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Archbishop of Canterbury apologises to Jersey's Dean for abuse probe

The Archbishop of Canterbury has formally apologised to the Dean of Jersey for years of "hurt" following an investigation into allegations of abuse in the church in the island.

The Dean's handling of a complaint from a parishioner about abuse she claimed she suffered at the hands of a senior figure in the church was the subject of a formal investigation, and led to the breakdown of relations between the Jersey church and the Winchester Diocese to which it officially belongs.

Jersey is currently being 'managed', instead, by the Bishop of Dover.

Today, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby has written to Jersey's Bailiff, in which he acknowledges the "enormous personal stress hurt and uncertainty" suffered by Bob Key and his wife Daphne.

It's also been confirmed that the investigation led by Dame Heather Steel is not being made public, and will not be made available to the Bailiff - against expectation.

Instead it will feed into a wider review of safeguarding in the church in Jersey which is being carried out by Bishop John Gladwin, which has yet to be completed.

The Dean has told ITV News he "warmly welcomed the sincere apology on behalf of the Church of England for the hurt and treatment we have received in he last three years".

The Bishop of Winchester says he has apologised to the parishioner involved in the abuse claims.

Last week, I sent a private apology to the survivor, regarding the abuse complaint she made in Jersey in 2008. I have offered to repeat my apology face-to-face, and to discuss the help and support we have available, although recognise fully that she may not want any of this.

I have also apologised to the survivor that my efforts over the last few years in investigating her case have caused her further distress.

This was never my intention. Therefore, I have given her my assurances that, when I do come to consider recommendations from the Visitation and how to act upon them, I will only focus on broader safeguarding practices and not cite this particular case. I have similarly promised that further details from the Steel Investigation will not be published.

– Bishop of Winchester

Street food to encourage more shoppers in St Helier?

It is hoped islanders in Jersey will choose to dine al fresco this evening.

Caterers are setting up stalls in various spots in town, for the first 'Street Food Thursday.'

Islanders are promised choices ranging from Mexican and Thai style food to hot dogs and cupcakes

The initiative has been set up, with the hope it can encourage more people to make the most of longer opening hours in St Helier.

Street food in St Helier

Former Chief Minister presented knighthood award during Mass

Terry Le Sueur

Former Chief Minister, Terry Le Sueur, will be presented his award of Knighthood this morning during Mass at St Mary and St Peter's Church.

Pope Francis awarded the Knighthood in the Order of St Gregory the Great, at the request of the Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth - the Right Rev Philip Egan.

The award recognises Mr Le Sueur's outstanding dedication as a member of the Catholic Church in Jersey.

He has been heavily involved in St Mary and St Peter's Church as well as providing financial expertise and political insight to the Catholic deans.

The Catholic schools on the island have also benefited from his expertise and personal interest.

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Former Chief Minister awarded Knighthood by the Pope

Pope Francis has awarded the former Chief Minister of Jersey, Terry Le Sueur, a Knighthood in the Order of St Gregory the Great.

It was requested by the Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth, the Right Rev Philip Egan.

The award recognises Mr Le Sueur's oustanding dedication as a member of the Catholic Church in Jersey.

He has been heavily involved in St Mary and St Peter's Church as well as providing financial expertise and political insight to the Catholic deans.

The Catholic schools on the island have also benefited from his expertise and personal interest.

Parish row over vicar's living arrangements

A row has broken out between some of the Guernsey parishes over who should be paying for their vicar's housing.

The Chief constable of St Saviours has written to the three other parishes asking them to contribute towards his housing costs.

St Saviours, St Peters and St Torteval and Forest all share the same priest but Constable Adie Tempest says it's not fair they're the only ones footing the bill.

The other parishes have been able to rent out their vicarage to make extra money.

St Peters' Constable has replied to the letter refusing to pay, he says it's just luck that the vicar wanted to live in St Saviours. He also pointed out that the ratepayers in St Peters have paid to have their rectory renovated and have rented it out to recoup the cost.

Watch: abuse within the Methodist Church

Seven cases of historical abuse have been reported within the Methodist Church in the Channel Islands.

A report published today lists around 2,000 cases in the British Isles.

The Head of the Methodist Circuit in the Channel Islands has apologised.

Dani Crawshaw has been looking at the report:

Channel Island ministers 'willing to help' report author

The author of a report into historical abuse within the Methodist Church says people living in small communities can find it more difficult to report abuse.

Jane Stacey also says that when she visited the Channel Islands as part of the review, members of the church here were open, and willing to help:

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