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Athenaeum Club

 

The prestigious Athenaeum Club – a favourite drinking hole for cabinet ministers and other members of high society

A short walk away from Westminster, the Athenaeum is used by several vice-chancellors and senior academics when they are on business in London. Many universities hold dinners for alumni at the club

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2002/jan/03/highereducation.news

A club that has counted Sir Winston Churchill, Lord Palmerston, Lord Curzon and Jimmy Savile as members

It was Cardinal Basil Hume, at the time the Archbishop of Westminster, who put Jimmy Savile up for membership….

Cardinal Hume was presented with the Order of Merit by the Queen

 

Savile had to wait only two months before being admitted to the club in 1984.

“It’s a considerable thrill for someone like me to be able to rub shoulders with the fascinating people who use the Athenaeum,” the disc jockey said.

I hope to go there once a week and have lunch or dinner with the object of speaking to people like ex-prime ministers.”

The cardinal had introduced Savile to Pope John Paul II when he visited Britain in 1982. Of Savile’s election to the Athenaeum, the cardinal’s spokesman noted: “He is a great admirer of what Jimmy has done for young people – and Stoke Mandeville – and is delighted to help in this matter.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/celebritynews/9596850/Sir-Jimmy-Savile-causes-anguish-at-the-Athenaeum.html

 

 The Dark Truth About Jimmy Savile‘: 1983 Sun interview.

Sir Jimmy Savile – the Athenaeum

The late Cardinal Basil Hume is being held responsible for the election of Sir Jimmy Savile as a member of the Athenaeum, the historical Pall Mall establishment.

10 Oct 2012

Jimmy Savile became a member in 1984

 

 

 Paedophile Patrick Gilbert, friend of royalty, top church official

 

Patrick Gilbert – Athenaeum Club – chairman executive committee 1985-1989

 

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

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The Athenaeum Club in Pall Mall was where Cardinal Hume introduced Savile … and where Terry Woods, Proctor’s lover, was a member.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2981983/Spanking-parties-Enoch-fan-right-wing-Maggie-Shamed-Tory-MP-Harvey-Proctor-revelled-notoriety-writes-ANDREW-PIERCE.html

https://books.google.com/books?id=aJPGCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT55&lpg=PT55&dq=athenaeum++club+%2B+”terry+woods”&source=bl&ots=bkT_aGbx3-&sig=B00BD5l7Gjh0PjbnIu-0lBRbLD4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwivk8KY6-7WAhUFRiYKHSlkAgsQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=athenaeum club %2B “terry woods”&f=false

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Woods met Rev Edwin Stark there. Stark offered him a place to stay at the Eton Mission. Stark already knew Proctor.

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Proctor needed an office hand to help in his new constituency with leaflets etc. Stark recommended Y-front Woods for the job.

Interesting, too, that Lord Porn (Lord Longford)  was related to Villiers who was in charge of Eton Mission:


Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09

Wells meet Cliff Richard at club 59, Eton College Mission, Hackney Wick.


The Athenaeum Club

Barrel Vault, Entrance Hall.The Athenæum Club

Past members include Joseph Conrad, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, W. Holman Hunt, Thomas Huxley, Rudyard Kipling, Lord Leighton, John Ruskin, and many members of the Anglican clergy.

http://www.victorianweb.org/art/architecture/athenaeum/9.html

Other members

Skelthorn was a member of the Athenaeum Club


 

Skelhorn was the DPP in 1970 when the decision was made NOT to prosecute Cyril Smith

Oct 11 2017

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Skelhorn – Cyril Smith

Top prosecutor ‘lied about knowing of sex abuse claims against MP Cyril Smith despite police having said the allegations ‘stood up”

  • Sex abuse allegations against the MP, who died in 2010, dated back to the 1960s
  • MI5 passed claims on to police, with one inspector saying claims ‘stood up’
  • Despite this, the Director of Public Prosecutions decided not to prosecute
  • Inquiry hears allegations would have been examined before Smith was knighted 

Sir Norman Skelhorn’s decision in 1970 came despite a senior detective warning the ‘sordid’ accusations against Smith ‘stood up’, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse heard.

Lead counsel Brian Altman QC said that the security services were informed that the Rochdale Alternative Press (RAP), which published an investigation into Smith in 1979, had been misled by Sir Norman’s office.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4962944/Prosecutor-lied-knowing-Cyril-Smith-sex-claims.htm

Athenaeum Club Members

 

 Roy Jenkins Chancellor of the Exchequer and Home Secretary OM PC. oversaw legalisation of abortion and decriminalization of homosexuality as home secretary. Adviser to Tony Blair in the 90’s


Virginia Bottomley – member of the Athenaeum Club

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Alun

Virginia Bottomley was too close to  paedophle Peter Righton to act on warnings from Peter McKelvie


Lord Carlile –  member of the Atheneum Club

Ex-terror reviewer Lord Carlile to re-examine Bishop Bell sex abuse decision

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/23/ex-terror-reviewer-lord-carlile-re-examine-bishop-bell-sex-abuse/


Dame Alison Fettes Richard, DBE, DL

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge,[3]

The decision to reinstate Cambridge professor  Nicholas Hammond was taken by the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alison Richard 


 

Queen Elizabeth and vice chancellor of Cambridge, Alison Richard

Cambridge University is allowing an academic, Nicholas Hammond, to keep his job despite a conviction for possessing sickening pornographic images of children.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/universityeducation/3385614/Cambridge-University-don-keeps-job-despite-child-pornography-conviction.html

Background on Alison Richard who welcomed paedophile professor back to Cambridge:

Friendly with the Bush Family

Alison Richard asked her daughter  Charlotte  to live with President George W. Bush’s daughter Barbara when Barbara and Charlotte attended Yale.

Alison Richard is co-trustee of the Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation, a board member at Prince Philip’s WWF-International (Prince Charles, is the current UK head of the WWF) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (along with James A. Baker, III, former secretary of state under George H.W. Bush and secretary of the treasury under Ronald Reagan)   and chairs the Advisory Boards of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, Luc Hoffman Institute and Perrett Laver.

She serves as an advisor to the Arcadia Foundation along with Lord Jacob Rothschild OM GBE

…. funded by the Liz Claiborne Art Ortenberg Foundation, WWF, the Schwartz Foundation, and USAID.

She is allegedly a member of the Athenaeum Club

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J. M. Barrie OM, Author of Peter Pan, alleged to have been a pederast, two boys who he became guardian of committed suicide.


Winston Churchill – prime minister, KG OM CH TD PC DL FRS RA, Freemason


Harry St John Philby archaeologist and Arabist intelligence officer, alleged connection to the round table group, muslim convert, chief head of the Secret Service for the British Mandate of Palestine had extensive meetings with all involved in the Palestine question. They were Winston Churchill, King George, the Prince of Wales, Baron Rothschild, Wickham Steed, and Chaim Weizmann, the head of the Zionist movement.

Anthony Blunt MI5 agent, soviet spy, alleged pederast, rumoured to have organised depraved blackmail parties. close to the Rothschilds

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/18/cambridge-spy-ring-what-biographers-say

Blunt –  Elm Guest House visitor


 Rudyard Kipling was a member of the Athenaeum Club – his grandson is Lincoln Seligman – godchild and defender of Ted Heath

Was Ted Heath defender, Robert Armstrong, also a member of the Athenaeum Club?

