Present Bishop of Chichester Martin Warner
Dr Martin Warner Bishop of Chichester said this on Oct 22 2015:
“In this case, the scrutiny of the allegation has been thorough, objective, and undertaken by people who command the respect of all parties”
Lord Carlile QC said this on February 1 2019:
“The Church should now accept that my recommendations should be accepted in full, and that after due process, however delayed, George Bell should be declared by the Church to be innocent of the allegations made against him”
Professor Peter Billingham said this on May 12 2019
“Two major reports in 2017 and 2019 [Carlile and Briden] established that allegations of abuse made against Bishop Bell sixty years after his death were unfounded”
After nearly 4 years, we are still awaiting an apology from Bishop Warner – and we still await Bishop Bell to be declared innocent.