Archbishop of York says Minster's bell-ringers sacked 'on safeguarding grounds'
The Archbishop of York has defended the decision to sack all 30 of York Minister's bell-ringers and said they showed "repeated disregard" for its safeguarding policies.
Dr John Sentamu said he had to take action regarding a bell-ringer "on safeguarding grounds" in the summer.
He said advice was taken to "minimise risk to children, young people and vulnerable adults".
The bells fell silent last Tuesday in order for a new team to be recruited.
Speaking at a news conference, Dr Sentamu backed the decision made by the Minster's governing body, the Chapter of York,... read more
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