Archbishop of Canterbury apologises to abused participants in Christian camps

Published May 20 2021 at 10:08 AM GMT
  • In the 1970s and 80s QC John Smyth abused boys who attended camps where Justin Welby workedThe archbishop of Canterbury has issued a 'full personal apology" to survivors of sadistic abuse perpetrated by a QC in the 1970s and 80s against public schoolboys who attended Christian holiday camps.
  • Justin Welby, who worked as a dormitory officer at the so-called "Bash camps' in the 1970s, said: "I am sorry this was done in the name of Jesus Christ by a perverted version of spirituality and evangelicalism " I continue to hear new details of the abuse and my sorrow, shock and horror grows.



  • Published May 20, 2021 10:08 AM GMT