From Bishop Greg Thompson

To you who have experienced abuse I want you to know as a Diocese we feel shame and profound regret that people within the Church harmed you and harmed you again when you came forward to speak of what had happened.

17 June 2015

Bishop Greg Thompson’s address to the community

From the Newcastle Anglican Synod


We apologise unreservedly to those who have been harmed by sexual abuse perpetrated by people holding positions of power and trust in the Church.

We apologise for the shameful way we actively worked against and discouraged those who came to us and reported abuse.

We commit the Church to listen to survivors of abuse to respond with compassion to all those who have been harmed, and to deal appropriately, transparently and fairly with those accused of abuse and negligence.

24 October 2015