Thinking Anglicans

IICSA Anglican Church Hearing Day 3

Updated 26 July (video recordings added)

The transcript of the hearing for day 3 (Wednesday) is now available here.

Video recordings:

List of documents adduced today.

Witness Statements:

Media coverage has already appeared:

Church Times Bishop of Chester tells IICSA that paedophile cleric was ‘penitent’

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

‘Suffer the little children to come unto me’ – former Chester bishop quoted Bible before sexually abusing teenage girl, inquiry hears

Telegraph England’s longest serving bishop blocked lifetime ban for paedophile priest, government inquiry hears

Cheshire Live Bishop of Chester admits ‘misjudgment’ over handling of pervert vicar

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Janet Fife
Janet Fife
4 years ago

‘So it’s sort of hiding a — in my view, this is hiding a core of deception and sophistry. Real apology is about a sort of exchange of power and shame. It’s about actually saying, “I’m really sorry”, but, more than that, this is what I say to my kids, “Don’t just say you’re sorry. Make sure it doesn’t happen again”.So that’s what apologies should be. Otherwise, it’s
words, not deeds. It’s prattle without practice.’

Witness AN-A88 has aced it. Respect.

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