Parish in gun for allowing paedophiles to do readings

Brisbane’s Anglican diocese is to investigate a parish which allowed two convicted paedophile former priests to be lectors.

Barry John Greaves and Robert Francis Sharwood were both given recurring roles doing readings at services at the Holy Trinity Church, Fortitude Valley, after serving time in jail for sexually abusing children.

Brisbane Anglican diocese regulations introduced in 2012 forbad any sex offender or “person of concern” from any leadership role, which includes being a “reader at worship”.

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