Anglican Diocese of Birmingham

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Diocese of Birmingham

Dioecesis Birminghamiensis
Dio Birmingham arms.png
Location
Ecclesiastical provinceCanterbury
ArchdeaconriesAston, Birmingham
Statistics
Parishes162
Churches195
Information
CathedralCathedral Church of Saint Philip
Current leadership
BishopDavid Urquhart, Bishop of Birmingham
SuffraganAnne Hollinghurst, Bishop of Aston
Jonathan Goodall, Bishop of Ebbsfleet (AEO)
ArchdeaconsSimon Heathfield, Archdeacon of Aston
Jenny Tomlinson, Archdeacon of Birmingham
Website
birmingham.anglican.org

The Diocese of Birmingham is a diocese in the Church of England's Province of Canterbury, covering the north west of the traditional county of Warwickshire (now West Midlands and part of Staffordshire, Warwickshire and north Worcestershire) in England.

Cathedral[edit]

The see is in the centre of the City of Birmingham, where the seat of the diocese is located at the Cathedral Church of Saint Philip.

The 18th-century parish church of Saint Philip in Birmingham was elevated to cathedral status in 1905 when the see was founded, on 13 January 1905.[1] Previously the area had been part of the Diocese of Worcester.

Bishops[edit]

Besides the diocesan Bishop of Birmingham, David Urquhart and the Bishop suffragan of Aston (Anne Hollinghurst; which see was created in 1954), there are four retired bishops resident in (or near) the diocese who are licensed to serve as honorary assistant bishops:[2]

Since 1994, alternative episcopal oversight (for parishes in the diocese who reject the ministry of women priests) is provided by the provincial episcopal visitor, Jonathan Goodall, Bishop suffragan of Ebbsfleet since 2013, who is licensed as an honorary assistant bishop of the diocese in order to facilitate his work there.

Archdeaconries and deaneries[edit]

The former deaneries of Yardley and Bordesley were merged in 2000.[6] Central Birmingham was known as Birmingham City until 1996 and then Birmingham City Centre until 2004.[7]

Diocese Archdeaconries Rural Deaneries Paid clergy Churches Population People/clergy People/church Churches/clergy
Diocese of Birmingham Archdeaconry of Aston Deanery of Aston 7 10 94,960 13,566 9,496 1.43
Deanery of Coleshill 15 18 137,541 9,169 7,641 1.2
Deanery of Polesworth 7 18 39,549 5,650 2,197 2.57
Deanery of Solihull 13 13 77,632 5,972 5,972 1
Deanery of Sutton Coldfield 14 14 102,817 7,344 7,344 1
Deanery of Yardley & Bordesley 9 16 206,603 22,956 12,913 1.78
Archdeaconry of Birmingham Deanery of Central Birmingham 11.5* 9* 51,631* 4,490 5,737 0.78
Deanery of Edgbaston 14 13 129,568 9,255 9,967 0.93
Deanery of Handsworth 9.5 14 164,792 17,347 11,771 1.47
Deanery of King's Norton 14 17 125,538 8,967 7,385 1.21
Deanery of Moseley 15 16 134,813 8,988 8,426 1.07
Deanery of Shirley 12 15 112,341 9,362 7,489 1.25
Deanery of Warley 7 11 121,861 17,409 11,078 1.57
Total/average 148 184 1,499,646 10,133 8,150 1.24

*including Cathedral

Churches[edit]

Last fully updated 8 September 2018.

Not in a deanery[edit]

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served[8] Ref
Cathedra [2] 5,310 [9]

Deanery of Aston[edit]

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served[8] Ref
Aston (St James) (St Peter and St Paul) and Nechells [3]
  • Vicar: Philip Nott
  • Associate Vicar: Becky Jones
  • Curate (NSM): Giyanow Kayla
23,808 [10]
Erdington (St Barnabas) [4]
  • Vicar: Freda Evans
  • Curate: Siobhan Bridge
17,167 [11]
Erdington (St Chad)
  • St Chad, Erdington (1914)
[5]
  • Vicar: Nic Blackwell
7,232 [12]
Erdington Christ the King
  • St Martin, Perry Common
  • St Margaret, Short Heath
[6]
  • Vicar: Ruth Souter
19,137 [13]
Gravelly Hill (All Saints)
  • Vicar/Priest-in-Charge: Richard Walker-Hill
17,313 [14]
Stockland Green (St Mark) [15]
Pype Hayes (St Mary the Virgin) [7]
  • Vicar: Vacant
10,303 [16]

Deanery of Coleshill[edit]

