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Bread not Stones

We asked for Bread but you gave us Stones was a 16 page booklet of survivors comments gathered together by Andrew Graystone, an advocate and campaigner alongside survivors. Sent to all bishops and Synod members in time for the February 2018 Synod, a followup was sent a year later in 2019

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

Stones not Bread

Victims of abuse address the church in their own words

I defy any caring, thinking Christian, to read this important document and not be deeply moved and energised by the experience. The way in which any Church responds to survivors of clerical abuse, is an accurate barometer of their spiritual health.

Ian Elliott – Safeguarding Consultant. Author of the Elliott Review (2016)

Collated with an introduction by Andrew Graystone

My sincere thanks to my friends, who have contributed their experiences for this booklet, and who have allowed me to sit with
them in the communion of the abused.

You are not the problem.

© Andrew Graystone

The full booklet of 16 pages can be read by clicking the link below: