New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
Letters to the editor >

Pastoral care while police investigations proceed

From the Revd Brian Surtees

Sir, - The questioning of a diocesan bishop about historic allegations of sexual offending raises much legitimate concern. As a priest and former probation officer, I have shared the anxiety and, sometimes, despair of men facing similar allegations, and waiting for long periods before decisions about prosecution are reached. The investigative process is often complex and delay may be inevitable.

What is less unavoidable is the absence of ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Job of the week

Chief Executive

London and Home Counties

Sons & Friends of the Clergy CHIEF EXECUTIVE Circa £85,000 • London Sons & Friends of the Clergy is at an exciting point in its history. After a recent merger the organisation has settle...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

Clowning glory

Clowning glory

Clowns are having a bad press, but they represent an ancient and holy tradition, Pat Ashworth discovers  Subscribe to read more

Top comment

Not the comfy chair!

Decisions about pews and reordering reveal the very purpose of a church, argues William Whyte  Subscribe to read more

Sat 22 Oct 16 @ 13:02
C of E Renewal and Reform: @MadsDavies looks into the new way of distributing grants from the Church Commissioners

Sat 22 Oct 16 @ 11:51
York Minster