 1974 Lord Wright had been taken to lunch at the Athenaeum Club to be vetted by Robert Armstrong

https://books.google.com/books?id=UsEtDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT239&lpg=PT239&dq=robert+armstrong+athenaeum+club&source=bl&ots=l0OnwL-UxR&sig=Rvepj7R5hLsDxQYKESYveU6uXv8&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj5mp7NyenWAhWJSiYKHadHAEUQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=robert%20armstrong%20athenaeum%20club&f=false

 

Patrick Nigel Geoffrey Gilbert

This church sex pervert abuses lad and doesn’t go to prison  1993

(15.06.93)

Patrick Gilbert, friend of royalty, top church official

Athenaeum Club (chairman executive committee 1985-1989)

A top church official who sexually abused a boy of 14 walked free yesterday because it was claimed the shame of jail could jail kill him.

Pervert Patrick Gilbert, a friend of Royalty, molested his victim for four years after paying for him to have ballet lessons. He had sex with him at his luxury home and on foreign trips in his role as boss of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, a Church of England charity.

A leading clergyman who saw them together suspected what was going on, but did nothing. Wealthy bachelor Gilbert 59, who has a previous conviction for molesting two 13-year-old boys, began by fondling the younster in the bath. …Gilbert – head of the SPCK for 21 years was given only a nine-month suspended sentence after his counsel revealed he was sick and suicidal. Judge Michael McMullen said he was not jailing him immediately because the strain could give him a fatal heart attack.

The victim joined a dance class run by a trust of which Gilbert was a governor.


 

13 July 1988

1988 Conservative Advisory Committee on the Arts and HeritageSir Roy Strong, Sir John Tooley, Sir Jack Boles, Lord Rippon Sir Hector Monro – the team believe Patrick Gilbert from SPCK is the best man to advise

Sir Roy Strong, pictured with Prince Charles, has been at the heart of the Establishment for nearly 50 years

Carey and Patrick Gilbert /  Nikaean Club /

Carey trying to fill the coffers after Patrick’s child abuse conviction

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^ “Religion”  run on a money making business basis — cash for dining – sponsors/lobbyists == biz model – not anything to do with belief.

Canon Christopher Hill worked with Patrick Gilbert and met the boy.

He “realised they had an intimate sexual relationship.”…Gilbert’s previous offence against the two 13-year-olds happened in 1962 when he was a school governor. He was given three years’ probation.

Gilbert quit the SPCK in December 1991 –a month after his arrest. He was given a £ 16,000- a year pension.

Dr Donald Coggan Archbishop of Canterbury and Cardinal Hume Archbishop of Westminster

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Testimonials to Gilbert included one from former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Donald Coggan

Dr Donald Coggan and convicted paedophile Peter Ball

Pal of Royalty Patrick Gilbert

Gilbert worked for the charity – Society Promoting Christian Knowledge

Patrick Gilbert often met the Queen, who is patron of the SPCK, at Palace garden parties.

Gilbert also discusses the charity’s affairs with Princess Alexandra’s husband Sir Angus Ogilvy, one of its governors.

 

Angus Ogilvy close to Jimmy Savile and Prince Charles

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Churchman in sex case convicted

14 June 1993

A CHURCH of England charity worker who molested a teenage boy was given a suspended sentence yesterday after a judge was told that he suffered serious health problems.

Patrick Gilbert, 59, who had a character reference from a former Archbishop of Canterbury, admitted three specimen charges of indecently assaulting a 14-year-old boy over a two-year period.

And the churchman, who served 10 years as a member of the Archbishop’s Committee on Roman Catholicism, also confessed to a previous conviction for indecent assault on two 13-year-old boys in 1962 while a school teacher.

Rev Hill

Gilbert, the former president of the Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge smiled as he left Wood Green Crown Court in north London accompanied by the resident Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, the Rev Christopher Hill. Gilbert refused to comment on the offence or the sentence of three terms of nine months suspended for two years each.

Sentencing him, Judge Michael McMullan, said Gilbert was a ‘wealthy and influential’ man who had breached the trust of the boy and his parents. He added: ‘With an offence of this kind only a custodial sentence could be justified. Considering the seriousness of the offence, I entirely take into account your breach of the boy’s trust.

‘You have also breached the trust of his parents, who put their son in your care because they believed you were the kind of man you appeared to be.’

But the judge decided not to jail the bachelor because of his health and ‘very severe punishment’ he had already undergone through losing his reputation. Gilbert, of Hampstead, north London, had been admitted to hospital last week with heart trouble, the court was told, and psychiatrists assessed him as a suicide risk.

The judge said: ‘You were a man, wealthy and in an influential position, able to assist this young man in his chosen career.

‘Whatever your motives originally were, it ended in wholly illegal sexual gratification with a 14-year-old boy.

‘Any quality of consensuality has to be looked at against the background of the fact that you, a wealthy and influential man, were assisting and enabling him in his career.’

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/churchman-in-sex-case-convicted-1491695.html


Patrick Gilbert – Governor Ellesmere College, Shropshire, 1978-1987

Ian Beer first met paedophile Peter Ball In 1961.  He wrote a letter of support for him.

Beer was a young headmaster at Ellesmere College when he met Ball. Ball was setting up the Community for the Glorious Ascension in Stroud.

It was Ian Beer who asked the Bishop of Shrewesbury if Peter Ball could be elected a Governor.

http://mandatenow.org.uk/letters-in-support-of-bishop-peter-ball-make-extraordinary-reading-here-in-full/

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Patrick Gilbert SPCK Holy Trinity Church Marylebone

 

The Holy Trinity Church in Marylebone, Westminster, built specifically to celebrate the defeat of Napoleon, hasn’t been used as a place of worship since the 30’s, but that didn’t stop artist Paul Fryer from making a religious statement by hanging this terrifying statue of Satan inside.

The piece, titled “Lucifer (Morningstar)” is a wax sculpture depicting the devil snared in a set of power lines.

https://roadtrippers.com/stories/this-statue-of-lucifer-might-be-the-creepiest-art-installation-ever-1

In 1937 Penguin moved out to Harmondsworth, and the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK), an Anglican missionary organization, moved in. It was their headquarters until 2006, when they relocated to Tufton Street, Westminster (they have since moved again to Pimlico); the church is currently used as an Events space operated by One Events and known as One Marylebone.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Trinity_Church,_Marylebone

Patrick Nigel Geoffrey Gilbert, religious organization administrator. Decorated Lord of Manor of Cantley Netherall, Norfolk, Order of St. Vladimir; recipient awards for civic and professional service

born: May 12, 1934

Educated, Cranleigh School, Merton College, Oxford. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Columbia Pacific University, 1982.

Lecturer further education South Berks College, 1959-1962. Personal assistant to Sir Edward Hulton, 1962-1964. With Oxford University Press, 1964-1969, managing director in Westinghouse group, 1970.

General secretary Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, 1971-1992. Consultant Three Georges Development Company, 1994-1997, Saga Travel, 1994-1998.

Membership

Board directors Surrey Building Society, 1988-1993. Chairman Camden Arts Council, 1970-1974, vice president, 1974-1990. Steward Artists’ General Benevolent Institution, 1971-1993.

Trustee Overseas Bishoprics Fund, 1971-1992, Richards Trust, 1971-1992, Buxton Trust, 1973-1992, chairman, 1983-1992. Trustee World Association Christian Communications, 1975-1987. Governor, vice-chairman St. Martins in Fields School, 1971-1972.

Fellow Corporation of Saints Mary and Nicholas-Woodard Schools), 1972-1992, trustee, corporation executive, 1981-1992. Chairman board trustees, honorary treasurer Art Workers Guild, 1976-1986. Chairman, founder National Association Local Arts Council, 1976-1980, vice president, 1980-1993.

