early 1990s but did not pass them on to police until years later.

“The Church appears to have resorted to staggering levels of deceit in order to prevent the true extent of Ball’s offending coming to light,” said Richard Scorer, a solicitor who is representing victims of Peter Ball.

Details of the letters, all sent to the Church between December 1992 and February 1993, reveal that Peter Ball encouraged victims to pray naked, perform sex acts in front of him and share his bed.

Anglican officials who reviewed the letters in 2009 suggested that, had such evidence been given to detectives in 1993, Peter Ball may have been convicted of serious sexual offences rather than merely cautioned.

But instead of being made public, the letters were kept in confidential files at Lambeth Palace.

It was not until 2012, after several internal inquiries, that the Church finally released documents to police.

An independent review is also currently under way into the way the Church of England responded to the case involving Peter Ball.

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/former-bishop-truro-michael-ball-895920#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Church knew about allegations before Cornish preacher went on to abuse boys, investigation reveals

The diocese failed to investigate the accusations against Jeremy Dowling

25 MAY 2018

Dowling became such an important and valued worker and volunteer during a 40-year association with the diocese that a special service of thanks was given in his honour when he retired in 2009

A leading figure in the Church of England in Cornwall went on to commit child sex offences for several years after allegations about his behaviour with young boys were raised with the diocese and not acted upon, an official investigation has revealed.

The diocese failed to investigate the accusations against Jeremy Dowling, a lay preacher, allowing him to rise to influential positions including communications officer to the bishop, an independent review for the church concludes.

The report, released today, says there were “historic failings” within the diocese in dealing with the allegations, first raised in 1972. There was “ongoing knowledge” of the situation among senior figures in the diocese “well into the 1980s” with references to “a big fat file” on Dowling.

After the first allegations of Dowling abusing boys at a North Cornwall school where he taught were dropped by the Director of Public Prosecutions – because of a lack of corroborative evidence – the then Bishop of Truro Maurice Key wrote: “I suppose the problem will now be to find him some other work”.

Dowling became such an important and valued worker and volunteer during a 40-year association with the diocese that a special service of thanks was given in his honour when he retired in 2009.

In 2015 he was jailed for seven years after pleading guilty at Truro Crown Court to 15 charges of sexually abusing boys under 16.

In 2016 he was jailed for an additional eight years after being found guilty of six further charges of indecently assaulting a boy between 1973 and 1977. Those offences happened when he befriended the boy while a lay preacher at a church in Budehaven – and took place after concerns were first raised with the diocese.

The report’s author said the lack of action by the diocese allowed Dowling to gain credibility and authority.

“Because they didn’t take it any further it enabled Jeremy Dowling to reach a position where he made up his own rules, and his position within the church lent him credibility and authority,” said Dr Andy Thompson, an academic, magistrate and member of the Diocesan Council.

The Bishop of St Germans, Rt Revd Dr Chris Goldsmith, apologised for the lack of action and the suffering that resulted.

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/church-knew-allegations-before-cornish-1606727#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Bishop who ignored warnings about preacher Jeremy Dowling who went on to abuse boys is identical twin of paedophile ex-bishop

Former Bishop of Truro Michael Ball’s twin Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester, was convicted of abusing young boys

25 May 2018

One of the bishops who ignored warnings about a preacher who went on to sexaully abuse boys is the identical twin of a paedophile ex-bishop.

It emerged this week that a leading figure in the Church of England in Cornwall went on to commit child sex offences for several years after allegations about his behaviour with young boys were raised with the diocese and not acted upon, an official investigation has revealed.

The diocese failed to investigate the accusations against Jeremy Dowling, a lay preacher, allowing him to rise to influential positions including communications officer to the bishop, an independent review for the church concludes.

The report, released on Friday (May 25), says there were “historic failings” within the diocese in dealing with the allegations, first raised in 1972. There was “ongoing knowledge” of the situation among senior figures in the diocese “well into the 1980s” with references to “a big fat file” on Dowling.

Dowling became such an important and valued worker and volunteer during a 40-year association with the diocese that a special service of thanks was given in his honour when he retired in 2009.

Cornwall mum made homeless with Down’s Syndrome son after mouldy flat sees child hospitalised

In 2015 he was jailed for seven years after pleading guilty at Truro Crown Court to 15 charges of sexually abusing boys under 16.

In 2016 he was jailed for an additional eight years after being found guilty of six further charges of indecently assaulting a boy between 1973 and 1977. Those offences happened when he befriended the boy while a lay preacher at a church in Budehaven – and took place after concerns were first raised with the diocese.

One of the leaders who was named in the report was Michael Ball, 86, who was Bishop of Truro from 1990 to 1997. The Right Reverend Ball told the diocese he had been informed of the allegations about Dowling but had not seen any need to take action as there had not been a prosecution.

His identical twin, Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester who boasted of links to royalty, was jailed for 32 months in October 2015 for offences dating back to the 1970s against 18 young men at his home in East Sussex.

His sentence came 22 years after the abuse first surfaced. He eventually admitted misconduct in a public office and two counts of indecent assault. The court heard how Peter Ball had convinced some of his victims to strip naked to pray and even suggested they submit to beatings between 1977 and 1992.

The first of his victims to come forward took his own life in 2012 after hearing Sussex Police had reopened the case.

There were fears Peter Ball may have taken the place of his twin, who was Bishop of Truro in the Nineties, and therefore duped congregations in other parts of the UK.

The Diocese of Truro was understood to be looking into the evidence that Peter Ball conducted services in Cornwall.

Last year the brothers decided they wanted to become Catholics so they could live in anonimity. Peter Ball asked to join the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton in Bristol and both said they wanted to switch faith from the Church of England so they could “live and worship in anonymity” within the Catholic Church.

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/bishop-who-ignored-warnings-preacher-1608976

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Former Bishop of Truro was Michael Ball, twin brother of convicted paedophile/friend of the royal family and Jimmy Savile – Bishop Peter Ball.


Jeremy Dowling

The Right Reverend Michael Ball – Bishop of Truro from 1990-97 – told the diocese he had been informed of the allegations but had not seen any need to take action as there had not been a prosecution.

His identical twin, former bishop Peter Ball, was jailed in 2015 for a string of indecent assaults on teenagers and young men.

A file found “in an unusual place” at the Bishop of Truro’s residence in 2013 was passed to police and led to Dowling’s prosecution.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-44240688

A RECENT service at Truro Cathedral paid tribute to the work of Jeremy Dowling, the Diocese of Truro’s Communications Officer, who steps down at the end of December after more than 25 years in post. He has lived in the Bude area for more than 40 years.

On a wet and windswept evening, a congregation made up from clergy and people from across the diocese enjoyed a service that included readings, hymns and a sermon given by the former Bishop of Truro, Bishop Bill Ind. Also present were the current Bishop of Truro, The Rt Rev Tim Thornton, the Dean of Truro, The Very Rev Dr Christopher Hardwick, both Archdeacons and Mr Martin Follett, the Diocesan Registrar.

During his sermon, Bishop Bill paid tribute not only to the work that Jeremy undertook as Communications Officer but also his very substantial other work for the Diocese including nearly 40 years as a Reader,

seventeen years as Chairman of the House of Laity of the Diocesan Synod, one of the first people to be made Lay Canons of the Cathedral, a member of the General Synod for 27 years, as well as sitting at one time or another on virtually every Board and Committee of the Diocese.

He said, “Jeremy’s media and broadcasting skills are second to none.”

His experience and expertise in the television broadcast area was particularly noted, especially the background work he was able to do which led to programmes such as the very successful and popular BBC series ’Seaside Parish’ featuring Boscastle and the surrounding parishes, which enjoyed weekly audiences if over three million, ’Island Parish’ featuring the Isles of Scilly and ’The Monastery.’

Summing up, Bishop Bill said: “He has been a critical friend, someone who has told me the truth as he sees it. He has made me and indeed others both laugh and think and for both these things and much else I remain profoundly grateful. The Diocese owes him an enormous amount and so indeed do I and a host of others.”

Jeremy Dowling has lived in the Bude area of North Cornwall for more than forty years, with thirty years spent in the parish of St Gennys, and he is Chair of Governors of Budehaven Community School.

In his thanks and response to Bishop Bill, Jeremy noted how the communications role had changed greatly with much more emphasis today on electronic media. He acknowledged with gratitude the work of the local press and media, recognising its essential vitality and the key role it played in championing issues which were important for the church and for society.

“We have enjoyed excellent relations with the westcountry media” he said “and it has been a privilege to work with local journalists and broadcasters.”

He concluded by saying: “In my view, the strength of the Church remains in the local community. There is a lot going on. And the thread which runs through most of the stories is undeniably positive. They chronicle a vigorous, interesting, dynamic, eccentric and imaginative life in the church in Cornwall. Long may it

continue.”

After refreshments, a large bouquet was presented by Bishop Tim to Daphne Dowling in recognition of her support for her husband, and Jeremy was presented with a substantial cheque from parishes and individuals in the Diocese

Prime Minister lauds accomplishments of Bude organisation as he presents Big Society Award

BIG SOCIETY: Pictured above, with Prime Minister David Cameron and North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson, are Co-founder of Community Action Through Sport (CATS) and volunteer Denise Jane May, CATS trustee and volunteer Jeremy Dowling, CATS Project Development Manager Karen Hemmings, CATS Project Development Assistant Louise Anne Harris and CATS trustee and volunteer Sharon Caroline Marshall.

 

Ex Truro Diocese worker Jeremy Dowling sexually abused boys

5 June 2015

An ex-Diocese of Truro press officer has admitted sexually abusing boys over a period of more than 10 years.

Jeremy Dowling, 76, carried out the assaults on five children, aged between 12 and 15, from 1959 to 1971.

