Love-child priest vows to carry on

A SUFFOLK priest who had a child with a church organist and then denied he was the father said he would not stand down from his parish duties.Father Philip Gray, priest at St Mary's Church, Mendlesham, near Stowmarket, claimed in a statement he read to his congregation that he had the backing of the diocese and provincial bishops and he would stay.

A SUFFOLK priest who had a child with a church organist and then denied he was the father said he would not stand down from his parish duties.

Father Philip Gray, priest at St Mary's Church, Mendlesham, near Stowmarket, claimed in a statement he read to his congregation that he had the backing of the diocese and provincial bishops and he would stay.

However, the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, last night admitted that it remained concerned about the issues raised and it wanted the situation resolved.

For the full story, see Monday's Evening Star.

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