Board of Deputies reacts with disappointment to Church of England’s failure to dismiss Stephen Sizer

Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush has reacted with disappointment to the Church of England’s failure to dismiss disgraced Church of England vicar Stephen Sizer.

Jonathan said: “Stephen Sizer has repeatedly transgressed the terms of the agreement he made with the Church of England on 14 February 2015. He was issued with a final warning on 2 November 2016 following yet another breach. So it is very disappointing that the Church has allowed him to remain in his ministry, albeit with restrictions, until Easter, when he will again be permitted to preach. The Jewish community will feel let down that the church has failed to dismiss a minister who has repeatedly posted antisemitic slurs.”

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