Truro Crown Court heard Dowling abused the boys at sporting events and in toilets while working as a teacher in Devon.

The Bishop of Truro described Dowling’s offences as “deeply shocking” and said his thoughts were with the victims.

Sentencing was adjourned until July 10 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Dowling, of Church Path, Bude, retired from the Diocese of Truro in 2009 after 25 years of service.

‘Damaging impact’

He pleaded guilty to 13 counts of indecent assault on boys aged 12 to 15 and two counts of indecency with a child.

The court heard one assault was carried out on a boy at a cricket match. Others took place in an attic, in storage rooms at a sporting pavilion and in outside toilets.

The Right Reverend Tim Thornton, Bishop of Truro, said many people would have known Dowling as a reader at St Michael’s Church and St Genny’s Church in Bude and as a member of the Diocesan and General Synods.

Bishop Thornton said: “Offences like this will have a damaging and lasting impact on people’s lives.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-33025742

Former Cornwall preacher Jeremy Dowling ‘assaulted boy’

The assaults happened when Jeremy Dowling was a lay preacher at two churches in the Bude area of Cornwall, Truro Crown Court was told.

Mr Dowling met the boy when he was 10 through church activities and “took him under his wing”.

He has denied six counts of indecent assault on a child and two counts of gross indecency with a child.

The assaults happened in the 1970s before Mr Dowling became a press spokesman for the Diocese of Truro, the court heard.

‘Long time ago’

Jo Martin, prosecuting, said some of the assaults took place at Mr Dowling’s house after the boy had been invited for dinner and on one occasion he was taken to a church on the north coast.

She said Mr Dowling took him up a tower and showed him the view, then took him to a room and assaulted him.

The alleged victim did not tell anyone when he was a child but later, when he was married, told his wife about the assaults.

He said when his wife rang up Mr Dowling, accusing him of being a paedophile, Mr Dowling replied “that was a long time ago”.

He said he eventually went to the police after reading in news reports that Mr Dowling had admitted abusing five boys when he was a teacher at a private school in the 1960s.

Mr Dowling is currently serving a jail term for those offences.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-37225234

Tributes paid as Bude man retires as diocesan communications officer after 25 years

A RECENT service at Truro Cathedral paid tribute to the work of Jeremy Dowling, the Diocese of Truro’s Communications Officer, who steps down at the end of December after more than 25 years in post. He has lived in the Bude area for more than 40 years.

On a wet and windswept evening, a congregation made up from clergy and people from across the diocese enjoyed a service that included readings, hymns and a sermon given by the former Bishop of Truro, Bishop Bill Ind. Also present were the current Bishop of Truro, The Rt Rev Tim Thornton, the Dean of Truro, The Very Rev Dr Christopher Hardwick, both Archdeacons and Mr Martin Follett, the Diocesan Registrar.

During his sermon, Bishop Bill paid tribute not only to the work that Jeremy undertook as Communications Officer but also his very substantial other work for the Diocese including nearly 40 years as a Reader,

seventeen years as Chairman of the House of Laity of the Diocesan Synod, one of the first people to be made Lay Canons of the Cathedral, a member of the General Synod for 27 years, as well as sitting at one time or another on virtually every Board and Committee of the Diocese.

He said, “Jeremy’s media and broadcasting skills are second to none.”

His experience and expertise in the television broadcast area was particularly noted, especially the background work he was able to do which led to programmes such as the very successful and popular BBC series ’Seaside Parish’ featuring Boscastle and the surrounding parishes, which enjoyed weekly audiences if over three million, ’Island Parish’ featuring the Isles of Scilly and ’The Monastery.’

Summing up, Bishop Bill said: “He has been a critical friend, someone who has told me the truth as he sees it. He has made me and indeed others both laugh and think and for both these things and much else I remain profoundly grateful. The Diocese owes him an enormous amount and so indeed do I and a host of others.”

Jeremy Dowling has lived in the Bude area of North Cornwall for more than forty years, with thirty years spent in the parish of St Gennys, and he is Chair of Governors of Budehaven Community School.

In his thanks and response to Bishop Bill, Jeremy noted how the communications role had changed greatly with much more emphasis today on electronic media. He acknowledged with gratitude the work of the local press and media, recognising its essential vitality and the key role it played in championing issues which were important for the church and for society.

“We have enjoyed excellent relations with the westcountry media” he said “and it has been a privilege to work with local journalists and broadcasters.”

He concluded by saying: “In my view, the strength of the Church remains in the local community. There is a lot going on. And the thread which runs through most of the stories is undeniably positive. They chronicle a vigorous, interesting, dynamic, eccentric and imaginative life in the church in Cornwall. Long may it

continue.”

After refreshments, a large bouquet was presented by Bishop Tim to Daphne Dowling in recognition of her support for her husband, and Jeremy was presented with a substantial cheque from parishes and individuals in the Diocese




Former Archbishop of Canterbury could face police probe into whether he broke the law by covering up for a paedophile bishop

  • Police are considering a formal inquiry into Church of England’s former leader
  • Lord Carey, 82, could face being interviewed under caution in investigation
  • Rev Peter Ball indecently assaulted 18 boys and young men from 1977 to 1992 
  • Former leaders could face criminal charges for not passing on abuse complaints 

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, could face a police investigation into whether he broke the law by covering up for a paedophile bishop.

Officers are understood to be considering a formal inquiry to determine whether the former leader of the Church of England and other senior church officials should face criminal charges over their failure to pass on sex abuse complaints made against ex-bishop Peter Ball.

Such an investigation would be highly controversial and may involve 82-year-old Lord Carey being interviewed under caution.

Sources say police are collecting evidence and scrutinising a scathing Church of England report commissioned by the current Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

It concludes that senior church figures ‘colluded’ to protect Ball and says the decision by Lambeth Palace not to pass the complaints to police ‘must give rise to a perception of deliberate concealment’.

Lawyers representing victims of Ball, who have called for a police investigation, believe the former Archbishop could face a charge of misconduct in a public office, for which the maximum penalty is life imprisonment.

Ball, a friend of the Prince of Wales, (and other members of the royal family) was jailed for 32 months in 2015 after indecently assaulting 18 boys and young men between 1977 and 1992 in one of the biggest scandals ever to rock the Church of England.

It has been claimed, however, that he might have been convicted more than 20 years earlier had Lord Carey and his staff at Lambeth Palace not withheld from the police six letters making other claims about his behaviour. The letters were sent in by members of the public after allegations against Ball surfaced in the 1990s. Ball was arrested and subsequently resigned as Bishop of Gloucester in 1993.

But his only punishment at that time was a caution for gross indecency for molesting a teenage monk and he was later allowed a licence to work as a retired priest.

Peter Ball, pictured with Prince Charles, was jailed for 32 months in 2015 after indecently assaulting 18 boys and young men between 1977 and 1992

Last year, The Mail on Sunday revealed that Anglican officials who had privately reviewed the case suggested that had the letters been given to detectives in 1993, Ball may have been convicted of serious sexual offences.

The report commissioned by Archbishop Welby, published this summer, concluded that the ‘greatest failure’ of the handling of the case was the ‘management’ of the correspondence, in which Lord Carey was ‘significantly involved’.

Lord Carey strongly denies any cover-up or collusion. His supporters have also argued that Ball could still have received a caution in 1993 even if Lambeth Palace had handed the letters to the authorities.

David Greenwood, the head of the child abuse department at Switalskis solicitors and who represents a number of victims of Peter Ball, said the failure to pass them on provided ‘reasonable grounds’ for the Metropolitan police to open a formal investigation.

The Met and Lord Carey both declined to comment.

Lord Carey is already facing questioning next year by the Government’s independent inquiry into child sexual abuse.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5117815/Former-Archbishop-face-probe-paedophile-bishop.html

26 June 2017

Former Archbishop Lord Carey resigns after review into child abuse

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

This is NOT good enough. He should be taken to court for obstructing the course of justice!

Ex-Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey.
Ex-Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey. Credit: PA.

The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has resigned after a review into child abuse.

Lord Carey has now left his last remaining formal role in the church.

He was criticised in an independent review of the church’s handling of abuse carried out by Bishop Peter Ball.

In 2015, Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester from Somerset, was jailed for 32 months for sexually abusing boys and young men.

Disgraced Peter Ball who was once the Bishop of Gloucester.
Disgraced Peter Ball who was once the Bishop of Gloucester.

http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2017-06-26/former-archbishop-lord-carey-resigns-after-review-into-child-abuse/


The court heard that police documents in the 1990s revealed they received telephone calls of support for the disgraced bishop from dozens of people, including MPs, former public school headmasters, magistrates and a judge. In addition, his defence team claimed to have more than ‘two thousand letters of support… including letters from cabinet ministers and Royal Family,’ said prosecutor Bobbie Cheema-Grubb QC at the Old Bailey.

Keith Porteous Wood, National Secular Society executive director, commented: “Such volumes could not have been achieved without an huge orchestrated campaign. Copies of the letters should be examined, as complete a list as possible of writers and callers obtained, particularly for those of high profile as their support would have been especially influential. It should be established whose idea this was, who masterminded it and who carried it out.

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has recently commissioned an independent review of how the Church dealt with the allegations, but the National Secular Society has expressed concerns that the review will not have the scope required to establish the full extent of wrongdoing.

Speaking after sentence was handed down, Mr Wood said: “Much more important than Ball’s sentence is that this case has demonstrated the power the Church which has even recently bullied victims into silence and sought to curry favour with the law to let off perpetrators, or let them off lightly and impose reporting restrictions.

“Ball’s case is a disgraceful catalogue of the legal system letting him off at every juncture. Just last month, two serious charges were inexplicably ordered to ‘lay on the court file’ – presumably to be ignored at least until Ball becomes too old or unfit to stand trial, a ruse he has already tried.

