President’s statement on the Church of England Tribunal decision against Stephen Sizer

Board of Deputies of British Jews President Marie van der Zyl has reacted to the Church of England Tribunal decision relating to charges against Reverend Stephen Sizer.

“I commend the Tribunal’s decision in the case of Stephen Sizer. In an unprecedented judgement, it has been found that Reverend Sizer has engaged in “antisemitic activity”, repeated “conduct unbecoming” of a Church of England Minister and engaged in conduct that “provoked and offended” the Jewish community over a sustained period. He was also criticised for being “disingenuous in his answers”. I am grateful to the Tribunal for accepting the evidence of the Board of Deputies. The Board will always act to defend and protect the Jewish community. I also wish to thank my predecessor, Jonathan Arkush for his work in pursing this case with me on behalf of the Jewish community.”

The full Tribunal judgement can be read on the Church of England website.

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