Governor body SPCK Australia, 1977-1992, New Zealand, 1988-1992, India, 1971-1992. Governor Ellesmere College, Shropshire, 1978-1987, St. Michael’s School, Petworth, 1978-1988, Roehampton Institute Higher Education, 1978-1992, Pusey House, Oxford, Contemporary Dance Trust, 1981-1990. Active All Saints Educational Trustee, chairman finance and investment committee, 1978-1992.

Active Partnership for World Mission, 1979-1992, Church Public Committee, 1980-1984, Executive Anglican Consultative Council Research Project, 1982-1984, Court of City University, 1987-1993. Board directors SPCK, United States, 1983-1992. Chairman academy disciplinary appeals tribunal Roehampton Institute, 1983-1989, chairman audit committee, 1989-1992.

Chairman Concord Multicultural Arts Trust, 1980-1989. Trustee Dancers Resettlement Fund, chairman finance committee, 1982-1990, Dancers Resettlement Trust, 1987-1990. Member Greater London Arts Association (honorary life, chairman 1980-1984), Master Worshipful Company of Woolmen, Publications Association (council member 1990-1992), Athenaeum Club (chairman executive committee 1985-1989), Nikaean Club (chairman 1984-1992)

http://prabook.com/web/person-view.html?profileId=1413019

https://books.google.com/books?id=XpvYAAAAMAAJ&q=SPCK+%2B++Australia+%2B+patrick+gilbert&dq=SPCK+%2B++Australia+%2B+patrick+gilbert&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi4_-2jkvXWAhXFMSYKHfuKA3MQ6AEINTAD

Patrick Nigel Geoffrey Gilbert was a director at Guild Of Freemen Of The City Of London. This company, registration number 00109150, at the time was located at 4 Dowgate Hill,, London, NW3 6SU. The records indicate there are 7 filings that mention Patrick Nigel Geoffrey Gilbert. This 83-year-old British national had been a director from May 22, 1992. Patrick Nigel Geoffrey Gilbert’s work history includes 2 positions. Among the professionals Gilbert worked with we can name: Dr John Thomas Breen (from 1992-05-22 to 2013-07-12), a director at Guild Of Freemen Of The City Of London, and Lady Moorea Black (from 1992-05-22 to 2009-07-08), an established director at Guild Of Freemen Of The City Of London. Patrick Nigel Geoffrey Gilbert resigned from being a director on June 30, 1993.

http://www.checkdirector.co.uk/director/patrick-gilbert/

13 July 1988

Honorary Members of the Guild Art Workers Guild…

Prince Philip, Prince Charles and

Patrick Gilbert (1972)

Sir Derek Pattinson and Barnaby Miln JP photographed in 1986.

Rev Sir Derek Pattinson – one of his closest friends was Patrick Gilbert

Pattinson described as “a pin-striped eminence grise”, another remarking that he was “almost a caricature of the discreetly powerful civil servant”.
Pattinson  was also a Freemason and a member of the Athenaeum Club and the Savile Club.[1]
Pattinson was first touched by scandal in 1987 in connection with the Preface to Crockford’s Clerical Directory, written anonymously by his friend the Revd Canon Gareth Bennett, Dean of Divinity of New College, Oxford, who committed suicide as a result of the controversy it caused. Pattinson was responsible for commissioning the Preface and was thought to have failed to predict the outcome of publishing it
Questions over churchman’s charity trip: Andrew Brown reports on a leading Anglican’s visit to South Africa with a homosexual friend

4 December 1992

THE MOST powerful layman in the Church of England took his homosexual companion around South Africa on a trip for an Anglican charity, the Independent has learnt. He later repaid to the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge the extra costs involved.

The bills, showing the two men shared a room on the trip in 1990, were approved by Patrick Gilbert, the society’s then managing director, who resigned suddenly last year and is now facing charges of indecent assault.

The Rev Sir Derek Pattinson, as he now is, was secretary-general of the Church of England’s General Synod for 18 years, until 1990, when he was knighted on retirement and embarked on training for ordination.

He was also chairman of the executive committee at the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, a 300-year-old missionary society and publishing house, currently being investigated by the Charity Commissioners after revelations about the extravagance of Mr Gilbert, its last managing director.

Sir Derek set off on a prolonged fact-finding trip around southern Africa at SPCK’s expense in the autumn of 1990, while he was still secretary-general of the Synod.

In Johannesburg he was joined, by pre-arrangement, by Barnaby Miln, a homosexual activist who had been the one of the youngest Justices of the Peace in England.

For most of the years when Sir Derek, 62, was training for the priesthood, he lived with Mr Miln in a flat in Westminster owned by the Diocese of London.

Dr Graham Leonard, the traditionalist who has now announced he plans to leave the Church of England in protest against women priests, was then Bishop of London. He agreed to Sir Derek’s ordination without the customary investigation of his suitability by the Church’s Advisory Council on Ministry.

‘It’s perfectly true that (Sir Derek) never went to a selection conference, because technically he was the employer of the staff who were arranging it,’ Dr Leonard said.

Mr Miln claims that Dr Leonard knew the set-up. ‘The Daily Mail chap, Tony Doran, had got through the outer door on the morning of the deaconing and accused (Sir Derek) to his face of being a homosexual. And Derek sent him away,’ he said.

‘The telephone then started ringing, and Graham Leonard decided to go ahead . . . The organist was told to play full blast, should there be a protest; and at the private do afterwards. Graham Leonard came up to me and said: ‘I did you a favour, Barnaby.’ ‘

Dr Leonard attended a packed General Synod debate in 1987 when Sir Derek was on the platform and Mr Miln, then a lay member, announced that he was a homosexual.

The Synod went on to pass by an overwhelming majority, a motion condemning ‘homosexual genital activity’.

Before Sir Derek could become a priest, Dr Leonard retired, and was replaced by the Rt Rev David Hope, the former bishop of Wakefield. He compelled Sir Derek to return to the theological college at Mirfield, Yorkshire, for an extra term, which he had hoped to skip. But he did ordain him.

Dr Hope said: ‘I knew that they were sharing rooms or a flat. But it was put to me that Barnaby Miln was looking after Derek, caring for or about him. I would presume that their domestic arrangements were satisfactory and wholesome because I was not told otherwise.’

Sir Derek serves as a curate in St Gabriel’s, Warwick Square, central London, whose rector is David Skeogh. Mr Skeogh, a ‘high’ Anglo-Catholic, is a former schoolteacher who served as Dr Leonard’s domestic chaplain both in Truro and London.

While Sir Derek was away at Mirfield last spring Mr Miln began a relationship with David O’Reilly, a young Irishman. He had previously been attracted to a handsome Australian teacher, whose athletic interests led him to take up an exercise programme, which resulted in a knee injury.

Mr Miln said he was due for a cartilage operation at the end of March and ‘needed somebody to get me around. And Derek was due back from Mirfield for the ordination and so forth. So we needed somebody to drive us around.’

David O’Reilly was Mr Miln’s chauffeur and lover from April until he died in mysterious circumstances behind King’s Cross railway station, north London, on 6 August this year.

On 20 May, for reasons which are still unclear, two police cars pulled over Mr Miln’s car as Mr O’Reilly was driving him along the Westway in London. The two men were taken separately to police stations, and interrogated for six hours. The car was searched, but nothing unusual was found except some leaflets promoting the Anglican Centre in Rome.

Mr O’Reilly introduced Mr Miln to hard drugs very soon after their relationship began. Mr Miln said that in very little time he was spending hundreds of pounds a week on heroin and cocaine.

On 6 August, Mr Miln’s 45th birthday, Mr O’Reilly drove him to King’s Cross. He parked there, left Mr Miln in the car, and went to buy some cocaine. What happened next is unclear. Mr Miln believes it was murder: the Crown Prosecution Service found no case to answer, when police passed on papers of the case. In any case, Mr O’Reilly fell, or was pushed, under the wheels of a lorry and died.