“Abuse victims’ lives are often ruined by the abuse, they are much more likely to be substance abusers and vulnerable to suicidal impulses. One of Ball’s victims, Neil Todd, killed himself and another, Graham Sawyer of Briercliffe, said that he had wished at times that he were dead. He was adamant that ‘people at the highest levels of the Church are more concerned with ‘saving face’.”

Mr Wood said there were numerous examples of this evident in Ball’s case alone.

“Evidence abounds of an institutional culture of intimidation of victims, in effect compounding the abuse, robbing the victims of justice, and not just allowing the perpetrator to escape justice, but enabling them to continue the abuse.

“The extent to which the Church’s attitude has changed is as yet unclear. Several survivors were recently reported to have been told by Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham (responsible for dealing with abuse), that ‘the Church was too busy working on banking reform’ to have time for abuse responses, and his statement when Ball pleaded guilty was perfunctory, given the depth of the Church’s complicity and the extent to which that had increased the suffering of victims. Sawyer maintains that Bishop Butler ‘is out of his depth, and should step aside’.

http://www.secularism.org.uk/news/2015/10/former-anglican-bishop-peter-ball-jailed-as-victims-sue-church-of-england-over-cover-up

Moira Gibb Report on the Church of England and convicted paedophile Bishop Ball:

The report of Dame Moira Gibb into the Church of England’s handling of the abusive bishop Peter Ball makes shocking reading. It reveals a concern for appearance over reality, for the institution over the individual and, most of all, for the strong and powerful over the weak and vulnerable. From the moment the first victims came forward, the response of the church up to the highest level was one of institutional self-protection.

The complaint was not reported to the police, but only to the archbishop of Canterbury, then George Carey, who persisted long past the point of reason in hoping that his colleague was innocent. The police were not told until after the first victim to come forward, Neil Todd, had attempted suicide twice – and even then it was his parents and not the church who made the complaint. The diocese of Gloucester hired a former policeman to investigate, and if possible discredit, the witnesses.

After news of Bishop Ball’s arrest broke, Lambeth Palace received seven independent accusations about his earlier behaviour. Two were seen by Archbishop Carey, who replied to them personally. Only one of the seven, though, was passed to the police, and that the least damning. Lord Carey’s message to the diocese after Bishop Ball was arrested urged prayers for the bishop and said nothing about victims. After Bishop Ball had retired on spurious grounds of ill health and accepted a caution – though remaining in denial about his crimes – Lord Carey worked to have him rehabilitated. True, he did so with less ingenuity than Peter Ball’s identical twin Michael, himself a bishop, who has admitted allowing his twin to deputise for him at “one or two events”, even after his disgrace.

Lord Carey nevertheless gave Peter Ball £12,000 from church funds, leading to loud complaints from the brothers, who had wanted £20,000. He deliberately kept Peter Ball’s name off the Lambeth blacklist of unemployable clergy; he had the disgraced bishop to stay at Lambeth Palace twice; he attempted to find him work in South Africa (writing to Desmond Tutu for this scheme) and in prisons; he wrote to an American parish that “Peter was possibly the victim of a plot but that, of course, cannot be proved”. Lord Carey’s only objection to a full rehabilitation of Bishop Ball as a retired bishop was that it might provoke unfavourable publicity.

This was disgraceful, and the result has been a deserved disgrace. But it was part of a culture of privilege, power and make-believe that corrupted more than one bishop. Lord Carey’s successor, Rowan Williams did nothing to help Bishop Ball but very little and very slowly to hinder him either.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/25/the-guardian-view-on-abuse-in-church-of-england-reputation-deservedly-damaged

Richard Scorer‏ @Richard_Scorer

report on Bishop Ball a damning indictment of how the establishment in this country protect their own.

In 1993 the CPS agreed to issue Ball with a caution, rather than prosecute, after the personal intervention of then-Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey.

Alun:

In no way would I wish to influence the decision about Bishop Ball. No? But you did so pull the other one next time!

Alun:

I have only 2 explanations for this: 1) Carey condones abuse, or 2) he was protecting a friend of Bishop Ball.

Dr Andrew Watt @DrAndrewWatt

It’s important to know if Prince of Wales helped Ball. cf

Dame Alun Roberts @ciabaudo

for Ball was an honorable man. They are all honourable men. Including yourself Mr Carey!



Bishop Ball was given special treatment because he was mates with Prince Charles!


  Dame Alun Roberts @ciabaudo

Northleach = Ball = Harding = Jennings (lifelong Ball friend) = BigEars Coincidence?

Rt Rev David Jennings

With a little help from his friend: Ball promised to go abroad but went to stay on Charles’ estate.

 

 

http://www.macsas.org.uk/P%20Johnson%20Statement%208-9-15.pdf


previously…

Goddard inquiry: Outrage as bishop Peter Ball jailed for sex offences given public funding for legal team

A lawyer close to the inquiry said: “I was really surprised Ball was given funding. The issue is about how he was allowed to get away with it by the Church not about his offending. He has already been investigated and pleaded guilty.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/30/goddard-inquiry-outrage-as-bishop-jailed-for-sex-offences-given/

Chris Stacey @chrisstacey1

He’s one of the gatekeepers I’ve seen campaigning in Lords to clear name of another Bishop Bell from 1950s. Children don’t feature at all

We cannot allow the Bishop Ball story to be put to bed! Ball’s links to paedophiles and royalty with links to paedos warrants scrutiny!

terryfletcher‏ @terry45336188
If he declined to pass on evidence to the police, doesn’t that make him culpable?

This video highlights ‘Lord’ Carey’s role in preventing the earlier prosecution of Prince Charles’ mate Bishop Ball

Not passing on information re. Bishop Ball was a criminal act on the part of ‘Lord’ Carey. What are the consequences?
How did ‘Lord’ Carey, a man who actively protected an evil paedophile bishop, make it to the top of CoE? Or have I answered my own question?

 
 
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Bishop Peter Ball, convicted, to Enoch Powell, fascist and alleged satanist and child abuser:

Peter Ball sending the love of God to Enoch and Pam! What a mistake!

Further evidence of close relationship between godly convict Bishop Ball and ‘Rivers of Blood’ Enoch:

Oh, just remind me again who were Enoch’s two aides and buddies! Ah, yes. Proctor and Denby!

Denby – Powell aide on the run

It is thought the armed hold up incident in Down St not far from MI5 offices, may have been linked to Ulster Loyalist terrorist organisations. The following day, Denby phoned an old friend – far right Tory MP Harvey Proctor – and told him he was going abroad.

Denby is said to have visited Ulster several times.

A specialist on shipping law, Denby visited both Iran and Iraq,

He is also alleged to have twice broken into the home of a former senior partner to search for private papers and to have falsified information to a building society so he could extend the mortgage on his Islington home.

Interesting that Barbara Hewson says satanic sexual abuse doesn’t exist while her cousin worked for Enoch Powell who is accused of just that

Why does the Gin Goblin so categorically deny the existence of satanic child abuse like this in Proctor’s home county?

Satanism in Sussex
LazerLight ‏ @Lazer_Light23
‘Four months earlier, in the weeks before Christmas, someone had visited churches in Lewes and smashed the model nativity scenes, tearing the heads off the plaster figures.’
Interesting that Enoch Powell corresponded both with Ball and Montagu who were both let off the hook by Skelhorn.
Can you see what it is yet?
Rev Peter Ball was one of many to correspond with Enoch. Others included Atkinson friend Tonypandy, another alleged abuser.

MI5 knew of cover-up over Cyril Smith child abuse, inquiry hears

9 Oct 2017

MI5 knew the country’s chief prosecutor had covered up a sex abuse inquiry into Cyril Smith but did nothing because it was not its job to expose paedophiles, an inquiry has heard.

Files released by the intelligence agency show it was aware that the Director of Public prosecutions (DPP) had lied to a newspaper over its decision not to prosecute Smith. But it decided not to make the information public because its duty was to ‘defend the realm’ rather than to expose a  prominent politicians accused of being a paedophile.

The disclosure came during the first day of hearings into how Smith, the former Liberal MP, was able to abuse boys at Cambridge House hostel and Knowl View residential school in Rochdale. Smith died in 2010, having never faced prosecution.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) last night released an MI5 briefing note which showed how Sir Thomas Hetherington, the then DPP, had lied to a local newspaper about the existence of a 1970 police inquiry into allegations of gross indecency made against Smith.

Had the DPP admitted Smith had been under investigation, it would have led to a new inquiry and Smith being put on trial in his lifetime.

Hetherington had called a legal adviser in the intelligence agency to inform him of the press interest from David Bartlett, a journalist with  the Rochdale Alternative Press. The briefing note states: “After consultations, the DPP’s press representative had untruthfully told Bartlett that they had no record of this case. In fact their file closely accorded with the details given by Bartlett.”

The MI5 file from 1979

The memo, from the MI5 legal adviser and written in April 1979, goes on to suggest that the South African intelligence agency had been “trying to obtain compromising information about political figures” and that Smith was one of them.

The police investigation into Smith had been closed nine years earlier in 1970 by Hetherington’s predecessor Sir Norman Skelhorn who decided it was unlikely to lead to a prosecution.

Skelhorn’s decision was made despite a senior detective warning that the “sordid” accusations against Smith “stood up”.

Brian Altman QC, IICSA’s lead counsel, told the inquiry: “The documents show that the Security Service’s legal adviser was informed of the false representations to the press from the DPP’s office.

“Based upon their review of the information they hold, the Security Service considers they took active steps to ensure that those involved in investigating allegations of child sexual abuse against Smith were made aware of all information of relevance to their inquiries.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/09/mi5-knew-cover-up-cyril-smith-child-abuse-inquiry-hears/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

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wording here starts off exactly like the torygraph article – so ‘official brief via No 10?’

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/oct/09/mi5-knew-prosecutors-lied-press-about-cyril-smith-inquiry-told-rochdale?CMP=share_btn_tw

Don Hale report vindicated?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3004934/Ex-chief-constable-says-Cyril-Smith-cover-went-right-top.html

 

Skelthorn

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/15/tory-mp-victor-montagu-escaped-child-sex-abuse-trial-in-1970s

 

 

Thatcher knowingly knighted child abuser

https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/thatcher-knowingly-knighted-child-abuser/3233018/

Was the Cabinet Ministers ever named who supported former bishop Peter Ball ?

 

Tory MP Tim Rathbone

Alun:

Rathbone was not only David Cameron’s godfather; he was also a relative. David Cameron is related to Queenie. Is that the secret to the support to Ball?

Establishment figures who helped disgraced bishop avoid prosecution for sex abuse revealed

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/12076285/Establishment-figures-who-helped-disgraced-bishop-avoid-prosecution-for-sex-abuse-revealed.html

Bishop of Chichester Eric Kemp labelling Ball’s accusers as ‘mischief makers’

Dominic Walker was one of Ball’s biggest  supporters and he named POWELL, ABSE and WHITELAW as abusers.

 
 Lord Chief Justice Anthony Lloyd helped Bishop Ball with character ref 

 

Alongside Bishop Ball, Harvey Proctor and Bea Carthew, Enoch Powell also corresponded with Nicholas Soames, Proctor’s most ardent defender.

Prince Charles denies trying to help sex crimes bishop escape jail

Unnamed member of the Royal Family sent a letter of support for Peter Ball as prosecutors considered putting him on trial

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/prince-charles-denies-using-influence-to-protect-bishop-from-sex-crimes-prosecution-a6685366.html

David Cameron’s late godfather then Tory MP of Lewes, Tim Rathbone, who gave Mr Cameron his first work experience in the House of Commons.

Mr Rathbone, wrote that he found it “literally inconceivable” that Ball would ever become involved with anyone in the way described.

https://goodnessandharmony.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/establishment-figures-who-helped-paedophile-bishop-peter-ball-avoid-prosecution-for-sex-abuse-revealed/

Harvey Proctor being pronounced a saint by his buddies reminds me of the way Don’t-Carey took Ball under his wings.

Alun:

Interesting how Ball associated with Apartheid supporters but was in turn aided by Rathbone, an opponent of Apartheid.

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Former Lord Justice Anthony Lloyd and David Cameron’s late godfather Tory MP Tim Rathbone among figures who wrote in support of former Bishop of Gloucester, Peter Ball, one said he was a “saint”

 Interesting how Ball associated with Apartheid supporters but was in turn aided by Rathbone, an opponent of Apartheid.

Bishop of Chichester Eric Kemp labelling Ball’s accusers as ‘mischief makers’

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Northleach = Ball = Harding = Jennings (lifelong Ball friend) = Prince Charles Coincidence?

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22 June 2017

Church of England colluded with bishop who abused boys, says Welby

Report about bishop Peter Ball, finding collusion over 20 years, is ‘harrowing reading’

Collusion: Secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy

Senior figures in the Church of England colluded for a period of 20 years with a disgraced former bishop who sexually abused boys and men, a damning independent report has found.

The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said the report on the church’s handling of former bishop Peter Ball made “harrowing reading”.

“The church colluded and concealed rather than seeking to help those who were brave enough to come forward. This is inexcusable and shocking behaviour,” he said.

“To the survivors who were brave enough to share their story and bring Peter Ball to justice, I once again offer an unreserved apology. There are no excuses whatsoever for what took place and the systemic abuse of trust perpetrated by Peter Ball over decades.”

Two former archbishops of Canterbury, George Carey and Rowan Williams, apologised to the victims of Peter Ball after being criticised for their failures in relation to him.

Ball, the former bishop of both Gloucester and Lewes, was jailed in October 2015 for the grooming, sexual exploitation and abuse of 18 vulnerable young men aged 17-25 who had sought spiritual guidance from him between 1977 and 1992. He was released from prison in February after serving 16 months.

His trial heard that after Ball was first accused in 1993, a string of senior establishment figures – including Carey, an unidentified member of the royal family, cabinet ministers and a high court judge – came forward in his support, writing letters to the police and Crown Prosecution Service.

Ball was cautioned by police. He resigned his post as bishop and retired to a rented cottage on the Prince of Wales’s Duchy of Cornwall estate but continued to officiate in 17 public schools until 2007. A fresh investigation was opened in 2012 which led to his conviction.

One of Ball’s victims, Neil Todd – the first to come forward with allegations of abuse – attempted suicide three times before killing himself in 2012.

Welby ordered an independent review of the church’s handling of the case, chaired by Dame Moira Gibb, former chief executive of Camden council.

The report said Ball’s case was dealt with at the highest levels within the church. He “was seen by the church as the man in trouble who the church needed to help”.

Ball was portrayed as a victim, and the review found “little evidence of compassion for Neil Todd even though from the outset it was clear that he was a vulnerable young man who had come to harm”.

It added: “The church appears to have been most interested in protecting itself.”

In the foreword to her report, An Abuse of Faith, published on Thursday, Gibb said the serious sexual wrongdoing of Ball “is shocking in itself but is compounded by the failure of the church to respond appropriately to his misconduct, again over a period of many years”.

“Ball’s priority was to protect and promote himself and he maligned the abused. The church colluded. The church colluded with that rather than seeking to help those he had harmed, or assuring itself of the safety of others.”

The report added, “progress has been slow and continuing, faster improvement is still required”.

Gibb made 11 recommendations in her report, including improving support to survivors of clerical abuse and taking steps to “demonstrate the individual and collective accountability of bishops”.

Peter Hancock, the C of E’s lead safeguarding bishop, who received the report on behalf of the church, said it had failed Ball’s survivors. “Having read the report I am appalled and disturbed by its contents … As a church we colluded, we failed to act and protect those who came forward for help. There are no excuses. We accept all the recommendations and are working to action them.”

Rowan Williams: ‘It is clear I did not give adequate priority to sorting out the concerns and allegations surrounding Peter Ball.’

He added: “For the survivors, it may feel this is all too late.”

According to the report, Ball intimated “on many occasions, to Lord Carey and others, that he enjoys the status of confidant of the Prince of Wales” and “sought to exploit his contact with members of the royal family in order to bolster his position”.

 

The Royal family with the Archbishop Rowan Williams at Windsor Castle for wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Stock Photo

The Royal family with the Archbishop Rowan Williams, beside protected padophile Bishop Ball, at Windsor Castle for wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles

Goddard inquiry: Outrage as bishop Peter Ball jailed for sex offences given public funding for legal team

Bishop Ball with Prince Charles and Camilla. Ball gave the homily at the funeral of Camilla Parker Bowles’s father, Major Bruce Shand, in 2006

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Moira Gibb is made a Dame CBE by the Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace back in 2012

However, Dame Moira Gibb’s report went on, it “found no evidence that the Prince of Wales or any other member of the royal family sought to intervene at any point in order to protect or promote Ball”.

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Carey was criticised in the report, which said he “set the tone for the church’s response to Ball’s crimes and gave the steer which allowed Ball’s assertions that he was innocent to gain credence”.

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In a statement responding to the report, Carey said it made “uncomfortable reading” and he accepted its criticisms of him. “I apologise to the victims of Peter Ball. I believed Peter Ball’s protestations and gave too little credence to the vulnerable young men and boys behind those allegations.”

Carey said he regretted not putting Ball’s name on the Lambeth List – names of people whose suitability for ministry is under question – after he was cautioned.

Under the leadership of Williams, the church began reviewing past cases, a move which ultimately led to the criminal case against Ball being reopened, the report said. However, he was criticised as being “lamentably slow” in making change.

In a statement, Williams said: “Having read the report and reflected on its details, it is clear I did not give adequate priority to sorting out the concerns and allegations surrounding Peter Ball at the earliest opportunity. I recognise such a delay is likely to have increased the pressure and distress experienced by the survivors of his abuse and I am sincerely sorry for this.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/22/church-of-england-colluded-with-bishop-peter-ball-who-abused-boys-says-justin-welby?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Chris Stacey @chrisstacey1

He’s one of the gatekeepers I’ve seen campaigning in Lords to clear name of another Bishop Bell from 1950s. Children don’t feature at all

 

 

Sex abuse bishop Peter Ball released from prison

  • 4 February 2017

Peter Ball, 84, was jailed for 32 months in October 2015 after admitting a string of historical sex offences against 18 teenagers and young men.

The former bishop of Lewes and Gloucester was released from jail on Friday after serving 16 months.

Phil Johnson said he had served “less than a month for each of the victims”.

Richard Scorer, a lawyer representing a number of Ball’s victims, said his early release was “an affront to justice” and “a huge blow to his victims”.

“This was a man whose appalling crimes represented a gross and systematic abuse of trust spanning decades,” he said.

He said the sentence handed down to him was “in no way proportionate to the crimes committed”, and it seemed he had been freed “at the earliest opportunity”.

In February 2016, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Rev Justin Welby, commissioned an independent review of the Ball case.

Mr Johnson said its publication was not likely “for several more months”.

“I think it’s utterly ridiculous that it’s taken longer to write a report on what happened than it has for Peter Ball to serve his jail sentence,” he said.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-38868834

 Article from the Sunday Times Magazine 29/1/17, just a few days before the former Bishop Peter Ball was released from prison.

Powerful figures intervened when Ball was investigated for abusing novice monks.

