Category Archives: Richard W. Symonds



“Here is the shocking moment [Oct 22 2015] when the wartime Bishop of Chichester George Bell was thrown under a moving bus by a Church swerving to avoid further blame for serial child sex abuse”

~ Richard W. Symonds

December 20 2017 – A Call for the Archbishop of Canterbury to “carefully consider his position” – Letter Submission – The Guardian – Richard W. Symonds [The Bell Society] – Dec 18 2017

Dear Editor

So, a representative of the current Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says: “the independent review of the (Bishop) Ball case spoke for itself” (‘Carey lambasts Welby over church sexual abuse case’, Guardian. Dec 18).

As a result, a former Archbishop George Carey was forced to resign after the current Archbishop requested he should “carefully consider his position”.

An independent review of the Bishop Bell case also spoke for itself last week, through Lord Alex Carlile QC, severely criticising the Church for destroying the reputation of the respected wartime Bishop of Chichester.

Perhaps the current Archbishop himself should now “carefully consider his position”, after failing to apologise for the Church’s unjust trashing of Bishop Bell’s reputation.

Yours sincerely

Richard W. Symonds
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December 12 2017 – “Bell Society Notes” by Richard W. Symonds

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“The Church of England is likely to be ‘crucified’ by an unforgiving Media when the Carlile Review is eventually released – perhaps next week – not least because the Media [and many others] were seriously misled by the October 22 2015 Statement on Bishop Bell. Events like the ‘Re-Building Bridges’ Morning Conference on Feb 1 2018 – just before Bishop Bell’s 135th Anniversary – will not just be necessary…they will be critical”

‘Bell Society Notes – Dec 12 2017’ – by Richard W. Symonds