*** DEBUG START ***
*** DEBUG END ***
Important information: We are currently experiencing technical issues with the webiste and it is currently running with reduced functionality, some category pages may not contain a full list of articles and the search is not currently working. We apologise for the inconvenience and should have everything back to normal as soon as possible.

Brother defrauded Trust

17 August 2012

A BROTHER of the Society of St John the Evangelist (SSJE) was given a conditional discharge for two years after pleading guilty to 11 counts of fraud, committed between September 2010 and December 2011, at Westminster Magistrates Court on 31 July.

Brother James Simon appeared in court in his lay name of Dr Morley Stuart, facing 22 charges of fraud. He had stolen £3750 from the Fellowship of St John the Evangelist (UK) Trust Association during his time as a trustee.

He had repaid the entire sum before the court hearing, and resigned as a trustee in January 2012 immediately after being arrested. Now retired, he lives as a religious solitary in Norfolk.

Fr Charles Card-Reynolds, chairman of the Fellowship of St John (UK) Trust Association, said of Dr Stuart: "He knows that he acted foolishly out of fear, and is sorry for the upset and hurt this has caused. The trustees have put robust procedures and processes in place to ensure that such a thing could not happen again. The Trust has recently welcomed a new trustee, set up a new office, and appointed an executive officer. This year marks a new start for the Trust."

Forthcoming Events

29 September 2020
Festival of Preaching
A one-day online version of our popular preaching festival. With Mark Oakley, Sam Wells and Anna Carter Florence.   Book tickets

 

19 October 2020
Creativity out of crisis: Hymns and worship webinar
In association with RSCM, this online event will explore creative uses music and liturgy in the context online and socially distanced worship.    Book tickets

Clerical

Situations vacant

Organists and Layworkers

Welcome to the Church Times

​To explore the Church Times website fully, please sign in or subscribe.

Non-subscribers can read four articles for free each month. (You will need to register.)