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served[8] Ref
Castle Bromwich (St Clement)
  • St Clement of Alexandria, Castle Bromwich
[8]
  • Vicar: Stuart Carter
  • Curate: Andi Thomas
12,593 [17]
Castle Bromwich (St Mary and St Margaret) [9]
  • Rector: Mark Hopkins
7,559 [18]
Chelmsley Wood (St Andrew)
  • St Andrew, Chelmsley Wood
[10]
  • Rector: Michael Harmon
  • NSM: Helene Harmon
16,194 [19]
Garretts Green (St Thomas) and Tile Cross
  • St Thomas, Garretts Green
[11]
  • Vicar: Vacant
  • NSM: Susan Larkin
19,423 [20]
  • St Peter, Tile Cross
[12]
Hodge Hill (St Philip and St James)
  • SS Philip & James, Hodge Hill
[13]
  • Team Rector: Alastair Barrett
  • Curate: Jenni Crewes
  • NSM: Sally Nash
19,008 [21]
Kingshurst (St Barnabas)
  • St Barnabas, Kingshurst
[14]
  • Vicar: Jo Johnson
8,882 [22]
Lea Hall (St Richard)
  • St Richard, Lea Hall
  • Vicar: Paul Bracher
8,389 [23]
Marston Green (St Leonard)
  • St Leonard, Marston Green
[15]
  • Vicar: Penny Harrison
  • Curate: Joseph Roberts
6,793 [24]
Coleshill (St Peter and St Paul) [16]
  • Vicar: Nick Parker
6,717 [25]
Maxstoke (St Michael and All Angels)
  • St Michael & All Angels, Maxstoke
[26]
Shard End (All Saints) [17]
  • Vicar: Anthony Clucas
11,532 [27]
Sheldon (St Giles) [18]
  • Hon. Priest-in-Charge: Alexandra Lavin
  • Curate: Mandy Harris
14,906 [28]
Water Orton (St Peter and St Paul) [19]
  • Vicar: Paul Tullett
3,444 [29]
The Whitacres, Lea Marston, and Shustoke
  • St John the Baptist, Lea Marton
  • St Cuthbert, Shustoke
  • St Giles, Nether Whitacre
  • St Leonard, Over Whitacre
[20]
  • Rector: Becky Stephens
2,101 [30]

Deanery of Polesworth[edit]

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served[8] Ref
All Souls, North Warwickshire, Comprising Austrey, Newton Regis, Seckington, Shuttington, and Warton
  • St Nicholas, Austrey
  • St Mary, Newton Regis
  • All Saints, Seckington
  • St Matthew, Shuttington
  • Holy Trinity, Warton
[21]
  • Rector: Stephen Banks
3,360 [31]
Amington (St Editha) [22]
  • Vicar: Ben Green
8,250 [32]
Baddesley Ensor (St Nicholas) with Grendon
  • St Nicholas, Baddesley Ensor
  • All Saints, Grendon
[23]
  • Vicar: Roger Chamberlain
3,537 [33]
Baxterley (Not Known) with Hurley and Wood End and Merevale with Bentley [24]
  • Priest-in-Charge: John White
  • NSM: Carole Young
8,055 [34]
Kingsbury (St Peter and St Paul) [35]
Dordon (St Leonard)
  • St Leonard, Dordon
  • St Mary, Freasley
  • Vicar: Ann Simmons
3,192 [36]
Dosthill (St Paul)
  • Vicar: Louise Shaw
  • NSM: Mark Waterstreet
6,158 [37]
Polesworth (St Editha) [25]
  • Vicar: Philip Wells
6,997 [38]

Deanery of Solihull[edit]

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served[8] Ref
Balsall Common (St Peter)
  • St Peter, Balsall Common
[26]
  • Vicar: Peter Thomas
5,459 [39]
Barston (St Swithin)
  • St Swithin, Barston
[27]
  • Priest-in-Charge/Rector: Stuart Dimes
3,061 [40]
Hampton-In-Arden (St Mary and St Bartholomew) with Bickenhill St Peter
  • SS Mary & Bartholomew, Hampton-in-Arden
[28] [41]
  • St Peter, Bickenhill (MED)
[29]
Elmdon (St Nicholas) (St Stephen's Church Centre) (Valley Church Centre) [30]
  • Rector: Toby Crowe
8,887 [42]
Hobs Moat (St Mary)
  • St Mary, Hobs Moat
[31]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Linda Granner
10,508 [43]
Knowle (St John the Baptist) (St Lawrence & St Anne) [32]
  • Vicar: Michael Parker
  • Curate: Matt Simpson
  • Curate: Elizabeth Peachey
  • NSM: Sue Ashton
9,165 [44]
Olton (St Margaret)
  • St Margaret, Olton
[33]
  • Vicar: Dominic Wright
  • NSM: Susan Chandler
11,019 [45]
Solihull (Catherine De Barnes) (St Alphege) (St Helen) (St Michael) [34]
  • Team Rector: Jane Kenchington
  • Team Vicar: Simon Marshall
  • Team Vicar: Helen Greenham
  • Curate: Samuel Gibson
  • NSM: Roy Murray
28,526 [46]
Temple Balsall (St Mary) [35]
  • Vicar: Kathleen Lloyd Roberts
1,007 [47]