Sir Derek collected Mr Miln from the police station where he had been questioned for hours by officers wanting to know why he was in the car and what Mr O’Reilly had been doing. He denied everything, but admitted on two separate occasions afterwards that Mr O’Reilly had in fact been buying cocaine for him.

The relationship between Sir Derek and Mr Miln deteriorated, though the two men continued to live together.

Since Mr Gilbert’s forced retirement last year from the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, the new managing director, Paul Chandler, has completely revised its financial controls. He said yesterday that none of the society’s travel budget came from contributions made by the public.

Sir Derek, when challenged over the allegations, replied that he had paid by cheque for Mr Miln’s share of the hotel bills in South Africa immediately after his return. But he could not produce a record of this.

He has disappeared and cannot be contacted. Dr Hope has ordered him to take medical leave for six weeks, and will review his position at the end of that time.

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/questions-over-churchmans-charity-trip-andrew-brown-reports-on-a-leading-anglicans-visit-to-south-1561343.html

Milne – partner of Sir Pattinson’s -Pattinson’s closest friend – Patrick Gilbert

Claims that a former Justice of the Peace and member of General Synod, Barnaby Miln, ran a gay prostitute ring from a flat he shared with the general secretary of the Church of England, Sir Derek Pattinson, are also advanced. In 2003 the tabloid newspaper The People ran an expose of Miln with the headline

GAY SEX DEN IN CHURCH BOSS’S ‎£1m FLAT; Kinky friend of royals runs orgies yards from Westminster Abbey.”

That Was The Church That Was: How the Church of England Lost the English People” by Andrew Brown of the Guardian and Prof. Linda Woodhead of Lancaster University, the publisher’s advertisement for the book, set for release on 11 Feb 2016, states:

The Church of England still seemed an essential part of Englishness, and even of the British state, when Mrs Thatcher was elected in 1979. The decades which followed saw a seismic shift in the foundations of the C of E, leading to the loss of more than half its members and much of its influence. In England today ‘religion’ has become a toxic brand, and Anglicanism something done by other people. How did this happen? Is there any way back?

This ‘relentlessly honest’ and surprisingly entertaining book tells the dramatic and contentious story of the disappearance of the Church of England from the centre of public life. The authors – religious correspondent Andrew Brown and academic Linda Woodhead – watched this closely, one from the inside and one from the outside. That Was the Church, That Was shows what happened and explains why.

Those familiar with the contents of the book report it recounts episodes in the life of the Church of England from the controversy over the preface to the 1988 edition of Crockford’s Clerical Directory, which excoriated Archbishop Robert Runcie and the leadership of the Church of England as “wicked” and intolerant — the fury of the church establishment in response is believed to have led to the suicide of the preface’s author, the Rev. Gareth  Bennett, to salacious claims about the sexual peccadilloes of leading churchmen.

The late John Stott is claimed to have been gay and to have penned an anonymous book in 1970 supporting homosexuality. Claims that a former Justice of the Peace and member of General Synod, Barnaby Miln, ran a gay prostitute ring from a flat he shared with the general secretary of the Church of England, Sir Derek Pattinson, are also advanced. In 2003 the tabloid newspaper The People ran an expose of Miln with the headline “GAY SEX DEN IN CHURCH BOSS’S ‎£1m FLAT; Kinky friend of royals runs orgies yards from Westminster Abbey.”

Writing in the Independent in 1995 about General Synod’s debates on homosexuality Brown wrote:”Only one man, a JP from Hereford named Barnaby Miln, admitted to being a homosexual. Later, he was to live with the Secretary-General of the General Synod, the Rev Sir Derek Pattinson, after the couple had been on a tour of southern Africa partially paid for by SPCK, the oldest missionary society in the Church of England. Mr Miln was last heard of in Hereford jail, serving six months for defrauding the inmates of an old people’s home.”

References to Miln’s imprisonment have been removed over the past few months from his entry on Wikipedia. Anglican Ink has not been able to verify the veracity of the Independent’s claim that Miln had been imprisoned — and it has not seen the letter detailing the grounds for the threatened libel action.

Asked to comment on the reasons for the recall and for the grounds upon which a libel action was laid, Bloomsbury’s publicity agent responded: “ I only know that there’s been a legal complaint.”

Pattinson was vice-president of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.

In his most recent Who’s Who entry Derek Pattinson cited Barnaby Miln (three years ago the subject of a tabloid story detailing his taste for rent boys, cocaine and spanking sessions) as his “partner”.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1531374/The-Rev-Sir-Derek-Pattinson.html

A TOP churchman’s boyfriend has turned their pounds 1million home into a depraved gay spanking brothel, The People can reveal.

Barnaby Miln, pal of royals and bishops, provides rent boys and perverted sex services including bondage and corporal punishment.

MPs, civil servants, showbiz personalities and respected church dignitaries are among the clients invited to his monthly gay orgies.

Former magistrate Miln uses the internet to advertise the vice den in the plush flat yards from Westminster Abbey that he has shared with his gay lover the Rev Sir Derek Pattinson for 15 years.

Sir Derek was the Church of England’s most senior layman – secretary general of the church’s “parliament” the General Synod  – for 18 years before becoming a minister.

The couple’s pals among the rich and famous will be shocked to learn of Miln’s sordid activities, exposed by a special People investigation.

The man who brags he was close to the Queen Mum and Princess Margaret and was an adviser to a former Archbishop of Canterbury acts as a gay prostitute offering caning and other kinky services.

And he has handsome young men on his books who charge pounds 200 for sex. Miln told our undercover reporter he could have sex with him for pounds 60, saying: “My fantasy is to take a pretty boy like you in broad daylight and right in front of the Abbey.”

The 56-year-old pervert, who advertises his spanking parlour as the Headmaster’s Study:

-KEEPS canes, handcuffs and other restraint gear in the swish apartment where the walls are covered by framed photographs of famous churchmen and one of Miln with Princess Anne.

-REVELS in dangerous sex, shrugging off the perils of Aids.

-OFFERED our investigator ecstasy, apologising for being out of the cocaine he likes to share with gay partners.

-BOASTED of having sex with thousands of men including a new 19-year-old lover.

Miln, whose clients call him Judge Judy after the American TV series, told our man: “I love sex, I can’t help myself. I love meeting gay boys or straight men over the internet.

“It gives me a reason to live. But the older you get the more isolated you become.

That is why I went on the game, to treat young boys like you to the discipline you deserve.”

The People investigated after spotting an advert for the Headmaster’s Study in a seedy gay contact magazine. We also traced a website advertising spanking sessions.

Miln was pictured posing in his study alongside photos of clients stretched over a bookshelf being caned. Our investigator was invited to the apartment in Strutton Court, Great Peter Street, after swapping text messages with Miln to fix an appointment.

Sir Derek, 73, was not there. He has a broken leg and spends most days in a London nursing home.

Miln talked about the private parties he arranged and said: “I get all sorts here – civil servants from Whitehall, MPs, the odd showbiz personality and even people from Buckingham Palace. I know one or two people there and naturally I get some top names in the church as well.”

Our man saw the handcuffs and restraints that Miln keeps in the bedroom. A brolly stand in the drawing room was crammed with canes.

Miln lost no time in offering our reporter sex without a condom and told him: “There is nothing better than dangerous sex.

“I could have HIV but at my age I don’t care. If I then give it to someone it will be because of their stupidity.”

