Bishop of Dover on two-day visit to Jersey

The Right Reverend Trevor Willmott The Right Reverend Trevor Willmott is overseeing the Anglican Church in the Channel Islands after a row over the handling of abuse claims

Related Stories

The Bishop of Dover has met Jersey clergy and States members for the first time during a two-day visit.

The Right Reverend Trevor Willmott has taken over care of the Anglican Church in the Channel Islands.

It followed the Channel Islands split with the Diocese of Winchester in January.

Relations between Bishop Tim Dakin of Winchester and Jersey's Dean, the Very Reverend Bob Key, broke down over the handling of alleged abuse.

The Church has launched an investigation into mishandling of the claims made by a woman against a church warden.

The States of Jersey Police and Hampshire Constabulary investigated the allegations of abuse in 2008 but found that there was insufficient evidence to proceed.

Bishop Willmott said the visit was "about offering Episcopal care and oversight of the church".

Dean Key welcomed the visit, adding that it was uncertain how long the arrangement would continue.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Jersey

Weather

St Helier

21 °C 17 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.