Neil Todd, a trainee monk reported the bishop for sexual abuse in 1992. He committed suicide 20 years later aged 38.

Ball was jailed for 32 months in 2015. There was reportedly considerable and unseemly negotiation between the defence and the CPS

Letters in Support of Bishop Peter Ball Make Extraordinary Reading. Also recording featuring Baroness Butler Sloss

Prince Charles’ bishop ‘friend’ is freed from prison early – despite committing horrific sex offences against 18 teenagers and young men

A predatory bishop who had links to Prince Charles has been freed from prison halfway through his sentence for sex offences.

Peter Ball, described as a ‘monster’ by his victims, served only 16 months for grooming and molesting aspiring novice monks. One victim committed suicide while others have suffered long-lasting trauma.

Survivors condemned the early release of the 84-year-old former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester.

He was jailed for 32 months in 2015 for offences against 18 teenagers and young men between 1977 and 1992, but was allowed out on licence at the halfway point of his sentence.

Richard Scorer, an abuse lawyer at Slater and Gordon who represented some of Ball’s victims, said his early release after ‘a gross and systematic abuse of trust spanning decades’ was ‘an affront to justice’.

Ball was first investigated in 1992 but escaped with a caution. It emerged later that an unnamed royal was among Establishment figures who had written in support of Ball at the time.

After his caution, Ball was provided with a Duchy of Cornwall home by Prince Charles. Ball counted Charles as a ‘loyal friend’


Mr Scorer added: “What is equally frustrating is that despite his conviction we still have not got to the bottom of which establishment figures – including MPs, cabinet ministers and members of the Royal Family – came out in support of him in the 1990s and prevented justice being served then.

“This is a disgrace and those who suffered at Ball’s hands deserve answers.”

One of Ball’s victims said: “Ball’s crimes led to one of his victims committing suicide so how can 16 months in jail be justice?

“There are still many questions that need answers about who helped him cover up his crimes and what happened.

“What is crucially important is that the inquiry into child abuse answers these questions before it is too late.”
The CoE said Ball has been prohibited from ministry for life.

However the National Probation Service has had to draw up “bespoke” licence conditions with the Church so he can continue to exercise his right to worship.

It is understood that the bespoke licence conditions in place are very strict, and include Ball being forbidden from doing or wearing anything that would give him clerical status, or from leading a service.

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said sex offenders are “robustly risk assessed and subject to a strict set of conditions”.

“If they fail to comply, they can be recalled to prison,” the spokesman said.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Rev Justin Welby, has commissioned an independent review – led by Dame Moira Gibb according to reports – into how the Church dealt with the allegations against Ball.

Last year the Telegraph revealed the Church of England was investigating evidence that Ball took services in the place of his identical twin brother in the 1990s, who was then the Bishop of Truro.

It emerged that he may have taken services in Cornwall, where his brother Michael was a former Bishop of Truro.

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Revealed: Charles’ dozens of letters to ‘calculating’ paedophile bishop as victims demand they are made public

Jan 27 2017

  • Prince Charles is believed to have written to paedophile bishop Peter Ball 
  • Ball was jailed two years ago for using his position to groom 18 young men 
  • The former Bishop of Gloucester exchanged letters with Prince Charles 
  • Clarence House stressed the letters are not connected with Ball’s case 

Victims of a paedophile bishop last night called for dozens of letters he received from Prince Charles to be made public.

Extensive correspondence is understood to exist between the future king and Peter Ball, the ‘calculating’ former Bishop of Gloucester, who was jailed after admitting exploiting his position to groom and abuse 18 young men.

The prince’s letters now have been handed to an independent inquiry into the case, launched after Ball was convicted two years ago.

It is not clear what role, if any, they will play in the inquiry which is examining the Church’s handling of the Ball case, but Charles has not given any evidence to it either formally or informally nor has he or his team been asked to.

The content of the letters is unknown, but in a statement yesterday, Clarence House said they believed there was nothing in them which pertained to the case.

A spokesman for the prince said: ‘We do not believe that the letters have any bearing on the issues before the inquiry, but we have not objected to them being shared for their consideration.’

Royal sources insist it would be perfectly normal for the future king to write to the priest, who in 1992 became Bishop of Gloucester, the diocese in which Charles’ country home, Highgrove, sits.

One said that the existence of letters between the two simply reflected their ‘long-standing acquaintance’.

Ball was Bishop of Gloucester which covers Prince Charles’s Highgrove Estate 

It is not clear if the prince continued to write to Ball after his well-publicised earlier arrest and police caution for gross indecency against a 17-year-old boy in 1993.

Ball escaped prosecution for this offence, despite investigators knowing of ‘many’ more allegations against him, after the police received dozens of supportive letters and calls from MPs, former public headmasters, JPs and even a Lord Chief Justice.

At the time his lawyers also told the police they had a letter of support from a member of the Royal Family, but prosecutors said they had not seen this correspondence and there is no evidence that this letter even existed.

 

However, Ball clearly did continue to enjoy cordial relations with the royals as he read the homily at the funeral of the father of the Duchess of Cornwall in 2006

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Prince Charles awarding honour to Dame Moira Gibb. Moira Gibb is made a Dame CBE by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace back in 2012

The letters from Charles are understood to have been handed to the Church of England’s independent inquiry, which is being led by former council chief executive Dame Moira Gibb.

A Church of England spokesman said: ‘We are supplying the inquiry with all information relevant to the inquiry’s purposes as set out in its Terms of Reference.’

The Government’s separate child abuse inquiry is also due to investigate whether there were ‘inappropriate attempts by people of prominence to interfere in the criminal justice processes’ after Ball was first accused of child sexual offences 24 years ago.

Phil Johnson, one of Ball’s victims and chairman of the Minister and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors group, last night called for the letters to be made public in the ‘spirit of openness.’

He said: ‘I think the victims have a right to know what is in them. They may of course just be innocent letters between friends. But given the grave concerns about how the case was handled, the public also have a right to know what the future head of state wrote to Ball for the avoidance of any doubt.’

After his second arrest in 2015, Ball claimed his victims had been ‘spiritually uplifted’ by his treatment of them. The court heard how he targeted young men seeking spiritual instruction on the Bishop’s ‘Give a Year for Christ’ scheme.

He changed his plea at the last minute and admitted to offences against 18 teenagers and young men between 1977 and 1992. He was sentenced to 32 months for misconduct in public office and 15 months for indecent assault, to run concurrently.

The lawyer for some of those he abused said the way establishment figures closed ranks around him had ‘compounded his victims’ anguish’.

Two years ago, 27 letters that Charles sent to ministers between September 2004 and April 2005 were published after a decade-long legal battle over their release that went to the Supreme Court

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Second member of Fiona Woolf inquiry admits controversial links with Lord Brittan

Dame Moira Gibb, who is to sit with Fiona Woolf on the Government’s child sex abuse inquiry, confirms she also has a link with Lord Brittan

Dame Moira Gibb – who was appointed to sit on the panel along with a number of other experts – has admitted a close personal friend worked with Lord Brittan during part of the period which will be closely scrutinised by the inquiry.

In a letter to Theresa May, the Home Secretary, on October 17 Dame Moira said she had no “direct interest in the matters to which the inquiry relates”.

But just five days later she was forced to write to Mrs May again.

gerald-malone

She wrote: “I would like to set out that Mr Gerald Malone, whom I declared as a personal friend, informed me last night that he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Lord Brittan in 1985 when Lord Brittan was Secretary of State for Trade and Investment, and a Government whip from 1986-1987.

Gerald Malone was a Conservative MP in Baroness Thatcher’s and Sir John Major’s governments.

As a trusted worker for Lord Brittan in the 1980s it is conceivable the sex abuse inquiry may wish to take evidence from him about Lord Brittan’s tenure at Home Office.

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Auchi

Other career politicians on the board of General Mediterranean or its subsidiaries are former Liberal party leader Lord  Steel, former president of the European commission Jacques Santer, former Conservative chancellor Norman Lamont and former Tory health minster Gerry Malone, who is chairman of Regent.

www.theguardian.com/society/2003/apr04/health.business?commentpage=1

People don’t like Gerry Malone much. He’s seen as arrogant, unclubbable. ‘I had few friends in politics and it remains so.’ He’s a pal of Andrew Neil’s. John Major’s, too.

He now has a non-executive role in several companies, including Regent GM Laboratories, Ultrasis and Chiltern Invodex.

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20 May 2003

It has been a long and varied career path from engineering student to teacher, social worker and senior director. …management experience on a four-strong executive board running Kensington and Chelsea council, west London.

She joins a growing list of social services directors making it to the very top in local government, moving to the north London borough of Camden as its £140,000-a-year chief executive.

Director of social services in Kensington and Chelsea since 1990

Gibb’s long path to the top began after a two-year engineering course at Glasgow University. She decided it was not for her, moved into teaching – secondary modern in Newham, east London -but soon decided to move on.

1979 Senior caseworker Gosforth Newcastle

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“I had a friend who was a social worker and, while I did not know what they did, I was enthusiastic,” Gibb says. She returned to Scotland for a social work degree course in Edinburgh, and then spent five years in Newcastle upon Tyne, working in the city’s tough Scotswood area.

After a spell teaching social work in Preston, she moved south to Surrey, becoming an adviser in child care, then joined the west London borough of Ealing – rising to assistant social services director, before joining Kensington and Chelsea in 1988 as deputy director. She was promoted to director two years later.

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https://www.england.nhs.uk/about/whos-who/

Dame Moira Gibb is a non-executive member of the UK Statistics Authority.

Dame Moira is Chair of Skills for Care and Chair of City Lit Adult Education College.

She is a non-executive director of the NHS England and chairs its Investment Committee.

