May 17, 2005

Priest in court

News & Star

Published on 17/05/2005

A FORMER West Cumbrian priest now faces a total of 27 charges of indecent assault when he appears in court next month.

Father Piers Grant Ferris, 71, was at York Crown Court yesterday. He initially faced 16 charges relating to a period 30 years ago when he was a teacher at a private school near York. Eleven further charges have been added.

Fr Grant Ferris served at Workington’s Our Lady and st Michael’s Church between 1978 and 1989. He is now a monk at Ampleforth Abbey, York.

Posted by kshaw at May 17, 2005 08:35 AM