Response from Christ Church Cathedral to public speculation

Over the past week, several misleading statements, misunderstandings, and untruths have appeared in the press and on social media related to an allegation of sexual harassment that is currently subject to confidential disciplinary proceedings at Christ Church and within the Church of England.

letter from the Sub Dean of Christ Church sent to the congregation of Christ Church Cathedral on 24 March corrects a number of these errors.

A letter published in the Church Times on 26 March from the Cathedral’s Safeguarding Lead further clarifies recent erroneous speculation.  

For the sakes of both the complainant and the respondent, we ask once again that proceedings be allowed to continue without further public comment.

Posted 24 March 2021. Updated 26 March 2021.