She is a member of the Council of Reading University. Her career was in social services and local government, latterly as Chief Executive of Camden Council. She was a Civil Service Commissioner from 2012-15 and a Director of the London Marathon from 2005-11.

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Moira Gibb – social worker in Newcastle

Newcastle:

Brian Roycroft, Colin Gregg, Dawn Reed and Christopher Lillie – Newcastle City Council Nursery paedophile ring etc


Safe hands Moira Gibb also led William Vahey review

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Malone is married to a leading Scottish doctor, Anne Blyth. He made tabloid headlines in 1995 when, still a minister, he attended a live sex show.

Mr Malone, who was a health minister in John Major’s government and is now editor of the European, has issued a formal apology to the title’s features editor, Nicola Davidson, after making a drunken sexual approach to her and then hitting her around the head when he was rebuffed.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/exminister-in-trouble-after-striking-journalist-1165912.html

…He initially became chairman of Regent GM, one of Britain’s biggest suppliers of generic drugs to the NHS, before moving to his current role as chairman of Ultrasis, which specialises in computerised cognitive behavioural therapy software.

But controversy has never been far away where Malone is concerned, and last year he faced an unprecedented challenge to his role in a shareholders’ revolt. Susan Malin, a 42-year-old accountant, stood for election to the board following a row over executive pay, claiming the company was being run “like an old boys’ network”. Unlike the people of Winchester, however, the shareholders stood by him, and the former Tory minister lives to fight another day.

http://www.totalpolitics.com/history/45348/where-are-they-now-gerry-malone.thtml

Re-entering Parliament

Seat of Winchester

He re-entered parliament in 1992, representing the “safe” Conservative seat of Winchester. He was appointed a Minister of State at the Department of Health in 1994, when Virginia Bottomley was the Secretary of State.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Malone

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BUPA Nursing Awards

Production of Award Ceremony in the presence of the Prime Minister (1991): The Princess Margaret (1992); Virginia Bottomley (1993); Gerry Malone (1994); Secretary of State (1995).

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Nurses jeer Minister as strike looms Threat of action by 900,000 NHS staff

May 1995

NURSES were poised to tear up their long-standing no-strike rule after Ministers yesterday refused to back down on controversial local pay deals.

Junior Health Minister Baroness Cumberlege was booed and heckled by members of the Royal College of Nursing meeting in Harrogate for their annual congress, when she claimed that local pay bargaining was here to stay.

She ended with a defiant message for the Prime Minister, Health Secretary Virginia Bottomley, and Health Minister Gerry Malone.

”We will fight for nursing and for the health services of this country, to ensure that our campaign marks a turning point for nursing, and to use the tremendous support we have received to create a better future. We will fight to win this battle and move on to win the war.”

http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/spl/aberdeen/nurses-jeer-minister-as-strike-looms-threat-of-action-by-900-000-nhs-staff-1.680450

http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/spl/aberdeen/gps-to-spurn-malone-s-anti-fraud-prescription-1.47849

Moira Gibb – her views on physical punishment, response to Kensington and Chelsea abuse, and child deaths in Camden under her watch

Malone was  mp for Winchester from 1992 to 1997 (during which time he served as Minister of State for Health under Virginia Bottomley from 1994)

He became editor of the European and was forced to make a public apology for hitting the paper’s features editor, Nicola Davidson, around the head when she rebuffed a drunken sexual advance.

But what of Gibb herself? She has a long history in social work and local government, was president of the Association of Directors of Social Services, received a CBE in 2002, then was knighted in 2012. In 2009, she was appointed by then Children’s Secretary Ed Balls to head the government’s Social Work Task Force in the aftermath of the death of ‘Baby P’, and more recently was appointed to head a public investigation into how paedophile teacher William Vahey was able to drug and abuse 60 children at Southbank International School in London.

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Anger over massive pensions gulf between local authority bosses and ordinary workers

24 March 2009

At least seven London local government bosses are heading for final salary pensions of more than £100,000 a year, the Evening Standard has learned.

They are the first of a new generation of high-earning council chiefs, now in their fifties, who can look forward to six-figure retirement incomes once their careers are over.

The size of the pensions has angered union leaders, who have drawn attention to the vast gap between the “fat cat” bosses at the top of the local authority earnings league and the average London council worker pension of around £4,000.

And three of those due for a windfall have been criticised for serious failings in their social services department after children died.

But councils said the pensions were justified. A spokeswoman for Camden council, where chief executive Moira Gibb is set to retire on a pension of more than £109,000, said: “All local government pension holders pay a proportion of their own wage into these pension schemes and for some people these reflect years of service.

Moira Gibb
Chief executive of Camden
Age: not disclosed
Salary: £210,000
Estimate local government career at retirement: 40 years
Annual pension: £109,375 (£2,187,500 pot)
Lump sum: £267,750

Moira Gibb qualified as a social worker after a short teaching career. She has worked in social services departments in Newcastle, Surrey, Ealing and Kensington and Chelsea.
Since being appointed as Chief Executive of Camden, four serious case reviews have been carried out into the death or serious injury of a child as a result of abuse or neglect. One, a six-year-old girl, was murdered in 2005 by her mother’s boyfriend, despite being on the child protection register. Ms Gibb announced a restructuring of children’s services “to improve the welfare of all children”. The next year a two-month-old boy died after “horrific” abuse.

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THE woman leading the Baby P taskforce faces questions after two children died from abuse on her watch, the Evening Standard can reveal.

Children’s Secretary Ed Balls appointed Moira Gibb from Camden council to review social services across England in the wake of the Baby P scandal. But a series of failings by Ms Gibb’s social workers in two separate cases raised concerns over her suitability for the role.

An Evening Standard investigation found that four inquiries have been held into the death or serious harm of a child from suspected abuse or neglect in Camden in the last five years.

Among the victims was a six-year-old girl, Ukleigha Batten-Froggatt, who was murdered in 2005 by her mother’s boyfriend, despite being placed on Camden’s child protection register. Her mother was also killed in the attack.

Social workers failed to check the police records of his mother’s boyfriend, who was revealed as a convicted child sex attacker with a “troubled” past.

Children’s Secretary Ed Balls appointed Moira Gibb from Camden council to review social services across England

Haringey’s MP, Lynne Featherstone, questioned the appointment of Ms Gibb in light of the other cases in Camden.

“This is concerning information,” she said. “It must, unfortunately, put a question mark over Ed Balls’s choice. He should look into the background here so we are reassured over his choice to lead the taskforce.”

Ms Gibb, who has been chief executive of Camden since 2003, said she did not “seek” the role but was asked to take it on.

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Dame Moira Gibb: Non-executive Director and Chair of the Investment Committee

Image of Dame Moira Gibb - Non-executive Director and Chair of the Investment CommitteeDame Moira Gibb is Chair of Skills for Care and Chair of City Lit Adult Education College. She is a non-executive director of the UK Statistics Authority and a member of the Council of Reading University.

Her career was in social services and local government, latterly as Chief Executive of Camden Council. She was a Civil Service Commissioner from 2012-15 and a Director of the London Marathon from 2005-11.

Paedophile bishop and a cover-up by the Church lasting 23 years: Scandal deepens

Peter Ball – who was eventually jailed after admitting the abuse last year – benefited from a ‘deeply sinister cover-up’.

Secret documents claimed that he had been let off 23 years ago to ‘prevent a scandal in the press’ – despite the Church of England being told he was a serial abuser. Ball resigned as Bishop of Gloucester in 1993, but returned to work within two years.

The report was compiled at the time by a private detective working for Ball’s legal team. It warned senior figures that Ball had been ‘abusing not only his office but many young men’ and had confessed to his behaviour.

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Its existence was reported by the BBC and it was described as being for the information solely of the Bishop of Chichester, the late Eric Kemp, and the then Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey.

The documents also indicate the private investigator frequently got to his victims before police did. They also made it clear that Ball had confessed to abusing boys.

However the documents alleged the bishop was let off with only a caution after his lawyers spoke with a ‘sympathetic’ police officer, Wayne Murdock. He returned to work within two years and moved to the Bath and Wells diocese until 2010.

Now details have emerged for the first time of a secret report by a private detective to help Ball’s defence.

According to the BBC, the documents showed that Mr Murdock had discussed with Ball’s legal team ‘the need to prevent a scandal, especially as Peter was a frequent visitor to Sandringham and is friendly with Prince Charles’.

A source, who has seen some of the secret documents, told the Daily Mail: ‘After Ball was arrested the Church hired a private detective to aide his defence.

Prosecutors have already conceded that the decision not to prosecute Ball in 1993 was ‘wrong’ as there was enough evidence to bring charges.

But it emerged that at the time of his arrest, leading Establishment figures – including two Archbishops of Canterbury, Tory MPs, a senior judge and public school headmasters – mounted an extraordinary campaign to protect hi


In 1993, Ball resigned in disgrace after receiving a police caution for committing an act of ‘gross indecency’

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“Evil bishop drove me to suicide”- this Telegraph article about his abuse  was published in Mar 1993

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Ball escaped with a police caution despite statements from other young men who claimed to have suffered at his hands and  Prince Charles provided Ball with a grace- and-favour mansion on his Duchy of Cornwall estate in Somerset.

The mother of one of Ball’s victim’s said: “This is quite unbelievable. I don’t know what Prince Charles thinks he is doing.

“The man ruined my son’s life and should have been locked away.

“Instead he now lives in luxury on one of the finest estates in the country.

“I don’t feel Ball was ever properly punished – but the fact that the prince has given sanctuary to this pervert is staggering.

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Bishop escaped abuse charges after MPs and a royal backed him, court told

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2006 Prince Charles and Peter Ball  at a memorial service for Camilla’s father Major Bruce Shand at St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge, London

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Lord Carey told the BBC that he had placed Peter Ball on a list of priests banned from the ministry.