Deanery of Sutton Coldfield[edit]

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served[8] Ref
Boldmere (St Michael)
  • St Michael, Boldmere
[36]
  • Vicar: Gary Birchall
  • Curate: Catherine Walker
  • NSM: Emma Sykes
14,291 [48]
Castle Vale (St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne) with Minworth
  • St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne, Castle Vale (1973)
  • St George the Martyr, Minworth (1909)
[37]
  • Vicar: James Cope
11,470 [49]
Curdworth (St Nicholas and St Peter Ad Vincula) (St George), Middleton and Wishaw [38]
  • Rector: Vacant
1,981 [50]
Four Oaks (All Saints) [39]
  • Vicar: David Leahy
  • Curate: Jonathan Flitcroft
6,498 [51]
Hill (St James) [40]
  • Vicar: Anugrah Ramble
  • NSM: Judith Ramble
12,269 [52]
Maney (St Peter)
  • St Peter, Maney (1877)
[41]
  • Vicar: Matthew Rhodes
6,003 [53]
Sutton Coldfield (Holy Trinity) [42]
  • Rector: John Routh
10,736 [54]
Sutton Coldfield (St Chad)
  • St Chad, Sutton Coldfield (pre-1927)
[43]
  • Vicar: Jonathan Nicholas
14,461 [55]
Sutton Coldfield (St Columba)
  • St Columba, Sutton Coldfield
  • Vicar: Beccy Allen
6,767 [56]
Walmley (St John the Evangelist)
  • St John the Evangelist, Walmley
[44]
  • Vicar: Patrick Doel
  • Curate: Adrian Evans
  • Curate: Ben Cook
13,340 [57]
Wylde Green (Emmanuel) [45]
  • Priest-in-Charge: John Bridge
5,001 [58]

Deanery of Yardley and Bordesley[edit]

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served[8] Ref
Acocks Green (St Mary) [46]
  • Vicar: Andrew Bullock
15,747 [59]
Bordesley (St Benedict)
  • Priest-in-Charge: Roger Sheppard
10,850 [60]
Saltley (St Saviour) and Washwood Heath
  • Vicar: Alan Thompson
28,747 [61]
Small Heath (All Saints) [47]
  • Vicar: Julian Sampson
25,580 [62]
Sparkbrook (Christ Church)
  • Christ Church, Sparkbrook (1867)
[48]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Richard Sudworth
7,000 [63]
Sparkhill (St John the Evangelist) [49]
  • Vicar: Vacant
20,694 [64]
Springfield (St Christopher) [50]
  • Vicar: Tom Thomas
7,638 [65]
Stechford (All Saints) (St Andrew)
  • All Saints, Stechford (1897)
[51]
  • Vicar: Griphus Gakuru
12,616 [66]
Tyseley (St Edmund)
  • St Edmund, Tyseley
[52]
  • Vicar: Vacant
11,048 [67]
Ward End Holy Trinity (St Margaret) with Bordesley Green [53]
  • Vicar: Vacant
  • Curate: Susan Barter
27,753 [68]
Yardley (St Cyprian) Hay Mill
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
21,470 [69]
Yardley, South (St Michael and All Angels)
  • St Michael & All Angels, South Yardley
[54] [70]
Yardley (St Edburgha) [55]
  • Vicar: William Sands
17,460 [71]

Deanery of Central Birmingham[edit]

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served[8] Ref
Birmingham (St George)
  • St George, Newtown
[56]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Alison Cozens
6,837 [72]
Birmingham (St Luke)
  • St Luke, Gas Street
[57]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Tim Hughes
  • Curate: Amanda Howett
  • Curate: Nick Drake
  • Curate: Chris Mitton
10,839 [73]
Birmingham (St Martin-In-The-Bull-Ring) with Bordesley St Andrew [58]
  • Rector: Vacant
  • NSM: Elcineide Blair-Chappell
4,083 [74]
Birmingham (St Paul) [59]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Andrew Gorham
4,565 [75]
Highgate (St Alban the Martyr and St Patrick) [60]
  • Vicar: Gerry Sykes
4,481 [76]
Ladywood (St John the Evangelist) (St Peter) [61]
  • Vicar: Ian Harper
  • Curate: Ivor Lewis
11,030 [77]
Sparkbrook (St Agatha) with Balsall Heath St Barnabas [62]
  • Hon. Priest-in-Charge: John Luff
4,486 [78]

