The George Bell Group under the name of its Convenor, Andrew Chandler, has issued a statement calling for the Church of England clearly to declare the late George Bell innocent of accusations of sexual abuse.
I urge reading the statement itself as quoting from it would not do it justice. I will say that, especially when one considers the English penchant for understatement, the statement is very strongly worded.
Further, Mr. Chandler calls out Archbishop Justin Welby and the current Bishop of Chichester, Martin Warner, in no uncertain terms. And their conduct as well as the conduct of others in the George Bell matter is “disgraceful” indeed.
Again, read the statement.