But Sussex police documents, released under an Freedom of Information (FOI) request, suggest Ball’s name was not included.

The documents also  indicate Ball associated with other sex offenders in the clergy and that he was investigated in 2008 for being part of a suspected paedophile ring.

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Peter Ball with Peter Canon Gordon Rideout, from Polegate, East Sussex, who was jailed for 10 years in May 2014. He  was found guilty of 36 separate sex offences by a jury at Lewes Crown Court.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-36767415

http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2016/07/famous-eastbourne-people.html

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Canon Gordon Rideout was the vicar of All Saints Church in Eastbourne for 25 years.

Clergyman Canon Gordon Rideout was chaplain at Moira House School, Eastbourne, until 2003, and chairman of governors at Bishop Bell C of E School in Eastbourne until November 2011.

Clergyman Canon Gordon Rideout was a serial sex offender who preyed on young children across the south of England.

In 2013, Rideout, 74, was jailed for 10 years at Lewes Crown Court after being convicted of two attempted rapes and 34 indecent assaults on 16 boys and girls

In the 1970s Canon Gordon Rideout was taken to a military court on child sex-abuse charges.

At that time Rideout was chaplain on a military base.

GORDON RIDEOUT; PEDOPHILE RING

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Gordon Trevor Rideout back in court Dec 21 2016

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Peter Ball was in regular contact with Vicar Roy Cotton, a convicted paedophile priest.  Cotton took children to visit Ball.

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2011 Baroness Butler-Sloss was appointed by the Diocese of Chichester to carry out the review which looked into the behaviour of Cotton and another paedophile priest, Colin Pritchard.

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Bishop turned ‘blind eye’ to Bexhill vicar’s abuse, inquiry hears

06 March 2018

A damning image of ‘wilful blindness’ in historic cases of sexual abuse of children who were ‘terrified and silenced’ by clergy in Sussex has been set out at a public inquiry. Fiona Scolding QC, lead counsel to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), said yesterday that abuse that left an ‘indelible scar’ on children was often ignored or forgiven.

In one segment, Miss Scolding described abuse by a Reverend Colin Pritchard, former vicar of St Barnabas’ Church in Bexhill and a church in Sedlescombe. She said: “There have been suggestions about the culture of abuse operated by Reverend Pritchard and that Bishop Peter Ball turned a blind eye to that abuse.” Pritchard was arrested in 1997 on suspicion of sexual offences, and again in 2007. Miss Scolding said: “There were no restrictions upon his ability to attend church or be involved in ministry with children from his arrest until July 2007.

Reverend Pritchard, who was vicar of St Barnabas in Bexhill, pleaded guilty in 2008 to seven counts of sexual assault on two boys and was jailed for five years. Pritchard – now known as Ifor Whittaker – was convicted last month of sex offences against a boy and jailed for 16 years. The crimes were when he worked in Sedlescombe, police said. Speaking on behalf of the Diocese of Chichester and Archbishops’ Council for the Church of England, Nigel Giffin QC said the Church’s response to abuse in the last few decades was ‘not nearly good enough’. The IICSA inquiry will look into how far institutions failed to protect children from sexual abuse within the Anglican Church. It focuses on abuse within the Diocese of Chichester, which covers all of Sussex, as a case study. Miss Scolding said: “As a society we have over the past 10 years had to examine some uncomfortable truths about our wilful blindness to such abuse.” Richard Scorer, speaking on behalf of many of the victims, said: “The Church of England claims to offer moral guidance to the country yet clerical sexual abuse cases powerfully undermine the claim. This leads to the cover-up of abuse. “The question is whether the Church can be trusted to put its own house in order.” In a statement, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said: “The failures that we have seen are deeply shaming and I personally find them a cause of horror and sadness. “That children have been abused within the communities of the church is indeed shameful.” The inquiry continues.

https://www.bexhillobserver.net/news/crime/bishop-turned-blind-eye-to-bexhill-vicar-s-abuse-inquiry-hears-1-8404108

Baroness Butler-Sloss Report

 

Former Sussex priest jailed for sex abuse against boy

Feb 22 2018

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Ifor Whittaker was previously known as Colin Pritchard

A “disgusting and despicable” ex-Anglican priest has been jailed for sexually abusing a boy and conspiring with another priest to abuse the child.

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Ifor Whittaker, formerly Colin Pritchard, was convicted of abusing the boy, aged between 10 and 16 when the abuse happened in the 1980s and 1990s.

The 73-year-old also conspired with ex-clergyman Roy Cotton, who has since died, to commit sex acts.

Whittaker, of Rectory Road, Sutton, south London, was jailed for 16 years.

He was told he will serve a minimum of 10 years in prison. He is already a registered sex offender for life after a previous conviction.

Sentencing Whittaker, Judge Paul Tain described the priest’s behaviour as “disgraceful, disgusting and despicable”,

He said: “It was an obvious and clear case of grooming, where he carefully manipulated a vulnerable child.”

Whittaker had “attempted to bamboozle, cheat and mislead the jury”, the judge said.

He said the abuser had “plied the victim with alcohol” and “emotionally blackmailed the boy by saying ‘no one would believe you over a priest'”.

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The boy had been invited by Whittaker to do gardening work at the church

Whittaker, a former rector of Sedlescombe, near Battle, was convicted of seven counts, which also included gross indecency and inciting the boy to commit gross indecency.

The offences took place between February 1987 and February 1993 in East Sussex, Hove Crown Court was told.

The jury was told Whittaker was a “predatory paedophile” and had organised and facilitated the abuse with Cotton, who worked as a priest in Brede, near Rye, in the 1990s.

He died in 2006 and was never prosecuted.

The victim, now in his 40s, told the court Cotton had been the main abuser and had “just passed me over like a toy to be borrowed by a friend”.

‘Quite forceful’

The court heard the abuse began after he was invited to do gardening work at the church by Whittaker in return for pocket money.

Whittaker and Cotton “had an agreement” and Cotton would often take the boy to and from Whittaker’s house, it was said.

There were also occasions at Cotton’s house when, after abuse had taken place, Whittaker would “suddenly immediately appear in the room as if he had been watching”, the jury heard.

Whittaker’s victim described him as “quite forceful, quite scary”.

The jury was told Whittaker had previously pleaded guilty to gross indecency and indecent assault in 2008 over offences which had take place in Wellingborough in Northamptonshire against teenage boys in the 1980s.

‘Profound regret’

In 2010 Baroness Elizabeth Butler-Sloss was appointed by the Diocese of Chichester to carry out the review into how the two priests were allowed to work at East Sussex churches following the earlier sex abuse allegations.

The diocese apologised “unreservedly” after Baroness Butler-Sloss’s report criticised both senior clergy and Sussex Police over how they dealt with historical claims of abuse by Cotton and the then Colin Pritchard.

Following Whittaker’s latest conviction, the Diocese of Chichester issued a statement saying: “We express our profound sorrow and regret to the victim in this case and our admiration for their courage and determination in coming forward.

“The abuse of children is both a travesty and a tragedy and a complete betrayal of the Christian faith.

“This case demonstrates once again why it is so important to listen to those reporting abuse.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-43141768

THE former Bishop of Blackburn has been criticised in an inquiry report into child sexual abuse in his former diocese.

The Right Rev Nicholas Reade, the Bishop of Blackburn from 2004 to 2012, has been held to account by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse over his time as Archdeacon of Lewes, in the Diocese of Chichester.

The Rev Robert Coles admitted the alleged sexual abuse of a teenage altar server in the 1980s to Bishop Nicholas and a fellow clergyman, the inquiry was told.

But despite Coles confessing to sexual activity with the 15 or 16-year-old boy at his home, neither Bishop Nicholas nor his colleague disclosed this information to police, following the former’s arrest in 1997.

Coles, who was a parish priest across the southern diocese, faced no criminal action at the time.

But an investigation was relaunched in 2012 and he was later convicted on two separate occasions of serious sexual offences involving young boys and given substantial jail sentences.

Referring to the 1997 disclosures, Prof Alexis Jay, the inquiry’s chairman, said in a final report: “Archdeacon Reade declined to report a serious indecent to the police, yet repeatedly sought to justify this failure on the basis that ‘he had not raped the boy’.

“Coles should have been reported to the police and subject to disciplinary action or a risk assessment.”

The inquiry heard that Coles sexually groomed a child in 2007-08. He was officially retired but still continued to officiate.

Mr Reade was also found to have defended another minister, Rev Roy Cotton, who had a past conviction for indecent exposure involving a boy in a church organ loft in the 1950s.

Cotton, an ‘Anglo-Catholic’ was supposed to only be allowed to celebrate Mass at his retirement home but officiated in public several times when children were present, the inquiry report disclosed.

He was investigated twice over allegations that he abused boys in the 70s and 80s, with another disgraced minister. Three victims came forward to make accusations. No criminal action was taken but Sussex Police’s inquiry was found to be ‘inadequate’. Cotton, who was the subject of later church and judicial inquiries, died in September 2006.

Prof Jay, referring to Cotton’s case, added: “This was a clear example of the diocese failing to prioritise its responsibilities for children and young people.

“Its concerns seem to have been led by pastoral concerns for Cotton, rather than the danger he posed to children.”

The current Bishop of Blackburn, the Right Rev Julian Henderson, this week wrote to all clergy in the diocese, calling on them to learn lessons from the inquiry’s findings.

Mr Reade was Archdeacon of Lewes before being appointed Bishop of Blackburn in 2004. He retired in 2012.

The child sex abuse inquiry was prompted by revelations that no fewer than 20 individuals with connections to Chichester Diocese had been convicted of sexual offending against children, including Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Lewes and later Bishop of Gloucester, over the past 50 years.