Deanery of Edgbaston[edit]

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served[8] Ref
Bartley Green (St Michael and All Angels) [63]
  • Vicar: Ruth Atkinson
14,906 [79]
Edgbaston (St Augustine) [64]
  • Vicar: Matthew Tomlinson
8,843 [80]
Edgbaston (St Bartholomew) [65]
  • Vicar: Nick Tucker
9,260 [81]
Edgbaston (St George with St Michael) (St Michael's Hall) [66]
  • Vicar: Julian Francis
3,807 [82]
Edgbaston (St Germain) [67]
  • Vicar: Vacant
  • NSM: Sarah Hayes
6,650 [83]
Harborne (St Faith and St Laurence) [68]
  • Vicar: Priscilla White
8,784 [84]
Harborne (St Peter) [69]
  • Vicar: Graeme Richardson
10,825 [85]
Harborne Heath (St John the Baptist)
  • St John the Baptist, Harborne
[70]
  • Vicar: Leonard Browne
  • Curate: Fiona Robertson
7,080 [86]
Quinton Road West (St Boniface)
  • St Boniface, Quinton
[71]
  • Vicar: Raymond Yates
  • NSM: Janet Knox
10,198 [87]
Quinton, the (Christ Church) [72]
  • Rector: Jennifer Arnold
  • Curate: Rachel Heathfield
  • NSM: Andrew Wells
17,361 [88]
Selly Oak (St Mary) [73]
  • Vicar: Jim Cox
  • NSM: Jayne Adams
  • NSM: David Parker
10,893 [89]
Summerfield (Christ Church) (Cavendish Road Hall) [74]
  • Vicar: Peter Sainsbury
10,745 [90]
Weoley Castle (St Gabriel) [75]
  • Vicar: Fiona Harrison-Smith
10,216 [91]

Deanery of Handsworth[edit]

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served[8] Ref
Birchfield (Holy Trinity) [76]
  • Vicar: Evadne Pitts
17,809 [92]
Hamstead (St Bernard)
  • St Bernard, Hamstead
[77]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Denise Jones
6,136 [93]
Hamstead (St Paul) [78]
  • Vicar: Vacant
14,970 [94]
Handsworth (St Andrew) [79]
  • Vicar/Priest-in-Charge: Douglas Machiridza
  • NSM (St James, GNAC): Jaisher Chaudhary
  • NSM (St James): Wayne Hamilton
31,328 [95]
Handsworth (St James) [96]
Handsworth (Good News Asian Church) Proprietary Chapel
  • Good News Asian Church, Handsworth
[97]
Birmingham (Bishop Latimer with All Saints)
  • Priest-in-Charge/Vicar: Vacant
  • NSM (St Michael): Jaisher Chaudhary
19,786 [98]
Handsworth (St Michael) (St Peter) [99]
Handsworth (St Mary) Epiphany [80]
  • Rector: Robert Stephen
14,834 [100]
Kingstanding (St Luke)
  • St Luke, Kingstanding
[81]
  • Vicar: Barry Smart
16,156 [101]
Kingstanding (St Mark)
  • St Mark, Kingstanding (1952)
[82]
  • Vicar: Philip Calvert
8,921 [102]
Perry Barr (St John the Evangelist) [83]
  • Vicar: Barrie Scott
  • Curate: Sarah Cooper
12,242 [103]
Perry Beeches (St Matthew)
  • St Matthew, Perry Beeches (1939)
[84]
  • Vicar: Adam Romanis
14,568 [104]
Lozells (St Paul and St Silas)
  • SS Paul & Silas, Lozells
  • Priest-in-Charge: Alison Cozens (see above)
8,042 [105]

Deanery of King's Norton[edit]

