The Daily Express reports that
‘BONKING BISHOP’ LOSES UNFAIR SACKING CLAIM OVER 3 AFFAIRS
This is of course a reference to Bishop Michael Reid, formerly of Peniel Church in Brentwood, near my home town of Chelmsford. See this post of mine for background, and this more recent one for an update.
For the moment the story seems to be only in the Express, but it confirms the latest update at this site. The Express is perhaps not the most reliable of newspapers, but I assume that at least the basic facts of its report are accurate. But there is tantalisingly little information in the article. These are the only parts which will be new to my readers here: Reid
has lost his claim for unfair dismissal after admitting to an affair with his choir mistress. …
Tribunal chairman Michael Haynes described the bishop as “forceful” and “abrasive” as he refused the claim saying his behaviour was utterly contrary to his church’s teachings.
I look forward to more details, including confirmation of the report that
reid has lost his employment tribunal claim ‘on all points’.
I will keep you, my readers, posted on this matter.