In her findings, Prof Jay said: “The Church must take action to ensure that this catalogue of errors does not occur again.”

https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/17721096.former-bishop-of-blackburn-failed-to-tell-police-of-boys-sexual-abuse/?ref=twtrec

Update: 26 Apr 2017

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Colin Pritchard is accused of seven offences against a boy

A former Anglican priest has been charged with sex offences against a boy in the 1980s and 1990s.

Ifor Whittaker, 72, formerly known as Colin Pritchard, is charged with seven offences involving the boy, who was aged between 12 and 16 at the time.

He is accused of conspiring with ex-clergyman Roy Cotton, who has since died, to commit sex acts with the boy.

Mr Whittaker, of Rectory Road, Sutton, south London, is due to appear before magistrates on 24 May.

He is also accused of gross indecency and inciting the boy to commit gross indecency.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between February 1987 and February 1993 against the boy in East Sussex.

Mr Whittaker was vicar of Sedlescombe, near Battle, and it is claimed the offences took place there, Sussex Police said.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-39724639

In 2014, Butler-Sloss covered up for Peter Ball when she kept allegations about bishop Ball’s abuse out of a report.


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Rev Vickery House charged with 8 sex offences which took place between 1970 and 1986 in
East Sussex and Devon.

The police investigated allegations of sexual offences by Ball against 19 young men and boys, in East Sussex and elsewhere between the 1970s and the early 1980s.

Vincent S. aged 10 yrs, from Grafton Children’s Home, was taken to Elm Guest House and to a house in Bexhill, in East Sussex.
John Stingemore lived in Bexhill in East Sussex.
 
John Stingemore was deputy head of Grafton Close children’s home

John Stingemore at the trial of Peter Sutcliffe..linked to Savile..linked to McSweeney…

Sussex Police received a complaint about a sexual assault by Sir Jimmy Savile in Worthing in Sussex.
Nicholas Rabet ran a children’s activity centre in Sussex.
He lived at Cross-in-Hand, near Heathfield, for five years before moving to Asia, and was suspected of having had sex with up to 300 underage boys.
Adrian Johns, former resident of Bryn Alyn children’s home, died in a 1992 fire aged 32 in Brighton, East Sussex. Verdict – unlawful killing
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Peter Bick lived in Bexhill in East Sussex.

On 23 April 2012, a former altar boy, Christopher Hunnisett, 28, appeared in court accused of murdering Peter Bick, 57, as part of a campaign of hate against paedophiles.

Bick is believed to have been a friend of Prince Philip. Bick shared a love of carriage racing with Prince Philip.

Police found Peter Bick, 57, dead in his flat on January 11 201.

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2005 The wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles

Lambeth Palace was warned that Peter Ball, a close friend of Prince Charles and who attended his wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles in 2005, was a serial abuser of boys and young men shortly before he resigned as Bishop of Gloucester in 1993.

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Ball resigned as Bishop of Gloucester following the caution and a short time later Prince Charles invited him to live in a lodge house owned by the Duchy of Cornwall in Aller, Somerset.

He described the Prince of Wales at the time as ‘a loyal friend’.

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Peter Ball lived at Manor Lodge in Aller, Somerset, provided by Prince Charles on the Duchy of Cornwall estate (Guide Price £375,000)

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey wrote to police in 1993 with letters of support for the then Bishop of Gloucester Peter Ball who was being investigated for sex offences

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1993 Rt Rev Michael Ball and twin Brother Rt Rev Peter Ball – Church House – Westminster

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Carey praying the name of Bishop Ball will be cleared.

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In one of Lord Carey’s letters he told police it was “improbable”  that Peter Ball was guilty.

The Old Bailey was told a member of the Royal Family and other establishment figures backed Ball while he tried to avoid charges of sexually abusing young aspiring priests in the early 1990s.


Church failed to pass Peter Ball abuse evidence to police in 1993

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Church leaders failed to give police incriminating evidence about disgraced former Bishop Peter Ball in 1993, according to Sussex police documents.

Ball, 84, was jailed last year for sex assaults on 18 teenagers and young men in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

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He courted a niece of Sir Anthony Eden (former prime minister)

Peter Ball was governor of Radley, Wellington and Lancing

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The Queen has appointed a monk as – Church of England bishop for only the third time in living memory…Father Peter Ball. The two other modern monk-bishops have been the late Rt Rev Walter Frere, Bishop of Truro, 1923-35 and the Rt Rev Trevor Huddleston, the present Bishop of Stepney

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Bishop Peter Ball, Tom Driberg & Trevor Huddleston all went to Lancing College and are all paedophiles.

Some of Peter Ball’s “schemers” were sent to work with the Community in Uruguay

Neil Todd, the teenage aspirant monk who was sexually abused by Ball, said  bishop Ball told him that the Prince had written him personal letters. He didn’t say what was in them …Then he told me they were in his safe and added: “One day they will be very valuable.”’

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“…complained to the police, who then spent 15 weeks turning out every cupboard in Ball’s life over the past 20 years.

Whatever else the police found – and there may well have been other allegations – they evidently decided to take no further action.”

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Peter Ball and Jimmy Savile were close and visited Prince Charles at Highgrove often.

Staff at Highgrove, the Prince of Wales’s country home, had grown accustomed to these intimate exchanges when the Rt Rev Peter Ball, the now disgraced Bishop of Gloucester, came to offer solace and enlightenment to their boss.

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Prince Charles has a strange temple at Highgrove.

During his time in Lewes, Peter Ball got to know Jimmy Savile well.

Ball was bishop of Lewes between 1977 and 1992

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and Jimmy Savile was bishop Ball’s principal entree into the Waleses’ household.

 

Always wondered why the friendship between them? An odd couple.

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Mutual interests?

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“Nobody will ever know what you have done for this country Jimmy. This is to go some way in thanking you for that.”


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Lot No 524 ‘THE QUEEN FIXED IT FOR JIM’ Jim’ll Fix It badge.

 

 

This York Student Television project from 1992 makes clear reference to Jimmy Savile’s paedophile tendencies.

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Published on Oct 31, 2012

This York Student Television project from 1992 makes clear reference to Jimmy Savile’s paedophile tendencies. The source description says it originates from 2nd February 2011 but the end credits twice state clearly 1992. It seems to attempt to shy away from literal sodomy on Savile’s part but there are clear and unambiguous sexual references including a direct allegation of paedophilia.

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Jim’ll Sodomise You was a one-off short spoof of Jim’ll Fix It. It features David Bartlett wearing a tracksuit and glitzy wig and covered in bling, doing a not-bad impression of Jimmy Saville.

The idea being that Jim in this case would not fix it, and would thereby sodomise your ambitions (rather than literally sodomise you).


Bishop Peter Ball and Jimmy Savile were close and visited Prince Charles at Highgrove often.

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Peter Ball was propelled into the royal circle by two people… One was prebendary Willie Booth, a former chaplain at Westminster School,the other was Jimmy Savile.

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Jimmy Savile committed a number of sex offences in Sussex at the time when Ball was bishop

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Royal Family, Paedophilia, Satanism & Murder

Aug 29th, 2017


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Ball appeared regularly on t.v.with his twin brother.

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After his appointment to Gloucester was announced, Ball became a regular visitor to Highgrove and was held in such high regard that Charles attended his enthronement.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3265742/Jimmy-Savile-Prince-Charles-close-friendship-sex-abuse-bishop-Peter-Ball.html


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Peter Ball: a close friend of public figures, including Prince Charles and Lady Thatcher

 

Bishop Peter Ball – was a founder member of the Thatcher Foundation set up by the former prime minister.

While Bishop Suffragan of Lewes, he had come to public notice through his close friendship with Ian Gow

The Guardian Dec 16 1992

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The Margaret Thatcher Foundation was formed in 1991

 

Ball dined with Thatcher at the Savoy and Margaret Thatcher’s former Chief Whip Tim Renton MP said any criminal action against Ball was “far too great a punishment”link

Peter Ball saw a good deal of the Norfolks and Abergravennys, and

Peter Ball was a friend of Lord John Wakeham and Sir Ian Gow

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Thatcher & Ian Gow (PPS to Thatcher) both turned a blind eye to Alan Clark affairs

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2447852/No-10-turned-blind-eye-Alan-Clark-affairs-Thatcher-aware-liaisons-minister.html

MINISTER BEDDED JUDGE’S WIFE AND DAUGHTERS (Underage) News of the World 1994

Alan Clark MP who was involved in a scandal with two 14 yr old girls –

Clark was involved in a sex scandal with a woman and her daughters — ‘the coven’

The Trouble with BBC ‘Children in Need’ Ambassador Max Clifford and Tory MP Alan Clark

In the leaked video Clifford, the legendary PR Guru to the stars and elites let slip that he had successfully hid away the sins of one Tory MP, and ‘diarist’, Alan Clark.

https://youtu.be/u8m4sSCEZlU

http://21stcenturywire.com/2012/11/13/the-problem-with-the-bbcs-children-in-need-ambassador-max-cliffords-relationship-with-tory-mp-alan-clark/


Peter Ball saw a good deal of the Abergravennys

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 – John Nevill, 5th Marquess of  Abergavenny


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 Lord Hampden, Anthony David Brand was Deputy Lord-Lieutenant for East Sussex from 1986 until 2000

Lord Hampden, Anthony David Brand and Peter Ball, were involved in the 1986 Derry Mainwaring Knight Satanist trial

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“Ordo Templi Orientis”

Derry Mainwaring Knight involved with  Ordo Templi Orientis

 

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Derry Mainwaring Knight – Whitelaw, Powell and Abse:

 

Lord Longford wrote the foreward to a book Brand had written