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served[8] Ref
Allens Cross (St Bartholomew)
  • Priest-in-Charge: Anne Ladd
  • Curate: Nick Ladd
14,795 [106]
Cofton Hackett (St Michael) with Barnt Green [85]
  • Vicar: Rob Fieldson
  • Curate: Sheridan Gidney
3,569 [107]
Cotteridge (St Agnes)
  • The Cotteridge Church (Meth/CofE/URC) (1898)
[86]
  • Minister: Michael Claridge
  • NSM: Roger Collins
4,680 [108]
Frankley (St Leonard) [87]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Jane Platt
8,427 [109]
Kings Norton (St Nicolas) [88]
  • Team Rector: Lawrence Wright
  • Curate: Catherine Matlock
  • NSM: Eliakim Ikechukwu
28,374 [110]
Lickey, the (Holy Trinity) [89]
  • Vicar: Vacant
4,292 [111]
Longbridge (St John the Baptist)
  • Vicar: Colin Corke
9,233 [112]
Northfield (St Laurence) [90]
  • Rector: Janet Craven
  • NSM: David Pycock
15,713 [113]
Rednal (St Stephen the Martyr)
  • St Stephen the Martyr, Rednal (1951)
[91]
  • Vicar: Thomas Sotonwa
  • NSM: Stephen Jones
7,166 [114]
Rubery (St Chad)
  • Vicar: Claire Turner
  • Curate: Sean Clancy
9,725 [115]
Shenley Green (St David)
  • Vicar: Mark Bennett
9,165 [116]
West Heath (St Anne)
  • St Anne, West Heath
[92]
  • Vicar: Vacant
10,399 [117]

Deanery of Moseley[edit]

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served[8] Ref
Balsall Heath (St Paul) and Edgbaston
  • Vicar: Paul Leckey
18,375 [118]
Billesley Common (Holy Cross)
  • Holy Cross, Billesley Common
[93]
  • Vicar: Debra Collins
9,486 [119]
Bournville (St Francis) [94]
  • Vicar: Peter Babington
  • Curate: Gail Rogers
8,062 [120]
Brandwood (St Bede)
  • St Bede, Brandwood
[95]
  • Vicar: Andrew Delmege
8,996 [121]
Hazelwell (St Mary Magdalen)
  • St Mary Magdalen, Hazelwell
  • Vicar: Moira Forbes
6,496 [122]
Highters Heath (Immanuel)
  • Immanuel, Highters Heath
[96]
  • Vicar: Vacant
9,608 [123]
Kings Heath (All Saints) [97]
  • Vicar: David Warbrick
12,613 [124]
Moseley (St Agnes) [98]
  • Vicar: Philip Ansell
10,083 [125]
Moseley (St Anne) (St Mary) [99]
  • Vicar: Duncan Strathie
  • Curate: Hazel White
  • NSM: Conan Chitham-Mosley
14,346 [126]
Selly Park (Christ Church)
  • Christ Church, Selly Park (1977)
[100]
  • Vicar: Geoff Latham
5,503 [127]
Selly Park (St Stephen) (St Wulstan) [101]
  • Vicar: Chris Hobbs
  • Curate: Andy Martin
14,099 [128]
Stirchley (Ascension) [102]
  • Vicar: Catherine Grylls
6,256 [129]
Yardley Wood (Christ Church) [103]
  • Vicar: Lydia Gaston
10,890 [130]

Deanery of Shirley[edit]

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served[8] Ref
Dorridge (St Philip)
  • St Philip, Dorridge
  • St James, Bentley Heath
[104]
  • Vicar: Timothy Hill-Brown
  • Curate: Jonathan Tattersall
  • Hon. Curate: Rachel Hill-Brown
9,411 [131]
Hall Green (Church of the Ascension) [105]
  • Vicar: Nejib Boumenjel
14,839 [132]
Hall Green (St Michael)
  • St Michael, Hall Green
[106]
  • Priest-in-Charge/Vicar: Martin Stephenson
  • Curate (St Peter): Jess Foster
23,505 [133]
Hall Green (St Peter) [107] [134]
Lapworth (St Mary the Virgin)
  • St Mary the Virgin, Lapworth
  • Rector: Patrick Gerard
1,611 [135]
Baddesley Clinton (St Michael)
  • St Michael, Baddesley Clinton
[136]
Packwood (St Giles) with Hockley Heath
  • St Giles, Packwood
  • St Thomas, Nuthurst
[108]
  • Vicar: Marc Catley
2,657 [137]
Salter Street (St Patrick)
  • St Patrick, Salter Street (1840)
[109]
  • Vicar: Julie Humphries
12,732 [138]
Shirley (St James the Great)
  • Vicar: Peter Law-Jones
  • Curate: Paul Day
35,412 [139]
Tanworth (St Mary Magdalene)
  • St Mary Magdalene, Tanworth-in-Arden (MED)
[110]
  • Vicar: Paul Cudby
2,460 [140]
Wythall (St Mary) [111]
  • Vicar: Vacant
  • Curate: Michelle Parton
9,714 [141]

Deanery of Warley [112][edit]

