Why the Church Society report shouldn’t convince anybody

What might someone unfamiliar with the specific detail of the case in the Church Society report by Lee Gatiss be able to observe? Merely by being familiar with the workings of the Church of England, the realities of ministry as an incumbent, and what constitutes proper process, an interested reader of the ‘full’ report andContinue reading “Why the Church Society report shouldn’t convince anybody”

Church Society’s false claims about the CDM complaint against my husband (Responding to the report by Lee Gatiss)

In November 2017, a malicious complaint with false accusations and testimony against my husband was made under the Clergy Discipline Measure, as part of the ongoing campaign of bullying to drive my husband out of the church. This complaint was finally dismissed in May 2018. Lee Gatiss wrongly claims on page 3 of his 45-pageContinue reading “Church Society’s false claims about the CDM complaint against my husband (Responding to the report by Lee Gatiss)”

Church Society’s false claims about why we contacted them in the first place (Responding to the Church Society report by Lee Gatiss)

One of the most misleading aspects of Lee Gatiss’s recent report is that it falsely claims that my husband and I were asking Church Society to intervene with the parish and with the diocese. This is untrue, but it has confused readers of the report. The actual issues I wanted Church Society to address wereContinue reading “Church Society’s false claims about why we contacted them in the first place (Responding to the Church Society report by Lee Gatiss)”

The Voice of the Congregation – responding to the Church Society report by Lee Gatiss

The widely circulated Church Society report about me and my husband in August 2021 is full of untruths, misleading statements, inaccuracies, misrepresentation, and distortion throughout. It is not my intention to provide a companion guide to Church Society’s 45-page document. However, it is easy to show that as a report, it lacks basic integrity. TheContinue reading “The Voice of the Congregation – responding to the Church Society report by Lee Gatiss”

An initial comment on Church Society’s report (a briefing paper by Lee Gatiss)

I received a copy of an email from Church Society sent on Sunday 1 August 2021 at 6am in which they informed me and my husband that Church Society would be publishing a 45 page document about their dealings with us at 9am the following day. We managed to read the Church Society document andContinue reading “An initial comment on Church Society’s report (a briefing paper by Lee Gatiss)”

Church Society Bullying

Over the past few years I have had my eyes opened to the harmful behaviour of a closely-linked and highly influential group of senior leaders of the conservative evangelical constituency in the Church of England. I have witnessed a pattern of power abuse, lies and deceit, unkindness, misogyny, manipulation and deliberate misuse of Church ofContinue reading “Church Society Bullying”