Clergy Discipline Measure

Notices of findings and penalties given to clergy in the Diocese of Oxford

Revd George Victor Richard Howard | March 2021 | Penalty under Section 30 of the Clergy Discipline Measure

In September 2020 the Diocese of Oxford was advised that the Revd George Victor Richard Howard had been included in a barred list established in accordance with the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. He was immediately suspended by the diocese. Revd Howard refused to disclose reasons for his inclusion, contrary to section 34A of the Clergy Discipline Measure 2003. Having followed the statutory process for these cases, the Bishop of Oxford imposed a penalty of removal from office and a lifelong prohibition from holding any ecclesiastical office whatsoever or from exercising any of the functions of his Holy Orders.



Our policy is to remove notices of findings and penalties given to clergy in the Diocese of Oxford one year after the period of prohibition has ended.