Reverend Doctor Peter Mullen will not be speaking during the Keep Rebuilding Bridges conference at Church House Westminster next month, on the 60th anniversary of Bishop Bell’s death (October 5). Here is what he had to say:
“I am sorry to say that I shall not be able to attend next month’s meeting after all…[Archbishop] Welby and [Bishop] Warner are persisting in a monstrous miscarriage of justice. Every – legal – polemical means to ensure their dismissal is what’s required if [Bishop] Bell is ever to have his name cleared. I’m sorry but – from what I have read of your output – I don’t think your group is up for this sort of street-fighting.”
In December last year, Peter wrote an exhaustive review of the Carlile report, criticising the responses of senior clerics at both Chichester and Canterbury. Here is a link to the article which appeared in the Salisbury Review.