February 10, 2006

Pervert priest's parish letter shock

Times & Star

Published on 10/02/2006

PAEDOPHILE former priest Piers Grant-Ferris, who began a two-year prison sentence last month, has sent an amazing circular letter to former Workington parishioners in which he thanks them for praying for him.

The letter from the 72-year-old Benedictine monk, who was jailed when he admitted 20 indecent assaults on young boys, urges his Workington circle of “Dear Friends” not to try and get in touch with him by letter or telephone because he doesn’t want fellow inmates at Armley Prison, Leeds, to become “envious of my apparent popularity.”

The Times & Star can reveal that although the letter is on Grant-Ferris’s personalised Ampleforth Abbey notepaper, it was sent out without either the permission or the knowledge of the Abbot of Ampleforth, Fr Cuthbert Madden.

Posted by kshaw at February 10, 2006 09:04 AM