“Spiritual abuse” – the “lessons learnt” reviews

On 21 July 2023, the Diocese of Oxford issued the Press Release Learning Lessons Review: Revd Michael Hall, (“the Hall Review”), concerning the safeguarding case review it commissioned in April 2022 into allegations of spiritual abuse connected with St Margaret’s, Tylers Green, High Wycombe between 1981 and 2000. The review was the most recent of such “lessons learnt” reviews from the Diocese[1] and provides a present-day perspective of the Church’s approach to spiritual abuse both during and after the events at St Margaret’s. Continue reading