Press Release

St Pancras Church, Chichester


Statement following the extradition of Meirion Griffiths from Australia to face sex assault charges in Sussex.


We are aware that Meirion Griffiths, a former Rector of St Pancras Church, has been charged in relation to alleged offences committed in the 1970s.


We have been working closely with Sussex Police and the Diocese of Chichester Safeguarding team throughout the course of this investigation.


We are unable, of course, to comment further at this time.


However, we encourage anyone who has any information that may be relevant to this investigation to contact Sussex Police, using the details provided in their statement.


We would like to stress Sussex Police’s belief that here are no current safeguarding issues or risks for anyone connected to St Pancras church.

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