CDM Penalties imposed (under sections: 16 | 30 | 31)

This page records the penalties that have been imposed by a bishop or archbishop with the consent of the respondent under section 16 of the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003 in addition to penalties that have been imposed under section 30 or 31 (following conviction for a criminal offence or a matrimonial order from the secular courts).

In accordance with paragraph 312 of the CDM Code of Practice, with effect from 24 October 2022, the following details are published: the name of the respondent, the date penalty was agreed or imposed and the statutory ground of misconduct. The name of the diocese will also be published.

The Revd ROGER JOHN DRIVER
Diocese: 
Bath and Wells
Date imposed: 12 January 2024
Relevant CDM section: 16(1)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: s.8(1)(c): Neglect or inefficiency in the performance of the duties of his office
Penalty: Rebuke and injunction

Name: The Revd STEPHEN JONATHAN HALLETT
Diocese: Oxford
Date imposed: 28th December 2023
Relevant CDM section: 8(1)(d)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office & work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Limited Prohibition for 2 years (with effect from 31st January 2024)

Name: The Revd ROBERT ALEXANDER SLATER-CARR
Diocese: Southwark
Date imposed: 19th December 2023
Relevant CDM section: 16(1)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office & work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Limited prohibition for 1 year and 8 months (with effect from 5th January 2024)

Name: The Revd JOHN DAVID YOUNG
Diocese: York
Date imposed: 1st September 2023
Relevant CDM section: 16(1)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office & work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Prohibition for life

Name: The Revd STANLEY GEORGE EVANS
Diocese: Gibraltar in Europe
Date imposed: 13th August
Relevant CDM section: 16(1)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office & work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Limited prohibition for 5 years with effect from 1st August 2023

Name: The Revd JEREMY JAMES FLETCHER
Diocese: London
Date imposed: 7 August 2023
Relevant CDM section: 16(1)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office & work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Prohibition for life

Name: The Revd PHILIP MURRAY
Diocese: Ely
Date imposed: 17 July 2023
Relevant CDM section: 16(1)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office & work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Removal from office & limited prohibition for 2 years

Name: The Revd MARK O' DONOGHUE
Diocese: London
Date imposed: 26 June 2023
Relevant CDM section: 30(1)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office & work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Limited prohibition for 18 months

Name: The Revd TIMOTHY DAVID HANSON
Diocese: Chester
Date imposed: 15 March 2023
Relevant CDM section: 16(1)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office & work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Limited prohibition for 5yrs & 6 months

Name: The Revd STEPHEN JAMES CLAPHAM 
Diocese: Chester
Date imposed: 20 April 2023
Relevant CDM section: 30(1)(a) 
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Prohibition for life

The Revd TERENCE JOHN GORDON LOW
Diocese: Chelmsford
Date imposed: 1 June 2023
Relevant CDM section: 16(3A)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: s.8(1)(d): Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Limited prohibition for 10 years with effect from 1 June 2023

The Revd RUPERT EVANS
Diocese: Southwark
Date imposed: 5 June 2023
Relevant CDM section: 16(1)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: s.8(1)(d): Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Limited prohibition for 4 years and 3 months from 13 June 2023

The Revd DAVID WILLIAM RENSHAW 
Diocese:
Chichester 
Date imposed: 24th May 2023
Relevant CDM section: 30(1)(a)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: s.8(1)(d): Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Removal from office and prohibition for life

The Revd Canon JAYSON DONAL RHODES
Diocese: Leeds
Date imposed: 22nd May 2023
Relevant CDM section: 16(1)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: s.8(1)(d): Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Removal from office & limited prohibition for 10 years with effect from 31 July 2023

The Revd RACHEL LOUISE STAVERT
Diocese: Carlisle
Date imposed: 22nd March 2023
Relevant CDM section: 16(3A)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: s.8(1)(d): Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Removal from office, limited prohibition for 4 years & injunction 

The Revd GEOFFREY RIBA-THOMPSON
Diocese: Southwark
Date imposed: 7th March 2023
Relevant CDM section: 16(3A)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: s.8(1)(d): Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Limited prohibition for 5 years

The Revd JEAN-LUC SERGENT 
Diocese: London
Date imposed: 3rd February 2023
Relevant CDM section: 16(1)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: s.8(1)(d): Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Removal from office & limited prohibition for 2 years

The Revd JEREMY J FLETCHER
Diocese: London
Date imposed: 23rd January 2023
Relevant CDM section: 16(1)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: s.8(1)(d): Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Removal from office & limited prohibition for 2 years 

The Revd THOMAS ALFRED DONAGHEY
Diocese: Blackburn
Date imposed: 19th December 2022
Relevant CDM section: 30(1)(a)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: s.8(1)(d): Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Prohibition for life 

The Revd PHIL GREIG
Diocese: Canterbury
Date imposed: 7th December 2022
Relevant CDM section: 16(1)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: s.8(1)(d): Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Limited prohibition for 4 years

The Revd IAIN JONATHAN BROOMFIELD
Diocese: Rochester
Date imposed: 7th November 2022
Relevant CDM section: 16(3A)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: s.8(1)(d): Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Rebuke & injunctions

The Revd STEPHEN JEREMEY WEBSTER
Diocese: Peterborough
Date imposed: 4 November 2022
Relevant CDM section: 16(1)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: s.8(1)(d): Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Rebuke and injunction

Revd SIMON MATTHEWS
Diocese:
Leicester
Date imposed: 31st October 2022
Relevant CDM section: 16(1)
Statutory Ground of Misconduct: s.8(1)(d): Conduct unbecoming & inappropriate to the office and work of a clerk in Holy Orders
Penalty: Limited prohibition for 1 year