Cathedral 'shocked' about former Dean abuse claims

Manchester Cathedral said it was "shocked and saddened" to learn that a former Dean, the Very Rev Robert Waddington, allegedly abused a chorister.

We are shocked and saddened by the nature of these allegations relating to events in the early 1980’s.

We want to reassure parents and congregation members that for a number of years Manchester Cathedral has had in place a robust child protection policy with CRB checks made on all clergy and those who work with specifically with children.

– Manchester Cathedral spokesperson