He added: “I had a test a month or so ago so I don’t think there would be any danger to you.” But it seemed a strange attitude for a man who was special adviser on Aids and sexuality to Dr Robert Runcie  when he was Archbishop of Canterbury.

There were several volumes on Aids on the bookshelves in the flat. Miln even devised the red ribbon as a symbol of Aids awareness. With Sir Derek, he also helped raise large sums for the Anglican Church with events including a VIP reception at Lambeth Palace. In 1997 he escorted Princess Anne round a Christian Aid exhibition in Scotland.

It was a very different world to the one he revealed to The People’s investigator. He said he charged pounds 60 an hour as a gay escort offering caning and other kinky corporal punishment.

He also said he had half a dozen younger guys ready to provide gay sex.

In a casual sweater and trendy Armani jeans and sporting a gold Rolex, Miln emerged from the kitchen with two glasses of Jack Daniels and Coke. He also offered the investigator a cigar and an ecstasy tablet “to help unwind”.

He admitted: “I like to share cocaine but haven’t got any with me at the moment.”

Miln said Sir Derek was “out of town at the moment and too old to take an active part.” But Sir Derek’s involvement with Miln landed him in a huge row with church elders in 1990.

He had taken his lover on a six-week fact-finding tour of South Africa paid for out of church missionary funds.

Two years later Miln was quizzed by police probing the mysterious death of his chauffeur, a young Irishman he had an affair with. The man’s body was found at the back of King’s Cross railway station.

Police discovered he had introduced Miln to hard drugs and the two had spent a fortune on heroin and cocaine.

Miln was a JP in Hereford and London from 1978 to 1994 and lived with his elderly mother in Edinburgh for some years. He was once a member of the Synod but turned his back on the Church after a ruling that practising homosexuality was considered a sin.

Three years ago he set up a gay escorts agency in Edinburgh employing about 20 rent boys as young as 18. He found them through fliers dropped in pubs, clubs and other gays gay haunts.

Miln tried to recruit the investigator as a rent boy and invited him to return to the flat the following day.

When our man arrived Miln claimed he had just finished “punishing” a university lecturer who regularly turned up for a thrashing with a whip.

Miln urged the reporter to relax. He handed him an ecstasy tablet from about 30 he had in a drawer by his bed, saying, “Here, take on of these.”

The investigator said he would take it later. Laboratory tests confirmed it was ecstasy.

We later confronted Miln and asked him whether Sir Derek knew of the sordid activities at the flat.

Miln said: “He’s too ill for that. He’s muddled and forgets things in five minutes but we have spoken about it.

“Derek is still my partner but he is not at all well and in a nursing home. He has been there for several months.”

Asked about the ecstasy, he said: “I’d rather not comment about that.”

A spokesman for the Diocese of London , former owners of the flat, said: “Sir Derek is a non-stipendiary minister but is very old now.

” The property is no longer anything to do with us.”

What an enlightening read.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/GAY+SEX+DEN+IN+CHURCH+BOSS’S+pounds+1m+FLAT%3b+Kinky+friend+of+royals…-a0107977595

 

https://upclosed.com/people/barnaby-miln/

Charities

Whilst on the General Synod Barnaby Miln was a trustee and later chairman of the Langley House Trust for ex-offenders and treasurer of the (British) Churches Council on Alcohol and Drugs. He brought to the latter his experience as a licensing justice in Hereford.

https://alchetron.com/Barnaby-Miln-256172-W

Runcie advised by Rev Patrick Gilbert

29 Oct 1981



 Profumo Affair

Days after Ward’s arrest, there was a meeting at the Athenaeum Club of men who had been asked by his solicitors to testify to his good character; they decided that if Astor had declined then so would they.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2013/01/dirty-tricks-campaigns/

The Guardian 03 May 1988

Stephen Ward at the centre of the Profumo affair was killed on orders from MI5, according to an unnamed MI6 operative. The MI6 contact told them Ward was a threat. He is quoted as saying there were sex photographs, which could damage the Macmillan government and the royal family. …on the night he died, Ward wrote to the Home Secretary, Henry Brooke, but the letter was suppressed.

 

Misc

 

The Tennessean 20 Jan 1980

 

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1379272/Butler-sacked-stealing-leftovers-exclusive-gentlemens-club-worked.html

Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate

1978

https://books.google.com/books?id=z4keAQAAMAAJ&dq=robert+runcie+and+patrick+gilbert&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=+patrick+gilbert

Gilbert/SPCK/Armenia/Henry Hill/Vasken

https://books.google.com/books?id=7GHkAAAAMAAJ&pg=RA4-PA8&dq=%22patrick+gilbert%22+%2B+%22palace%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiqqoSK8_PWAhWI4iYKHQqRCEAQ6AEIRzAG#v=onepage&q=%22patrick%20gilbert%22%20%2B%20%22palace%22&f=false

March 29, 1984 Mission Society Opens American Branch

Other British Society visitors attending the service and board meeting included Patrick Gilbert, general secretary, and Lionel Scott, vice-chairman of the governing body.

https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:WsEbf4SQeSoJ:https://episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/ENS/ENSpress_release.pl%3Fpr_number%3D84070+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

George Basil Hume Foundation

https://www.cardinalhumecentre.org.uk/2011/11/25th-anniversary/

 


 

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Bishop Victor Whitsey Investigated for Child Abuse Covered up by CoE

Bishop Victor Whitsey  – Another dead one…

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3 July 2019

Bishop of Chester accepts he failed to pass on vicar’s ‘child abuse confession’ letter to church safeguarding adviser or police

THE Bishop of Chester has accepted he made a “misjudgement” when he allowed a vicar to continue working despite having read a letter from him alluding to child abuse.

Dr Peter Forster had not commented on his involvement in the Charles Dickenson case until he gave evidence under oath at the Independent Inquiry Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) on Wednesday (July 3).

He accepted that he was the only one to have read the letter in 2009 and failed to pass it on to the police or even to the Diocese of Chester safeguarding adviser.

The Standard and its sister paper the Warrington Guardian were first to lift the lid on the Dickenson case earlier this year, covering his sentencing hearings at Chester and then Liverpool Crown Court.

Now 89, the former vicar at Christ Church in Latchford, Warrington, was jailed for 27 months after pleading guilty to eight counts of sexual assault.

The inquiry heard he had written the letter – previously referred to as a “confession” in court – to accompany his application for a renewal of his PTO (Permission to Officiate) 10 years ago.

All clergy must fill out a confidential disclosure form with their application and one question asks: ‘Has there ever been an allegation that your conduct has caused significant harm to a child?’.

Dickenson ticked the ‘yes’ box and wrote a letter of explanation, parts of which were read out at the inquiry.

In it he said he had received a complaint from a boy’s father in 1974, which he disclosed to the then Bishop of Chester, Victor Whitsey.

Police never became involved and Whitsey – himself now known to be a child abuser – chose to simply move Dickenson to another parish.

In his letter, Dickenson wrote: “He made me make a solemn promise that I would never again interfere with any youngster.”

It was put to Bishop Forster that the tone of the letter “intimates it was truthful” and there was “enough there to raise a concern that this had not been dealt with properly in 1974”.

The bishop, who had gone on to approve Dickenson’s PTO, replied: “I made a judgement that I accept was a misjudgement, that the ongoing risk from Dickenson was very small.”

He added: “Since his conviction the publicity has been very extensive and no hint of impropriety has emerged. It seems his assurance that he would not do this again was borne out.”

Asked again why he had allowed Dickenson to continue working having read the letter, the bishop replied: “I took a view. I’m perfectly prepared to accept that that was a misjudgement. I accept that it wasn’t handled properly at the time.”

