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Diocesan rebuttal of union criticism over Sharpe case

by a staff reporter

AN ACCUSATION of filibustering, made by the clergy union Unite, has provoked a strongly worded res­ponse from the diocese of Worces­ter.

The Revd Mark Sharpe, former Rector of a group of parishes in the Teme Valley, is seeking “very sub­stan­tial damages” for unfair dis­missal. First, however, he must show that he was an employee of the dio­cese, not merely an office-holder, which is the present condition of the clergy.

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