Benefice Churches Link Clergy Population served[8] Ref
Bearwood (St Mary the Virgin)
  • St Mary the Virgin, Bearwood (1888)
[113]
  • Vicar: Anthony Perry
6,811 [142]
Blackheath (St Paul)
  • St Paul, Blackheath (1869)
[114]
  • Vicar/Priest-in-Charge: Mike Sermon
  • Curate (Blackheath): Arif Anees
23,970 [143]
Rounds Green (St James)
  • St James, Rounds Green
[115] [144]
Oldbury (Christ Church), Langley, and Londonderry
  • Christ Church, Oldbury
  • St John & Michael, Langley
  • St Mark, Londonderry
[116]
  • Vicar: Kathy Evans
27,664 [145]
Rowley Regis (St Giles)
  • St Giles, Rowley Regis (MED)
[117]
  • Vicar: Vacant
17,777 [146]
Smethwick (Old Church) [118]
  • Vicar: Deb Buckley
8,973 [147]
Smethwick (Resurrection) (St Stephen and St Michael)
  • Holy Trinity, Smethwick (1846)
[119]
  • Vicar: David Gould
  • NSM: Nick Ross
15,924 [148]
Smethwick (St Matthew with St Chad)
  • St Matthew, Smethwick (1855)
  • Hon. Priest-in-Charge: Lucille Arlidge
10,199 [149]
Warley Woods (St Hilda)
  • St Hilda, Warley Woods (1906)
[120]
  • Vicar: Paul Hinton
10,543 [150]

Safeguarding Controversy[edit]

In December 2018 the diocese was criticised for its use of a Non-disclosure Agreement (NDA) in relation to an abuse case. The survivor described the ten-year process since her first complaint as “haphazard” and claimed she was warned by an unnamed bishop not to talk to the media as it wouldn’t be “very godly”. The diocese carried out an independent review which delivered damning findings about the handling of her case by the Bishop of Birmingham, David Urquhart, and then forced the survivor to sign the NDA before she was permitted to see the review into her own case. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, had previously questioned the legitimacy of these agreements in March 2018 at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

A non-disclosure agreement seems to me to be dangerous because it creates suspicion, ‘Why are you doing an NDA? Surely you're trying to cover something up’.

The Bishop of Buckingham, Alan Wilson, commenting on the scandal said it was the fourth “corrupt and destructive” non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that had come to his attention since September.

They seem inherently abusive, mainly used to provide a carpet under which to sweep abuse. If people really want them they should be time-limited with reasons.

He said he was unable to share details of the other cases but that some were "complete shockers". The Diocese of Birmingham said the NDA had been used to ensure that those who read the report did not share information provided by other contributors who wanted to remain anonymous. A Church of England spokesperson stated that guidance woud be sent to all dioceses to discourage use of these agreements. The bishop and the diocese apologised to the survivor and her husband.[151][152][153][154]

See also[edit]