He also accepted that there was nothing to prevent him from passing the information to the police in 2009.

“That could have been done, yes,” he told the inquiry.

Things had changed in the past 10 years and now a referral to the police on such matters would happen “automatically”, he said.

Bishop Forster was also grilled on his actions surrounding two other child sex abuse cases.

The first involved Wallasey vicar Rev Ian Hughes, who was jailed for a year in 2014 after he admitted downloading 8,000 indecent images of children.

The inquiry heard that Bishop Forster took immediate action to suspend Hughes following his arrest but post-conviction had consulted with the Church of England’s President of Tribunals on whether to impose a 20-year ban, rather than a lifelong one.

He referred to the seductive nature of the internet, and stressed Hughes was young at 46 and had an exemplary record within the church.

“I knew him well,” Bishop Forster said. “I think he got drawn into a very sick and unsatisfactory situation.”

However, he stressed he had simply been following procedure by consulting with the President of Tribunals and a 20-year-ban would in no way guarantee a return once it had been served.

Risk assessments would be carried out and safeguarding procedures and training in general were far more rigorous these days.

The bishop was also asked about a reported disclosure to him in 2002 of inappropriate behaviour by the late Bishop Victor Whitsey.

He said he did not recall the conversation but believed it may have involved an allegation that Whitsey put his arm around someone.

“He had a reputation of odd behaviour in general,” Bishop Forster told the inquiry. “If someone said something odd about Victor Whitsey it probably wouldn’t have registered, partly because he was somebody who was known to behave in slightly odd ways.”

Cheshire Police began an investigation in 2016 after a church safeguarding adviser in Chester passed on details of alleged abuse by Whitsey.

A year later detectives revealed that they would have spoken to him in relation to 10 of the witness allegations if he had been alive.

Whitsey died in 1987.

https://www.chesterstandard.co.uk/news/17746289.bishop-of-chester-accepts-he-failed-to-pass-on-vicars-child-abuse-confession-letter-to-church-safeguarding-adviser-or-police/?ref=twtrec

Review to begin into alleged sexual abuse by late Bishop of Chester Victor Whitsey

22 May 2019

AN inquiry into reports of sexual abuse by a former Chester bishop will begin imminently – two years after it was first promised.

The Church of England has today (Wednesday, May 22) disclosed details of a ‘learning lessons case review’ into the actions of the late Hubert Victor Whitsey.

Cheshire Police began an investigation in 2016 after a church safeguarding adviser in Chester passed on details of alleged abuse by Whitsey.

A year later detectives revealed that they would have spoken to him in relation to 10 of the witness allegations if he had been alive.

Whitsey died in 1987.

The review will be carried out by His Honour Judge David Pearl, an independent reviewer commissioned by the Church’s National Safeguarding Team (NST).

Documents outlining its ‘terms of reference’, shared with this newspaper by the Diocese of Chester, reveal it intended to cover a timespan of alleged abuse from 1974 to 1982.

However, specialist abuse lawyer Richard Scorer, who represents nine of Whitsey’s alleged victims, said the abuse began earlier and he had requested to have the timeframe extended to 1966.

He told The Standard today: “I welcome the fact that the review has been announced. It is important that the reviewer leaves no stone unturned in investigating what was known within the church, by whom and at what point in time.

“These issues have to flushed out and the reviewer needs to be determined and forceful in his pursuit of answers to these questions.”

Mr Scorer had previously been critical of the way the Church and the Diocese of Chester had handled the Whitsey case, alleging a cover-up had taken place.

His suspicions were reaffirmed earlier this year when it emerged the Diocese had missed two opportunities to report paedophile Warrington vicar Charles Gordon Dickenson who was jailed in March.

A separate NST review is expected to begin shortly to investigate these failings and to determine whether the current bishop of Chester, Dr Peter Forster, was aware of any cover-up.

Mr Scorer, who works for Slater & Gordon, said at the time: “The church cannot be relied on to police itself – we urgently need all these instances of possible cover-up to be investigated independently, and until that happens victims will have no confidence that the church is serious about rooting out abuse.”

A Church spokesman has since apologised for the delay in starting the review into the Whitsey case.

He said: “We apologise for the length of time this has taken to sort and for any distress this may have caused survivors.

“A separate ‘lessons learnt review’ will be carried out into the case of the Revd Dickenson.”

The terms of reference for the Whitsey review state that a total of 19 people have come forward with allegations of abuse by the late bishop.

Outlining its remit, the document states: “This review (“the Review”) will allow those individuals who have indicated that they have sustained harm at the hands of Hubert Victor Whitsey or another Church body or officer to describe their experiences.

“The Review will identity both good practice and failings in the Church of England’s handling of the allegations relating to Hubert Victor Whitsey, including its safeguarding practice, in order that the Church of England can take steps to enhance and improve its response to allegations of abuse and, thereby, ensure a safer environment for all.”

It will focus on two questions: what the Church of England knew about alleged abuse perpetrated by Whitsey and what the Church of England’s response was to those allegations.

The reviewer will investigate whether any further abuse could have been prevented and will pledge to be “transparent and open” about information collected, the document states.

The news comes as the Church faces continued scrutiny over its safeguarding processes in the wake of the Dickenson case – first reported by The Standard and sister paper the Warrington Guardian – and the BBC Panorama investigations team which broadcast a programme on church-related abuse last month.

https://www.chesterstandard.co.uk/news/17656738.review-to-begin-into-alleged-sexual-abuse-by-late-bishop-of-chester-victor-whitsey/

Dame Alun Roberts‏@ciabaudo

Chester sources tell me that this godly man was a close friend of Peter Morrison, the Puddington paedophile…

 

 

Former bishop of Chester investigated over abuse allegations

Victor Whitsey, who died in 1987, would have been interviewed over allegations if he were alive, police say

 


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Law firm says the late Victor Whitsey was ‘almost certainly a prolific abuser of children’

17 October 2017

http://www.chesterstandard.co.uk/home/2017/10/17/gallery/former-bishop-of-chester-was-almost-certainly-a-child-abuser-97446/

St. Andrews Scout Troop 1971

“Once again we were called upon to provide a guard of honour for the Bishop of Chester Victor Whitsey who came to confirm 22 candidates. Many of them Scouts.”

http://theandrews.scoutsites.org.uk/files/2013/04/The-History-of-the-Andrews.pdf

They look after their own kind

It was Heath’s prompting that led to the appointment of Whitsey to the see of Chester; who was the first choice of neither of the two archbishops though they both put him on their list; a spare time …

 

https://books.google.com/books?id=V3YcAAAAMAAJ&dq=whitsey+and+ted+heath&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=whitsey

 

 

Thus Edward Heath Whitsey will appoint the Bishop of Chester and Robin Woods, the future Bishop of Worcester, as deacon of Windsor. In these .


https://books.google.com/books?id=soAZBWVfutMC&pg=PA43&lpg=PA43&dq=heath+and+whitsey&source=bl&ots=DqcR6adGzY&sig=HbWgcNGC0eSjRZtFLa4xsRWLvTQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiY7bC6t_zWAhVGSSYKHaY2ApgQ6AEIRTAI#v=onepage&q=heath%20and%20whitsey&f=false

In these two cases Heath marked a preference, habitual at home, for dynamic and smiling men capable of making ardent bishops. Heath also attached himself to the social origins of future prelates. Whitsey – of working-class origin in Lancashire – was a part-time macon and a football player – an unusual profile in the Anglican elite.

https://books.google.com/books?id=soAZBWVfutMC&pg=PA43&lpg=PA43&dq=heath+and+whitsey&source=bl&ots=DqcR6adGzY&sig=HbWgcNGC0eSjRZtFLa4xsRWLvTQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiY7bC6t_zWAhVGSSYKHaY2ApgQ6AEIRTAI#v=onepage&q=heath%20and%20whitsey&f=false

Chester Cathedral

The abusive incidents are said to have occurred when Whitsey was in office, including assaults at Bishop’s House in Chester, and when he was in retirement and living in Lancashire.

