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The entries below are listed in chronological order, to follow the timeline from the first correspondence (top) to last correspondence (bottom).

To Heal and Not to Hurt: A fresh approach to safeguarding in the Church

In recent years churches have found themselves all but overwhelmed by safeguarding concerns and allegations of abuse. Rosie Harper and Alan Wilson – who share almost seventy years of pastoral ministry – have listened with increasing dismay to many of the people who have had seriously damaging experiences within the Church. To Heal and Not to Hurt presents 15 narrative examples of these experiences, and examines the deep institutional roots of the abusive attitudes that caused them and the Church’s often equally damaging responses. 

Alan Wilson and Rosie Harper – DLT

Letters to a Broken Church

Drawing on the personal experience of survivors of abuse and their allies, Letters to a Broken Church speaks directly into the existential abuse crisis facing the Church of England and other Christian denominations right now.
Its powerful message is that the structures, leadership, practices and culture of the Church must change radically to face up to the historic scale of abuse within its institutions at all levels.

Ed. Janet Fife and Gilo – Ekklesia

Bleeding for Jesus: John Smyth and the Cult of the Iwerne Camps

‘Bleeding for Jesus is a disturbing, devastating and damning account of abuser John Smyth. Andrew Graystone has achieved what those in power and authority did not: he has given the Smyth survivors a voice. This is their story, and there couldn’t be a better man to tell it. Tragically, Smyth died before he could face justice but Graystone’s tireless campaign on the victims’ behalf has at least forced the Church to face the truth. Determined not to be a bystander, Graystone instead became the victims’ greatest advocate. This book is a powerful testimony to the survivors’ passion to be heard.’
Cathy Newman, Channel 4 News

Andrew Graystone – DLT