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  9. ^ "CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST PHILIP". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  10. ^ "The Benefice of Aston (St James) (St Peter and St Paul) and Nechells". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  11. ^ "The Benefice of Erdington (St Barnabas)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  12. ^ "The Benefice of Erdington (St Chad)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  13. ^ "The Benefice of Erdington Christ the King". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  14. ^ "The Benefice of Gravelly Hill (All Saints)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  15. ^ "The Benefice of Stockland Green (St Mark)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  16. ^ "The Benefice of Pype Hayes (St Mary the Virgin)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  17. ^ "The Benefice of Castle Bromwich (St Clement)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  18. ^ "The Benefice of Castle Bromwich (St Mary and St Margaret)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  19. ^ "The Benefice of Chelmsley Wood (St Andrew)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  20. ^ "The Benefice of Garretts Green (St Thomas) and Tile Cross". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  21. ^ "The Benefice of Hodge Hill (St Philip and St James)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  22. ^ "The Benefice of Kingshurst (St Barnabas)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  23. ^ "The Benefice of Lea Hall (St Richard)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  24. ^ "The Benefice of Marston Green (St Leonard)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  25. ^ "The Benefice of Coleshill (St Peter and St Paul)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  26. ^ "The Benefice of Maxstoke (St Michael and All Angels)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  27. ^ "The Benefice of Shard End (All Saints)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  28. ^ "The Benefice of Sheldon (St Giles)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  29. ^ "The Benefice of Water Orton (St Peter and St Paul)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  30. ^ "The Benefice of Whitacres, Lea Marston, and Shustoke, The". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  31. ^ "The Benefice of All Souls, North Warwickshire, Comprising Austrey, Newton Regis, Seckington, Shuttington, and Warton". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  32. ^ "The Benefice of Amington (St Editha)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  33. ^ "The Benefice of Baddesley Ensor (St Nicholas) with Grendon". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  34. ^ "The Benefice of Baxterley (Not Known) with Hurley and Wood End and Merevale with Bentley". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  35. ^ "The Benefice of Kingsbury (St Peter and St Paul)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  36. ^ "The Benefice of Dordon (St Leonard)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  37. ^ "The Benefice of Dosthill (St Paul)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  38. ^ "The Benefice of Polesworth (St Editha)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  39. ^ "The Benefice of Balsall Common (St Peter)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  40. ^ "The Benefice of Barston (St Swithin)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  41. ^ "The Benefice of Hampton-In-Arden (St Mary and St Bartholomew) with Bickenhill St Peter". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  42. ^ "The Benefice of Elmdon (St Nicholas) (St Stephen's Church Centre) (Valley Church Centre)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  43. ^ "The Benefice of Hobs Moat (St Mary)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  44. ^ "The Benefice of Knowle (St John the Baptist) (St Lawrence and St Anne)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  45. ^ "The Benefice of Olton (St Margaret)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  46. ^ "The Benefice of Solihull (Catherine De Barnes) (St Alphege) (St Helen) (St Michael)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  47. ^ "The Benefice of Temple Balsall (St Mary)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  48. ^ "The Benefice of Boldmere (St Michael)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  49. ^ "The Benefice of Castle Vale (St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne) with Minworth". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  50. ^ "The Benefice of Curdworth (St Nicholas and St Peter Ad Vincula) (St George), Middleton and Wishaw". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  51. ^ "The Benefice of Four Oaks (All Saints)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  52. ^ "The Benefice of Hill (St James)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  53. ^ "The Benefice of Maney (St Peter)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  54. ^ "The Benefice of Sutton Coldfield (Holy Trinity)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  55. ^ "The Benefice of Sutton Coldfield (St Chad)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  56. ^ "The Benefice of Sutton Coldfield (St Columba)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  57. ^ "The Benefice of Walmley (St John the Evangelist)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  58. ^ "The Benefice of Wylde Green (Emmanuel)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  59. ^ "The Benefice of Acocks Green (St Mary)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  60. ^ "The Benefice of Bordesley (St Benedict)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  61. ^ "The Benefice of Saltley (St Saviour) and Washwood Heath". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  62. ^ "The Benefice of Small Heath (All Saints)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  63. ^ "The Benefice of Sparkbrook (Christ Church)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  64. ^ "The Benefice of Sparkhill (St John the Evangelist)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  65. ^ "The Benefice of Springfield (St Christopher)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  66. ^ "The Benefice of Stechford (All Saints) (St Andrew)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  67. ^ "The Benefice of Tyseley (St Edmund)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  68. ^ "The Benefice of Ward End Holy Trinity (St Margaret) with Bordesley Green". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  69. ^ "The Benefice of Yardley (St Cyprian) Hay Mill". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  70. ^ "The Benefice of Yardley, South (St Michael and All Angels)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  71. ^ "The Benefice of Yardley (St Edburgha)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  72. ^ "The Benefice of Birmingham (St George)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  73. ^ "The Benefice of Birmingham (St Luke)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  74. ^ "The Benefice of Birmingham (St Martin-In-The-Bull-Ring) with Bordesley St Andrew". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  75. ^ "The Benefice of Birmingham (St Paul)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  76. ^ "The Benefice of Highgate (St Alban the Martyr and St Patrick)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  77. ^ "The Benefice of Ladywood (St John the Evangelist) (St Peter)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  78. ^ "The Benefice of Sparkbrook (St Agatha) with Balsall Heath St Barnabas". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  79. ^ "The Benefice of Bartley Green (St Michael and All Angels)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  80. ^ "The Benefice of Edgbaston (St Augustine)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  81. ^ "The Benefice of Edgbaston (St Bartholomew)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  82. ^ "The Benefice of Edgbaston (St George with St Michael) (St Michael's Hall)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  83. ^ "The Benefice of Edgbaston (St Germain)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  84. ^ "The Benefice of Harborne (St Faith and St Laurence)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  85. ^ "The Benefice of Harborne (St Peter)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  86. ^ "The Benefice of Harborne Heath (St John the Baptist)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  87. ^ "The Benefice of Quinton Road West (St Boniface)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  88. ^ "The Benefice of Quinton, the (Christ Church)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  89. ^ "The Benefice of Selly Oak (St Mary)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  90. ^ "The Benefice of Summerfield (Christ Church) (Cavendish Road Hall)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  91. ^ "The Benefice of Weoley Castle (St Gabriel)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  92. ^ "The Benefice of Birchfield (Holy Trinity)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  93. ^ "The Benefice of Hamstead (St Bernard)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  94. ^ "The Benefice of Hamstead (St Paul)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  95. ^ "The Benefice of Handsworth (St Andrew)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  96. ^ "The Benefice of Handsworth (St James)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  97. ^ "Handsworth (Good News Asian Church) Proprietary Chapel". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  98. ^ "The Benefice of Birmingham (Bishop Latimer with All Saints)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  99. ^ "The Benefice of Handsworth (St Michael) (St Peter)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  100. ^ "The Benefice of Handsworth (St Mary) Epiphany". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  101. ^ "The Benefice of Kingstanding (St Luke)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  102. ^ "The Benefice of Kingstanding (St Mark)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  103. ^ "The Benefice of Perry Barr (St John the Evangelist)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  104. ^ "The Benefice of Perry Beeches (St Matthew)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  105. ^ "The Benefice of Lozells (St Paul and St Silas)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  106. ^ "The Benefice of Allens Cross (St Bartholomew)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  107. ^ "The Benefice of Cofton Hackett (St Michael) with Barnt Green". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  108. ^ "The Benefice of Cotteridge (St Agnes)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  109. ^ "The Benefice of Frankley (St Leonard)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  110. ^ "The Benefice of Kings Norton (St Nicolas)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  111. ^ "The Benefice of Lickey, the (Holy Trinity)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  112. ^ "The Benefice of Longbridge (St John the Baptist)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  113. ^ "The Benefice of Northfield (St Laurence)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  114. ^ "The Benefice of Rednal (St Stephen the Martyr)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  115. ^ "The Benefice of Rubery (St Chad)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  116. ^ "The Benefice of Shenley Green (St David)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  117. ^ "The Benefice of West Heath (St Anne)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  118. ^ "The Benefice of Balsall Heath (St Paul) and Edgbaston". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  119. ^ "The Benefice of Billesley Common (Holy Cross)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  120. ^ "The Benefice of Bournville (St Francis)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  121. ^ "The Benefice of Brandwood (St Bede)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  122. ^ "The Benefice of Hazelwell (St Mary Magdalen)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  123. ^ "The Benefice of Highters Heath (Immanuel)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  124. ^ "The Benefice of Kings Heath (All Saints)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  125. ^ "The Benefice of Moseley (St Agnes)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  126. ^ "The Benefice of Moseley (St Anne) (St Mary)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  127. ^ "The Benefice of Selly Park (Christ Church)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  128. ^ "The Benefice of Selly Park (St Stephen) (St Wulstan)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  129. ^ "The Benefice of Stirchley (Ascension)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  130. ^ "The Benefice of Yardley Wood (Christ Church)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  131. ^ "The Benefice of Dorridge (St Philip)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  132. ^ "The Benefice of Hall Green (Church of the Ascension)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  133. ^ "The Benefice of Hall Green (St Michael)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  134. ^ "The Benefice of Hall Green (St Peter)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  135. ^ "The Benefice of Lapworth (St Mary the Virgin)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  136. ^ "The Benefice of Baddesley Clinton (St Michael)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  137. ^ "The Benefice of Packwood (St Giles) with Hockley Heath". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  138. ^ "The Benefice of Salter Street (St Patrick)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  139. ^ "The Benefice of Shirley (St James the Great)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  140. ^ "The Benefice of Tanworth (St Mary Magdalene)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  141. ^ "The Benefice of Wythall (St Mary)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  142. ^ "The Benefice of Bearwood (St Mary the Virgin)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  143. ^ "The Benefice of Blackheath (St Paul)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  144. ^ "The Benefice of Rounds Green (St James)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  145. ^ "The Benefice of Oldbury (Christ Church), Langley, and Londonderry". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  146. ^ "The Benefice of Rowley Regis (St Giles)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  147. ^ "The Benefice of Smethwick (Old Church)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  148. ^ "The Benefice of Smethwick (Resurrection) (St Stephen and St Michael)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  149. ^ "The Benefice of Smethwick (St Matthew with St Chad)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  150. ^ "The Benefice of Warley Woods (St Hilda)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  151. ^ "Church of England gags abuse victim with NDA". Channel 4. 5 December 2018. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  152. ^ "Case of vicar said to have stripped off clothes in front of woman 'hushed up by Church of England'". The Telegraph. 5 December 2018. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  153. ^ "Church cover-up claims over 'sex pest Harborne vicar who walked around naked'". Birmingham Mail. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  154. ^ "Birmingham diocese defends gagging order for survivor". Church Times. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 9 December 2018.

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