The former bishop of Chester, Victor Whitsey, is being investigated 30 years after his death over allegations of sexual abuse in the latest scandal involving high-profile figures in the Church of England.

A lawyer representing four of the alleged victims has claimed the abuse was covered up by the C of E and has called for a independent review.

 

The allegations date from the late 1970s when Whitsey was bishop of Chester, and in the 1980s after he had retired and was living in the diocese of Blackburn.

The C of E said it had supported a police investigation into allegations of sexual offences against children and adults. The police told the church that, had Whitsey still been alive, he would have been interviewed in relation to 10 allegations. Whitsey died in 1987.

In a statement, the archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, and the bishop of Chester, Dr Peter Forster, said: “We are deeply sorry and apologise to those individuals who have come forward to share their account of abuse by a bishop in the Church of England who was in a position of power and authority. We appreciate that it is very difficult for individuals to come forward and to give their account.

“Sexual abuse is a heinous crime – and is an absolute and shameful breach of trust. We acknowledge that for survivors the effects of sexual abuse are lifelong. We are offering pastoral support to all those who have come forward and continue to hold them all in our prayers.”

It added: “The church will consider what lessons can be learned from this case and whether any action needs to be taken as a result of what these inquiries have shown.”

Cheshire police said the allegations related to 13 people, five males and eight females. “The abuse is alleged to have taken place whilst the bishop was living and working in Chester and one incident is reported to have taken place outside the county,” a statement said. The police investigation had spanned 13 months, it added.

Richard Scorer, a specialist abuse lawyer from Slater and Gordon, which represents four of Whitsey’s victims, said: The abhorrent and disgusting abuse perpetrated by Bishop Whitsey destroyed many lives, driving some to attempt suicide. What is equally abhorrent is that the Church of England knew of his abuse, did nothing to stop it and covered it up. It is crucial that there is now an independent review into Whitsey abuse and who failed to act when they learnt of his heinous behaviour.”

The law firm understands that a complaint was made to the C of E while Whitsey was still serving as bishop of Chester, but it was not passed to police. The church was believed to have been made aware of further allegations following Whitsey’s retirement, but no action was taken.

Slater and Gordon released a statement from one of Whitsey’s alleged victims. It said: “When I met Victor Whitsey I was young, innocent, and naive. I longed for his blessing to achieve my wish of a future as a vicar, serving God and the community. He told me he agreed I had a calling from God. He also told me he had the power to give me everything I wanted in life and the power to take it all away. He then proceeded to abuse me sexually and psychologically. I was powerless to stop him.

“I blamed myself, though I was the only victim and rationalised that it was my fault … I told no one; who would believe a teenage boy’s word against a bishop of the Church of England? I became reclusive and came to the ultimate conclusion. The prospect of ever seeing Victor Whitsey again was so abhorrent to me that I turned my back on my beloved church and my calling to serve God. I self-harmed and have spent a lifetime focusing on resentment and bitterness.

“Twenty years after my abuse, I suffered a complete mental nervous breakdown which included attempted suicide. Because of the sexual abuse I suffered at the hands of Victor Whitsey I lost my faith, my chosen life as a vicar, my self-belief, my freedom from worry and my dignity. Child sex abuse is a crime which stays with you for a lifetime. As a child you don’t understand why or what is happening, but as you grow older you realise the enormity of the abuse and it hurts you all over again – you blame yourself for allowing it – you hate yourself for being weak.

“Since my abuse, not a day has gone by that I have not thought about what happened to me.”

The author of the statement said he hoped there would be a public inquiry “to understand not only what Whitsey did to his victims but to also learn who knew what he was doing, to what extent his actions were intentionally covered up, and who else was complicit in the crimes that he committed, and for which, I continue to suffer every day of my life”.

The church has faced a number of high-profile cases of sexual abuse.

Peter Ball, a 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.

A damning independent report, published in June, found that senior figures in the C of E had colluded over a 20-year period with the disgraced former bishop.

The report made harrowing reading, the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said. “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.

George Carey, a former archbishop of Canterbury who was criticised in the report, resigned as honorary assistant bishop in the diocese of Oxford.

Two years ago, the church issued a formal apology for alleged sexual abuse committed by one of its most senior figures, George Bell, the late bishop of Chichester, who died 57 years ago. It also settled a civil claim brought against Ball by a survivor.

However, critics accused the church of acting improperly and without sufficient evidence, saying Bell’s “condemnation as a paedophile” had irreparably damaged his reputation.

An independent report into the church’s handling of the case is expected to be published next month.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/17/former-bishop-of-chester-hubert-whitsey-investigated-over-abuse-allegations

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.

Peter Ball
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.

Bishop George Bell
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.

J Holland‏ @Giantkiller1731

You have only to look at the Archbishop of York..John Sentamu…and recall: 1) he was personally picked by IDI AMIN. 2) IDI AMIN was involved in Genocide of up to 500000 3) AMIN used the law in UGANDA to achiev his aims.

name 1 person u helped in UGANDA..only 500000 were killed….surely u saved someone.

Matthew Ineson‏ @InesonMatthew 13

I’m in Private Eye …! Or more accurately the bishops and appalling safeguarding is. Thank you!




Yet another paedophile from the Royal Artillery – Rev Victor Whitsey


 

Royal Artillery:

PIE leader Lieutenant Peter Righton 1944-48

Major William van Straubenzee 1943-47

Edward Heath 1941 -47

Trevor Denby Lloyd-Hughes 1945

Reginald Prentice 1943

Victor Whitsey 1939-1942

Brigadier M.A. Carthew C.B.E., DSO, Royal Artillery 1945 – 1947 married to Beryl Muir, aka Bee Carthew

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/305th_Infantry_Brigade_(United_Kingdom)

http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/102-laa-light-anti-aircraft-regiment-royal-artillery-336-337-338-batteries.42605/page-4

Cyril Smith, Ted Heath and Baron Reginald Prentice

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2001/jan/22/guardianobituaries.obituaries

Whitsey – a Royal Army chaplain

Click to access 1988_Autumn_Magister.pdf

Click to access Magister_1970_to_1999.pdf

The force identified 13 adult and child alleged victims – five male and eight female – of the late Bishop of Chester Victor Whitsey between 1974 and 1981.

Its report said two victims were aged 13 to 17 and the alleged abuse was carried out in Chester and Lancashire.

A relative, Rachel Whitsey, told the BBC she had no comment to make.

Bishop Whitsey, who was married with children, retired in 1981 and died in 1987.


‘I’d never let him near children’: Leading child sex abuse expert who investigated said she would not trust former Prime Minister Ted Heath were he alive today

  • Dr Elly Hanson says Ted Heath would not meet ‘modern safeguarding criteria’
  • She hit out at the ‘hostile’ response to police enquiry into the late Prime Minister
  • Compared it to the Harvey Weinstein scandal in being late to surface in media

One of four ‘independent scrutineers’ given full access to secret details of child sex allegations against Sir Edward, Dr Hanson praised the ‘professional, thorough and sensitive’ inquiry.

Dr Hanson said: ‘The hostile response by some to the inquiry into Sir Edward Heath is disappointing. To label everyone who comes forward as fantasist is unfair and unhelpful. It sends completely the wrong message to all victims of sexual abuse.

