The Clergy Discipline Commission recommends that dioceses should publicise the imposition of penalties under the Clergy Discipline Measure by setting up a Clergy Discipline page on the diocese’s website.
All penalties should be recorded on it, whether imposed by the bishop or by a bishop’s disciplinary tribunal for the diocese. The name of the cleric, the penalty, the date imposed, and a brief summary of the penalty should be included in the entry. Penalties will therefore be recorded on this page when they are imposed.
Entries will be removed after five years, except in the following cases:
(i) a rebuke – the entry will be removed at the end of one year.
(ii) an injunction – the entry will be removed at the end of the period during which the injunction has been operative.
(iii) removal from office – the entry will be removed if the cleric re-enters ministry before the period of five years has expired.
(iv) prohibition – the entry will be removed at the end of the prohibition if the period is longer than five years.
Notices of findings and penalties given to clergy in the Diocese of Guildford
|The Reverend Ian Maslin
|Removal from ministry
Prohibition for three-years
|1 December 2021
|Conduct unbecoming a Clerk in Holy Orders regarding the use of class A drugs.
|The Reverend Barry Burbidge
|1 Year Rebuke
|1 September 2022
|Conduct unbecoming a Clerk in Holy Orders for the downloading of adult pornographic images.