November 25, 2005

Sex priests sent to Workington after college abuse

Times & Star

A CATHOLIC college sent two priests to work at the same church in West Cumbria, despite both admitting that they had sexually abused young boys.

Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire dispatched Father Piers Grant-Ferris and Father Gregory Peter Carroll to Our Lady and St Michaelís Church in Workington after becoming aware of their indecent behaviour.

Father Carroll, now 66, was suspended in 1987 after admitting his crimes to the schoolís headmaster.

He was sent to Workington, where he worked as parish priest for 14 years from 1987. Carroll was jailed for four years in September for sexually abusing boys.

Now it has been revealed that Father Piers Grant-Ferris, 72, who served in Workington between 1978 and 1989, had also abused boys at Ampleforth a decade before.

Posted by kshaw at November 25, 2005 08:43 AM