‘As we have seen in the Weinstein case, if they feel they won’t be listened to they will remain silent.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4980996/Child-sex-expert-not-trust-Ted-Heath-children.html

 

Runcie – As a lower-middle-class boy from Liverpool he at first had a hard time of it, but quickly learned form. His platoon and his fellow-officers – among them names like William Whitelaw – soon discovered that he was good company and an amusing and talented mimic.

After returning to Oxford, where he gained a first class degree in Greats and learned a classical liberalism which shaped his thought for the rest of his life, he went to Westcott House, the theological college in Cambridge. There the other ordinands – trained by Kenneth Carey – included Hugh Montefiore, Simon Phipps, Patrick Rodger, Graham Leonard, Stephen Verney and Victor Whitsey

Lord Runcie in same platoon as WIllie Whitelaw and was trained by Kenneth Carey who also trained  Victor Whitsey


1975- the 210th Anniversary

After lacking much ceremony for the 200th birthday of the Church, Mr Denton organised a long programme of special events, with special services and musical presentations in the church.

The Parish Festival series of events was launched on 27th April 1975, with a special service at which the Bishop of Manchester (Rt Rev Patrick C Rodgers) was present. The Poynton Band (now the Vernon Building Society Brass Band) accompanied the organ for a communion service. Other services later were attended by the band and songsters of the Salvation Army, the Choir of St Winifreds (RC) School, and choirs from other local junior schools and the Hazel Grove Male Voice choir.

To remind us that our church was initially consecrated by the Bishop of Chester (when Manchester was a mere parish), the 210th Anniversary Service held on 13th July was conducted by the Bishop of Chester, Rt Rev Victor Whitsey. The Bishop first spoke to the children on temptation, and thanked the congregation for their work and witness.

Mr Denton + Chester

http://shawweb.myzen.co.uk/stephen/thomas4.htm

THE death of society photographer Lord Lichfield has evoked happier memories dating back to when he married Lady Leonora Grosvenor at Chester Cathedral 30 years ago.

Up to 20,000 on-lookers turned out to witness the arrival of the bride and groom at the west door in March 1975 along with guests including Lord Lichfield’s cousin, the Queen, the Queen Mother, and Princess Margaret.

Lord Lichfield’s photographic subjects such as actress Joanna Lumley and model Britt Ekland also attended.

Lady Leonora’s father, Sir Robert George Grosvenor, was the fifth Duke of Westminster while her brother Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, was then Lord Grosvenor.

Lord Grosvenor, who inherited the title aged 27 on the death of his father in 1979, was given the task of escorting his sister to the cathedral. His younger sister Lady Jane was also present.

Lichfield, famed for his trendy dress sense, wore a traditional grey morning suit and tails while Lady Leonora, looked beautiful in a Christian Dior gown.

Later the happy couple left by helicopter to spend the night at a London hotel before jetting off to the Caribbean for a 19-day honeymoon. On their return they lived together at Shugborough Hall in Staffordshire.

Lord Lichfield, then aged 35, and Lady Leonora, who was just 26, had three children together, but the romantic dreams of that day did not last and they divorced 11 years later in 1986.

Canon Lawrence Skipper, of Handbridge, who was then the Rector of Eccleston, has a long association with the Grosvenor family and played a supporting role during the service which was taken by the Archbishop of Dublin and also assisted by the Bishop of Chester, Rt Rev Victor Whitsey.

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/20000-gathered-see-lord-wed-2903093

1998 Police last week confirmed that the late MP Peter Morrison had been picked up twice and never brought to trial. There appeared to be no trace of either incident in official records.

The Guardian (London, Greater London, England)

02 Jun 1998


The wedding assisted by Whitsey – Lichfield – Wheelyboat director

(Peter’s brother) Charles Morrison acted as deputy lieutenant for Hereford from 1995

CHARLES Morrison was on the left wing of the Conservative Party and a firm supporter of Edward Heath.

The new wheelyboat Sir Charles Morrison

An appointment that gave him special pleasure was chairman of the Handicapped Anglers’ Trust, which provided “wheelyboats” to facilitate wheelchair access, later called the Wheelyboat Trust

http://www.scotsman.com/news/obituaries/the-hon-sir-charles-morrison-1-712493

Sir Charles Andrew Morrison, of The Wheelyboat Trust

http://www.directorstats.co.uk/director/charles-andrew-morrison/

Wheelyboat directors

Leonora Anson, Countess of Lichfield

born as Leonora Mary Grosvenor, a daughter of the 5th Duke of Westminster

attended Shernborne school

Since 1979, the Countess has been an extra lady-in-waiting to The Princess Royal.

Leonora, once touted as a contender in the Prince Charles sweepstakes

Lord Lichfield Focuses on Two Loves—wife Leonora and His Photography

As one of London’s resident rakes in the swinging ’60s, Patrick, the fifth Earl of Lichfield—and a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II—loved beautiful women, glittery nightlife and himself almost as much as he loved photography. He was linked to jet-set beauties such as Britt Ekland, Jane Seymour, Gayle Hunnicutt and Dewi Sukarno; his premarital manifesto concluded that “fidelity is not essential. I’m sure I shall never be completely faithful to one woman.”

Lichfield has always led a somewhat charmed existence. Born in London, he was evacuated during World War II to Scotland’s Glamis Castle just north of Dundee. (His maternal grandfather was the elder brother of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the 83-year-old Queen Mother.)

A few months back he made headlines when several models complained that he had asked them to strip for video auditions so that he could choose subjects for a nude calendar he was planning.

Holiday home on mustique

Lord Lichfield Focuses on Two Loves—wife Leonora and His Photography – Vol. 22 No. 2

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2005/nov/12/guardianobituaries.artsobituaries

https://en.wikipedia.org

/wiki/Leonora_Anson,_Countess_of_Lichfield

Whitsey was good friends with Canon Vanstone…

https://books.google.com/books?id=1e8hAQAAQBAJ&pg=PT8&dq=canon+Whitsey&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiq3uysvvzWAhWRZiYKHUOSATcQ6AEILDAB#v=onepage&q=canon%20Whitsey&f=false

At Halliwell and Kirkholt, Vanstone established a strong influence over the boys’ clubs and his summer holiday camps in Wales, the Western Isles of Scotland and Ireland became famous.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/obituary-canon-bill-vanstone-1079750.html

Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

Jonathan Denby, cousin of Barbara Hewson, is a convicted FRAUD and close friend of convicted paedophile Harvey Proctor.

After an incident in Central London involving a gunpoint attack on policemen, Denby went on the run.

Whilst on the run, Hewson’s cousin maintained close contact with Proctor and Enoch Powell, often using Bea Carthew as intermediary

It now transpires that Carthew’s husband Brigadier Carthew was a member of the Royal Artillery.

This was at the same time as Bishop Whitsey, Ed Heath, Peter Righton and Straubenzee were all in the Royal Artillery.

Van Straubenzee played a key role at General Synod, had grace-and-favour flat at Lambeth Palace, a short walk from Dolphin Square
  P J‏ @Pamper48 
 “Heath, by now a close friend, promoted van Straubenzee to be Minister of State in the new N.I. Office…”
He was in Ted Heath’s shadow cabinet
Troy

His Far East stint was during Royal Artillary two years bet. 42-47. Probably in Hong Kong.

He was a minister in NI Belfast office during Kincora
1971: In Dept of Education introducing computers.
Truthseeker‏ @thewakeupcall09

Paedophile Sir William van Straubenzee is in Jeffery Epstein’s Black Book


 

Former Tory MP for Wokingham, Sir William van Straubenzee (pictured), who died in 1999, is also among the key figures named

 

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